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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Pushpa Parekh Continues Publishing Inspiring Literary Work

    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 Receives Award to Join ETI

    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.
  • Mary Van Vleet Receives NSF Grant to Work With Student Researchers

    Mary Van Vleet
    Mary Van Vleet, Ph.D., assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, received a three-year NSF HBCU-UP-RIA grant entitled "Next-Generation, Atomically-Anistropic Force Field Generation for Carbohydrates."
  • Rosetta Ross Recognized for Contributions as a Scholar and Mentor

    Rosetta Ross
    Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, has been featured in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHM) Women of Color Scholars’ Series for her work with The Angella P. Current-Felder Women of Color (WOC) Scholars program.
  • Chateé Omísadé Richardson Pens New Book

    Chatee Richardson
    Dr. Chateé Omísadé Richardson's new book "Tomorrow's Super Teacher: Changing Teacher Preparation to Nurture Culturally Sustaining Educators" will be released on Oct. 15, 2020.
  • Biology Professor Yonas Tekle Receives $390,234 NIH Grant

    Yonas Tekle, Ph.D. Spelman College
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded Spelman College biology professor Yonas Tekle, Ph.D. a $390,234 grant to work with student researchers to further explore his research involving reproductive behavior in microbial amoeboids, a research program pioneered at Spelman.
  • Anjanette Levert Accepted Into the Southern Producers Lab

    Anjanette Levert
    Anjanette Levert, documentary filmmaking lecturer in Art & Visual Culture, was accepted into the Southern Producers Lab, a program produced and presented by the New Orleans Film Society to bring together 10 emerging, diverse producers from around the South.
  • Nirajan Dhakal Receives NSF Grant to Study Precipitation-related Hazards

    Nirajan Dhakal, Ph.D., assistant professor of Environmental and Health Sciences, has received a $499,489 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help to advance scientific understanding of extreme precipitation characteristics and its relation to large-scale factors.
  • Alexandria Lockett Receives Grant to Study Wikipedia

    Alexandria Lockett
    Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, received a grant from the National Council for Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication to learn more about the educational sector’s response to Wikipedia’s growth, breadth and longevity.
  • Shanya D. Cordis

    Spelman Anthropology Professor Shanya Cordis
    Shanya Cordis, Ph.D, an assistant professor of sociocultural anthropology, has been published in the peer-reviewed Small Axe journal.

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