A recent Atlantic
Disciplines Where No Black People Earn Ph.D.s,” is
eye-opening for its title alone. “In 2017,” author Adam Harris
says, “there were more than a dozen fields” — largely within STEM
— “in which not a single doctoral degree was awarded to a black
person anywhere in the United States.”
As one of only three people who have attended every Institute on
Teaching and Mentoring, Dr. Robert (Bob) Belle, the longtime
associate director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program,
reflects on the Institute’s growth and importance, marking the
25th year of the conference.
What’s the best advice to propel a doctoral candidate toward
a successful completion of their Ph.D. goal? According to Dr.
Ansley Abraham, director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars
Program, it boils down to connecting with “people who are
vested in your success.”
Chanell Turner, Publications and Programming Assistant for the Doctoral Scholars Program, talks with former SREB President Mark Musick as he remembers former SREB Vice Chair Charlie Reed’s impact on the Doctoral Scholars Program and his passion for education.
Supporter, influential, advocate, shining light, invaluable – these are just a few of the words minority Ph.D. scholars used to describe the 2016 Faculty Mentors of the Year, recognized at the 23rd Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country.