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Recent AFST Successes

Recent AFST Successes Africana Studies Certificate holder Gabe H. Miller, a mentee of AFST and Psychology Associate Professor Adrienne Carter-Sowell, will be joining Mississippi State University as a tenure-track assistant professor in the fall. Teysha L. Bowser, another Carter-Sowell mentee, earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A & M and afterwards continued an ascent that […]

Recent AFST Successes

Africana Studies Certificate holder Gabe H. Miller, a mentee of AFST and Psychology Associate Professor Adrienne Carter-Sowell, will be joining Mississippi State University as a tenure-track assistant professor in the fall. Teysha L. Bowser, another Carter-Sowell mentee, earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A & M and afterwards continued an ascent that has culminated in her being hired for a tenure track position by the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

Details about Miller, Bowser and Carter-Sowell are below.

Gabe H. Miller has worked as a graduate researcher with Dr. Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell in the Diversity Sciences Research lab since September 2014. His position has been continuously funded by internal and external grants awarded for collaborative research projects focused on the costs of being “socially and/or professionally invisible.” In April 2020, Gabe participated in a virtual conference for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on the Racial Health Disparities and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Gabe Miller shared ongoing research related to the crisis of exploitation of the unequal in society. Additionally, Gabe has assisted in the workload of teaching and supervising required to complete the training goals and deadlines set for more than a dozen the undergraduate researchers and Honors scholars. Miller successfully defended his dissertation on May 15, 2020. We are thrilled to announce that Gabe Miller will graduate with his Ph.D. in August 2020 and he has accepted a tenure track, joint appointment, faculty position in the Sociology Department and African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University, a neighboring SEC university, for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

Gabe Miller and Dr. Carter-Sowell have co-authored several conference presentations, a book chapter, and a manuscript in preparation for a special issue of the journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Carter-Sowell, Adrienne R., Danielle D. Dickens, Gabe H. Miller, and Carla A. Zimmerman. (2016). “Present but Not Accounted for: Examining How Intersectional Identities Create a Double Bind for and Affect Leadership of Women of Color in Educational Settings.” In J. Ballenger, B. Polnick, & B. Irby (Eds.), Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


Teysha L. Bowser earned her B.S. from Texas A&M University in 2014, completing her a minor in the Africana Studies Program.  A native of the Bryan/College Station area, Teysha’s research interests include racial microaggressions and gendered racial microaggressions.

Teysha worked as a graduate researcher with Dr. Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell in the Diversity Sciences Research lab from 2012-2014. She quickly became an invaluable member of Dr. Carter-Sowell’s team. Teysha was promoted to the position Senior Research Assistant, and was hired as a Lab Manager to coordinate ongoing studies. She also won a Research Travel Award that allowed her to travel and present research findings at a data blitz session held at the 2012 Groups Preconference of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in Austin, TX.

While at Texas A & M, Teysha was also honored as a Diversity Fund Undergraduate Award Winner from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). As a result of winning this award, Bowser received complimentary registration for the SPSP annual meeting and she presented research results during a poster session on a collaborative project.

After Texas A & M, Teysha continued to build on the record of success she established at TAMU.  After receiving her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Mexico State University, Teysha enrolled in the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Nevada-Reno, where she was elected to serve as the 2018-2019 Graduate Representative for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and where she successfully defended her dissertation in April 2020.

We are thrilled to announce that Teysha will graduate with her Ph.D. in August 2020 and she has accepted a tenure track, faculty position in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

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