Support the LLC Doctoral Program

The LLC program could not exist without the creative and determined support of our students, graduates, faculty, colleagues, families and friends.

You can contribute to the continuing development of the program in many ways.

    Please consider:

  • Donating books, dvds and other relevant instructional materials
  • Tutoring, proof reading or editing
  • Mentoring new students
  • Serving on dissertation committees
  • Sending announcements of conferences and publication opportunities
  • Sharing employment postings

Send us a message to with your offers of support!

Donating to LLC

Financial contributions are essential to LLC. Your contribution to the LLC Foundation allow us to provide additional graduate assistantships, support students in the final stages of dissertation preparation, sponsor speakers and host events. We welcome all tax-exempt contributions of any size!

Donations to LLC can be sent to the USM Foundation in care of Bernadette Mannone, 3300 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

Please make sure that the checks are made out to the USM Foundation with a notation for THE LLC PROGRAM 05-20307

Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture

In honor of a lifetime of achievement and to recognize Jodi Crandall’s 14 years as the founding director of the Language, Literacy, & Culture doctoral program, we have established the Jodi Crandall Fellowship for Research in Language, Literacy and Culture.

This fund will provide modest support for collaborative, interdisciplinary research by LLC students who plan to work with any of the following:
• Other LLC students
• LLC regular or affiliate faculty
• LLC graduates

Applicants will submit a brief proposal that will be considered by the Crandall Fund Advisory Board, which will be selected by the LLC chair. Applications will be considered once a year, and successful projects may reapply for funding for an additional year.

Grant recipients will be expected to disseminate their work through avenues such as formal or informal talks on campus and in the community, at conferences, on the LLC website, in publications (paper or online), and/or through ongoing online updates.

If you want to share in honoring Jodi and in supporting collaborative graduate student research in the program she founded, then please consider giving generously to the new fellowship.

You may contribute online, at Fill out your name and other information, and the next page will ask you to indicate the designation for your gift; please choose the drop-down option “Other – Please Designate Below” and then write in “Crandall Fellowship” in the field provided. The following page will ask for your billing information to submit your gift.

You may also contribute by writing a check payable to “UMBC Foundation,” and please write “Crandall Fellowship” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: Language, Literacy and Culture Program, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250.

If you have any questions please contact Liz Steenrod.