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Faculty Showcase

Research, Scholarship, Innovation and Creativity on Display at Spelman

Academic Excellence at SpelmanSpelman College celebrated research, scholarship and creative activity during the first annual Faculty Showcase.

This highly anticipated event featured oral and poster presentations, lightning talks and a display of books by faculty authors.



  • Gloria Wade Gayles (Oral History)
    “Let's talk about Age: Giving Voice and Visibility to African American Elders of the South”
  • Terezinha Galvao (Environmental Science)
    "Remote Monitoring of erosion at Providence Canyon Park, Lumpkin, Georgia
  •  Lauren Eldridge (Ethnomusicology)
     "Composing Haiti, Composing the Self”
  • Catherine Odari (History)
    "Forging Transnational Anti-Colonial Solidarities: 'Colonial Times' and the Independence Struggle in Kenya"
  • Marionette Holmes (Economics)
    "Resource Needs for the Trivalent Oral Polio to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine Switch in Indonesia
  • Roberto Gibraltarik (World Languages)
    “Once...We Were Human: a book of histo-social poetry”
  • Charissa Threat (History)
    “Seek Pin-Up for Lonely Soldiers”: Race, Gender and Sexuality during World War II”
  • Nirajan Dhakal (Environmental Science)
    “Exploring extreme precipitation trends and local stakeholder perceptions: A case study for the state of Georgia in the United States”Kenya"
  • Justin de la Cruz and Tiffany Atwater (AUC Woodruff Library)
    Using Crowdsourcing and Web 2.0 tools to Increase Awareness of Minority Collections”
  • Michelle Gaines (Chemistry)
    "Exploiting the Interfacial Properties of Soft Colloidal Microgel Particles"
  • Francesina Jackson, Jimmeka Guillory, A. Nayena Blankson, Angelino Viceisza, Bruce Wade
    "Metacognitive Awareness and Academic Performance Among Female African-American Undergraduate Students”
  • Guanyu Huang (Environmental Science)
    "The application of satellite remote sensing in climate and air quality research"
  • Jaye Nias (Computer Science) & Robert Hamilton (Art)
    “I/O Art: Fluid Data Representations as Personalized Art"
  • Bhikhari Tharu (Mathematics)
    “Spatiotemporal trends in daily precipitation extremes and their connection with North Atlantic tropical cyclones for the Southeastern United States”
  • Dongfang Wang (Biology)
    “The regulation of embryo growth rate by Arabidopsis invertase inhibitors”

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