This award is given to Baylor doctoral candidates who exhibit exceptional scholarship, research, and writing. They were chosen from a group of nominees recognized by their departments for the outstanding quality of their work. The winners were selected by a committee of graduate program directors.
Kenneth Vaughan, Sociology
Michael Rawl, English
Logan Wiest, Geosciences
Puzant Balozian, Department of Information Systems,
"The Downsides of Information Systems Security (ISec) Policy Compliance Efforts"
- Dr. Dorothy Leidner, Mentor
Sarah Martindale, Department of Pyschology/Neuroscience,
"The Neuropsychology of Co-Occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Substance Use Disorders in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans"
- Dr. Sara L Dolan, Mentor
Stephen Sims, Department of Political Science,
"Justice, Prudence, and Foreign Relations in Aristotle’s Political Thought"
- Dr. Mary P. Nichols & Dr. David Clinton, Mentors
Dr. Dorothy Leidner, Provost Todd Still, Puzant Balozian
Provost Todd Still, Dr. David Clinton, Dr. Mary Nichols, Stephen Sims
Logan Gage, Department of Philosophy,
"Objectivity and Subjectivity in Epistemology: A Defense of the Phenomenal Conception of Evidence"
- Dr. Trent Dougherty, Advisor
Brandon Martinez, Department of Sociology,
"The Intersection of Race and Religion in the United States"
- Dr. Jerry Z Park, Advisor
VH Satheeshkumar, Department of Physics,
"Aspects of Black Holes in Gravitational Theories with Broken Lorentz and Diffeomorphism Symmetries"
- Dr. Anzhong Wang, Advisor
Mary Mathie, Department of Political Science,
"Aquinas on Justice, Judgment, and the Unity of Peace"
- Dr. Mary Nichols, Advisor
Douglas Moore, Department of Physics,
"The Landscape of Free Fermionic Gauge Models"
- Dr. Gerald Cleaver, Advisor