Minneapolis native receives prestigious Fulbright award

Dr. Chaunda L. Scott
Dr. Chaunda L. Scott

Dr. Chaunda L. Scott, a native of South Minneapolis, has received a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Award with Cape Peninsula University of Technology located in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Scott will leave for Cape Town, South Africa in October.

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. The Fulbright Specialist Program is also very competitive.

Dr. Scott resides in Southfield, Michigan and is an associate professor and graduate coordinator of the Master of Training and Development Program in the Department of Organizational Leadership in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She also serves as the diversity and inclusion specialist for the Office of the Dean in the school.

Dr. Scott will provide professional development workshops in the areas of diversity education and workforce diversity education for senior administrators and faculty at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She will as well replicate her 17-year-old Diverse Voices Conference model there.

Her expert knowledge in the areas of diversity education and workforce diversity education will assist Cape Peninsula University of Technology in developing their diversity education curriculum. “What a phenomenal opportunity this is for me to facilitate and assist South African higher education educators in developing their diversity education curriculum as a Fulbright Scholar,” Dr. Scott said.

Dr. Scott teaches courses and publishes her research (articles and books) in the areas of diversity education, workforce diversity education, eradicating racism, human resource development, and training and development. Additionally, she has presented her research nationally and internationally.

More recently, in August 2015, Dr. Scott received the Niagara Foundation — Michigan Chapter Education Award for her workforce diversity education work. In 2013 she was named as one of the top 25 education professors in Michigan by Online Schools Michigan.

Dr. Scott is the daughter of the late Walter R. Scott, Sr. and Margaret A. Scott, the sister of Anthony R. Scott [Jacqueline], Walter R. Scott Jr. and George J. Scott, and the aunt of Anthony R. Scott II and Byrson G. Scott, all of whom reside in South Minneapolis.

 

— Information and photo courtesy of Dr. Scott