|Doveanna Fulton and Joycelyn Moody|
Among other factors, a key moment along Fulton's scholarly journey occurred early on when she took a literature course with Gabrielle Foreman, a literary historian and specialist in 19th century African American literature. Fulton was quite impressed with Foreman, who provided guidance, advice, and inspiration on how to pursue a career as a professor and scholar. Listening to Fulton discuss Foreman's assistance and influence clarified the extents to which the appearance of a good teacher in a student's life at a key moment can make such an important difference.
Fulton provided our Fellows with a general blueprint for how a sister moves from undergrad to graduate school to professor to director of a Black Studies program, director of a Gender and Race Studies program, and on to a Dean position.
Related: AALCI 2012