Mona Lisa Saloy

Title:  Professorwriting_pen_script

Company:  Dillard University

Location:  New Orleans, LA



  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2016)
  • Nominee, Best Female Faculty, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Digest (2014)
  • Recipient, Arts Excellence Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (1996, 1989)
  • Recipient, Creative Writing Award, Louisiana Board Regents, Dillard University (2003)
  • Recipient, Commissioned Poem Medal, National Constitution Center, Am. (2006)
  • Grantee, National Endowment Humanities, UNCF-Mellon Faculty Fellowship (2012)
  • Recipient, Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship (2012)
  • Grantee, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grant, Hi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2011-2012)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2010, 2013-2016)


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, California

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