Past McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows

The McKnight Fellowship Program is a state-wide program administered through the Florida Education Fund (FEF). The program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university level. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded. The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship provides up to five years of funding support for newly enrolled African American and Hispanic graduate students who intend to seek a Ph.D. degree. The McKnight Dissertation Fellowship provides up to one year of stipend support to graduate students working to complete dissertations.

This page contains a list of recent past Fellows. Current fellows can be found here.

*Those marked with an asterisk are McKnight Dissertation Fellows.


2015-2016

Caroline Bailey Criminology Criminology
Danisha Baker* Statistics Arts & Sciences
Kaleena Burkes* Criminology Criminology
Pierce Dignam Sociology Social Sciences & Public Policy
Kevin Elliot* Psychology Arts & Sciences
Vladimir Geneus* Statistics Arts & Sciences
Diane Lawong Business Administration Business
Clausell Mathis School of Teacher Education Education
Dunwoody Mirvil Music Music


2014-2015

Inger Daniels Finance Business
Kidane Dashew Neuroscience Arts & Sciences
Joshua Degraff Industrial Engineering Engineering
Gary Gramajo Statistics Arts & Sciences
Felicia Griffin Statistics Arts & Sciences
Sherelle Harmon Clinical Psychology Arts & Sciences
Amber Kinsey* Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences Human Sciences
Sherrina Lofton Sport Management Education
Heather Maranges Social Psychology Arts & Sciences
Jessica Martinez* Biological Sciences Arts & Sciences
Alyssa Rose Chemistry Arts & Sciences
Caroline Silva* Psychology Arts & Sciences
Connie Tenorio Chemistry Arts & Sciences
Lenzi Williams* Chemistry Arts & Sciences


2013-2014

Lyonna Alcantara Neuroscience Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Anderson Marketing Business
Miltonette Craig Criminology Criminology
Eve Humphrey Biology Arts & Sciences
Rasheda Haughbrook Psychology Arts & Sciences
Joaquin Vaca Mechanical Engineering Engineering


2012-2013

Sidney Anderson Marketing Business
Yonatan Binyam Religion Arts & Sciences
Nefertiti Gaudig-Puplampu Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Education
Esther Spencer English Arts & Sciences
Tamara Stephens Criminology Criminology


2011-2012

Nathalia Borden Political Science Social Sciences & Public Policy
Jesus Chavarria Psychology Arts & Sciences
Marcus Elam Nutrition & Food Science Human Sciences
Janelle Jennings-Alexander English Arts & Sciences
Timothy Jones Finance Business
Ashley Sanders Mathematics Arts & Sciences
Sharde Smith Family & Child Sciences Human Sciences
Maydalis Torres Mathematics Arts & Sciences
Ira Wheaton Industrial Engineering Engineering


2010-2011

David Grasso Askew School of Public Administration Social Sciences & Public Policy
Cresean Hughes Criminology Criminology
Brandon Reese Mechanical Engineering Engineering