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UMD SREB Fellows and SREB Alumni Association

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works side-by-side with policymakers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to help students achieve more, prepare students for college and careers, and boost college completion. One important SREB initiative is to increase faculty diversity by offering the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Award Program is to increase the number of under-represented students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities.

SREB Doctoral Scholars receive full-time graduate assistantship support, tuition remission, and payment of mandatory fees (spring and fall) for at least three years. SREB will cover the costs for the SREB Scholar to attend and participate in the Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for each year the student is in the Doctoral Scholars program and will pay for the student’s UMD advisor to attend this conference for one of those years.

Additionally, SREB Doctoral Scholars have access to professional & career development resources, writing retreats, and enrichment & community building opportunities working with Christopher Pérez, Director, The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion.

More information about SREB and the Doctoral Scholar Award can be found at  The Graduate School has agreed to become an Institutional Funding Partner for the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. Eligible students must be nominated to the Graduate School by their program.


Name Department and College
Manouchka Jean-Gilles AMST, ARHU
Lynne Gleiber
Carolyn Reid MEES, CMNS
Michelle Beadle Holder SOCY, BSOS
Isis Semaj-Hall ENGL, ARHU
Angel Miles WMST ARHU
Janet Awokoya EDCI, EDUC
Jesse Scott AMST, ARHU
Deonne Minto ENGL, ARHU
Christopher Whitt GVPT, BSOS
Misun Dokko ENGL, ARHU
Lorrie Frasure-Yokley GVPT, BSOS
John Bullock GVPT, BSOS
Simone Drake ENGL, ARHU
Simon Thuo AMSC, CMNS
Jeffrey Pegram EDTL, EDUC
Dwight Williams ENNU, ENGR
Sherry Scott MATH, CMNS
Tasha Inniss AMSC, CMNS
Cynthia King COMM, ARHU
Portia Buchongo SPHL
Karen Pearson GEOL, BSOS
Veronica James HIEP, EDUC
Yvonne Bramble AMST, ARHU
Shakeera Walker NACS, BSOS
Rodrigo Dominguez-Martinez SOCY, BSOS
Natasha Williams FMSC, SPHL
Lakeshia Watson EPID, SPHL
Carlton Poindexter ENST, AGNR
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