2014-15 Bell Fellows

Paula Chan, Ph.D. (Cleveland, Ohio)Paula Chan

  • Assistant Professor, Special Education, Cleveland State University
  • Ph.D. Special Education, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Cleveland State University
  • M.A. Applied Behavior Analysis, University of South Florida

Research interests: disproportionate discipline, self-advocacy, functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention plans, adolescents



Jennifer Cotto (Quebradillas, Puerto Rico)Jennifer Cotto

  • Research Associate, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Psychometric Intern, The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Ph.D. student, Health and Exercise Behavior, The Ohio State University
  • M.S. Health and Exercise Behavior, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Psychology, The University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus 

Research interests: physical activity, motivation, family, obesity


Eyatta Fischer (Miami, Florida)Eyatta Fischer
(May 7, 1975 - July 19, 2015)

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University 
  • M.A.T.  Secondary English Education, Kennesaw State University
  • B.A. English, The University of Florida





Ashanti Matlock (Brooklyn, New York)Ashanti Matlock

  • Ph.D. candidate, Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Biology, Indiana University-Bloomington

Research interests: RNA biology, enzymology, RNA-protein interactions



Ashley N. Patterson, Ph.D. (Alpharetta, Georgia)Ashley Patterson

  • Assistant Professor, Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Multicultural and Equity Studies, The  Ohio State University
  • M.A. Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement Program, The Ohio State University
  • M.S. Reading Specialization, Hood College (Frederick, MD)
  • B.S. Special Education and Elementary Education, Boston University

Research interests: race and education; intersectionality and education; social justice in education; communities of learning; media representation and education

Christopher M. Torres, Ph.D. (Hormigueros, Puerto Rico)Christopher Torres

  • Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, State University of New York at Postdam
  • M.A., C.S.C.S., U.S.A.W.; Ph.D. candidate, Physical Activity and Health Behaviors, The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Exercise and Physical Activity, Portland State University
  • B.S. Community Health Education, Portland State University
  • M.A. Exercise Science, The Ohio State University

Research interests: public health; epidemiology; health disparities; built environment; physical activity; sedentary activity; health promotion; disease prevention; cardiovascular fitness; muscular fitness.