Faculty & Staff

Caree Banton
Caree Banton,
Assistant Professor of History and African and African American studies

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has awarded a Lapidus Center fellowship to Caree Banton. The highly competitive $30,000 fellowship will provide a six-month residency for Banton to work in the archives of the New York Public Library system. She will use the fellowship to write and research her forthcoming book, More Auspicious Shores: Post-Emancipation Barbadian Emigrants in Pursuit of Freedom, Citizenship, and Nationhood in Liberia, 1834-1912.

I am delighted to be chosen to be the scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center and I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet and work with the other scholars and residents of the center

Jill Wheeler
Jill Geisler Wheeler
Assistant Director, Fulbright Honors Program

Wheeler joined the Fulbright Honors Program after more than five years of academic advising in the Fulbright Advising Center. She was named "Outstanding Academic Adviser" by ArkAAN in 2010 and her co-presentation on student veterans won Best of Region 7. Prior to advising, she was an assistant director of admissions in the Office of Admissions.

Wheeler is passionate about Soldiers to Students, a program that provides academic advising for returning veterans and educates advisors on how they can help institutions become veteran friendly. The program's motto is "They served for us, now let's serve them."