2011-12 Bell Fellows

Cory T. Brown, PhD Cory T. Brown, Ph.D. (Cincinnati, Ohio)

  • Assistant Professor, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Murray State University
  • Ph.D. Multicultural and Equity Studies, Education, The Ohio State University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Diversity Education, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. Secondary Education, Eastern Michigan University

Research interests: childhood education; single-sex academic spaces; crime and student achievement; urban education

Kwame O. Christian, JD, MA Kwame O. Christian, Esq., M.A. (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Attorney, The Christian Law Office
  • J.D. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Public Policy and Management, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Minor in Multidisciplinary Foundations of Law in Society, Minor in Spanish, The Ohio State University

Research interests: social causes of health disparities

 Chigozirim N. Ekeke Chigozirim N. Ekeke, M.D. (Atlanta, Georgia)

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh
  • Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.D., The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • B.S. Biochemistry/Pre-Medicine with Research Distinction at the Ohio State University

Research interests: cardiac surgery; thoracic surgery; thoracic oncology

Toycee A. Hague-Palmer, Ed.D Toycee A. Hague-Palmer, Ed.D. (Toledo, Ohio)

  • Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research, Wilberforce University
  • Ed.D. Leadership Studies & Policy, Bowling Green State University
  • M.Ed. Theory & Social Foundations, University of Toledo
  • B.S. Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

Research interests: academic success & college engagement of African American males; state of African American students (particularly African American males) in academia and the following interrelated strands; disparities as it relates to the collegiate experience, retention, achievement, student engagement; transition from high school to college; inequalities and educational opportunity access of K-12 disadvantaged youth

Keisha J. Hunley-Jenkins, J.D., Ph.D. (Columbus, Ohio)
keishajhj@gmail.com, kjjenkins@columbus.gov           

  • Senior Director, Mentoring & Student Initiatives Columbus City Schools (Columbus, OH)
  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Educational Administration, The Ohio State University
  • J.D. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Biology/Pre-MEd; B.A. Spanish; The Ohio State University

Research interests: improving academic outcomes for first-generation college students; social justice issues and policy; policy change with primary research

Edwin W. Lee II Edwin W. Lee II, Ph.D. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

  • Program Manager, Retention and Student Success, Office of Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion, College of Engineering
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • NSEC Fellow
  • B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University

Research interests: 2-D semiconductor material characterization, device design and fabrication, solid state physics

Brandon J. Manning Brandon J. Manning, Ph.D. (Decatur, Georgia)

  • Assistant Professor, African American Literature, Texas Christian University 
  • Ph.D. English, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. English, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. English, Jackson State University

Research interests: role of community in Black female-authored satire; Black feminism; queer theory; pop-culture; contemporary African American literature; performance studies

Eleshia J.P. Morrisson, PhDEleshia J.P. Morrisson, Ph.D. (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Postdoctoral fellow in Medical Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Psychology, McGill University

Research Interests: cancer; quality of life; psychological adjustment; physical symptom burden; survivorship; health disparities