FDDS Fellows

Fellows of the award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program help to create an inspired intellectual community, offer mentorship and academic support, and forge lasting connections with students. FDDS Fellows facilitate curated experiences in and out of the classroom to position scholars for graduate and professional school, foster cultural enrichment, and support career awareness and readiness.

Celeste Davis Professorial Lecturer CAS - Health Studies

Celeste Davis is a health equity advocate and educator driven by a passion and unique skill set to center the voice of systemically oppressed communities through her academic and policy work. Her broa


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Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus Professorial Lecturer CAS - Psychology

Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Mic


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Neisha-Anne Green Adjunct Instructor CAS - Literature

Academic Interests: Social Justice Pedagogy, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Writing Center Tutor Education What began as volunteer work has blossomed into passion for Neisha-Anne. Outside of he


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Anika Simpson Visiting Associate Professor CAS - Philosophy and Religion

Anika Simpson, PhD, is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University. She also serves as the Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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Wim Taylor Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Wim Taylor joined the Kogod Center for Career Development in September 2011 as the Associate Director of Employer Relations. In November of 2014, Wim transitioned into the role of Director of Alumni E


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Russell Williams Distinguished Artist in Residence SOC - School of Communication

Russell Williams is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He joined SOC after an illustrious career in Hollywood, where he won two Academy Awards for his sound work on Glory and Dances with Wo


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