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.

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