Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program

William Paterson University Launching New Round of Predoctoral Fellowships (2023-2025)

Launched in 2021, the predoctoral fellowship program at William Paterson University supports advanced-standing doctoral candidates who desire a teaching career at an institution that emphasizes teaching quality and encourages multiple forms of scholarship. The program invests in the success of predoctoral students—coursework completed and working on dissertation—from underrepresented backgrounds either at the institutional or disciplinary levels. Departments commit to mentoring these fellows and to providing similar levels of research support as they would for tenure-track faculty. The fellows teach in the department and participate in a cohort experience designed to position them for success in a tenure-track appointment at William Paterson or other institution of higher education after degree completion. This year the fellowship program also includes one postdoctoral teaching fellow opportunity in chemistry with the same mentoring support as the predoctoral fellows. 

Fellowships available in the following fields:

Sarita Brown

View Keynote Address from National Webinar Kicking off the 2023-2025 Predoctoral Fellowship Program here » 

Sarita E. Brown
"Serving Latino Student Success: Higher Education's Opportunity"

Sarita E. Brown is Co-founder & President of Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on accelerating Latino student success in higher education by linking research, policy, and practice to better serve Latino students. A recognized leader and advocate for equity in higher education, President Brown served as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans during the Clinton Administration. As Excelencia’s president, she draws on her expertise to help catalyze higher educational institutions and leaders committed to making their campuses learning environments where Latino students thrive. She engages partners and investors to advance Excelencia’s goals of transforming higher education to serve Latino students with intentionality.