Stephon J. Hamell, PhD

Director of Scholars & Fellows

Stephon joined the JHU Community as the Director of Scholars and Fellows in the Center for Student Success in August 2020. In this capacity, he also serves as Kessler Scholars Program Director. Much of his past professional experiences have focused on increasing educational equity, access, and success for historically marginalized communities within higher education. He has experience in many facets of higher education administration including advising, athletics, enrollment, multicultural affairs, TRIO programs, and leadership development. Stephon developed a passion for issues of social justice and educational equity as a result of his own experiences navigating post-secondary education as a FLI student.

Stephon completed his undergraduate degree Math and Physics from Utica College, and Master’s in Higher Education Administration from SUNY College at Buffalo. He completed a doctoral degree in Education Leadership at the University of Rochester. Additionally, Stephon is a self-proclaimed hip-hop historian and retired student-athlete.