Evelyn Hamilton

Disciplinary Area: Educational Policy Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "'Going to a place called home to which you've never been': Critical Life Stories from Sankofa for Kids, a New Orleans-based African diasporic youth organization"

Undergraduate Institution: Dillard University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Katherine Clark

MMUF Entry Year: 2000

Graduate Institution: Indiana University

Ph.D. Year: 2009

joy harden bradford

Disciplinary Area: Counseling Psychology 

Dissertation Focus/Title: "The Impact of Black Graduate Student Associations of Psychological Well-Being"

Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana 

MMUF Mentor: Dr. David Rider

MMUF Entry Year: 1998

Graduate Institution: The University of Georgia 

Ph.D. Year: 2006

Paul t. harper

Disciplinary Area: Management

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Philosophy and Psychology of Entrepreneurial Innovation"

Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University

MMUF Entry Year: 1993

Graduate Institution: University of Virginia 

Ph.D. Year: 2011

 
 
 

jessica harris

Disciplinary Area: History

Dissertation Focus/Title: "'We Did What We Had to Do': Black Women and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oakland, California, 1900-1940"

Undergraduate Institution: Dillard University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Alan Colon

MMUF Entry Year: 2000

Graduate Institution: Cornell University

Ph.D. Year: 2012

 
 
 

marcus harvey

Disciplinary Area: Philosophy and Religion

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Life is War": African Grammars of Knowing and the Interpretation of Black Religious Experience

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Emily Williams

MMUF Entry Year: 1999

Graduate Institution: Emory University

Ph.D.: 2012

 

 
 

worth kamili hayes

Disciplinary Area: African American History, United States History, African American Educational History and Post-World War II Black Activism

Dissertation Focus/Title: "In Our Hands: Black Private Education in Chicago, 1940-1986" 

Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana 

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Wendy Gaudin

Graduate Institution: Emory University

Ph.D.: 2010

 
 
 

Tamara haywood

Disciplinary Area: Philosophy

Dissertation Focus/Title: "The Vindication Project of Alain Locke"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. James Winchester

Graduate Institution: University of Memphis

Ph.D.: 2011

 
 

Micheal hicks

Disciplinary Area: Atmospheric Science

Dissertation Focus/Title: "The Characterization of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Depth and Turbulence in a Mixed Rural and Urban Convective Environment"

Undergraduate Institution: Paine College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Reuben Kesler

Graduate Institution: Howard University

Ph.D.: 2012

 
 
 

joy hightower

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kristen hodge

Disciplinary Area: American Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Diversity vs. the Doctorate (1967-2008): The Experiences of Black and Latino Students Then and Now"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Mauriello & Dr. Donna Akiba Harper

Graduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park

Ph.D.: 2009

 
 
 

tanya huelett

Disciplinary Area: History

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Cleave to the Black: Identity, Community, and Allegiance-making in Post-Emancipation Jamaica"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Dalila Desouza-Sheppard

Graduate Institution: New York University

Ph.D.: 2009

 
 
 

irvin hunt

Disciplinary Area: English and Comparative Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Investing in Stereotypes: Comic Second-Sight in Twentieth-Century African American Literature"

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Melvin Rahming

Graduate Institution: Columbia University

Ph.D.: 2014

 
 
 

Shively jackson-smith

Disciplinary Area: New Testament Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Live as Strangers in Your Own Land: The Letter of 1 Peter and Diaspora Discourse"

Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Lean'tin Bracks

Graduate Institution: Emory University

Ph.D.: 2014

 
 
 

ngoneh jallow

Disciplinary Area: Physics

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Comprehensive Assessment of Uncertainties and Errors in 18F-NaF PET Imaging"

Undergraduate Institution: Clark Atlanta University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Michael Williams

Graduate Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ph.D.: 2014

 
 
 

denise james

Disciplinary Area: Philosophy 

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Critical Steps towards a Creative Public Sphere for an Actually Existing American Democracy"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. James Winchester

Graduate Institution: Emory University

Ph.D.:2008

 
 
 

candice jenkins

Disciplinary Area: African American Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: Respectability, Propriety, and Sexuality in 20th Century Black Women's Narratives

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Dr. Gloria Wade Gayles

Graduate Institution: Duke University

Ph.D.: 2001

 
 
 

brian johnson

Disciplinary Area: English (African American  Studies/History of the book)

Dissertation Focus/Title: W.E.B. Du Bois; History of the book

Undergraduate Institution: Johnson C. Smith University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Don Mager

Graduate Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison (MA 1998)/University of South Carolina (Ph.D. 2003)

Ph.D.: 2003

 
 
 

kamauru johnson

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selah johnson

Disciplinary Area: History

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Free D.C.: The Struggle for Civil, Political, and Human Rights in Washington D.C., 1965-1979"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Phillips-Lewis

Graduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D.: 2015

 
 
 

calista kelly

Disciplinary Area: Education 

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Steering Success: Highly Effective, Majority Black Charter Schools and Their Leaders"

Undergraduate Institution: Paine College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Janice Trollinger

Graduate Institution: Claremont Graduate University

Ph.D.: 2016

 
 
 

alisha Coleman knight

Disciplinary Area: American Literature (Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem) and African American Print Culture

Dissertation Focus/Title: Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Anne Warner

Graduate Institution: Rutgers University (MA) and Drew University (Master's of Phil. and Ph.D.

Ph.D.: 2004

 
 
 

lisa lakes

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kim lewis

Disciplinary Area: Applied Physics (Condensed matter physics)

Dissertation Focus/Title: Development of single electron devices for low noise electrometer applications 

Undergraduate Institution: Dillard University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Sylvanus N. Nwosu and Dr. Joe O. Omojola

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Ph.D.: 2004

 
 
 

krista lewis-johnson

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: African American Urban Adolescent Literature (AAUAL) and how this body of literature reveals a recursive cycle that African American adolescents go through as a result of their cultures

Undergraduate Institution: Hampton University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Margaret Bell

Graduate Institution: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D.: 2012