Nation’s largest gathering of minority Ph.D. students
Institute addresses shortage of faculty members of color


The nation’s largest gathering of minority Ph.D. students, graduates, and college faculty members. Led by the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program, the conference brings together more than 900 Ph.D. students and graduates from minorities underrepresented in higher education.

It’s the 24th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. New and aspiring faculty members of color say the Institute gives them skills to overcome barriers and motivates them for the challenges of the coming year.


There’s still a shortage of minority faculty members of color in the South and across the U.S. More than a third of U.S. college students now are people of color, but fewer than 10 percent of college faculty members represent racial and ethnic minorities.


Many talented young faculty members and Ph.D. students will be available for interviews.

Ansley Abraham, Ph.D., the founding director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program and a longtime Atlanta-area resident, can address the minority faculty shortage and efforts to address it.


Starts this Friday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m.
through Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon


Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303


Alan Richard,, 202.641.1300 or Beth Day, 404.879.5544,