2014 UNCF/Mellon Domestic Faculty Seminar

Please click here to be directed to the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Domestic Faculty Seminar Folder.  


Please click here to access an article entitled, "Victim, Risque, Provocateur: Popular Cultural Narratives of Rihanna's Experience of Intimate Partner Violence," co-authored by Dr. Sharon Raynor. Dr. Raynor participated in the 2013 International Seminar in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Faculty Opportunities

Please click here for more information about the Research Symposium, “The African Diaspora from an Afrocentric Perspective” sponsored by Claflin University and National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates.

2014 UNCF/Mellon Domestic Faculty Seminar

Photographs courtesy of the UNCF/Mellon Programs Office.



The 2014 UNCF/Mellon Faculty Seminar took place July 6-14, 2014. This Seminar was held in Albuquerque, NM. Faculty representing Claflin University, Philander Smith College, Spelman College and Tuskegee University were selected as participants in this Seminar. Faculty from the University of New Mexico also participated. The theme of the 2014 Seminar, facilitated by Dr. Arica Coleman, Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, was “In Search of Home: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Shared Experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant Populations in Colonized Spaces”.

2014 UNCF/Mellon International Faculty Seminar Participants

  • Dr. Zanice Bond, Tuskegee University
  • Dr. Daniel Egbe, Philander Smith College
  • Dr. Robert Jefferson, University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Stephen Knadler, Spelman College
  • Dr. Alison McLetchie, Claflin University
  • Professor Opal Moore, Spelman College
  • Dr. Melissa Pearson, Claflin University
  • Dr. Jorge Salvo, Claflin University
  • Dr. Lindsay Smith, University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Zandree Stidham, University of New Mexico
  • Professor Luci Tapahonso, University of New Mexico



Six members of faculty from three UNCF institutions were selected to receive Faculty Residency grants for the 2014-2015 academic year. Five faculty will complete their residency during the 2014 summer and one will complete her residency during the 2014 fall semester.

Summer 2014 Residency Award Recipients
  • Dr. Monica Stephens Cooley, Spelman College
  • Dr. Amanda Masino, Huston Tillotson University
  • Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond, Huston Tillotson University
  • Dr. Yvonne Welbon, Bennett College
  • Professor Blythe Winger, Spelman College
Fall 2014 Residency Award Recipient
  • Dr. Jacqueline Alvarez-Ogbesor, Spelman College



Three UNCF Institutions were awarded funding for Teaching and Learning Institutes which will occur in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Bethune Cookman University will host a Teaching and Learning Institute entitled, Academic Integration: A High Impact Practice for Academic Excellence.

Morehouse College will host a Teaching and Learning Institute entitled, Mapping a New Future by Mining the Past: Using HBCU Repositories to Create Digital Humanities Projects

Tuskegee University will host a Teaching and Learning Institute entitled, Interwoven Stories: How Archives Can Be Used to Bolster Black History Month Programs and Beyond.