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Faculty and Staff Experts

Spelman College faculty and staff members are available to provide expert commentary and analysis on a broad range of topics. If you need assistance finding an expert, contact Media Relations at 404-270-5892 or aarthur3@spelman.edu.

  • T. Lang, M.F.A.: Cultivating the Next Generation of Artists

    October 2017
    T. Lang is redefining the way the world views African women and their contributions to U.S. history through creative storytelling and dance. Lang is the chair of Spelman College’s newly formed Department of Dance Performance and Choreography. In and outside of the classroom, she continues to lean forward and inspire the next generation to take risks and cultivate change through movement. Lang has a substantial portfolio of work that tells the story of the African Diaspora from slavery to present. She continues to set a precedent for modern-day feminism. ...read more
  • Dr. Brandeis Marshall: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Data Science and Analytics

    Spelman Professor Brandeis Marshall and Data Analytics
    July 2017
    Cyber security findings, company sales, shopping trends and the impact of social media are driven by big data. By 2021, according to a 2017 Business-Higher Education Forum report, “Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent: The Case for Action,” college graduates with a skill set that incorporates data science and analytics, will be two times more likely to be hired than their peers. With less than one in four graduates possessing these skills, Brandeis Marshall, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Spelman College Department of Computer and Information Sciences, is preparing Spelman students for this major shift in the job market. ...read more
  • Dr. Erica Williams: Sex Tourism & Mega Sporting Events

    erica-williams (featured expert)
    August 2016
    From August 5 to August 21, 2016, fans of mega sporting events will have sustained focus on Brazil as athletes from around the globe converge on the country for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Associate Professor Erica Lorraine Williams, Ph.D., a Black feminist anthropologist at Spelman College, has extensively examined Brazilian transnational tourism, gender, race, culture and sexual politics. Dr. Williams can provide perspective on sexism, racism, feminism, and socio-economic inequality as it relates to Brazil as well as transnational tourism and mega sporting events such as the Olympics. ...read more
  • Aditi Pai Pilots Genetics and Genealogy Project

    Aditi Pai
    February 2016
    Aditi Pai, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and co-director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center, Spelman College will pilot an introductory biology course and take part in a genetics and genealogy project, with curriculum based on Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s PBS series “Finding Your Roots.” Dr. Pai can provide perspective on the following topics: evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology and host-parasite evolution. ...read more
  • ‘Dimeji Togunde Increases Global Travel Opportunities for Spelman Students

    Dimeji Togunde
    November 2015
    An associate provost for global education and professor of international studies, ‘Dimeji Togunde, Ph.D. leads the Spelman Going Global! initiative and administers the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education. ...read more