Dr. William Russell Receives the 2017 William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

Social Science Education Professor Dr. William Russelll is the recipient of the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) 2017 William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award.

Dr. Russell has encouraged and mentored qualified Ph.D. students to apply for the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, which is a program designed to address the underrepresentation of African-American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the State of Florida.

Social Sciences Education doctoral candidate and McKnight Doctoral Fellow Irenea Walker nominated Dr. Russell for the award. He was recently honored with his distinguished recognition during the McKnight Doctoral Fellows Conference in Tampa.

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