Boston University School of Education Joins AACTE Holmes Scholar Program Network

The Boston University School of Education was approved by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to launch an AACTE Holmes Scholars program. AACTE created the Holmes Scholar program in 1991. Since its inception, nearly 700 Scholars have benefitted from the program, which provides mentorship, peer support, and rich professional development opportunities to doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing careers in education. Many former Scholars are now in tenured faculty and leadership positions across the country. The establishment of a Holmes Scholar program within the School of Education is an important component of School’s diversity efforts under Dean Coleman’s leadership.

Boston University will have one Holmes Scholar in the program’s inaugural year in the School of Education. Additional students will be added annually. Dana Dunwoody, a first-year Doctoral Candidate in Applied Human Development will be the University’s first Holmes Scholar. AACTE Holmes Scholars commit to:

  • Three years of involvement in the Holmes Scholars program
  • Participating in the AACTE Annual Meeting and Holmes Scholars Job Fair.
  • Participating in an AACTE Summer Policy Institute
  • Participating in Holmes Scholars meetings and professional development sessions
  • Completing the Holmes Scholar Profile Form (attached)
  • Mentoring new Holmes Scholars

The School of Education supports Holmes Scholars through doctoral fellowships, travel to AACTE Annual Meeting and Summer Policy Institute, and a designated Holmes Scholar Coordinator. Michael Dennehy, Director of the School of Education’s College Access and Completion programs, is serving as the Boston University AACTE Holmes Scholars Coordinator.

Michael Dennehy: Boston University, Holmes Scholar Coordinator
Phone: 617-353-3551

Omar Davis: AACTE, Holmes Scholar Manager
Phone: (202) 478-4565