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    2016-2017 McKnight Doctoral & Dissertation Fellows

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. 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.

2017-2018 Doctoral Fellows

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Nataly Abrams


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Adriane Jackson

Higher Education

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Latoya Leary


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Brandon Mendez


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Dustin Pearson

Creative Writing

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Andrea Tillet



2017-2018 Dissertation Fellows

Genevieve Bell Neuroscience Arts and Sciences
Pablo Correa School of Communication Communication and Information
Reginald Harris Management Business
Joel Mendez Urban and Regional Planning Social Sciences and Public Policy
Lakeisha Norton School of Teacher Education Education
Cocoa Williams English Arts and Sciences


View past McKnight Fellows here.