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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • dhakal
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Yan Xu
    Yan Xu, Ph.D., initiated a partnership between Spelman College and the East Asia National Resource Center at the George Washington University promoting East Asian Studies among minority students.
  • Togunde and Fall CAPA Publication
    Dr. 'Dimeji Togunde and his colleague, Rokhaya Fall, both in the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, have recently published an article titled "Success in Campus Internationalization at Spelman College: Lessons for Other Institutions."

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