Maya Fenty, Ph.D
I serve as the Assistant Director for the Upward Bound Classic Academy. I provide direction in the planning and management of the TRIO Upward Bound Classic program for college bound high school students in Warren, Barberton, and Akron.
Before joining the Upward Bound at Kent State University, I worked as an Educational Specialist at the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. In addition, I had various teaching and administrative jobs on the Kent campus while pursuing my doctoral degree in Cultural Foundations of Education. I taught an undergraduate level course 'Education in a Democratic Society' and served as a Graduate Student Orientation Teaching Fellow in the Division of Graduate Studies.
Favorite place on the Kent campus:
My favorite place is the KSU library because I can find information easily, get invaluable services, see friendly faces, and enjoy Starbucks coffee.
Best advice to students:
To all students - ask many questions and never be afraid to overcome challenges. Everyone who works here at Kent State University is there for you, to help you succeed and become a respectable professional.
- Edmund S. Muskie Scholarship Fellow, U.S. Department of State
- Donald J. Brenner Award, Amsterdam, The Netherlands