Three Education PhD Students Receive Prestigious UC/ACCORD Fellowships June 2013
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
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.