National Fellowships Committee

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Professor Coates talks to students in a MUM classroom
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The functions of the National Fellowships Committee are to oversee the candidacies of all Miami students interested in competing for select National Fellowship opportunities; and administer the campus nomination process that leads to Miami’s institutional endorsements of candidates for these opportunities.  The committee shall also manage the recruitment and advising of potential candidates and the marketing of fellowship opportunities and deadlines to the University community.


Committee members are appointed by the Provost following consultation with the Executive Director of the Honors College. The membership shall be comprised of those faculty and staff members who have been assigned responsibility for managing fellowships in a particular cognate or interest area and faculty/staff members with an interest in fellowship advising.

  • Faculty and staff members appointed by the Provost as needed and appropriate

Current Membership

  • Dr. Zeb Baker, Executive Director, Honors College
  • Chair: Karla Guinigundo, Director of Global Partnerships, Global Initiatives; Coordinator of International and Liberal Arts fellowships
  • Dr. Paul Urayama, Associate Professor, Department of Physics (CAS); Coordinator of STEM-related fellowships
  • Annie Dell'Aria, Associate Professor, Department of Art (CCA)
  • Joyce Fernandes, Professor, Department of Biology, Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Dr. John Forren, Associate Professor, Departments of Political Science and Justice and Community Studies; Executive Director, Menard Family Center for Democracy (CAS, CLAAS)
  • Dr. Joe Johnson, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology (CAS)
  • Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer, Karen Buchwald Wright Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success (CEC)
  • Lea Minniti, Assistant Dean for Student Services (CEHS)
  • Dr. Charles Moul, Associate Professor, Department of Economics (FSB)
  • Secretary: Gail Kings, Honors Administrative Assistant