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Dr. Sheila Carter-Tod

Dr. Sheila Carter-Tod, Faculty Liaison for the Clark Scholars, associate professor of rhetoric and writing, Department of English

Dr. Carter-Tod is the faculty liaison for the Clark Scholars at Virginia Tech. She is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, following four years as the associate director of composition and five years as the director of composition. She was formerly 
the director of Curricular and Pedagogical Development for the College Access Collaborative, which aims to increase academic preparation, access and affordability for first­ generation, low-income, underrepresented minorities, women, and students from rural and inner-city communities.

Dr. Carter-Tod received her Ph.D. in English Education, with a focus on curriculum and instruction and writing from Virginia Tech in 1995; an M.A. in English from Radford University in 1991; and her B.A. in English and English Education from Virginia Tech in 1989. She joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in 2002.

Dr. Karen Sanders

Dr. Karen Eley Sanders, Associate Vice Provost for College Access and Chief Diversity Officer, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

In college access, Dr. Sanders and her team work to increase academic preparation, access and affordability for first-generation, low-income, underrepresented minorities, women and students from rural and inner-city communities. At the medical school, she leads efforts to eliminate barriers to access and success for students, faculty and staff.