Three UC Davis School of Education PhD students received the prestigious UC/ACCORD (All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity) Dissertation Fellowship in recognition of their scholarship addressing educational inequalities in California’s public school system. Only 11 or 12 UC graduate students each year receive fellowships.
PhD candidates Kathryn Hayes, Lisceth Cruz and Joanna Wong will receive grants to support them in their final year of study in the PhD program to complete their dissertations and share their research at an annual UC/ACCORD conference in the fall.
“We feel this is not only a testament to the strength of our work,” said Hayes, “but to the culture of collaboration at the UC Davis School of Education. Because we practiced our presentations together and engaged in various forms of support along the way, we were able to present our research with both engagement and precision.”
Last year, recent PhD graduate Juliet Wahleithner was selected as a UC/ACCORD fellow. UC/ACCORD was established to engage University of California scholars in research that will support and inform Californians’ efforts to replace prevailing patterns of schooling inequality and disparities in access to higher education with equitable conditions and outcomes for children from all sectors of our diverse state.