Project MALES is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP) recipients. After receiving a competitive pool of applications from across the country, the following scholars were selected to join the 2022-2023 cohort: Johnnie Campbell (Loyola University Chicago), Joseph Romero-Reyes (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Stephanie Tilley (Prairie View A&M University), and Josh Wallace (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
The mission of PM-GSP is to support the academic and career advancement of emerging scholars whose research is focused on the educational outcomes of male students of color.
These scholars reflect an impressive array of accomplishments and the PM-GSP is excited to have them join the Project MALES network. In addition to being paired up with a Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor, these scholars will also receive a $500 stipend and professional development.
Johnnie Campbell, M.Ed (He/Him/His) is a PhD student at Loyola University Chicago’s Higher Education PhD Program with an emphasis in Education Policy Studies. Johnnies predominant research interest centers ways Black men resist against forms of oppression that manifest in college environments. Broadly, Johnnie is interested in how this phenomenon might be employed to dismantle pervasive deficit thinking and praxis within higher education. Johnnie’s work purposely infuses methods which illuminate the humanity, brilliance and dignity of Black men.
Joseph Romero-Reyes is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research centers on students’ assets and strengths, primarily focusing on the experiences of first-generation, low-income, men of color in community college with transfer aspirations to four-year universities.
Stephanie Tilley is a PhD Candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Prairie View A & M University. Her research agenda explores internationalization at HBCUs, the impact of global travel and intercultural learning on Black American students and the contemporary circumstances of global African Diaspora communities. Her dissertation seeks to explore the impact of study abroad on Black American male students and how it allows them to experience themselves outside of a U.S. American context.
Josh Wallace is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research uses qualitative methodologies and critical theoretical frameworks to (1) examine the ways in which Black men in engineering develop their identities (e.g., race, gender, academic discipline) and (2) investigate their transition to and through higher education. His current work explores how Black men make sense of their manhood and masculinities within engineering disciplines.
Congratulations to our newly selected cohort of PM-GSP scholars on their well-deserved success. Furthermore, we would like to acknowledge and thank our amazing affiliates who served as reviewers: Drs. Melissa Abeyta, Lazaro Camacho, Hugo Garcia, Ángel de Jesus Gonzalez, Edwin Hernandez, Gilberto Lara, Cristobal Salinas, Michael V. Singh, & Marissa Vasquez. Last but never least, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for our GSP co-chairs: Drs. Eligio Martinez, José Del Real Viramontes, & Guillermo Ortega.
Learn more about the Graduate Scholars Program.