Seven Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Receive Student Assistantship Awards

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
December 11, 2019

The College of Arts & Sciences has selected seven faculty members to receive Student Assistantship Awards for 2019-20.

These assistantships support faculty scholarship and creative work. Submissions are assessed on meeting criteria including learning opportunities for the student, equitable distribution of research assistantships among faculty, and potential of the work to lead to a peer-reviewed publication or presentation of work.

Headshots of 7 faculty members receiving assistantship awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

  • Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, Assistant Professor (Institute of Public Service), Managing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Anne Farina, PhD, Assistant Professor (Social Work), An Examination of International Social Work Curriculum Through a Content Analysis of Course Outlines
  • Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor (Criminal Justice), The Sources and Consequences of Strain among the Queer Community
  • Jiangmeng (Helen) Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor (Communication and Media), Too Expert to Be Nice: A Study of Reviewer Expertise and Review Behaviors
  • Heidi Liere, PhD, Assistant Professor (Environmental Studies), Biodiversity in Home Vegetable Gardens in Guatemala
  • Harmony Arnold, MFA, Associate Professor (Performing Arts and Arts Leadership), Potato Dreams of America (Costume Design for Feature Film project)
  • Benjamin Schultz- Figueroa, PhD, Assistant Professor (Film Studies), The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life

Each year, the Student Assistantship Awards Committee, drawn from last year's awardees, makes the selections. This year’s committee included Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD; Aakanksha Sinha, PhD; Victor Evans, PhD; Roxanne Hornbeck, MFA and EdD Candidate; and Olha Krupa, PhD, supported by Kate Reynolds.