2016 INTERNATIONAL FACULTY SEMINAR
The 2016 UNCF/Mellon Faculty Seminar will take place July 5-15, 2016 in Paris, France. Faculty representing Bennett College, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Huston-Tillotson University and Spelman College were selected as participants in this Seminar. The theme of the 2016 Seminar, which will be facilitated by Dr. Michael Gomez, Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University, is “Interrogating the French Empire: Exploring the Historical and Contemporary African Diasporic Engagement and Experience in France”.
2016 UNCF/Mellon International Faculty Seminar Participants
- Dr. Gwendolyn Bookman, Bennett College
- Dr. Nancy Dixon, Dillard University
- Dr. Alaine Hutson, Huston-Tillotson University
- Professor April Lundy, Clark Atlanta University
- Dr. Soraya Mekerta, Spelman College
- Dr. Alice Stephens, Clark Atlanta University
- Dr. Jerry Wever, Spelman College
FACULTY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Eight members of faculty from six UNCF institutions were selected to receive Faculty Residency grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. Four faculty will complete their residencies during the 2016 summer, three during the fall 2016 semester and one will complete her residency during the 2017 spring semester.
Summer 2016 Residency Award Recipients
- Dr. Keshia Abraham, Florida Memorial University
- Dr. Richard Benson, Spelman College
- Dr. Karima Jeffrey, Hampton University
- Dr. Belinda Wheeler, Claflin University
Fall 2016 Residency Award Recipients
- Dr. Lawrence Kreiser, Stillman College
- Dr. Marco Robinson, Rust College
- Dr. Anastasia Valecce, Spelman College
Spring 2017 Residency Award Recipient
- Dr. Al-Yasha Williams, Spelman College
TEACHING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES
Two UNCF Institutions were awarded funding for Teaching and Learning Institutes which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Huston Tillotson University will host a Teaching and Learning Institute entitled, Centering Students in the First Year Composition Classroom: Engagement, Improvement and Pedagogical Practices.
Tuskegee University will host a Teaching and Learning Institute entitled, Forging Direction and Solidifying Our Bases: Eighteen HBCUs with Museums, Galleries and Art Spaces.