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Spelman College Faculty

Our Faculty

Spelman College believes in a holistic approach to learning and strives to create a cohesive academic and co-curricular experience that benefits each student.

The Spelman faculty is comprised of approximately 180 full-time teacher/scholars guiding more than 27 majors. Eighty-six percent of Spelman’s full-time faculty hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree, and many are Spelman graduates.

Our student/faculty ratio of 10:1 allows for close mentoring and  guidance so that our faculty and students develop bonds that last well into the future.  

Read all about the outstanding work of some of our faculty in Faculty Excellence at Spelman College (pdf).

Faculty Excellence at Spelman College (PDF)

Faculty Excellence at Spelman College

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Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Assistant Professor Contributes to White Paper on Educator Preparation

    Dr. Valeisha Ellis
    As a member of the Clinical Practice Commission and HBCU representative for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Department of Education Assistant Professor Valeisha Ellis, Ph.D., contributed to a white paper the Commission will release at a Washington, D.C., press conference on Jan. 17.

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  • Pushpa Parekh's Poem Read at Multicultural Festival in Canada

    Pushpa Parekh
    The award-winning poem, "Tongueless in Vancouver," written by Pushpa Parekh, Ph.D., professor of English and director of Spelman's African Diaspora and the World program was selected to be presented at the Canada and Me - Celebrate Canada 150: From Far and Wide-2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Contest and Festival held earlier this fall.

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  • English Professor to Participate in Langston Hughes Forum

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    Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Ph.D., Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English, will participate in the national forum, “Remembering Langston Hughes: His Art, Life and Legacy Fifty Years Later,” Nov. 10-11 at Princeton University.

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  • Danielle Dickens Publishes New Article

    Danielle Dickens
    Danielle Dickens, Ph.D., along with her colleague at Colorado State University, published a peer-reviewed research article in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research describing how early career U.S. Black women navigate workplace politics by engaging in identity shifting.

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