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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Soul Sanctuary
    Maria Clark, senior instructor in voice and applied studies coordinator, recently released a new album of spirituals and hymns in collaboration with Maria Thompson Corley and Ismail Akbar.
  • Rosetta Ross
    Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop digital and physical archives to highlight Black women religious leaders’ contributions to religious communities and activism in the United States.
  • Dr. Alexandria Lockett English Professor
    Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D. assistant professor of English at Spelman College, has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award for 2021 by the International Writing Centers Association for the book, "Learning from the Lived experiences of Graduate Student Writers" written with Shannon Madden, Michele Eodice and Kirsten Edwards.
  • Spelman Environmental Science Professor Guanyu Huang
    For the project, "HBCU-Excellence in Research: Estimate of Ground Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Ozone Concentrations by Using Multiple Satellite Data and Machine Learning Techniques," Dr. Huang will serve as the principal investigator and work with students and a NASA scientist to improve satellites’ observations on NO2 and ozone at ground level using machine learning techniques.
  • Michelle Gaines
    Michelle Gaines, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry & biochemistry, received a two-year NSF HBCU-UP-LEAPS-MPS grant entitled “Surface Morphological Effect on Biomolecular Attachment to Responsive Microgels for Tunable Biomimetic 3D-Cell Culture Scaffolds.”
  • NSF
    Angelino Viceisza, Ph.D., associate professor in economics, and Danielle Dickens, Ph.D., associate professor in psychology, have been awarded a $632,515 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Boosting Applications and Awards by MSIs (BAM)!”
  • Alexandria Lockett
    Alexandria Lockett, assistant professor in English, will be a keynote speaker for the inaugural Antiracist Teaching and Learning Assessment Conference.
  • Alexandria Lockett
    Alexandria Lockett, assistant professor in English, has co-authored a new book entitled "Race, Rhetoric, and Research Methods." This book explores multiple antiracist, decolonial forms of study that are relevant to 21st-century knowledge production about language, communication, technology and culture.
  • Pushpa N. Parekh, Ph.D.
    Pushpa Parekh, Ph.D., professor of English and director of Spelman's African Diaspora and the World program, is a prolific writer and received several notable accolades in 2021.
  • Andrea Johnson
    Andrea Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor in computer and information sciences, has received an award to join the Consortium for Enabling Technologies and Innovation.

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