UW–Madison graduate student awarded Marquette fellowship to advance Milwaukee-based research

UW–Madison graduate student CJ Greer has been awarded the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship by Marquette University.

CJ Greer

The fellowship, which aims to increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate, provides one year of support for advanced doctoral students at other U.S. universities.

Fellows will be in residence at Marquette University through the 2024-25 academic year during which they will teach a course in their area of specialization, interact with faculty and undergraduate students, give a public presentation, and devote their primary energies to the completion and defense of their dissertations. Mitchem Fellows are also mentored by a senior faculty mentor in their discipline while in residence at Marquette.

Greer is pursuing a PhD in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, with a doctoral minor in Qualitative Research Methodology in Education. His dissertation research is examining how a Milwaukee community-based educational space uplifts Black youth in their pursuit of social justice education activism.

“I am deeply grateful to receive support from the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship in completing my doctoral journey here at UW,” Greer says. “Receiving this fellowship not only provides additional guidance from the dynamic faculty within the College of Education at Marquette, but also allows me to advance Milwaukee-focused education scholarship in the city I call home. I look forward to this next chapter and contributing to our knowledge about Milwaukee.”

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