The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2014 Presidential Dissertation Fellowship. In recognition of outstanding scholarship in their field, each of the six recipients will receive this financial award to assist them with the completion of their dissertation research.
The recipients of the Presidential Dissertation Fellowships for Fall 2014 include:
- Sina Ehsani, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Finance
College of Business
Dissertation Title: Three essays on risk and uncertainty.
- Sandra Garza, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language
College of Education and Human Development
Dissertation Title: Güeras y prietas: Interrogating Chicana/Tejana discursive experiences with colorism through regional history and ethno-pláticas.
- Chad Furl, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Dissertation Title: Hydrometeorological extremes in central Texas: Runoff and soil erosion.
- Stephanie Ramirez, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Anthropology
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Dissertation Title: The impact of seasonal variation in resource availability on the feeding and ranging patterns of female spider monkeys (ateles geoffroyi).
- Matthew Martinez, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Applied Demography
College of Public Policy
Dissertation Title: Dropout legacy: Exploring the effects of historic neighborhood contexts on contemporary individual and neighborhood dropout behavior.
- Santhi Abbaraju, Candidate for the Ph.D. in Chemistry
College of Sciences
Dissertation Title: Novel organocatalyzed aldol and Michael reactions and enantioselective synthesis of 2-amino-4H-chromene derivatives.
The Graduate School would like to congratulate each one of the fellowship recipients and wish them the best in the completion of their dissertation.