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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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  • Yolanda Rankin

    Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer and information Sciences, is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation six-month 2016 Career Enrichment Fellowship for Junior Faculty award.

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  • Dorian Brown Crosby

    Dorian Crosby

    Dorian Crosby, Ph.D., director of cultural orientation at Spelman and assistant professor of political science, was a featured speaker at the DeKalb County Library's Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival celebrating Somali culture in Clarkston, Georgia. Crosby highlighted her many years of work with resettled refugees in Clarkston and the Somali community in her remarks on cultural inclusion.

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  • Lisa Hibbard

    Lisa Hibbard

    Lisa Hibbard, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, recently published an article in the Journal of Chemical Education titled, “Examining the Effectiveness of a Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format in a College General Chemistry Sequence.” The paper, co-authored with Shannon Sung, Ph.D., assistant professor in the education studies program, reported on a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of this pedagogy on student learning outcomes in the general chemistry courses taught by Dr. Hibbard.

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  • Rosetta E. Ross

    Rosetta Ross

    Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, published a co-edited the volume "Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood," (Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield, December 2015).

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