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The African American Professors Program
South East Alliance for Graduate Education & the Professoriate

Malcolm S. Bevel – Epidemiology

Hometown
Waterloo, Iowa

Degrees
BS Biology Pre-Med, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
MSPH Epidemiology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

Mentor
Dr. Swann Adams

Career Plans
To become a college professor and focus on breast cancer research/health disparities.

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Co-authored “A Comparison of a Centralized Versus De-Centralized Recruitment Schema in Two Community-Based Participatory Research Studies for Cancer Prevention”; submitted to Journal of Community Health.

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Genine L. Blue - Educational Studies/ Research & Measurement

Hometown
East Orange, New Jersey

Degrees
BS Chemistry, Southern University and A & M College
M Ed. Science Education, Georgia State University

Mentor
Dr. Stephen Lu

Career Plans
To serve as a faculty member of a higher education institution in areas of education research and provide consultation service to educational institutions.

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Thesis: "A Professional Development Proposal for Science Teachers of English Language Learners" for Educational Science Degree Thesis.

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Christina Brooks - Anthropology

Hometown
Knoxville, Tennessee

Degrees
BA Anthropology, Howard University
MA Anthropology, University of Tennessee

Mentor
Dr. Kenneth Kelly

Career Plans
To obtain a tenure-track academic position or conduct research.

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Published in Southeastern Archaeology in 2011 and in South Carolina Antiquities in 2011.

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Brianna R. Cornelius - Linguistics

Hometown
Memphis, Tennessee

Mentor
Dr. Tracy Weldon

Degrees
BA Romance Languages, Bowdoin College
MA Linguistics, SUNY Buffalo

Career Plans
To conduct research concerning language variation across the globe and apply what I have learned through instruction at the university level.

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Presented, “The Linguistic Power of African-American Women” at the 2013 Graduate Research Conference: The College at Brockport, Brockport, New York.

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Candace N. Cunningham - History

Hometown
Nashville, Tennessee

Degrees
BA History, Tennessee State University

Mentors
Dr. Bobby Donaldson

Career Plans
To become a professor of United States History.

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Presented at the University of South Carolina History Center Workshop and at ASAALN Conference.

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Simone A. Francis Gause - Educational Leadership & Policies/Higher Education

Hometown
Kingston, Jamaica/ Miami, Florida

Degrees
BS Business Administration, University of Florida
BS Recreation, University of Florida
MS Sport Management, University of Florida

Mentor
Dr. Christian Anderson

Career Plans
To obtain a position in Higher Education Administration, Faculty, and Research.

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Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives at the University of South Carolina.

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Odell L. Glenn, Jr. - Chemical Engineering

Hometown
Brooklyn, New York

Degrees
MS Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
MS Manufacturing Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Mentor
Dr. Michael A. Matthews

Career Plans
To do a post-doctorate with research interests in engineering education or energy policy, or to apply for a full time teaching faculty at a college or university eventually to obtain a position as an administrator at a college or university supporting STEM fields. 

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Co-authored “Cold Sterilization and Cleaning of Medical Plastics: Perspectives on the Potential for Compressed Carbon Dioxide” and presented at the 2011 Southeast Regional IDeA Meeting in New Orleans, LA, 2011 AiChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MI, and 2011 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Lorell C. Gordon – Counselor Education

Hometown
Boiling Springs, South Carolina

Degrees
BS Biology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
MS Food & Nutrition, Winthrop University
M Ed. Counseling & Guidance, Winthrop University
Ed S. Marriage & Family Therapy, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Mentor
Dr. Joshua Gold

Career Plans
To become a professor and researcher. 

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Chi Sigma Iota – Annual Conference (2014) – Working with Military Families.

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Sheldon J. Johnson - Music

Hometown
Rocky Mount, Virginia

Degrees
BM Music Performance, Northwestern University
MM Music Performance, Bowling Green State University

Career Plans
To teach and perform at the university level.

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Frank C. Martin, II - Art History

Hometown
Sumter, South Carolina

Degrees
BA Art History, Yale University
MA Art History, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Mentor
Dr. Anne Bezuidenhout

Career Plans
Research, teaching, writing, and curatorial work

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Presented a lecture and gallery talk, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, January 2010, Columbia, South Carolina.

Member of Association Internationale Des Critiques d’Art- AICA, an international art critic association.

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Erin C. Mckie - Business

Hometown
Columbia, South Carolina

Degrees
BA Business, University of South Carolina Mentor

Career Plans
Obtain my Ph.D. in Business by the 2017 Academic Year.

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Porchia A. Moore - Library Science

Hometown
Columbia, South Carolina

Degrees
BA English, College of Charleston
MA English Literature, The Citadel

Mentor
Dr. Kendra Albright
Dr. Dick Kewooya

Career Plans
To become a Museum Director.

Select Accomplishments
Presented a poster entitled, “Creating the Kaleidoscope: Repositioning the Curator and the Museum Space”, at the 2012 University of South Carolina Graduate Day.

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Noella B. Niati – Educational Studies/Foundations

Hometown
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Degrees
BA, Religion, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, Nebraska
MA, History, University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Mentors
Dr. Michelle Bryan
Dr. Kara D. Brown

Career Plans
To work in a research institution focusing on policy and development within education systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Stacey L. Olden – Counselor Education

Hometown
Columbia, South Carolina

Degrees
BA Sociology, CUNY, York College, New York, New York
MA Rehab Counseling, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

Mentor
Dr. Kathy Evans

Career Plans
To obtain a full time faculty position in a university counseling program

Select Accomplishments
Co-authored a paper with Dr. Evans that has been submitted to the Journal of Career Development; due to be published January 2015

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Julian D. Owens - Health Promotion, Educations, & Behavior

Hometown
Alexandria, Virginia

Degrees
BA Psychology, Morehouse College
MPH Public Health, The University of Michigan

Mentor
Dr. Bradley Smith

Career Plans
To become a professor of Health Communication or Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior.

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Wrote “Stand Up,” an original song about bullying and interpersonal violence prevention.

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Lisa B. Randle - Anthropology

Hometown
Columbia, South Carolina

Degrees
MA Public History, University of South Carolina
MC Historic Archaeology, University of South Carolina

Mentor
Dr. Kenneth Kelly

Career Plans
To teach as a professor and become a program director at a college or university

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A Centennial Poster Contest Award Winner in the 100th Anniversary of the Graduate School for the presentation, "Historic Archaeology in the African Diaspora."

Employed by the College of Charleston as a site coordinator for UNESCO TST Education Program.

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Marcia Davis Taylor – Social Work

Hometown
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Degrees
BS Business Marketing, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
MSW Social Work, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

Mentor
Dr. Ronald Pitner

Career Plans
To teach Social Work and pursue research interests

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Yvon L. Woappi – Biomedical Sciences

Hometown
Hanover, Pennsylvania

Degrees
BS Biology, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mentor
Dr. Lucia Pinsi-Creek

Career Plans
To focus on academic research

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Recently published in 2013’s British Microbiology Research Journal and 2014’s Critical Reviews in Microbiology

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