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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

Celebrate Spelman's newest Presidential Faculty Award Winners

Meet the 2023-2024 Honorees

  • 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.
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    The Caribbean Philosophical Association has selected Gertrude Gonzalez de Allen and Al-Yasha Williams as this year’s recipient of the Stuart Hall Outstanding Mentorship Award. It is an honor bestowed on an eminent scholar whose mentorship has cultivated an outstanding community of artists, scholars, teachers, or political activists in and beyond the academy.
  • Angelino C G Viceisza
    Angelino C. G. Viceisza, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Spelman College, has been named as a key member of The Board for International and Agricultural Development’s (BIFAD) Subcommittee on Systematic Solutions for Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation in Agricultural, Nutrition, and Food Systems.
  • 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.

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