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Faculty 2019

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Congratulations to Spelman's Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty

 

Bhikhari Tharu, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Mathematics

Faculty member since 2016

350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Email: btharu@spelman.edu
Phone: 404-270-5830, 404-270-5836 (fax)
Office Location: Tapley Hall 330

https://sites.google.com/a/mail.usf.edu/btharu/home

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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.  

Read all about the outstanding work of some of our faculty in Faculty Excellence at Spelman College (PDF).
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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Khalilah Odessa Ali
    Khalilah Odessa Ali, Ph.D., an assistant professor and admissions coordinator in education has been awarded the Global Education Initiative Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) award, focusing on Afro-Brazilian curriculum development and research.
  • T Lang
    T. Lang has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award. This grant will support Out From the Deep: A Meditation for Them Turners, a live immersive performance that will debut Summer 2024. This work holds significance to her company as Mary and Hayes Turner’s immense legacy on love is to be cherished, and it will be translated physically live and in augmented reality.
  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodriguez
    Dr. Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodriguez has been selected as a 2024–2025 UNCF Mellon Fellow at the National Humanities Center. This prestigious and competitive fellowship appoints a select group of scholars that “represent humanistic scholarship in African American studies; anthropology; archaeology; Asian American studies; East Asian studies; ethnomusicology; gender and sexuality studies; history; history of art and architecture; information studies; languages and literature; media studies; medieval studies; music history and musicology; philosophy; psychology; religious studies; and Slavic studies," among others.
  • Headshot image of Dr. Patricia Ventura
    Patricia Ventura has received the American Studies Association-Japanese Association for American Studies Japan Residency and Fellowship. Ventura received one of only three awards in a highly competitive process funded by the US government's Japan-United States Friendship Commission to present the latest work in the field of American Studies.