Senior Faculty Fellows Program

The Kirwan Institute Senior Faculty Fellows Program is intended to capture the insight and intellectual energy of senior faculty at OSU. The principal goals of this program are as follows:

  • Advance the research and scholarship on race, ethnicity and relevant intersections.
  • Support research and scholarship projects that enhance the ongoing work of the Kirwan Institute.
  • Create and energize collaborations that will continue beyond the fellowship experience.
  • Stimulate cross-disciplinary research and scholarship at the University.
  • Provide short-term opportunities for senior faculty to engage in research with full or partial relief from the added responsibility of teaching.
  • Support faculty in developing new pedagogy around race, ethnicity and social justice.
  • Expose OSU faculty and the Kirwan Institute staff to new areas of research and scholarship.
  • Build a cadre of senior faculty who can serve in an advisory capacity (either formally or informally) with the Institute on research and scholarship.


As of October 2007, two Faculty Fellows have been named:

  • Sharon Davies, Professor, Moritz College of Law
  • Charles Hancock, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Urban, International/Global Affairs, College of Education and Human Ecology


For more information about the senior faculty fellow program, please contact Tom Rudd at