The Passing of Bell Fellow
Along with my entire staff of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Eyatta Fischer on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was a Bell Fellow in the 2014-2015 cohort.
As a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teaching & Learning, Eyatta’s research focused on how technology, literacy and Black feminist epistemology could transform K-12 classrooms into spaces of healing and social change. Her passion for working with young people emerged in her work with the 2015 Young Scholars program and the African American and African Studies Community Extension Center’s 2014 summer residential program.
Prior coming to The Ohio State University, she spent ten years teaching secondary English Language Arts and Journalism in the Atlanta public school system. She received her MAT in Secondary English Education from Kennesaw State University and a BA in English from the University of Florida.
Eyatta’s passing is a tremendous loss to the higher education and K-12 communities and for all of us who had the unique opportunity to interact and engage her on a continuous basis. Our condolences and prayers are with Eyatta’s beloved family and friends.
James L. Moore III, PhD
EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
Executive Director of the
Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American