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Preparing Future Faculty

In The Spotlight

Saidat Ilo

“I tell and continue to tell doctoral students at Howard (in particular the Political Science Department) that if they want to go into academia they should join the PFF Program.”

- Saidat Ilo, Assistant Professor School of Arts & Sciences, University of Houston-Victoria

The summer fellowship at Clarion University was wonderful and I have the best memories from that experience and made lifelong friends with the other two fellows. My fellowship at James Madison University was invaluable and I know it had a direct impact on getting my first tenure-track position at Lincoln University in Missouri.

My time at Lincoln gave me the experience I needed to secure my dream job in my home state...at the University of Houston! The position is at their Victoria campus, which is 2 hours south of Houston (not too far nor too close to my family...which is perfect).

I tell and continue to tell doctoral students at Howard (in particular the Political Science Department) that if they want to go into academia they should join the PFF Program.