Eight doctoral candidates settle in for summer

Eight doctoral candidates from across the country arrived on campus June 12 to work with WSU faculty during the six-week Summer Doctoral Fellows Program.

The program’s purpose is to offer graduate students the opportunity to prepare for academic careers as future faculty members. During the program, the Fellows will participate in seminars on the changing roles and expectations of faculty, the future of the professoriate, the changing nature of higher education and issues facing faculty of color and women in higher education.

In 1993, the college of education established a Summer Teaching Fellows Program at WSU. Five years later, the program was expanded to include additional colleges, including agriculture and home economics, business and economics, engineering and architecture, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, sciences and veterinary medicine.

Since 1993, the program has brought more that 70 doctoral candidates to the Pullman campus for the summer experience.

Participating this summer are Shawntain Black and Robin Cogburn, The Ohio State University; Tabitha Dell’Angelo, University of Pennsylvania; Jeff Hughes, Ohio University; Debbie Kinne, University of Cincinnati; Parul Raval and Meena Razvi, Northern Illinois University; and Rewa Williams, University of South Florida.

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