Assistant Dean, The Graduate School
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship and FAMU Graduate Feeder Fellowship Liaison
Adrienne P. Stephenson serves as an Assistant Dean in the Graduate School and the Director of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a MS and PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Florida A&M University. Prior to working at Florida State University, Dr. Stephenson served as a STEM Center Director at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) where she managed the NSF FAMU-TCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate in the Biomedical Sciences, Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) and NSF STEM Star Scholars Programs. She also served as a Science Specialist/STEM Coordinator at the Florida Department of Education for several years in the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction and the Bureau of School Improvement. She is passionate about inspiring, mentoring, coaching and challenging the next generation of leaders. Her why is best summed up by the anonymous quote, “You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.”
Assistant Director, OGFA
Carson Bay serves as the Assistant Director of Florida State University’s Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards. He earned a BS in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, WA; an MA in Theology & Religious Studies from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH; and an MA in Classics from Florida State University, where he is a PhD Candidate in the Religion Department. He was a Fulbright Graduate Fellow at the University of Münster, Germany, and then a Josephine de Karman Trust Dissertation Fellow. His research examines the confluence of ethnic identity formation, historiography, and religious ideology in Mediterranean antiquity. He takes great joy in partnering with students to imagine, and then achieve, ambitious steps toward future careers in both academic and non-academic vocations.