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Program Administration

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Program Administration

The City College Provost appoints a Director and Steering Committee to administer and set policy for the City College Fellowship and MMUF on the City College campus. The Steering Committee screens applications, interviews candidates, and names fellowship recipients for both the City College Fellowship and MMUF. Faculty Mentors are chosen by Fellows. Mentors are invited to communicate directly with the Director and members of the Steering Committee.

 

 Isabel Estrada
ISABEL ESTRADA
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPANISH

Dr. Estrada is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. She received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has served on the City College and MMUF Fellowships Program Steering Committee since it was created in 2014 and has extensive mentoring experience both at the undergraduate level (at Middlebury College and Barnard College) as well as at the graduate level here at CCNY. Her area of specialization is the literature and film of the Spanish Civil War. In addition to numerous refereed articles, her publications include El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, representación y formación de la identidad democrática Española (2013). She is currently working on her second book manuscript, entitled Expanding Spanish Cinema: New Forms of Social Life in the Twenty-First Century.
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LAURIE WOODARD
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

Laurie Woodard began her professional life as a dancer with the Dance Theater of Harlem. She completed her BA in History at Columbia University and her Ph. D in History and African American Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses upon the intersection between the cultural and political realms and employs interdisciplinary methodologies, drawing from performance studies, critical race theory, and women and gender studies. She was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship and the Sylvia Arden Boone Prize. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and American Quarterly. She is currently completing a manuscript on the life and work of performing artist and civil rights activist Fredi Washington.
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 James Booth
JAMES BOOTH
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Dr. Booth earned his doctorate in atmospheric science from the University of Washington. His research interest involves: Hazards, Extremes and Climatic Changes associated with Wintertime Storms; Air-Sea Interactions in the Midlatitudes; and Midlatitude Clouds: the role of atmospheric dynamics and their representation in General Circulation Models (GCMs). He is now Assistant Professor of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science.
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 Timothy Ellmore
TIMOTHY ELLMORE
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Ellmore earned his doctorate studying associative learning and memory retrieval in the Cognition and Neural Systems Program in the Department of Psychology at The University of Arizona. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying language lateralization at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by an appointment as research assistant professor position there studying working memory using a combination of intracranial EEG and fMRI. He is now Associate Professor of Psychology and head of the Memory and Cognition Lab at The City College of New York.
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 Renee Philippi
RENEE PHILIPPI
FELLOWSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Renee Philippi holds a BA (Theatre with a Political Science minor) from the University of Michigan, where she received the prestigious Maize and Blue Award and was the student speaker of her graduating class. She holds, as well, a MA (Creative Writing/English) from City College, CUNY, and a MFA (Theatre/ Directing) from the Brooklyn College, CUNY.

She is a professional theatre director and writer and the Artistic Director of Concrete Temple NY. Her credits include work at/with the Public Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, CSC, Mabou Mines, Director's Company, Women's Project and Productions, La Mama Galleria, New Georges, HERE, Greenwich House Music School, Joe's Pub, Peculiar Works Project, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Palace Theatre-CT, Guadalupe Arts Center-TX, Southern Theatre-MN, Williamstown Theatre Festival-MA, Atlanta Arts Festival-GA, Deutsche Theater-Berlin, Tuchfabrik-Trier and Spiderwoman Theater.