Cal Turner Program Fellowship

Over the past dozen years, the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership has invited students, nominated by their deans, from Vanderbilt's professional schools of law, divinity, education, business management, nursing, and medicine to participate in project-based teams focused on interprofessional and community engagement around socio-moral concerns. Fellowship cohorts have ranged in size and style of project engagement. This year, 17 fellows meet twice a month over lunch to discuss and reflect upon moral leadership, moral values, moral power, and moral conflict. They will choose interprofessional small group moral inquiry projects for the spring term.

As the main program of the CTPML, the goal of the student fellowship is working with fellows to deepen their moral range and sense of social responsibility/possibility through providing spaces for grounded idealism and moral fellowship.

Current Fellows

Law School

  • Emma Harrison
  • Joey Vettiankal
  • Grace Su 

School of Nursing 

  • Shawn Ruiz
  • Pam Rutherford 

Divinity School

  • Travis Chavis
  • Citlali Padilla
  • Natalie Sarrett 

Peabody College of Education

  • Isaac Ackerman
  • Perla Salazar-Rangel
  • Max Duncan 

School of Medicine 

  • Brooke Kowalski
  • George Lin
  • Margaret Rutherford Riser 

Owen Graduate School of Management 

  • Michael Ruth
  • Brandon Valentine
  • Stephanie Noll 

Past Fellows


2015-2016 Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows

2013-2014 Fellows

2011-2012 Fellows

2010-2011 Fellows

2009-2010 Fellows

2008-2009 Fellows