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First in the World Grant Leadership Team

Francesina Jackson Francesina R. Jackson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Milligan Building, Suite 2312, Room 2312D
404-270-5582 |


J. Guillory Bio PicJimmeka Guillory Wright, Ph.D.
Co Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Giles Hall, Room 307
404-270-5807 |


Angelino ViceiszaAngelino Viceisza, Ph.D.
Research Designer
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Giles Hall, Room 403
404-270-6055 |


A Nayena Blankson A. Nayena Blankson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Giles Hall, Room 323
404-270-5658 |


Spelman Faculty Jarod Apperson Jarod Apperson
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Giles Hall, Room 402



Bruce WadeBruce H. Wade, Ph.D., served Spelman College for 31 years and was the original statistician on the FITW Leadership team. A professor in the sociology and anthropology department since 1987, he specialized in analyses of college student health attitudes and behaviors, the sociology of health, health care and wellness, research methodology and computer applications. Deeply involved in community research, education and evaluation research/consulting, he conducted seminars and training sessions in these areas across the state of Georgia.



Natasha Emmanuel, PRF Coordinator

Dacia Myree, Program and Data Coordinator