Graduate Teaching Fellow
MeCherri was awarded the Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship at Middle Tennessee State University beginning fall of 2016. The purpose of the Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of underrepresented minority graduate students from across the country who are completing dissertation research. Fellows will teach one course each semester in an area related to their academic preparation and the need of the department hosting the fellow. Fellows will be expected to devote significant time to the completion of the dissertation. This fellowship also provides fellows with a faculty mentor. Support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses is provided, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance, retirement savings programs, employee assistance programs, educational assistance programs, and sick leave.