Meet Our Fellows

Every day, hundreds of CDIP Scholars are conducting world-class research, providing first-rate instruction, and working to ensure the success of CSU students across California.

CDIP Scholars

CDIP Fellows are selected in a competitive process based on their potential for success as doctoral students and in tenure-track faculty positions.

View the 2023-24​ Fellows​


CDIP Fellows at Work

Get to know a few of our gifted fellows, learn why they decided to pursue a doctorate and what ignites their passion for research.


Anthony Villareal

Villarreal’s research focuses on the factors that influence college access, persistence and completion in new Latinx destinations. 

Meet Anthony

Victoria Thomas

Thomas's doctoral journey is focused on media's representation of Black queer women, critically considering how race and gender are inscribed upon Black transgender bodies.

Meet Victoria 

Stephen Crook

Crook's research focuses on human-environment geography, human dimensions of environmental management and cultural ecosystem services. 

Meet Stephen

Outstanding CDIP Alumni

Meet some of the many accomplished graduates of the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program and learn what they're doing today.


Dr. Lynnette Zelezny

Dr. Zelezny, CDIP cohort 1993-94, began her role as president of CSU Bakersfield in July 2018.

Meet Dr. Zelezny

Dr. Winny Dong

Dr. Dong, CDIP cohort 1995-96, works to increase access to high-quality education for all students at Cal Poly Pomona.

Meet Dr. Dong