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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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  • Beverly Guy-Sheftall Participates in U.N. Tribunal on Sexual Assault of Black Women in America

    Beverly Guy Sheftall
    Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., C'66, director of Spelman’s Women’s Research and Resource Center and professor of women’s studies, recently participated in a historic tribunal at the United Nations in New York City to address sexual assault of African-American women.

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  • Dianne McIntyre Receives Doris Duke Artist Award

    Dianne McIntyre
    Spelman’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Scholar and renowned choreographer Dianne McIntyre is one of 21 recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards, which recognize and support artists for their ongoing contributions to dance, theater and jazz.

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  • Danielle Dickens

    Danielle Dickens
    Danielle Dickens, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a $20,000 visionary grant from the American Psychological Foundation and the Funding Individual Spiritual Health Foundation to increase the number of minorities pursuing careers in psychology.

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  • Keith Arthur Bolden and R. Paul Thomason Win Awards

    Spelman College present Seven Guitars
    The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has recognized Keith Arthur Bolden and R. Paul Thomason, both assistant professors in the Department of Drama and Dance, with meritorious achievement awards for the College’s fall production of August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars.”

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