The Graduate College

Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Program

About the Fellowship

The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship is a prestigious award offered to qualified Ph.D. students enrolled in STEM disciplines at North Carolina A&T State University. The purpose of the Fellowship is to increase the number of native Black Americans earning a Ph.D. degree in STEM disciplines. Fellowship awards are made for one academic year at a time and are renewable for up to four years contingent upon the student’s academic progress and the availability of funds. This Fellowship is funded through a Title III HBGI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Please see the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship Application Page for complete eligibility and application details.

2020-2021 Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows

 

Bernard Aldrich
Program: Computational Science & Engineering
Research Interest: Affective Computing   
Hometown: Jackson, MS

Chinazor Azubike           
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Renewable Energy, Resource Economics, Ag-Economics, GIS              
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Nyteisha Bookert           
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: Computer Science Education, Cyber Security, Human-Centered Computing             
Hometown: Columbia, SC

James Brown    
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: Securing IoT Operating Systems with Artificial Immune System (AIS) based Intrusion Detection Systems         
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

Kendall Dawkins             
Program: Nanoengineering        
Research Interest: Novel III-V Semiconductor Nanowires and Optoelectronic Devices Applications             
Hometown: Winston Salem, NC

Jeannette Delva-Wiley  
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Environmental impact of proteins, focusing on protein activity when exposed to different compounds inducing glutathionylation, phosphorylation, and other processes   
Hometown: Boston, MA

Brian Dowtin    
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: Software/Hardware Ethics         
Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Mizpha Fernander         
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Conducting Immunology studies using a kidney disease model             
 Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Jeremy Flood    
Program: Applied Science & Technology - Data Science and Analytics            
Research Interest: Principal Component Analyses and Big Data Analytics            
Hometown: Summerville, SC

Janica Gordon  
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Hometown: Marrero, LA

Joseph Graves  
Program: Applied Science & Technology - Data Science and Analytics            
Research Interest: Food landscape and food insecurity using data visualization and statistical inferencing       
Hometown: Greensboro, NC


William Gray     

Program: Electrical & Computer Engineering      
Research Interest: Distributed Remote Sensing     
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Laquaundra Hampton   
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Cellular Signaling          
Hometown: Cheverly, MD

Joshua Hayes    
Program: Applied Science & Technology - Bioscience             
Research Interest: Neuroscience             
Hometown: Richmond, VA

James Headen  
Program: Computational Science & Engineering
Research Interest: Epidemic Modeling, Network and transportation modeling             
Hometown: Wilmington NC

Taylor Hogue    
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Duckweed Bioremediation of Xenobiotics in a Model Laboratory Greywater System
Hometown: New York, NY

Brett Hunter     
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Improvement of Forecasting of Natural, Climatic, Economic, Financial, Social, etc., phenomena Based on Analyzing Large Data Sets     
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Markiesha James           
Program: Applied Science & Technology - Atmospheric, Enviro, Energy Science      
Research Interest: Biomass & Bioenergy          
Hometown: Jackson, MS

Sean Johnson   
Program: Electrical & Computer Engineering      
Research Interest: Semiconductor nanomaterials, nanowires devices and applications             
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Shaun Little       
Program: Computational Science & Engineering
Research Interest: Bias in image analysis, data mining, machine learning and data visualization     
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Janelle Mason  
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: Cyberidentity, cybersecurity, biometrics, data science and machine learning
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Mackenzie Matthews    
Program: Mechanical Engineering          
Research Interest: Reducing the Effects of Disturbances Using Robust Control for Robot Systems             
Hometown: Lithonia, GA

 

 

Terra McKee     
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Energy & Environmental Systems in Education:  Opportunities, Practices and Visualization or Data Science & Analytics: Methodologies for Geospatial Statitstics and Visualizations using Community Level Data            
Hometown: Lexington, NC

Melodee Montgomery 
Program: Computational Science & Engineering             
Research Interest: Biometrics, Touch Data, Behavioral Biometrics             
Hometown: Belleville, NJ

Benjamin Morrow         
Program: Industrial & Systems Engineering             
Research Interest: Big Data Analytics and Stochastic Modeling              
Hometown: Mebane, NC 

Kashenya Pearson         
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Developing a doxorubicin-resistant triple negative breast cancer cell line       
Hometown: Florence, SC

Derrick Perry    
Program: Computational Science & Engineering
Research Interest: Developing Docking Based Approaches for Multi-Domain Protein Structure Prediction      
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Angelique Phifer            
Program: Applied Science & Technology - Data Science and Analytics    
Hometown: Buford, GA

Nigel Pugh         
Program: Computational Science & Engineering
Research Interest: Predictive Analytics , Machine Learning              
Hometown: Ahoskie, NC

Jessica Rawles  
Program: Mechanical Engineering          
Research Interest: Aerospace, Additive Manufacturing or Metallurgic Manufacturing
Hometown: Richmond, VA

David Richmond             
Program: Industrial & Systems Engineering             
Research Interest: Data and Analytical Sciences, Operations Research , and Applied Graph Theory         
Hometown: Marietta, GA

Justin Riley        
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Global Model Forecasting, the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Tropical Cyclone development    
Hometown: Durham, NC

Janelle Robinson            
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Fungal Biotechnology  
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA

RaSheka Robinson         
Program: Industrial & Systems Engineering             
Research Interest: Supply Chain and Logistics     
Hometown: Richmond, VA

Tenesha Robinson         
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: IT Governance and Control       
Hometown: Wilmington NC

Myles Ross        
Program: Mechanical Engineering          
Research Interest: Hypersonic Flight Control Using Plasma Actuators           
Hometown: Yorktown, VA

Brittany Sanders            
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Bacteria Use two-component response system (TCRS) for environmental adaptation         
Hometown: Washington, DC

Alex Sumner     
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: Cyber Security             
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Khiry Sutton      
Program: Applied Science & Technology
Research Interest: Sustainable Biomaterials            
Hometown: Winston Salem, NC

Shunafrica White
Program: Mechanical Engineering          
Research Interest: ACL injuries and sports biomechanics  
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Christopher Whitfield   
Program: Computer Science       
Research Interest: IBM Blockchain based on hyperledger Fabric
Hometown: Williamston, NC

Katelyn Williams            
Program: Industrial & Systems Engineering             
Research Interest: Human Movement and Performance with the goal of improving Rehabilitation, Human-Machine Interaction and Security             
Hometown: Christiana, DE

Sade Wilson-Davenport            
Program: Computational Science & Engineering      
Research Interest: Evolutionary Dynamics of Post Translational Modification in S cereris             
Hometown: Newark, DE