Baylor University Graduate School would like to shine a spotlight on students who have made great strides within their field of research.
The Graduate School would like to recognize Farzaneh Mansouri and Kazuyuki Hayashi for receiving the Mayborn Museums Bryce C. Brown Research Fellowship. Farzaneh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Science Department and will be analyzing baleen plates in the museum's collection to learn about changes in whale ecosystems and food web relationships. Kazuyuki is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religion and will be studying glyptics and cuneiform inscriptions to potentially learn more about their language and provenance.
The Graduate School would like to recognize Kenneth R. Vaughan for receiving both the outstanding teaching and dissertation award. Kenneth is a recent graduate from the Department of Sociology’s Ph. D. program in the sociology of religion. His research broadly focuses on political sociology, migration, and the sociology of religion. He published research on religious disparities in Lebanon’s consociational democracy, international educational health disparities, and religion and immigration. He recently defended his dissertation on the state of European democracy, focusing on religion, the far-right, and nativism. He has also taught eight sections of Introduction to Sociology as a graduate student Tescher of Record at Baylor University.
Congratulations to all our Outstanding Graduate Students and Summer Dissertation Fellowship Recipients! Outstanding Dissertation Award winners will receive $1000 each; our Outstanding Graduate Instructors will receive an additional travel grant; and our Summer Dissertation Fellowship recipients received summer funding.
Outstanding Dissertation Awards for 2019:
Michael Rawl, English
Kenneth Vaughan, Sociology
Logan Wiest, Geosciences
Outstanding Graduate Instructor Awards for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019:
James Davidson, Sociology
Sara Dye, English
Samantha Hodges, BioMedical Studies
Nicholas Colgrove, Philosophy
Tori Hudgins, Mathematics
Kenneth Vaughan, Sociology
2019 Summer Dissertation Fellowships:
Russ Browder, Business
Rachel Kilgore, English
Josh Pittman, English
Aly Baumgartner, Geoscience
Jeff Strietzel, Higher Education & Leadership
Joel Iliff, History
Alyssa Craven, History
Caroline Paddock, Philosophy
Hilary Yancey, Philosophy
Joseph Leman, Psychology & Neuroscience (declined)
Greg Barnhill, Religion
Scott Prather, Religion
The Baylor University Graduate School is pleased to have supported the first annual CEGSS Biology Symposium, which took place on Monday (5/6), with a SIC’EM grant. The symposium was a student designed and led academic year-end celebration of the accomplishments of graduate students to kick off the summer conference and research season. An audience of faculty, staff, administrators, grad students and undergrads listened to 15 talks on research and teaching, and participated in a poster session. Watch the Symposium on the Baylor CEGSS Facebook page.
The Baylor University Graduate School would like to congratulate Chenlu Gao, a doctoral student working with Dr. Michael Scullin, for receiving a Psi Chi and Sleep Research Society award for her research presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention titled "Classical Music During Sleep Facilitates Educational Learning: A Targeted Memory Reactivation Experiment with Immediate and 9-Month Follow-up Testing"