deidre wheaton

Disciplinary Area: American Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: American literature with an emphasis on 20th Century African-American literature; African-American women's history; literary representations of African-American families and the family as a site of identity formation and gender role construction

Undergraduate Institution: Dillard University

MMUF Mentors: Dr. Gloria Wade-Gayles and Dr. Sylvia Ballard-Huete

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Ph.D.: 2008

stefan wheelock

Disciplinary Area: Eighteenth-Century AFrican-British and American Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: Colonial Black Writers of the Late Eighteenth/Early Nineteenth Century

Undergraduate Institution: Tougaloo College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Jerry Ward

Graduate Institution: Brown University

Ph.D.: 2001

doretha williams

Disciplinary Area: American Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat and the Best Race Women: Black Women's Club Movement in Kansas 1900-1930"

Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Virginia Moran

Graduate Institution: University of Kansas

Ph.D.: 2011

 
 
 

krystal williams

Disciplinary Area: Higher Education/Public Policy

Dissertation Focus/Title: How public policies influence higher education opportunities for students from underrepresented groups within the context of critical psychosocial factors

Undergraduate Institution: Clark Atlanta University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. J. Ernest Williams

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Ph.D.: 2013

 
 
 

gabriel williams

Disciplinary Area: Atmospheric Science

Dissertation Focus/Title: "The Effect of Environmental Flow on the Internal Dynamics of Tropical Cyclones"

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Willie Rockward

Graduate Institution: Colorado State University

Ph.D.: 2012

 
 
 

anita winfrey thompson

Disciplinary Area: Sociology

Dissertation Focus/Title: The motivations, the job challenges/supports, and the intervention ideas of those working within the areas HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy with or within the African American community

Undergraduate Institution: Paine College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Ronald Lewis

Graduate Institution: The University of Georgia

Ph.D.: 2011

 
 
 

brian yates

Disciplinary Area: African state construction, AFrican identity construction and Modern Ethiopian History

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Invisible Actors: The Oromo and the Creation of Modern Ethiopia"

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Daniel Klenbort

Graduate Institution: University of Illinois

Ph.D.: 2009

 
 
 

lisa young

Disciplinary Area: American Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Lethal Housing: Reading Restrictive Covenants and Urban Black Women's Grassroots Health Activism, 1930-1980"

Undergraduate Institution: Claflin University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Stephany Spaulding

Graduate Institution: Purdue University

Ph.D.: 2017