MTSU’s John Pleas Faculty Award presented to...

MTSU’s John Pleas Faculty Award presented to Dr. Sekou Franklin (VIDEO)

The 2014 John Pleas Faculty Recognition Award was presented to Dr. Sekou Franklin during a special ceremony in the Tom Jackson Building on the MTSU campus, Thursday, Feb. 27.

Franklin, a Nashville, Tenn., resident, is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University and is coordinator of the urban studies minor program. He received a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts from San Francisco State University and a doctorate from Howard University.

You can watch portions of the ceremony here.



The John Pleas Faculty Recognition Award, established in 1997, is presented to a minority faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service. You can learn more about the award and this year’s honoree at