January 31, 2013

Graduate College awards fellowships in diverse, interdisciplinary fields

Posted: January 31, 2013
Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2012-2013
Top row: Amy Chan, Andrea Mayo, Takao Sasaki, Andrea Cimino, Vanessa Fonseca. Second row: Danielle Fundora, Vinay Hanumaiah, Jessica Aquino, Michelle Pinkard, Heather Gough. Third row: Paul Jackson, Sharon Kessler, Martin Prows, Tiffany Lamoreaux, Erin Frisk; Fourth row: JoAnna Klinge, Karla Alonso, Erin DiMaggio. Not shown: Christopher Hale

Innovative and multidisciplinary research earned 19 doctoral candidates at Arizona State University a Graduate College Dissertation Fellowship to complete their post-candidacy doctoral work.

Dissertation Fellowships are awarded across five areas: arts, humanities and social sciences; natural sciences and mathematics; engineering; professional programs and education; and interdisciplinary research.

"These fellowships are highly competitive," says Andrew Webber, associate vice provost. “They reward doctoral candidates who are doing original research at a very high level.”

The dissertation research spans such diverse subjects as ways to reduce food and waste behaviors among youth by fusing education, sustainability, and behavioral psychology methods; understanding Native American and Artic art as visual aids to oral histories, women’s poetry during the Harlem Renaissance, and the ethics of clinical drug trials in developing nations.

The 19 doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2012-2013 are:

Karla L. Alonso, History, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jessica Aquino, School of Community Resources and Development, College of Public Programs

Amy Chan, History and Theory of Art, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (Chan is also a Smithsonian Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the National Museum of Natural History)

Andrea Cimino, Social Work, School of Social Work, College of Public Programs

Erin DiMaggio, Geological Sciences, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vanessa Fonseca, Spanish, School of International Letters and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Erin Frisk, Sustainability, School of Sustainability, Global Institute of Sustainability (Frisk is also a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow)

Danielle Fundora, Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Heather Gough, Justice Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Christopher Hale, Political Science, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vinay Hanumaiah, Electrical Engineering, School of Computing Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Paul Jackson, Religious Studies, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sharon Kessler, Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

JoAnna Klinge, Geography, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Tiffany Lamoreaux, Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Andrea Mayo, Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Programs

Michelle Pinkard, African American Literature/Women’s Studies, English Literature, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Martin Prows, Theatre for Youth, School of Theatre and Film, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Takao Sasaki, Biology, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Academic units must submit nominations for the fellowship. The deadline for the 2013-2014 fellowships is February 1, 2013. For full details see graduate.asu.edu/dissfellowship.

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