Mona Lisa Saloy, Ph.D.

Title: Author, Folklorist, Literature, Writing Professor
Company: Dillard University, School of Humanities
Location: New Orleans, LA United States


  • 7th Ward Neighborhood Center
  • American Folklore Society
  • Andrew Mellon Faculty, Fellowship (2012)
  • College Language Association
  • Louisiana Creole Research Association
  • Louisiana Endowment Humanities, New Orleans
  • Louisiana Folklore Society
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council Black Artists
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2011-2012)
  • Society for the Study Southern Literature
  • UNCF/Mellon, Fellow (2012)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who
    (2014-2016, 2010)
  • Nominee Best Female Faculty, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Digest (2014)
  • Recipient, Research Mini Grant, Dillard University (2009)
  • Recipient, Commissioned Poem Medal, National Constitution
    Center (2006)
  • Recipient, T.S. Eliot Prize in poetry (2005)
  • Recipient, Truman State University Award (2005)
  • Recipient, Research Travel Grant, United Negro College Fund, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2004)
  • Recipient, Creative Writing Award, Louisiana Board of Regents, Dillard University (2003)
  • Recipient, Arts Excellence Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    (1996, 1989)
  • Recipient, Dissertation Fellowship, National Endowment of the Humanities (1994-1995)
  • Recipient, ARTIE Award, Delta Sigma Theta (1993)
  • Recipient, Arts Excellence Award in literature (1984)
  • Author, Numerous poems and literary works
  • Honoree, Best Female Artist, National Council of Black Artists
  • Recipient, Cultural Economy Grant, Oakland, CA
  • Recipient, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grant
  • Recipient, PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, Oakland Public Library

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