World’s Largest Faculty Diversity Event Convenes in Atlanta Oct. 24-27

News SREB Media Advisory

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring helps scholars of color complete the Ph.D. and succeed as faculty members


26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: the nation’s largest gathering of Ph.D. students and college faculty from minorities underrepresented in higher education. This year, about 1,200 will attend the conference, hosted by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program.

A new National Science Foundation-funded study shows that the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring is an important complement to university training in doctoral programs.

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.


Thursday, Oct. 24 through
Sunday, Oct. 27 at noon


Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, Georgia

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Only about 6% of U.S. faculty members are African-American, and under 6% are Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, the diversity of the nation’s college students has changed rapidly: more than 19% now are Hispanic and over 13% are black. 

Ph.D. students, faculty and faculty recruiters will be available for interviews.

Ansley Abraham, founding director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, can talk about the minority faculty shortage and efforts to address it.


Sessions   video preview
on topics ranging from getting published to describing research to financial planning
Agenda >

Recruiters   video
from more than 100 institutions meet tomorrow’s diverse faculty
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Graduate banquet   video
Those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2018-19 speak about their experience.
Friday, 5:30 p.m.


for press registration
Beth Day (404) 879-5544