THE 2020 JUNIOR FACULTY WRITING AND CREATIVE WORKS SUMMER ACADEMY

Congratulations to the Members of the 2020 Summer Academy! 

Faculty Scholars 

Marina del Sol, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, English

Maurice Fluitt, Ph.D., College of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Matthew Franke, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Music

Jevay Grooms, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Economics 

Aunamesha Henley, Dr. Ph., College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Health Sciences Management

Amanda Hinojosa, MBA, School of Business, Business Management

Johnson Ige, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Classics

Eliseo Jacob, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, World Languages and Culture

Darin Johnson, Esq., School of Law

Renee Latchman, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, English

Carolyn Malachi, MA, Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Media, Journalism, Film

Nea Maloo, AIA, College of Engineering and Architecture, Architecture

Ricky Ramon, MFA, College of Arts and Sciences, Theatre

Dhakrit (Jesse) Rungkitwattanaku, Pharm,D., Pharmacy

Darlene Taylor, MFA, College of Arts and Sciences, English

Xingting Wang, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics

Su Yan, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Architecture, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Scholar Coaches

Angela Cole Dixon, Ph.D, Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Hazel Edwards, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Architecture, Architecture.

Rajni Goel, Ph.D., School of Business

Ruby Gourdine, DSW, School of Social Work

Amol Kulkarni, Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy

Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D., Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Strategic, Legal and Mangement Communications

Clarence Lusane, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science

Karen Walwyn, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, Music

Sonja Williams, M.A., Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Media, Journalism, Film

Visiting Scholar Coach

Sandra Shannon, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, College of Arts Science, English

The Summer Academy is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Members, directors and staff of the 2020 Summer Academy!

Follow us on Twitter @HUFACDEV for photos, facts and updates about the 2020 Summer Academy! 

 

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 year’s Summer Academy will offer up to twenty (20) junior faculty the opportunity to participate in this community of scholars at Howard University.  Additionally, the Summer Academy seeks the service of ten (10) Scholar Coaches who will provide mentorship to the twenty Faculty Scholars. Each Scholar Coach will mentor two Faculty Scholars.

  1. Who Should Apply for the Junior Faculty Scholar Opportunity?  Junior faculty who are assistant or associate professors on tenure track should apply. Full-time junior faculty who are lecturers, instructors or master instructors are eligible for this program as well.  Any junior faculty who participated in 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 is eligible to apply again. Full-time junior 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 the 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, exhibition design, or a musical/theatrical recording/performance.  A small stipend will be provided to each Faculty Scholar who successfully completes the program with a submitted piece for publication or exhibition consideration. To be considered for the Academy, the faculty member must submit an online application and an abbreviated CV by Friday, March 13, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

Although junior faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, we strongly encourage faculty  from Fine Arts, Humanities (English, Classics, and Foreign Languages), History, Philosophy, Sociology, African Studies, and Afro-American Studies to participate in this Summer Academy.  The Summer Academy promotes cross disciplinary collaboration and coordination throughout the program and it is important to have these disciplines represented in the scholarly community.

Finally, faculty members who participate in this opportunity must commit to attending all mandatory sessions in their entirety. The schedule for the Academy is provided at Section 5 below.

  1. Who Should Apply for the Scholar Coach Position?  Senior and mid-career faculty members who have excelled in the following two areas should apply: scholarship and mentorship.  The Summer Academy is seeking colleagues who have a distinguished track record of pursuing their scholarly agenda. In addition to scholarly productivity, Scholar Coaches should also have a distinguished history of patiently and successfully mentoring junior colleagues.  In other words, senior and mid-career colleagues who thoroughly enjoy and have excelled at providing mentorship to non-tenured full-time faculty are encouraged to apply.  Senior and mid-career faculty from any discipline can apply, but those from the Fine Arts, Humanities, (English, Classics, and Foreign Languages), History, Philosophy, Sociology, African Studies, and Afro-American Studies) are especially encouraged. Scholar Coaches will also be required to attend all mandatory sessions and monthly Scholar Coach meetings during the summer months.  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 online application and an updated CV by Thursday, March 12, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.
  2. Successful Faculty Scholar (Junior Faculty) Applications  A successful Faculty Scholar applicant for the Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy will possess the following:
  • 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 at the end of the summer;  
  • A commitment to the writing and/or creative process;
  • A commitment to submit assignments and meet all deadlines of the Academy;
  • A commitment to submit a final product (summer project) to their Scholar Coach and the Office of Faculty Development on or before Friday, August 28, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.; and
  •  Proof that the final product was submitted to a publisher or appropriate external party for the creative work to the OFD by Friday, September 18, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

Each junior faculty member accepted in the Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy benefits from the following:

  • An encouraging environment to work on writing a monograph, book chapter, or journal article or developing a creative work (at the Opening Retreat and at the Research  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 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 Friday, March 13, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. To apply online as a Faculty Scholar, click on this link and follow the instructions. Use your Howard email address and password to log in: https://howard.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1805729.

SCHOLAR COACH APPLICATION and CV are due by Thursday, March 12, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.  To apply online as a Scholar Coach, click on this link and follow the instructions. Use your Howard email address and password to log in:       https://howard.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1805734.

  1. Review of Applications:

The applications will be reviewed by a committee and decisions will be sent to Faculty Scholar and Scholar Coach applicants no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.

  1. Dates for the 2020 Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy: (Revised May 2020)
  1. Scholar Coach Orientation Meeting

     Saturday, May 16, 2020

  1. Faculty Scholar Orientation Meeting

     Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  1. Pre-Retreat Meeting

     Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  1. Online Retreat

     Tuesday, May 26, 2020

      through 

     Friday, May 29, 2020

  1. Faculty Scholars meet with Scholarly Coaches

     2 hours in June 2020

     2 hours in July 2020

     2 hours in August 2020

  1. Research Retreat (not overnight)

     Monday, July 27 and

     Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and

      Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  1. Deadline for submission of summer work product

     Friday, August 28, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

  1. Deadline for proof of submission of summer work product

     Friday, September 25, 2020, by 4:00 p.m.

Attendance at and/or adherence to this schedule of activities and deadlines is MANDATORY.

Important Note: Each Faculty Scholar and Scholar Coach will be expected to sign a contract committing to the Summer Academy’s scheduled activities and deadlines. If a Faculty Scholar or Scholar Coach withdraws more than twenty-four (24) hours after signing and submitting the contract, he or she will be responsible for any expenses incurred by the Summer Academy on his or her behalf.

  1. The leadership team for the Junior Faculty Writing & Creative Works Summer Academy:

Co-Directors:

Okianer Christian Dark, Associate Provost for Faculty Development 

Contact at: Okianer.c.dark@Howard.edu

Dr. Elka Stevens, Department of Art

Contact at: EStevens@Howard.edu

Dr. Jacoby Carter, Department of Philosophy

Contact at: Jacoby.Carter@Howard.edu

  1. Questions about the Summer Academy or the Application: Please contact either of the Co-Directors of the Summer Academy or Ms. Jacqueline Young, Program Manager in the Office of Faculty Development at jyoung1@howard.edu, or by phone at (202) 806-2776.

 

A R C H I V E S (2019, 2018 AND 2017 SUMMER ACADEMY PHOTOS AND INFORMATION)  A R C H I V E S

Meet the 2019 Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy members!

Pictured, Front row, left to right: Okianer Christian Dark, Catherine Quinlan, Lelannee Malin, Karen Walwyn, Lynn McKinley-Grant, Jason Perry, Joyce Ladner, Kehbuma Langmia, Rubin Patterson, Sonja Williams, Trishia Elam Walker, Haijun Gao,Jessica Boykin-Settles, Ruby Gourdine, Rajni Goel, Sosanya Jones, Janel Gill, Yuting Chen, Ashley Turner, Angel Byrd, Amol Kulkarni  Back Row, left to right: Miriam Ahmed, Kenyatta Gilbert, Eliseo Jacob, Marina del Sol, Jacqueline Carmichael, Lenese Herbert, Andria Smythe, Jacqueline Caemmerer, Dahlia Nduom, Dominique Pritchett, GiShawn Mance, Jimisha Relerford, JaNeen Cross, Sandra Shannon, Clarence Lusane, Mohamed Camara, Angela Cole Dixon, Amy Yeboah, Jerry Yu, Elka Stevens.

 

Dr. Joyce Ladner served as the Visiting Scholar Coach for 2019. 

Members of the 2018 Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy.

Pictured, left to right: Sandra Shannon, Rubin Patterson, Jacqueline Carmichael, Alaina Davis, Marina del Sol, Wei Sun, Efua Obeng, Carolivia Herron, Shamika Stanford, Jarrett Brown, Elizabeth Ricks, Mohammed Camara, Miriam Ahmed, Kehbuma Langmia, Jennifer Williams, Shaolei Teng, Ting Ting Xiong, Amol Kulkarni, Okianer Christian Dark, Shirley Carswell, Martha Pitts, Ruby Gourdine, Barbara Fears, Leelannee Malin, Elka Stevens, W. Sherman Rogers, and Sonja Williams.

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

     

 

A R C H I V E S ► (2019 GUIDELINES)

2019 JUNIOR FACULTY WRITING & CREATIVE WORKS SUMMER ACADEMY INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES 

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 b yThursday, 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

2019 Summer Academy Members

Faculty Scholars College or School
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
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



Scholar Coaches College or School
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

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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