Twelve new fellows have been selected for the 2003-04 Administrative Fellowship Program. Of the 12 fellows, seven are visiting fellows (talented professionals drawn from business, education, and the professions outside the University) and five are resident fellows (minority professionals currently working at Harvard). Resident fellows are identified by their department and selected by the fellowship program review committee to have the leadership potential to advance to higher administrative positions. The University-wide program, coordinated by the Office of the Assistant to the President, began its year with a one-day orientation at the Faculty Club in September. President Lawrence H. Summers was present to welcome the sponsors and the 12 new fellows.
Entering its 15th year, the program provides an opportunity to bring outstanding professionals, especially from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, into the Harvard community for a one-year work experience in academic administration.
The program is supplemented with seminars and case studies on academic administration presented by deans, vice presidents, major office directors, and faculty at the University. The goals of the program include enhancing the fellows’ administrative and professional skills and clarifying their career objectives.
The 2003-04 Visiting Administrative Fellows are as follows
Anjali Adukia, Ed.M. in administration, planning and social policy (Harvard University), B.A. in molecular and integrative physiology (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Adukia most recently worked in the Graduate School of Education, Office of the Dean on the Academic Cabinet, which reviewed and made policy changes relating to doctoral program and curricular issues. Adukia previously worked in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; at the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in San Francisco; and at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where her primary responsibilities included volunteer management, marketing, and development assistance. She has served on numerous boards of nonprofit coalitions and community development organizations in addition to volunteering her time with immigrant communities doing hate violence education and community awareness. Her fellowship placement is in the Office of the President and Provost.
Janette Bataringaya, M.P.H. (Boston University), B.A. in English language and literature (Makerere University, Uganda). Bataringaya worked as the director of public health at Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester for nearly 10 years. She assisted the center with strategic planning and development, and directed and provided oversight for programs involving HIV/AIDS education, lead poisoning prevention, cancer screening, and adolescent health, among others. She chaired several councils and was part of the Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee that prepared the center to be disaster-ready. She was also the center’s designated liaison with its hospital affiliates, and state, city, and community partners. Bataringaya serves on the National Interviewing Team for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), responsible for interviewing medical professionals seeking NHSC scholarships. Her fellowship placement is in the Center for Public Health Preparedness, School of Public Health.
Timothy Martin Broughton, Ph.D. in history (Clark Atlanta University). Broughton most recently worked at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Ala., as an instructor in history. His courses have included American history, African-American history, and Alabama history. Prior to entering the field of education, Broughton worked almost a decade in public health for the state of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His responsibilities included managing projects for HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and chairing committees on public health for indigent populations. His fellowship placement is in the Office of Educational Development, Harvard Medical School.
Dell M. Hamilton, B.A. in journalism (Northeastern University). Hamilton most recently worked as a marketing strategist and consultant for local Boston nonprofit organizations. Her professional experience also includes providing public relations counsel to several startup technology firms and serving on the media relations team for the U.S. Census Bureau’s national campaign to count America’s citizens. Her fellowship assignment is in the African and African-American Studies Department, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.
Venita A. Kelley, Ph.D. in intercultural and public communication (University of Nebraska), M.A. in mass communication (Howard University), B.A. in social sciences (University of California, Berkeley). Kelley was most recently a visiting assistant professor of communication studies at Doane College in Crete, Neb. She was formerly an assistant professor of communication (intercultural, rhetoric, and media studies) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she had a joint appointment in ethnic studies for the African American and African Studies program where she was a professor of African-American Culture and Communication. She has been the recipient of numerous awards related to her teaching, training, academic, and community work. In 2002 she was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. Her fellowship placement is in the Office of Public Affairs, Harvard Medical School.
Payal Nangia, Ed.M. in university administration (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and B.A. in anthropology and history (University of California, San Diego). Nangia’s professional experience includes working for a higher education association in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in management and financial practices for senior university leadership. She has also worked in an institutional setting at her alma maters in development, alumni affairs, and governmental and community relations. As a further complement to her interests in organizational behavior topics, Nangia has experience in the area of conflict resolution, including mediation and arbitration techniques and attendance at an international symposium on global conflict. Outside of the professional realm, Nangia performs volunteer work with domestic violence prevention programs. Her fellowship placement is in the Office of External Relations, Harvard Business School.
Mellor C. Willie, B.S. in political science (Southern Utah University). Willie most recently worked as development officer for the Western Health Foundation, where he raised over $600,000 that will assist in providing health care for indigent Native Americans. After graduating from college, Willie helped start Navajo Culture Today, a publication devoted to enhancing the culture and language in schools across the Navajo Indian reservation. At 22, he was the youngest ever person appointed by the Navajo Nation president to serve as public relations officer for the Navajo Nation, the largest Indian tribe in the country. Later, he was promoted to Intergovernmental Affairs adviser and secured $1.5 million from the state of Arizona to build several senior citizens centers on the Navajo reservation. In 2002, Willie helped organize a $2.75 million marketing campaign, sanctioned by the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, to showcase the Navajo culture to the world. He continues to serve his alma mater as an admissions adviser, recommending and assisting local high school students in the scholarship and admissions process. His fellowship placement is in the Harvard University Native American Program, Kennedy School of Government.
The 2003-04 Resident Administrative Fellows are as follows
Julian P. Chang, Ph.D., M.A. in political science (Harvard University), B.A. in political science (Yale University). Chang’s current position as executive director of Asia Programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government involves him in all aspects of research and research administration for programs addressing public policy changes across Asia. He served in similar positions at Stanford University prior to returning to Cambridge.
Yanick Desir-Auguste, master of management (Cambridge College). Desir-Auguste is currently manager of gift processing and alumni records at the Harvard Law School (HLS) Alumni Center. She is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and management to all aspects of the Alumni Records Office and ensuring the data integrity of 60,000-plus records kept in the millennium database. Desir-Auguste has been actively involved with the HLS Joint Council since 2000. She served as member the first couple of years and is currently representing the group as co-chair.
Jamae K.K. Kawauchi, J.D. (William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii), B.A. (Macalester College). Kawauchi is the assistant director of the Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities (COE). She assists the director of COE with the overall administration and operation of COE programs and activities. Prior to her appointment as the center’s assistant director, Kawauchi served as a legal and policy advocacy associate for the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University where she was responsible for developing the project’s community training institute and the training institute for pro bono attorneys, co-sponsored by HLS. She also coordinated and developed curriculum for Civil Rights Summer 2002 and assisted with network development for the School-to-Prison Pipeline Project this past May.
Joy Matos, M.B.A. (Bentley College), B.A. (Central Bible College). Matos is the senior financial analyst in Benefit Payrolls & Reporting at Harvard University. She is responsible for reporting on Harvard’s fringe benefit expenses and setting the University’s fringe rates. Matos has served as a member and subcommittee chair of Financial Administration’s Diversity Council and as the director of a number of local community programs. She is a certified public accountant and an adjunct faculty member at Quincy College.
Edward Franklin Miller, A.B. in African-American studies and government (Harvard University). Miller currently works in the Division of Public Health Practice as senior program coordinator with the Office of Government and Community Programs and the Violence Prevention Program. Prior to his appointment, Miller served as youth program coordinator at the YMCA of Greater Boston and as youth education and development program director of the Freedom House and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.
Of the many former visiting fellows who remained at Harvard after their fellowship assignment, 14 are permanently employed by the University. Others decided to pursue opportunities outside of Harvard, typically at colleges and universities or other institutions in the nonprofit sector.
The fellowship program is a collaborative effort between host departments and the Office of the Assistant to the President, with stipends being underwritten in part by the President’s Office. The program is coordinated by the Office of the Assistant to the President, where Teresa Malonzo serves as program coordinator, and James Hoyte is the associate vice president/assistant to the president.