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Dr. Stephanie Young published the following:

Young, Stephanie. L., & Pham, Vincent (2018). “The problematics of postracial colorblindness: Exploring Cristina Yang’s Asianness in Grey’s Anatomy.” In R. A. Griffin and M. D. E. Meyer (Eds.), Adventures in Shondaland: Identity politics and the power of representation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN: 978-0813596310

Young, S. L., & McCrady, Nikki. (2018). “We are definitely not The Brady Brunch”: An analysis of queer parenting in the teen family drama The Fosters. In E. L. Newman and E. Witsell (Eds.), ABC Family to Freeform tv: Essays on the millennial-focused network and its programs (pp. 117-138). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN: 978-1476667355 

Starting Fall 2018, Dr. Young is also the Director of Basic Course. 


Dr. Phoneshia Wells was selected as a reviewer for The Journal of Education and Development (JED), which is a professional journal devoted to addressing current issues and future developments in education. The aim of the journal is to strive to strengthen connections between research and practice within the field of education and human development.

Dr. Wells presented along with three MHA students at the Aging in America Conference in San Francisco, CA March 26-30, 2018. The symposium was titled, "Falls: Not Only a Nursing Home Concern".

Dr. Wells presented at poster at the WIC 2018: Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits Evaluation conference in Chicago,IL April 22-25, 2018. The poster included the research results from her 2017 Junior Faculty Summer Research “Empowering Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Recipients” project.


Ms. Xavia Harrington-Chate, Instructor in English, will be speaking at the Black and Brown Summit. For details check:

Ms. Harrington-Chate has successfully completed all doctoral coursework and examinations related to pursuing said Ph.D.; thus, she has now been given the title of Ph.D. candidate (ABD). Upon successful completion and defense of her doctoral dissertation in the near future, Harrington will graduate with full rights and privileges of the Ph.D. in which she is currently pursuing.

Dr. Phonesia Wells, Assistant Professor of Health Services, received the 2017 USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty for her project, "Empowering Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Recipients."

Dr. Stephanie Young & Dr. Sukanya Gupta have recently been awarded tenure and are now promoted to associate professors.

Dr. Veronica Huggins recently presented with Dr. Wendy Turner at the Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Urban Diversity and Economic Growth 26-28 July 2017 @University of Toronto-Chestnut Conference Centreoronto, Canada. Their presentation was titled "Standing in the Gap: Benefits of Cross-racial and Interracial Mentoring."

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