Alabama Bridge to the Doctorate (BD)
Program Staff

Principal Investigator / Site Coordinator

Many students are ready to attempt graduate study, but are hesitant because of their desire to earn money, and because graduate school is still an unknown quantity. Given that students' financial earning power is increased by the acquisition of a graduate degree, it is becoming easier for students to make the decision to pursue graduate studies.

The BD program is very timely for the Alabama program because of those factors. The BD program provides an excellent incentive for ten highly qualified students to pursue graduate studies with a doctoral degree as a goal and stepping stone to a rewarding future.

- Louis Dale

ALSAMP Principal InvestigatorDr. Dale
Vice President for Equity and Diversity and
Professor of Mathematics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
1530 3rd Avenue South, CH 401
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
(205) 934 8762
(205) 934 1650 (Fax)

Cohort III and Cohort VII
2005 and 2009

Cohort I and Cohort VI
2003 and 2008

Auburn University Bridge to the Doctorate Coordinator
Dr. Jenda
Dr. Overtoun M. Jenda
Associate Provost for Diversity and
Multicultural Affairs
103 M. White Smith Hall
381 Mel Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5370
(334) 844-4184
(334) 844-4445 (Fax)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Bridge to the Doctorate Coordinator
Dr. Johnson
Dr. Adriel D. Johnson, Sr.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Wilson Hall, Room 142
Huntsville, AL 35899
(256) 824-6235
(256) 824-6230 (Fax)

Cohort II

Cohort IV
Tuskegee University Bridge to the Doctorate Coordinator
Dr. Windham
Dr. Herman Windham

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Tuskegee, AL 36088
(334) 727-8556
(334) 724-4196 (Fax)
The University of Alabama Bridge to the Doctorate Coordinator
Viola Acoff
Dr. Viola L. Acoff
Department of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering
A129 Beville, Box 870202
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0202
(205) 348-3761
(205) 348-2164 (Fax)
Cohort V

The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance
for Minority Participation
BD Program Information BD Program Staff BD Mentoring Program


Dr. Louis Dale
The University of Alabama at Birmingham