Click through to read Jonathan's work! He became a Mellon fellow at Morehouse College and is currently a presidential postdoctoral fellow and visiting professor of political science and education at Brown University.
Our fellows attended and presented at the 2017 Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Hartford, Connecticut - see pictures of Je'lon Alexander, Ryan Russell, and Keith Matier and see video of Kimya Loder's presentation below.
Last week, a Go Open Summit was held at Wiley College, funded in part by a UNCF/Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute grant. The gathering of UNCF faculty members covered new frontiers in Open Educational Resources (OER). See more details below or in the link above.
Seventeen faculty, advisory board, and staff members convened for a focus group that will shed light on the global initiatives provided by the UNCF/Mellon Programs. Participants included:
- Keshia Abraham
- Stephanie Evans
- Alaine Hutson
- Karima Jeffrey
- Valerie Johnson
- Asia Leeds
- Ebony Lumumba
- Sharron Eve Sarthou
- Rose C. Thevenin
- Belinda Wheeler
- Erica Williams
- Michael Gomez
- Beverly Guy Sheftall
- Bettye Parker Smith
- Cynthia Spence
The UNCF/Mellon Summer Institute is a cornerstone of the total UNCF/Mellon experience, and the 2017 Institute was recently profiled by Emory - click through for more details! http://news.emory.edu/stories/2017/07/er_mellon_mays_undergraduate_fellowship/campus.html
In addition to starting a new post as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, our own Meredith Evans (Clark Atlanta University) was recently elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Society of American Archivists! She will serve as the organization's 74th president in 2018-19.
Dr. Christina McIntosh, Spelman College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'08 is a Ph.D. graduate of Harvard University!
Dr. Calista Kelly, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'07 is a Ph.D. graduate of Claremont Graduate University! She is currently the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the Claremont Graduate University.
Dr. Lauren Eldridge, Spelman College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'10 is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Chicago!
Dr. Sabine Cadeau, Xavier University UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'01 is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Chicago! She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis.
Dr. Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'09 is a Ph.D. graduate of Pennsylvania State University! She is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgia College.
Dr. Frederick Staidum, Dillard University UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'05 is a Ph.D. graduate of Northwestern University! He is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Muhlenberg College.
Dr. Brandy Thomas Wells, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'08 is a Ph.D. graduate of Ohio State University! She is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Augusta University.
Rami Blair (Morehouse College C’16) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He will conduct research at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago
Da'Von Anthony Boyd (Morehouse College C’17) was awarded the Beinecke Scholarship for Fall 2017.
Lindsey Burgess (Spelman College C’16) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. She will serve as an English Teaching Assistant at University Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco
Na'eemah Webb (Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University; Lane College C’12) won third place in the National Council of Black Studies graduate student essay contest, for her essay entitled, " Prison Nation: Lies, Corporate-ties, and the Pursuit of Profit”.
Lisa Young (Ph.D. Candidate, Purdue University; Claflin University C’10) was awarded a 2016 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and also a Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship at the University of Chicago.