PULLMAN, Wash. — Seven doctoral students from universities in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Maryland, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. will take part in the 1999
Washington State University Summer Doctoral Fellows Program.
Established in 1993 by the WSU College of Education, the program expanded in 1998 to
include additional colleges at the university. Since it began, the program has brought 46 doctoral
candidates nearing completion of their degree to the university for six weeks during the summer.
The purpose of the program, said Karen DePauw, Graduate School interim dean, is to
provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity to work closely with WSU faculty
mentors in preparing for future careers as college and university faculty members.
Fellows were selected from among those who applied for the positions based on their own
initial contact or a nomination. They each receive a cash stipend and university housing.
During their time at WSU, June 20-July 31, the seven fellows will take part in seminars on the
changing roles and expectations of faculty, teaching and learning in the academy, distance
education and technology, and issues facing faculty of color and women faculty. In addition,
DePauw said, fellows will work with their mentors to design individual programs for enhancing
their ability in teaching, research and scholarship.
The 1999 WSU Summer Doctoral Fellows, their university, field of studies/field of interest,
and their WSU mentors are:
— William F. Brescia Jr., Indiana University, education/instructional systems technology, mentor
Sylvia Celedon, teaching and learning professor.
— Genevra A. Clasberry, Illinois State University, education/special education, mentor Karen
DePauw, Graduate School interim dean.
— Guy Foster III, Brown University, English/African American literary scholarship, mentor Shelli
Fowler, English/comparative American cultures professor.
— Heather E. Harris, Howard University, human communications studies/organizational
communication, mentor Patricia Sias, communication professor.
— Paul E. Pitre, University of Maryland, education policy, planning administration/curriculum and
teaching, mentor Mimi Wolverton, educational leadership professor.
— Lola B. Smith, University of Georgia, education/educational instructional technology, mentor
Gerald Maring, teaching and learning professor.
— LaTonya L. Thames, University of Mississippi, history/race, gender and lynching in
Tennessee, mentor Richard Hume, history professor.