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Spelman Faculty

Our Faculty

Spelman College believes in a holistic approach to learning and strives to create a cohesive academic and co-curricular experience that benefits each student. The Spelman faculty is comprised of approximately 180 full-time teacher/scholars guiding more than 27 majors. Eighty-six percent of Spelman’s full-time faculty hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree, and many are Spelman graduates. Our student/faculty ratio of 10:1 allows for close mentoring and  guidance so that our faculty and students develop bonds that last well into the future.  

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Recent Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

Spelman faculty are known for their notable work in the classroom and beyond the College's gates. Read about their accomplishments here.

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  • Joseph Bigley: Educating and Compelling through Art

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    Artist and educator, Joseph Bigley's new exhibit "Product Placement" is a single immersive kinetic sculptural installation. Consistent with Bigley’s use of his studio practice as a form of social commentary, this work is a response to consumerism and commercialism.

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  • Spelman Biologist Receives NSF Award

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    Dongfang Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, receives NSF award to investigate the genetic mechanism that regulates sugar partition during seed development.

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  • Art Professor Receives Ideal Capital Award

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    Joseph Bigley, M.F.A., assistant professor of art and sculpture at Spelman, has received a $1,000 grant from Idea Capital, an Atlanta independent arts funding group that supports groundbreaking work by Atlanta-area artists.

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  • English Department Chair's Research Creates Major Change

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    Tarshia Stanley, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Spelman English department, recently joined scholars from across the country at the annual Modern Language Association convention to discuss new trends to keep the English major relevant in the age of innovation and technology.

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