State University, Elizabeth City State University, and MU-SPIN
presented a lecture by Dr. Julian M. Earls, Deputy Director
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn
Research Center entitled "Excellence Without Excuses".
This event was also available via webcast through the MU-SPIN
server at http://muspin.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
Julian M. Earls, Deputy Director, NASA Glenn Research Center,
is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and has been referred
to as a “Renaissance Man.” He is a scholar who
earned the Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, in Physics
from Norfolk State University; the Master’s Degree
in Radiation Biology from the University of Rochester School
of Medicine; and the Doctorate Degree in Radiation Physics
from the University of Michigan. In addition, he earned
the equivalent of the Master’s Degree in Environmental
Health from the University of Michigan and is a graduate
of the Harvard Business School’s prestigious Program
for Management Development. Also, he has been awarded the
Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the College of Aeronautics
in New York and the Honorary Doctor of Pedagogy Degree by
Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He is an author
who has 28 publications, both technical and educational.
He is an educator who has been Distinguished Honors Visiting
Professor at numerous universities. He is an executive who
has been awarded NASA medals for exceptional achievement
and outstanding leadership. In 1999, the President of the
United States conferred upon Dr. Earls, the rank of Meritorious
Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
you don't know where you are going, then any road
will get you there."
2003 you need 'Education not Explanation'."
left to right:
Dr. Leo Edwards, Dr. Linda Hayden, Mrs. Rita Fuller,
Dr. Julian Earls
Earls is a humanitarian. He is co-founder of an organization
whose members make personal contributions for scholarships
to black students who attend Historically Black Colleges
and Universities. He was inducted into the inaugural class
of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and has
been designated Black College Graduate of Distinction by
the National Urban League. As part of the President’s
Initiative on Race, Dr. Earls was appointed by The White
House to serve on the panel to engage the scientific community
in a dialogue on race. He is a life member of the NAACP
and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Also he is a member of Alpha
Kappa Mu Honor Society, and Beta Kappa Chi Science Honor
Society. Dr. Earls is an athlete who has run over 10,000
miles in the past 5 years. He has successfully completed
25 marathons including the Boston Marathon. He was selected
to be an Olympic Torchbearer for the 2002 Olympic Winter
Games carrying the Olympic Flame on its travel through Cleveland.
He is a much sought after orator and is a Jennings Foundation
Distinguished Scholar Lecturer.
is a husband and father and is married to the former Zenobia
Gregory of Norfolk, Virginia. They have two sons. Julian,
Jr., is a neurologist who graduated from Howard University
and Case Western Reserve Medical School. Gregory is a filmmaker
who graduated from Norfolk State University and the American
Film Institute in Hollywood, California.
more information see:
Dr. Leo Edwards, Director
Math/Science Education Center
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC 28301