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.


2022-2023 Doctoral Fellows

Sediqua Bufford

Biomedical Sciences
"Representation and access to healthcare matters"
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Johnnie Allen Jr.

Higher Education
"Builds bridges to help others cross"
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Gabrielle Haggins

Higher Education
"Become the representation in Higher Education!"
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Jhamieka Greenwood

Computational Science
"Acquiring knowledge comes in many forms"
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Emilio Carrero

Creative Writing
"Education demystifies what haunts us"
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Jasmine Smith

Communication Science & Disorders
"Your insight can help improve outcomes"
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Charlisa Whyms

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"Increase Minority Representation in STEM Careers"
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2022-2023 Dissertation Fellows

Tiffaney Tomlinson

Criminology
"Educates the minds of future scholars"
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Nikki Chappell

Accounting
"More Black professors needed in classroom"
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Nicole Zampieri

Geography
"Knowledge changes you and the world!"
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