2009-10 Bell Fellows

Robert Bennet IIIRobert A. Bennett III, Ph.D. (Decatur, Georgia)
bennett.460@osu.edu

  • Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (BNRC), The Ohio State University
  • Program Specialist, Office of International Affairs, The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. History, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. History, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. History with honors, Morehouse College

Research interests: 20th century United States; American sports history; Black business development; diversity in higher education; historically Black colleges and university (HBCU); intercollegiate athletics; African American males


Vincent L. Briley Vincent L. Briley (Columbus, Ohio)
vincentbriley@gmail.com

  • M.A. Education, The Ohio State University
  • B.S.S. Humanities, Ohio University

Research interests: school desegregation, poverty and education, diversity in higher education


Nyron N. Crawford Nyron N. Crawford, Ph.D. (Danbury, Connecticut)
nyron.crawford@temple.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, Temple University
  • Ph.D. Political Science, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Political Science, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Political Science, Howard University

Research interests: political psychology; political behavior; identity politics; urban politics; public opinion 


Patricia F.R. Cunningham II, PhD Patricia F.R. Cunningham II, Ph.D. (Springfield, Ohio)
cunningham.212@osu.edu

  • Director of Social Change, Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University
  • PhD, Education, Policy and Leadership, The Ohio State University
  • MA, Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
  • BA, Women Studies and Sociology, minors in African American Studies, The Ohio State University

Research interests: civic engagement, critical pedagogy, classroom climates, college teaching, community social change, education, and prisons


DeLeon Gray, PhD DeLeon Gray, Ph.D. (Temple Hills, Maryland)
deleon.gray@gmail.com

  • Assistant Professor, CICE & Educational Psychology, North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Educational Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Research interests: achievement motivation; social cognition; social identity; peer relations


Jonathan C. Hall, PhDJonathan C. Hall, Ph.D. (Columbia, Maryland)
jonathan.hall@mail.wvu.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Geography, West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. Ecology, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Biology, Morehouse College

Research interests: conservation ecology; human impacts; human-dominated landscapes     


Jamie A. Mitchell, PhD Jamie A. Mitchell, Ph.D. (South Euclid, Ohio)
mitchj@umich.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan
  • School of Social Work Member, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Ph.D. Social Work, The Ohio State University 
  • M.S.S.W (Master of Science in Social Work), The University of Tennessee
  • B.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University

Research interests: social determinants of cancer and chronic disease prevention; early detection for older African American men. 


Ronald L. Parker Ronald L. Parker, Ph.D. (Cleveland, Ohio)
parker.86@osu.edu        

  • Assistant Director, DOI Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

  • Ph.D., Educational Technology, School of Educational Policy and Leadership, The Ohio State University

  • M.A., Technologies in Instruction and Media, The Ohio State University.

  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Dayton

Research interests: academic achievement; online social media; African American students; identity construction; images and representation


Marjorie C. Shavers, PhD Marjorie C. Shavers, Ph.D. (Columbus, Ohio)
mshavers@heidelberg.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Counseling, Heidelberg University
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Counseling, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research interests: Role of educational professionals and administrators in the lives of students of color (particularly African American females) when pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities; use of social networking sites (SNSs) and how they manage identity and foster communication and relationships


Desire Vega, PhD Desire Vega, Ph.D. (Brooklyn, New York)
desireevega@txstate.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. School Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. School Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. in Psychology at Binghamton University

Research interests: bilingual school psychology; first generation African American and Latino students; school, familial, social, and psychological factors that influence the academic success of African American and Latino youth