Diverse | Emerging Scholars

2018 Emerging Scholars

Introducing this year’s batch of 15 scholars who represent
the future of the academy.

  • E. Tendayi Achiume - Law
  • Dr. Albert Yves Bimper Jr. - Ethnic Studies
  • Dr. Tommy J. Curry - Philosophy
  • Dr. Carl DuPont - Music
  • Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt - Human & Organizational Development
  • Dr. Padmaja Guggilla - Physics
  • Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez - Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Ravi Perry - Political Science
  • Dr. Steve Ramirez - Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Dr. Leoandra 'Onnie' Rogers - Psychology
  • Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter - American Indian Studies
  • Dr. Marina Suarez - Geological Sciences
  • Dr. Efrain Talamantes - Medicine
  • Dr. Heather Washington - Sociology
  • Dr. InJeong Yoon - Art


Emerging Scholars: Class of 2018

For the past 17 years, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has recognized an interdisciplinary group of minority scholars who represent the very best of the U.S. academy.

This year is no exception. Although the process of selecting our Emerging Scholars — from hundreds of nominations — is always a daunting task, our 2018 cohort of Emerging Scholars is exceptional. These professors have distinguished themselves in their various academic disciplines and are actively working to make our society more equitable and just.

We invite you to take the time to learn more about these scholars and to celebrate their achievements. They are making a difference and changing our institutions of higher education for the better.


Jamal Eric Watson

Executive Editor

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