March 14, 2012

Doctoral Enrichment fellows excel in communicating research across disciplines

Posted: March 14, 2012
Doctoral Enrichment Fellows 2011-2012
(from left) 1st row: Angela Farnsworth, John Gallagher, Mari Turk, Michihiro Sugata, Gerald Short, 2nd row: Adrian Chavez, Benilda Beretta, Adrian Esqueda, Nicole Williams, Anastasia Todd, 3rd row: Lakshami Mahajan, Lucia Stavig, John Romero, Laura Gomez, Andre Mansion

Fifteen Arizona State University doctoral students in diverse fields of study are participating in Diversity across the Curriculum (DAC), a class that equips them with the skills for transdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication of their research to the community.

The two-semester DAC course is required training for the masters and doctoral recipients of the Doctoral Enrichment and Reach for the Stars Fellowships awarded annually by the Graduate College.

To emphasize commitment to interdisciplinary research and professional development, the program will become the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium (IRC) in the fall.

Graduate College Doctoral Enrichment Fellowships support first-year doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence and are underrepresented in their field of study. Students are nominated by their academic unit.

More information on Doctoral Enrichment and other Graduate College fellowships can be found at graduate.asu.edu/financing/fellowships/graduate-college-fellowships.

The 2011-2012 Doctoral Enrichment fellows and their fields of study are:

• Benilda Beretta, PhD in Theatre and Performance in the Americas, School of Theatre and Film, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

• Adrian Chavez, PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

• Adrian Esqueda, PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Angela Farnsworth, PhD in Community Resources and Development, School of Community Resources and Development, College of Public Programs

• John Gallagher, PhD in Social Work, School of Social Work, College of Public Programs

• Laura Gomez, PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

• Lakshami Mahajan, PhD in English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Andre Mansion, PhD/JD in Clinical Psychology, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law/ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• John Romero, PhD in History, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Gerald Shorty, PhD in Counseling Psychology, School of Letters and Sciences

• Lucia Stavig, PhD in Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Michihiro Sugata, PhD in Justice Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Anastasia Todd, PhD in Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Mari Turk, PhD in Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

• Nicole Williams, PhD in Media Arts & Sciences, School of Arts, Media & Engineering, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts/ Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Michele St George, michele.stgeorge@asu.edu
ASU Graduate Education