PhD Student Angie Cortes received the 2014-15 UC
Davis Dissertation- Year Fellowship. Only six 12-month
fellowships are awarded each year to doctoral students who are in
the final stages of their doctoral work demonstrating strong
potential for university teaching and research. Recipients
receive a stipend of $25,000 and their in-state fees are covered.
They also receive a research fund of $500 and a travel allowance
Steven Crow, a doctoral candidate in the
School’s CANDEL (EdD) program has received a Mertes Award for
Excellence in Community College Research from the Association of
California Community College Administrators. Crow’s research
focused on the transfer mission of the community college system.
PhD student Elizabeth Flores received a
fellowship from UC MEXUS-CONACYT (University of California
Institute for Mexico and the United States). The UC MEXUS-CONACYT
doctoral fellowships provide up to five years of funding for
Mexican students doing their doctoral studies at any of the
University of California campuses. Flores is a second-year PhD
student studying School Organization and Educational Policy.
PhD student Miriama Gray has been selected as a
UC Davis Professor for the Future Fellow for the 2014-15 academic
year. Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a year-long competitive
fellowship program designed to recognize and develop the
leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and
postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to
professionalism, integrity, and academic service.
PhD candidate Anne Stephens has been appointed
for a three-year term to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s National Environmental Education Advisory Council
(NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult
with, and make recommendations to the administrator of the EPA on
matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA
under the National Environmental Education Act. Stephens is one
of 12 members writing the biennial report to Congress on the
status of environmental education in the U.S.
PhD student Kelsey Krausen began her second term
as an education research fellow with State Attorney General
Kamala Harris this spring, where she conducts policy research and
advises the Attorney General and her staff on education policy,
with a special emphasis on truancy, chronic absence, and
attendance issues at the elementary school level. Krausen
coauthored the Attorney General’s 2013 report titled In School +
On Track (find the report at http://www.oag.ca.gov/truancy).
PhD candidate Aparna Sinha received a $10,000
Dissertation Year Award for 2014-15 from the UC Davis Graduate
Group in Education. She also received a travel award from the UC
Davis Graduate Student Association to support her presentation of
research at national conferences.
PhD candidate Joanna Wong, has been named a
member of the new cohort of Cultivating New Voices among Scholars
of Color (CNV), a program sponsored and funded by
the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers
of English. CNV is a two-year mentoring program for advanced
doctoral students and junior scholars who are within the first
two to two-and-a-half years beyond the awarding of a doctorate
degree. The program supports the professional, intellectual, and
activist activities of scholars of color by pairing each fellow
with a senior scholar in the field. Joanna is graduating this
PhD student Lina Yamashita has received a 2014
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. The award recognizes
the contributions of graduate students to teaching and learning
at UC Davis during 2013. Honorees are nominated by their
undergraduate students and receive a certificate and small
monetary award. Yamashita was recognized at an award ceremony on
May 28, 2014.