Mona Lisa Saloy

Title: Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor, Coordinator of English

Company:  Dillard University

Location:  New Orleans, LA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2010, 2014-2016)
  • Nominee, Best Female Faculty Member , Historically Black Colleges and Universities Digest (2014)
  • Recipient, Artie, Arts Excellence Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (1989, 1996)
  • Recipient, Creative Writing Award, Louisiana Board of Regents, Dillard University (2003)
  • Recipient, Commissioned Poem Medal, National Constitution Center (2006)
  • Recipient, National Endowment of the Humanities Grant, UNCF-Mellon Faculty Fellowship (2012)
  • Recipient, Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship (2012)
  • Recipient, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grant, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2011-2012)
  • Recipient, Cultural Economy Grant, Oakland, CA
  • Recipient, Research Mini Grant, Dillard University (2009)
  • Recipient, Research Travel Grant, United Negro College, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2004)
  • Recipient, Dissertation Fellowship, National Endowment of the Humanities (1994-1995)


  • PhD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • MFA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • MA, San Francisco State University, California

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