Cally Waite

Program Director


Cally L. Waite is Director of the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program at the Social Science Research Council. She is the 2020 recipient of the Spencer Foundation’s mentoring award. Trained as a historian, her area of specialization is higher education with a focus on the founding ad development of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Waite is Professor Emerita of History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.