Clarion University-Venango Campus is pleased to welcome Ms. Mellie Torres, 2011 Frederick Douglass Scholar, to present on her dissertation "Masculinity, Ethnic, Racial, and Academic Identity: A Study of Latino Boys" on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 11:45 AM in the Rhoades Center lounge. Lunch will be served.
Mellie is a doctoral candidate in the department of Teaching and Learning in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, research assistant at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at NYU, and recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship. Prior to her doctoral studies, Mellie was a high school mathematics teacher in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
The Frederick Douglass program is part of a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Frederick Douglass Collaborative that is intended to commemorate Douglass' life-long contributions to equality and public service. The goals of the program are also consistent with the University's mission to serve historically under-represented populations.