Prentiss Dantzler has received a Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO.  Prentiss will be a Riley Scholar-In-Residence and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.  He will teach undergraduate courses including Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality as well as Community Development during the 2015/2016 academic year while he completes his dissertation.

This fellowship program is facilitated through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges (CFD).  The Consortium is committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty members and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions.

For more information about the Consortium for Faculty Diversity, see:

In addition, Prentiss was also accepted to the Building Future Faculty (BFF) Program at North Carolina State University.  The BFF Program is a competitive workshop for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars who are committed to promoting diversity in higher education with interests in pursuing academic careers.  Prentiss will represent Rutgers in March 2015 among other top universities in this program which aims to increase representation of diverse U.S. graduate students and postdoctoral scholars into academia.

For more information about the Building Future Faculty Program, visit