Dean's Challenge Fellowship College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Dean's Challenge Fellowship was established in 2007 to acknowledge exceptional graduate students who have excelled while making academically-challenging choices. The recipients of this award receive a fellowship to help with their educational expenses for the following year. The Dean's Challenge is funded by generous donations from friends of the college.

2021 Awardees

Steph Wilson

Steph Wilson

MAIS - Energy and Sustainability Concentration

2020 Awardees

Carl Appleton

PhD - Criminology

Brandan Buck

PhD - History

Lilianna Deveneau

MA - Sociology

Julio Diaz

MA - Higher Education and Student Development

Benjamin Mackey

MA - Criminology, Law and Society

Claire Neihaus

PhD - Psychology

Waleska Solorzano

MA - Philosophy

2019 Awardees

Adebanke Adebayo

PhD - Communication

Heather Aleknavage

MAIS - Higher Education Concentration

Catherine Byrne

PhD - Psychology, Clinical Concentration

Kayla Keith

MA - Psychology, Applied Developmental Concentration

Yi-Fang Lu

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

Jessica Smith

MA - Global Affairs

2018 Awardees

Kristin Carpenter

MA - Psychology, Applied Developmental Concentration

Joshua Catalano

PhD - History

L. Caitlin Kanewske

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

Ally Patterson

PhD - Psychology, Applied Developmental Concentration

Jennifer Pocai

MAIS, Higher Education Concentration

Caitlin Turpyn

PhD - Psychology, Clinical Concentration

2017 Awardees

David Disabato

PhD - Psychology

Shannon Magnuson

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

Saulat Pervez

MA - Global Affairs

Paige St. Clair

MA - Criminology, Law and Society

Mary Ann Vega

MAIS - Interdisciplinary Studies

Karyn Warner

MA - Psychology

2016 Awardees

David Corwin

MA - Interdisciplinary Studies

Angelica Garza

MA - Psychology

Jessica Goddard

MA - English

Fallon Goodman

PhD - Psychology

Abdallah Hendawy

PhD - Sociology

Sarah Welch

MA - Philosophy

Nicolas Welsh

MA - History

2015 Awardees

Jennifer Green

PhD - Psychology

Julie Grieco

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

Megann Kaiser

MA - Global Affairs

Brenda MacArthur

PhD - Communication

James Meaden

MA - Psychology

Alisa Russell

MA - English

Xiaoyun Wu

MA - Criminology, Law and Society

2014 Awardees

Saúl Cardona-Luciano

MA - Art History

Breanne Cave

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

Sukhraj Kaur

MA - Political Science

John Kotcher

PhD - Communication

Paul Michiels

MA - English

Khadija Mosaad

MA - Global Affairs

Ryan Sheehan

MA - English

2013 Awardees

Dana Kaasik

MPA - Public Administration

Elizabeth Malouf, MA '10

PhD - Psychology

Lindsay Norcross

MA - English

Danielle Rainwater

MPA - Public Administration

Masha Stoyanova

MA - Art History

Jill Viglione

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

2012 Awardees

Leah Adams

PhD - Psychology

Laura Boyette

MA - Global Affairs

Amy Busch

MA - Communication

Kathleen Danskin

MS - Biodefense

Kristen Randolph

MA - Psychology

Cody Telep

PhD - Criminology, Law and Society

2011 Awardees

David Arditi

PhD - Cultural Studies

Christian Carrozzo

MA - Philosophy

Kristen Evans

MA - Public Administration

Ayah Ibrahim

PhD - Political Science

Ben Lucas, MA - English

Matthew Snyder

MA - Political Science

2010 Awardees

Aliya Chapman, PhD - Psychology

Rebecca Erbelding, PhD - History

Stephen Fender, MA - Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

Stanley Polit

MA - Communication

Malisah Small, MA - English

Matthew Warner, MA - Communication

2009 Awardees

Susan Douglass

PhD - History

Brian Keefe

MA - Communication

Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

MA - Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

Danielle Olsen

MA - Political Science

John Robinson

MA - Sociology

Julie Willis

PhD - Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

2008 Awardees

Francis Cordero

MA - Interdisciplinary Studies

Jennifer Dean

MA - Philosophy

Jonathon Nelson

PhD - Psychology

Triyakshana Venkatraman

PhD - Economics

Aileen Watchko

MA - Anthropology

Jennifer Yelle

MA - Political Science

2007 Awardees

Alissa D'Amelio

MA - Communication

Anne Douds

PhD - Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

George Fachner

MA - Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

Jessica Johnson

MA - Psychology

Cara Jones

MA - Psychology

Jennifer Talken-Spaulding

MA - Anthropology