Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program

Offering fellowships in the fields of management, educational leadership, psychology, communication disorders, and music to support the academic career launch of underrepresented faculty.

This new pre-doctoral fellowship program at William Paterson University will support doctoral candidates or terminal degree candidates who desire a teaching career at an institution that emphasizes teaching quality and encourages multiple forms of scholarship. The program will invest in the success of advanced pre-doctoral students—coursework completed and working on dissertation or whatever culminates study in their field—from underrepresented backgrounds either at the institutional or disciplinary levels. Departments will commit to mentoring these fellows and to providing similar levels of research support as they would for tenure-track faculty. The fellows will teach in the department and participate in a cohort experience intended to position them for success in a tenure-track appointment at William Paterson or other institution of higher education.

Click here to view bios for the 2021-23 inaugural fellows »
Click here to view the pre-doctoral fellowship program FAQ »

Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program Informational Session

David E. Jones, EdD
Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Talent Management, William Paterson University

Kara Rabbitt, PhD
Associate Provost, William Paterson University