National advisory committee welcomes JSU’s McDaniels to Council of Graduate Schools

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Dr. Preselfannie Whitfield McDaniels, dean of the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University, has been named to the advisory committee for the Council of Graduate Schools that recently announced grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for The Humanities Coalition. The funds will be used for CGS’s new effort to expand its work to understand and support the careers of PhDs, according to CGS’s website.“I am honored to be invited to participate on a committee that will be involved in shaping the future of graduate education in very significant ways,” said McDaniels, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.Furthermore, CGS said, its organization aims to “further enhance our understanding of humanities Ph.Ds and careers and to refine humanities-specific strategies for curricular change and program improvement. One component of the new initiative is additional research to better understand the nature of early career transitions for humanists.”