Research Excellence Spotlight - Srinjita Bhaduri

Sept. 3, 2021

Srinjita Bhaduri recently graduated with a PhD Computer Science and Cognitive Science. Her research focuses on underrepresented children's interactions with emerging technologies and how to create rich learning experiences for them. Srinjita was recently awarded a Research Excellence Award based on her accomplishments and contributions to the research community. We...

Research Excellence Spotlight - Anthony Pinter

Sept. 3, 2021

Anthony Pinter is a fifth year PhD student studying Information Science. His research focuses on how online identity changes in response to life transitions and how data representations of our lived experiences in socio-technical systems like social media are imperfect; he specifically studies how people handle the end of a...

Research Excellence Spotlight - Todd Whittaker

Sept. 3, 2021

Todd Whittaker is a second year PhD student studying Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on electrochemical methods for solving global energy and chemical demands such as CO2 reduction, biomass upgrading and fuel cells. Todd was recently awarded a Research Excellence Award based on his accomplishments and contributions to the research...

Research Excellence Spotlight - Dillon McGovern

Sept. 1, 2021

Dillon McGovern is a fourth year PhD student studying Behavioral Neuroscience. His research focuses on reward neurochemistry and signaling and how stress or drugs of abuse can alter this neuronal activity. Dillon was recently awarded a Research Excellence Award based on his accomplishments and contributions to the research community. We...

Research Excellence Spotlight - Pamela Romero Villela

Sept. 1, 2021

Pamela Romero Villela is a third year PhD student studying Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Statistical Genetics. Her research focuses on the genetics of substance abuse, particularly in underprivileged populations, and how this genetic liability interacts with socio-economic factors to influence substance use behaviors. Pamela was recently awarded a Research Excellence Award...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Paige Massey

Aug. 30, 2021

Paige Massey is a third year PhD student studying Philosophy. Her research focuses on epistemology—the study of knowledge and rational belief—with particular interests in evidentialism and issues related to the ethics of belief more broadly; she has secondary research interests in ethics, especially the effective altruism movement. Paige was recently...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - María J. Ruíz-Martínez

Aug. 30, 2021

María J. Ruíz-Martínez is a fifth year PhD student studying Education. Her research sits at the intersection of education, ethnic studies, and linguistics and examines how diasporic translingual youth use visual culture production to learn and teach across home, school, and community contexts. María was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Jone Brunelle

Aug. 30, 2021

Jone Brunelle is a fourth year PhD student studying Communication. Her research focuses on conceptualizations of culture and ethnic, national, and cultural identities, and the role of language in socially constructing these category boundaries. Jone was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on her teaching philosophy and dedication to...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Kellie Brownlee

Aug. 30, 2021

Kellie Brownlee is a fourth year PhD student studying Communication. Her research focuses on applied ethnography, cultural discourses, and community organizations working with marginalized groups. Kellie was recently awarded a Teaching Excellence Award based on her teaching philosophy and dedication to her students. We asked Kellie a few questions to...

Teaching Excellence Spotlight - Elizabeth Embry

Aug. 30, 2021

Elizabeth Embry is a 5th year PhD student studying Entrepreneurship. With a background in public health and sustainability, Beth’s research interests focus on the entrepreneurial opportunities to address the pressing social issues of our time. Her dissertation specifically examines the intersection of sustainability, health, and business in the built environment...

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