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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Matthew P. Shaw

The Ebony Tower had the pleasure to interview Dr. Matthew P. Shaw, an American Bar Foundation Law and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University beginning in 2017. Before earning his doctorate in Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education at […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Jean

The Ebony Tower Spotlight is dedicated to highlighting the impactful work and unique experiences of early career scholars of color. The column also focuses on providing current and future graduate students with insight and encouragement from those who have successfully navigated the long and winding road to earning a doctoral degree. This week, we would […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Omari Jackson

Dr. Omari Jackson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morgan State University, spoke with The Ebony Tower about his path to academia,why he made the transition from teaching at a predominantly white institution (PWI) to teaching at a HBCU, and how  he navigated the job market. The interview is divided into the following five sections for your […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part II)

PART II – In the first part of the interview, we spoke a lot about Dr. Garcia’s path to academia and advice she had for doctoral students related to navigating the job market. Part II of the interview is dedicated to discussing her research on Hispanic Serving Institutions and her thoughts on the role of universities in building a […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part I)

The Ebony Tower’s Daphne Penn had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor of Administrative and Policy Studies at University of Pittsburgh, for the Scholar Spotlight. In addition to her position as a tenure-track professor at Pitt, Dr. Garcia is also a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral […]

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The TA

by Ebony Tower Contributors
A Teaching Assistant or TA as it is often called is, first and foremost, a job. It is a job in which you may receive payment in the form of a graduate stipend, a salary or, occasionally, as a trade off for subsidized housing and/or meal plans.

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Stipends

by The Ebony Tower Contributors
I’m sure you’re aware that the PhD path will be a challenging one, so unless you have Ducktales money in the bank, the stipend may be your main source of income for rent, food, self-care and even professional endeavors such as presenting your work at conferences or buying data software.

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The Issue of Graduate Student Unionization

by Eddie Kim   Graduate students at private universities across the country are preparing themselves for the end of August, 2016, when they expect the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to pass down a major decision concerning unionization laws at their respective institutions. Rather than engage with how the NLRB should rule on the case, […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Alyssa J. Elmore

by The Ebony Tower Contributors The Ebony Tower’s Scholar Spotlight is dedicated to highlighting the impactful work and unique experiences of early career scholars of color. The column also focuses on providing current and future graduate students with insight and encouragement from those who have successfully navigated the long and winding road to earning a […]

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