The Scholarly Productions Workshops are held to encourage and support Howard University faculty with their scholarship, including publications and creative works.


In an effort to support and facilitate faculty publications and scholarly production, the Office of the Faculty Development sponsors a monthly Scholarly Productions Workshop. The Scholarly Productions Workshops seek to facilitate an atmosphere that expresses Howard University’s commitment to contributing to the black intelligentsia. The topics for the panel discussions vary and the panel participants hail from a variety of Schools and Colleges across the University. This program is sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of Faculty Development in the Office of the Provost.

2019-2020 Scholarly Productions Workshops

"Building Effective Writing and Research Habits," Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Stokes Library, 12:00-1:30 p.m.


Speakers: David Dixon, Ph.D., COAS; Ruby Gourdine, Ph.D., School of Social Work; Carolivia Herron, Ph.D., COAS; and Dexter Lee, Ph.D., College of Medicine

"Developing Publications from the Classes You Teach," Wednesday, October 30, 2019, College of Dentistry, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

"Scholarly Production During the Summer Starts Now," Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Stokes Library, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Presenters: (l t r) Professor W. Sherman Rogers, School of Law; Associate Professor Elka Stevens, Ph.D., Dept. of Art, COAS; Dean Rubin Patterson, Ph.D., COAS; and Professor and Interim Chair Fatimah L.C. Jackson, Ph.D., Dept. of Biology, COAS.




2018-2019 Scholarly Productions Workshops

April 24, 2019 -- "Understanding Racial Politics and Scholarly Production"

Presenter: Dr. Kwame Dixon, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, COAS, (5th from left) with attendees at the April workshop.


March 27, 2019 -- "Navigating Cultural Competency and Scholarly Production"

Presenters: (l to r) Dr. Elizabeth Ricks, School of Education, Dr. Gregory Hampton, and Dr. Miriam Ahmed, College of Arts and Sciences.



The Scholarly Productions Workshop hosted a two-part discussion on the importance of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

February 27, 2019 -- "How to Navigate the Institutional Review Board, Part II"

Presenters: Dr. Dexter Lee, Dr. Constance Ellison, Dr. Thomas Obisesan

January 30,  2019 -- "How to Navigate the Institutional Review Board, Part I"

Presenters: Dr. Ruby Gourdine, Dr. Dexter Lee, Dr. Constance Ellison, Dr. Thomas Obisesan

Pictured (l to r): Dr. Constance Ellison, Dr Ruby Gourdine, and Dr. Gregory Hampton. 



November 28, 2018 -- "How to Obtain Grants and Fellowships to Facilitate Scholarly Production"

Presenters:  Dr. Ruby Gourdine, School of Social Work; Dr. Nikki Taylor, Chair and Professor African American History, COAS; Assistant Professor Rachel Watson, Department of English, COAS

October 31, 2018 -- "How to Use Scholarly Production in Salary Negotiation and Enhancing Your Institutional and National Profile"

Presenters: Professor Nefertiti Burton, Dept. of Fine Arts, COAS; Nikki Taylor, Ph.D., History Department, COAS; and Professor W. Sherman Rogers, School of Law

September 26, 2018 -- "How to Turn the Written into the Spoken" 

Presenter: Professor Sonja D. Williams, Cathy Hughes School of Communications and author of Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom.

(Note: No Scholarly Productions Workshop was held in December 2018)

2017-2018 Scholarly Productions Workshops

April 25, 2018 -- "It's Not [Their] Clock: The Politics of Time in Scholarly Publishing"  See PDF  April 2018 Scholarly Productions Workshop

March 28, 2018 -- "Strategies for Managing Scholarship, Research, and Teaching Successfully"

February 28, 2018 -- "How to Produce Award-Winning Scholarship"

January 31, 2018 --  "Knowing What Journal Editors Want"