Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

On this episode of Tales from the Tower, Keyshia shares her story about managing depression, anxiety, and a difficult advising relationship in graduate school. Following her tale, Daphne, Keyshia, and Rachel discuss strategies that promote mental, social, and physical well-being in graduate school. If you’re interested in anonymously sharing your tale, reach out to us at info@theebonytower.com. *This episode is sponsored by Taupe Coat. Visit their … Continue reading Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

Podcast Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Scholar Spotlight with Dr. Rockquemore aka The Realist Advice You’ll Ever Get  On this Scholar Spotlight episode, TET interviews Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Founder and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and author of The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. We discuss Dr. Rockquemore’s educational trajectory, her inspo for starting the NCFDD, and Dr. Rockquemore gives … Continue reading Podcast Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Home is Where My Heart Resides…

Home is Where My Heart Resides… The U.S. Navy Veteran, turned Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded scientist, explains why he’s coming home to obtain his medical education. By Russell Joseph Ledet  There’s an indescribable feeling that comes from basking in the summer sun in Lake Charles, Louisiana—Sugar-soaked snow cones, boiled crawfish, and that Cajun accent that exudes southern hospitality. Listening to my brothers and sisters … Continue reading Home is Where My Heart Resides…

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 Harvard University, Matthew graduated from Columbia Law School, and practiced … Continue reading Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Matthew P. Shaw

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 like to shine the spotlight on Dr. Daniel Jean, who … Continue reading Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Jean