Joyce L. Stevos, PhD

Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: Rhode Island College
Location: Providence, RI United States


  • 1696 Historical Commission (member, appointed by Governor, 2015-2017)
  • Alpha Omega State of Rhode Island (2015-Present)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • Delta Sigma Theta (treasurer, 1989-1991)
  • Fund for UCAP (board of directors, 2007-2012)
  • Heritage Harbor Foundation (board of directors, 2017-Present)
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews (program committee, trustee)
  • National Council for Social Studies (secretary, 1979-1980)
  • Providence Preservation Society (board of directors, 1991-1996)
  • Providence Public Library (board of trustees, 1992-1999)
  • Rhode Island 1663, (Colonial Charter Commission, 2012-2013)
  • Rhode Island Board of Education (council of elementary and secondary education, 2015-2017)
  • Rhode Island College Alumni Association (board of directors, 1990-1997)
  • Rhode Island College Foundation (trustee, 2018-Present)
  • Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame (board of directors, 2017-Present)
  • RI Black Heritage Society, president (2011-2015, 1989-1995)
  • Social Studies Supervisors Association (secretary, 1979-1980)
  • Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts Charter School (board president, 2009-2016)
  • Urban League of Rhode Island, Providence, RI (president, 1983-1987)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Charles B. Willard Award, Rhode Island College Alumni Association (2019)
  • Recipient, Living the Dream Award, Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission (2019)
  • Recipient, All Kids Award, Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP) (2018)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Classical High School, Providence, RI (2014)
  • Recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State Legacy Award (2012)
  • Recipient, Woman of Achievement Award, Northern YWCA (2011)
  • Recipient, George T. Downing Award for Education, RI Black Heritage Society (2007)
  • Honoree, Secondary Education, Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll (1999)
  • Recipient, Carter G. Woodson Book Award, National Council for Social Studies (1994)
  • Recipient, National Educator Award, Milken Family Foundation (1992)
  • Recipient, Education Award, Providence National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1991)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, John Hope Settlement House (1987)
  • Recipient, Never Again Award, Jewish Federation of Rhode Island (1983)

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