Denethia B. Sellers, PhD MSW
Director of Governmental Sponsored Programs
Benedict College

Dr. Denethia B. Sellers is the Director of Governmental Sponsored Programs in the Office of Governmental Sponsored Programs at Benedict College. Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, co-education, liberal arts, historically black institution nestled in the center of the historic Waverly Community, the oldest African American community in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Sellers is responsible for the management and monitoring of all sponsored programs. Since her arrival at Benedict College, Dr. Sellers has been the primary leader in meeting goals to increase federal funding awards in the areas of science, technology, humanities, social sciences and public health.

Previously Dr. Sellers has served as faculty at Florida A&M University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center. Her expertise in research has been with health disparities for African American populations particularly in the areas of health promotion, education and behavior for general health and wellness, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS and cancer (prostate and breast) and ending violence against women.