Barksdale Receives SREB Doctoral Award

Publish Date: 01/22/2009

Jeremy Barksdale, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, has received a distinguished fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board to pursue his doctoral work. The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college, university and/or department. In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the Compact for Faculty Diversity Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

In speaking about the award Jeremy says "I am excited about receiving this award as I will be able to focus more effort towards accomplishing my research and doctoral goals." Jeremy is working in the human-computer interaction area with Dr. Scott McCrickard.

The Southern Regional Education Board was founded more nearly 60 years ago specifically to help states improve and share resources in higher education. In 1993 the SREB states created the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program with a mission to increase the number of minority students who earn Ph.D.s and become college and university professors. Today, the program has produced more than 425 graduates and currently assists more than 330 scholars who are actively pursuing Ph.D. degrees.

Barksdale was nominated for the award by Marilyn Kershaw (Director, Graduate Student Recruiting for the Graduate School), and Dr. Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones (Associate Professor in Computer Science and Associate Dean in Residence and Director of the Office for Graduate Student Diversity Initiative).

Congratulations to Jeremy!

See: SREB Doctoral Award information.