University of Vermont

George Washington Henderson Fellowship Program

Previous Henderson Fellows

Shametrice Davis

Shametrice Davis joined the Higher Education and Student Affairs program faculty as a Henderson Postdoctoral Fellow in the fall of 2012. Shametrice finished her doctoral studies at the University of Denver, where she completed her dissertation research on the success of historically Black colleges and universities in the 21st century. Through her research, Shametrice hopes to expose underlying systemic injustice leading to individual inequity or oppression and give voice to non-dominant communities that are not pervasive to dominant ideologies and scholarship. Also integral to her research is a strengths-based approach to empowering underrepresented communities and leaders.

Pablo Bose

Todne Thomas Chipumuro is a Henderson Fellow in the Department of Religion.  Her research interests focus on Caribbean diasporic religions, black Atlantic migrations, Afro-diasporic family systems, and the anthropology of Christianity.  Her dissertation, Coming Alongside: Relatedness and Transcendence in a (Black) Atlantic Church Community explores the spiritual kinship ties mediating the lived religious experiences and imaginaries of a West Indian and African American evangelical faith community in Atlanta, Georgia.  In addition to providing a closer look into how black evangelicals understand their connections to the sacred and one another, her work compels a reconsideration of kinship as a primarily biological phenomenon and provides a dynamic portrait of the changing geographies of the U.S. South in a globalizing world.

Pablo Bose

Pablo Bose, former Henderson Fellow, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and affiliated with the Global Studies, Canadian Studies, Asian Studies, and ALANA Ethnic Studies programs. His work is focused on issues of space, place, and power. He has taught courses on South Asia, immigration, transnationalism, political ecology, race and ethnicity, and population displacement at UVM. Dr. Bose’s current projects include a study of globalization and urbanization in mega-cities in India, a book on ethics and international development, and ongoing research into refugee resettlement and acculturation in Vermont.

Nadege Dufort

Nadège Dufort is a former Henderson Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages. She received her Ph.D. in Francophone Studies from the University of Louisiana, at Lafayette in Spring 2009 with a specialization in insular literatures. She earned an M.A. in Foreign Languages and Pedagogy at the University of Delaware in Spring 2005. She also earned a Maîtrise de Français Langue Etrangère (F.L.E.), (M.A. in French as a Foreign Language) at the Institut Supérieur d'Etudes Francophones (I.S.E.F.), University of Antilles and French Guiana, Martinique, September 2001. She was a recipient of the Regional Council of Martinique grant for her dissertation. Her research interests center on the comparison between French Caribbean and Indian Ocean Literatures around the concepts of Créolité, Créolisation, and Coolitude. She has done extensive research and presentations at conferences (C.I.E.F) on Indian Ocean and French Caribbean authors. She has six years of experience teaching French and Francophone cultures at various levels in the United States, Martinique, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Randall Harp

Randall Harp, former Henderson Fellow, is an Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy.  His research interests primarily lie at the various intersections of rationality, justification, agency, and sociality.  He is interested in the philosophical underpinnings of the behavioral sciences and of the social sciences; in explanations of individual and collective behavior; in the explanatory adequacy of rational choice theory and game theory; and in the ways that we model rational and irrational behaviors.   He teaches courses in the philosophy of action, logic, the philosophy of social science, ethics, and ancient philosophy.

Dorian McCoy

Dorian McCoy, former Henderson Fellow, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Professional Studies (Higher Education and Student Affairs). His research focuses on the experiences of people of color in higher education, access to higher education, and faculty/graduate student socialization. Dorian’s courses include the Student Affairs Profession, Issues of Access in Higher Education, and Introduction to Higher Education Research. His most recent work was “Multicultural Student Services at Public Institutions;” a chapter in the forthcoming text Building Bridges, Re-visioning Community: Multicultural Student Services on Campus.

Anthony McInnis

Anthony McInnis, former Henderson Fellow, is an Assistant Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. His research and teaching interests center on the design, testing and development of ecologically designed systems for the treatment of wastes in industrial, institutional and community settings. His research draws upon multiple disciplines to address complex environmental and socio-economic problems. His current research is focused on treating mining wastes using ecological processes, and the development of algae based biodiesels and liquid fuels.

Rashad Shabazz

Rashad Shabazz, former Henderson fellow, is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department. A graduate of the History of Consciousness department, Rashad’s work explores the ways in which space shape Black identity in the United States and South Africa. His current work examines how ubiquitous forms of carceral punishment organized the lives of poor Blacks in America’s cities.

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