Meet the 2019 Faculty Scholars for the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy! Congratulations!



Miriam M. Ahmed, Ph.D., MFA COAS/Art
Jessica Lorraine Boykin-Settles, BFA, MM COAS/Music
Angel S. Byrd, MD, Ph.D. COM/Dermatology
Jacqueline M. Caemmerer, PhD., M.Ed. SOE/Human Development
Jacqueline L. Carmichael, MFA COAS/Art 
Yu-Ting Chen, MA COAS/World Languages
JaNeen E. Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA Social Work
Marina del Sol, Ph.D., MA COAS/English
Haijun Gao, Ph.D., MS COM/OBGYN
Eliseo J. Jacob, Ph.D., MA COAS/World Languages
Sosanya M. Jones, Ed.D., MA SOE/Educational Leadership
Leelannee K. Malin, Ph.D., MA CHSOC/Strategic Legal Mgmt
GiShawn A. Mance, Ph.D., MS COAS/Psychology
Lynn J. McKinley-Grant, M.D., MA COM/Dermatology
Dahlia J. Nduom, Master of Architecture CEA/Architecture
Elfleta L. Nixon, DNP, MN, BSN, RN CNAHS/Nursing
Jason L. Perry, Ed.D., MS COAS/Health Human Performance
Dominique L. Pritchett, Ph.D. COAS/Biology
Catherine L. Quinlan, Ed.D., MA SOE/Curriculum and Instruction
Jimisha I. Relerford, MA COAS/English
Andria C. Smythe, Ph.D., MA COAS/Economics
Ashley A. Turner, DNP, BSN CNAHS/Nursing
Tricia Elam Walker, MFA, JD COAS/English
Amy O. Yeboah, Ph.D., MA COAS/Afro American Studies
Yan-Liang (Jerry) Yu, Ph.D., MA COAS/Sociology and Criminology

 

The 2019 Summer Academy is honored that Dr. Joyce Ladner will serve as the Visiting Scholar Coach for 2019. Welcome Dr. Ladner!  

Meet the 2019 Scholar Coaches in the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy. Congratulations!



Mohamed S. Camara, Ph.D.  COAS/African Studies
Angela Cole Dixon, Ph.D. COAS/Psychology, Office of the Provost
Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Ph.D. Homiletics, School of Divinity
Rajni Goel, Ph.D. School of Business/Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Ruby M. Gourdine, DSW School of Social Work
Lenese C. Herbert, Esq. School of Law
Fatimah L.C. Jackson, Ph.D. COAS/Biology
Amol Kulkarni, Ph.D. College of Pharmacy
Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D. Cathy Hughes School of Communications/Strategic, Legal and Management Communication
Clarence Lusane, Ph.D. COAS/Political Science
Sandra G. Shannon, Ph.D. COAS/English
Karen M. Walwyn, D.M.A. COAS/Music
Sonja D. Williams, M.A. Cathy Hughes School of Communications/Media, Journalism and Film

 

2019 JUNIOR FACULTY WRITING & CREATIVE WORKS SUMMER ACADEMY 

The Office of Faculty Development in the Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy (Summer Academy) will be accepted beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019.  Now in its fourth year, the Summer Academy supports faculty success with scholarly publications and/or creative works. Scholarly publications include manuscripts for journal articles, books, book chapters and monographs, with a goal towards publishing in a university press or other academic press. Creative works include original compositions, orchestrations, arrangements, original scripts, adaptations, theatrical designs, choreography, installations and exhibitions of two-and three-dimensional works of art, video and motion graphics, or performance/conceptual works of art and design. Junior faculty who are assistant or associate professors on tenure track are eligible to apply as Faculty Scholars. Junior faculty who are lecturers, instructors or master teachers are also eligible to apply. Junior faculty who participated in the 2016, 2017, or 2018 Summer Academies may apply as long as the junior faculty member is not tenured. Faculty members who apply must be interested in enhancing their scholarly agenda through the process of writing or creating, rewriting or recreating, reflecting, and receiving critical feedback in a summer-long faculty development interdisciplinary learning community. A main highlight of the Summer Academy is the individualized coaching and mentoring each accepted applicant receives from a senior colleague, also known as a Scholar Coach.

 Junior faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Faculty in African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities, History, and Sociology are particularly encouraged because the Summer Academy is underwritten, in significant part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, therefore up to seventy-five percent of the available slots will be designated for faculty in those areas.

Purpose and Overview

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) in the Office of the Provost sponsors the Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy ("Summer Academy”) to support faculty success with their scholarly publications and/or creative works.  Scholarly publications include manuscripts for journal articles, book chapters and monographs in a university press or other academic presses. Creative works include, for example, original compositions, orchestrations, arrangements, original scripts, adaptations, theatrical designs, choreography, installations, and exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional works of art, video and motion graphics, or performance/conceptual works of art and design.  This Academy will offer up to twenty-four (24) junior faculty the opportunity to participate in this community of scholars from Howard University.  Additionally, the Academy seeks the service of twelve (12) Scholar Coaches who will provide mentorship to the 24 Faculty Scholars. Each Scholar Coach will mentor two Faculty Scholars.

  1. Who Should Apply for the Faculty Scholar Opportunity?

Junior faculty who are assistant or associate professors on tenure track should apply. Junior faculty who are lecturers, instructors or master teachers are eligible for this program.  Junior faculty without tenure who participated in the 2016, 2017, or the 2018 Summer Academy are also eligible to apply for the 2019 summer program.  Faculty members who apply must be interested in enhancing their scholarly agenda through the process of writing or creating, reflecting, and receiving critical feedback in a summer-long faculty development learning community. The key components of this Summer Academy include:  coaching through the writing or creating process of a publication or creative work, and interacting with peers and senior colleagues about successful strategies focused on enhancing your scholarly productivity.

As Summer Academy participants, junior faculty will commit to writing and submitting a piece for publication or producing a creative work for submission to a juried show or other exhibition opportunity, for an exhibition design, a musical/theatrical recording/performance, or for a workshop presentation.  A small stipend will be provided to each Faculty Scholar who successfully completes the program with a submitted piece for publication or jury consideration. To be considered for the Academy, the faculty member must submit an application and an abbreviated CV byThursday, February 28, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. This Summer Academy is underwritten, in significant part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, therefore up to seventy-five percent of the available slots will be designated for faculty in the Fine Arts, Humanities (English, Classics, and Foreign Languages), History, Sociology, African Studies, and Afro-American Studies. Faculty members who participate in this opportunity must commit to attending the Academy in its entirety. The schedule for the Summer Academy is provided at Section 5 below.

  1. Who Should Apply for the Scholar Coach Positions?

Senior and mid-career faculty members who have excelled in two areas should apply.  The Summer Academy is seeking colleagues who have a distinguished track record of maintaining a steady regimen of scholarly production to mentor Faculty Scholars.  In addition to scholarly productivity, Scholar Coaches should also have an equally long and distinguished history of patiently and successfully mentoring junior colleagues.  In other words, senior and mid-career colleagues who thoroughly enjoy and have mastered the craft of providing mentorship to non-tenured full-time faculty are encouraged to apply.  Senior and mid-career faculty from any discipline can apply.  A stipend will be provided to Scholar Coaches who successfully mentor Faculty Scholars. To be considered for the Academy, the faculty member must submit an application and an updated CV by Thursday, March 7, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

  1. Successful Applications

A successful Faculty Scholar applicant for the Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy will possess the following qualities:

  • A current project that can be developed into a solid piece of writing ready for publication or a creative work ready for submission and review over the summer;
  • A commitment  to the writing and/or creative process;
  • A commitment to submit Academy assignments to scholarly coaches and meet all deadlines of the Academy;
  • A willingness to submit a final product to the Scholarly Coach and the OFD on or before Friday, August 16, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.; and
  • Each applicant must provide proof that the final product was submitted to a publisher or appropriate external party for the creative work to the OFD by Friday, September 13, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

Each Summer Academy Writing & Creative Works Faculty Scholar benefits from the following:

  • An encouraging environment to work on writing a monograph, book chapter, or journal article or developing creative works (at a beginning and ending retreat where everyone has come for only one reason: to work on scholarship);
  • A Scholar Coach from Howard University who will offer feedback and advice throughout the writing and/or development of a process for a creative work;
  • Information from experienced colleagues about successful strategies to achieve your scholarship objectives;
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities catalyzed by faculty interactions across disciplines; and
  • A network of colleagues across the University to support you beyond the Summer Academy.

FACULTY SCHOLAR APPLICATION and AN ABBREVIATED CV are due by Thursday, February 28, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.  Click here to apply: https://howard.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1782495

SCHOLAR COACH APPLICATION and AN ABBREVIATED CV are due by Thursday, March 7, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.   Click here to apply: https://howard.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1782484

  1. Review of Application.  The applications will be reviewed by a three-person committee composed of the two co-directors of the Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy and the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. 

Decisions will be sent to Faculty Scholar and Scholar Coach applicants no later than Monday, March 25, 2019

 

2018 JUNIOR FACULTY WRITING & CREATIVE WORKS SUMMER ACADEMY (Members)

2018 Cohort of the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy

Dr. Miriam Ahmed, Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences (COAS)

Dr. Jarrett Brown, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Mohamed S. Camara, Department of African Studies, COAS

Professor Jacqueline L. Carmichael, Department of Art, COAS

Professor Shirley Carswell, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Alaina S. Davis, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Marina del Sol, Department of English, COAS

Dr. David Kwame Dixon, Department of Political Science, COAS

Dr. Barbara A. Fears, Department of Religious Education, School of Divinity

Dr. Ruby M. Gourdine, School of Social Work

Dr. Carolivia Herron, Classics Department, COAS  

Dr. Fatimah L. C. Jackson, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Amol Anant Kulkarni, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy                                     

Dr. Kehbuma Langmia, Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Leelannee K. Malin, Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications, Cathy Hughes School of Communications    

Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Department of Sociology and Criminology, COAS

Dr. Denée Thomas Mwendwa, Department of Psychology, COAS

Dr. Efua Obeng, Marketing Department, School of Business

Dr. Martha Pitts, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Elizabeth Ricks, Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education

Professor W. Sherman Rogers, School of Law

Dr. Sandra Shannon, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Shameka Stanford, Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Wei Sun, Department of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies, Cathy Hughes School of Communication

Dr. Shaolei Teng, Department of Biology, COAS

Professor Jennifer D. Williams, Department of English, COAS

Professor Sonja D. Williams, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Tingting Xiong, Department of Economics, COAS

 

Photos from the 2017 ​Summer Academy Closing Reception introducing the first commemorative quilt designed by Dr. Elka Stevens, co-director of the Summer Academy.