McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows

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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. When funding is available, the FEF also offers the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship, which provides up to one year of stipend support to graduate students working to complete dissertations. If you have further questions about the Dissertation Fellowship, contact us.


2021-2022 Doctoral Fellows

Keturah Young

Keturah Young

Education Policy and Evaluation
"Black woman representation in academia matters"
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Rose Archer

Rose Archer

Sociology
"Your community is depending on you"
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Alaba Ilesanmi

Alaba Ilesanmi

Musicology
"Becoming trained to influence others"
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Mark Buckwalter

Mark Buckwalter

Finance
"Education positively impacts future generations"
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Annais Muschett Bonilla

Annais Muschett Bonilla

Ecology and Evolution
"Continual education growth and societal advancement"
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Shaylyn King

Shaylyn King

Communication Science & Disorders
"We need more diversity in academia"
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Gabriela Caviedes

Gabriela Caviedes

Sport Psychology
Opportunities for expert development and credibility"
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Daniel Betancourt

Daniel Betancourt

Biomedical Sciences
"A path to improving our world."
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2021-2022 Dissertation Fellows

Victor Kasper

Victor Kasper

Curriculum and Instruction
"All students need windows and mirrors"
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Chélynn Randolph

Chélynn Randolph

Marriage and Family Therapy
"Black and Brown scholars are needed"
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Brittany Brewster

Brittany Brewster

Higher Education
"Strengthen your expertise to transform communities"
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JeremyGeorge

Jeremy George

Music Education
"Gives access to more career opportunities"
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View past McKnight Fellows
View the McKnight Fellows Annual Meeting gallery