Sharon Watson Fluker

Sharon Watson Fluker, PhD


Sharon most recently served in three different positions as strategic adviser; associate director of fellowships and evaluation; and fellowships program manager at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) until 2019. Before these roles, she was senior adviser to the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Mellon Fellows Community Initiative to enhance global education initiatives at thirty-six selected historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and colleges in the Appalachian College Association (ACA). Earlier in her career she was Assistant Dean of Admissions in the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University; Dean for Sophomores and Director of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Rochester; Vice President of Doctoral Programs and Administration at the Fund for Theological Education; as well as instructor of political science at several colleges and universities. She earned a BA from Spelman College and MA and PhD degrees from Northwestern University. She is passionate about the mission of The Daughters and has given service to other nonprofit and educational boards. She loves to travel, read, and spend time with family and friends—especially her grandson!

The Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund is a U.S. 501c3 organization
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