Faculty Fellows

The Faculty Fellows Program is a program for sophomore merit scholars. Thirteen distinguished faculty members representing a wide range of disciplines from across the university are leading small groups of 6-7 students in discussions of academic articles throughout the year. Each group will meet four times during the year—twice in the fall semester and twice in the spring semester. The listing of Faculty Fellows and their discussion topics are listed below.

Lamonte AidooLamonte Aidoo, Romance Studies
Discussion topic: Scholars of Color in the Academy: Journeys, Pathways Discoveries

Sophia SantillanSophia Santillan, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Discussion topic: Chaos Theory and Related Applications
Michael BerginMichael Bergin, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Discussion topic: Improving the Environment and Human Health through Data Analytics: How Will We Harness the Deluge of Information?
Nicole Schramm-SapytaNicole Schramm-Sapyta, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Discussion topic: Law Enforcement, the Judicial System, and Mental Health
Alexander GlassAlexander Glass, Earth & Climate Sciences
Discussion topic: Climate Change: the Facts of Science and the Lies of Denialism
Jason SomarelliJason Somarelli, Duke Cancer Institute
Discussion topic: Cancer, Convergentce, and Competition: How Ecological and Evolutionary Principles Inform Cancer Treatment
Molly GoldwasserMolly Goldwasser, Education
Discussion topic: Access and Equity in Education
Candis SmithCandis Smith, Political Science
Discussion topic: Measuring Racial Progress(ivism)
George GrodyGeorge Grody, Markets & Management Studies
Discussion topic: Swimmers vs. Waterwalkers: Leadership, Professionalism, and Success in the Real World
Priscilla WaldPriscilla Wald, English
Discussion topic: Science Through a Cultural Lens
Thomas NewpherThomas Newpher, Psychology and Neuroscience
Discussion topic: Novel Techniques to Manipulate Neural Activity, Map Brain Circuits, & Treat Neurological Disorders
Jory WeintraubJory Weintraub, Science and Society
Discussion topic: Science Obfuscation: Why and How Corporations and Politicians Miscommunicate Science to Advance their Agenda (and What We Can Do About It)
Minna NgMinna Ng, Psychology and Neuroscience
Discussion topic: Evidence for Environmental Enrichment on the Brain: Effects of Physical and Social Stimulation