April 30, 2014

We are delighted to announce that MMUF Brian Johnson, who was originally selected as an MMUF fellow as an undergraduate at Johnson C. Smith University, has been chosen by Tuskegee University as its seventh president. Brian, who currently holds a joint appointment as Interim Vice President of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Provost/Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University, earned his PhD in English from the University of South Carolina in 2003.

April 25, 2014

MMUF PhD Geraldo Cadava (Dartmouth '04) has been awarded the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award for 2014 for his first book, Common Ground: The Making of the Sunbelt Borderland (published last year by Harvard University Press). The OAH awards the Turner Award to first books published by scholars of American history.

April 14, 2014

MMUF PhD Lillian Guerra (Dartmouth '92) has received one of 178 fellowships awarded by the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2014. Dr. Guerra, who is Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida, was selected as an MMUF fellow at Dartmouth College and earned her PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000, following which she taught at Bates College and Yale University.

March 17, 2014

MMUF is the subject of a featured article published today in the online and print editions of  Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article profiles three MMUF PhDs - Sean Decatur, Ben Vinson and Stephen Pitti - who are now in high-level administrative or faculty positions at their institutions, and who discuss the importance of MMUF in opening up the paths that led them to their current positions. Read the article here!

February 12, 2014

Swarthmore College Bulletin features Swarthmore's 25-year-old MMUF program in its January 2014 issue. The article, "Talent Scouts," profiles Swat MMUF fellows at all stages of the program, along with past and present coordinators. Read it online here.

January 23, 2014

Princeton University's MMUF program is profiled in the news section of Princeton's website. The article covers the 25-year history of MMUF at Princeton and includes quotations from Princeton coordinators, mentors and fellows (from current undergraduates to veteran PhDs). Read the article here:


January 15, 2014

The MMUF Undergraduate Journal for 2013-2014 has just been published by Harvard University's MMUF program. It features articles by 33 current undergraduate Mellon fellows from across the program.

An electronic copy of the journal can be viewed here. The full list of contributing fellows is below.

Barnard College

Ali Rosa-Salas


Carleton College

David Williams II


Columbia University

Maryam Aziz


December 17, 2013

MMUF PhD LeRhonda (Rhon) Manigault-Bryant (Duke '99) earned tenure at Williams College in December 2013 (see the announcement here). Rhon earned her PhD from Emory University in religion and Africana studies in 2007. Prior to her arrival at Williams in 2011, she taught at Wake Forest University.

December 16, 2013

MMUF PhD Garikai Campbell (Swarthmore '90) was named Provost and Senior Vice President of Morehouse College in July 2013. Dr. Campbell earned his PhD in mathematics from Rutgers University in 1998. Previously he was Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Swarthmore College, where he also served as coordinator of Swarthmore's MMUF program. Congratulations to Garikai!