Jul. 8, 2022

The Graduate College recently announced the recipients of the 2022-23 fellowship awards. Congratulations to the awardees!

Barrick Graduate Fellowship
Barrick Graduate Fellowships were established by an endowment from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick. These fellowships are given to outstanding doctoral students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship during their graduate study at UNLV.

  • Lauren Crew, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Kristine Jan Espinoza, Higher Education Ph.D.

President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
The President’s UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are funded by gifts to the UNLV Foundation by the Frank Koch Living Trust for the research support of doctoral students.

  • David Rice, Astronomy Ph.D.
  • Sarah Wells, Educational Psychology Ph.D.

UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship
The UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Fellowship is made possible by funds from the UNLV Foundation. This prestigious award is granted over four semesters to doctoral students in the final two years of their program.

  • Andrew Ortiz, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Jacob White, Anthropology Ph.D.

Graduate College Finishing Fellowship
The Graduate College Finishing Fellowship is designed to support doctoral students in their final semester by encouraging successful completion and graduation.

  • Cristian Arteaga Sanchez, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Jesse Barnes, Public Affairs Ph.D.
  • Manisha Ghimire, Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
  • Wen Jiang, Hospitality Administration Ph.D.
  • Jenessa Kenway, English Ph.D.
  • Torisha Khonach, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Nicole Koval, Political Science Ph.D.
  • Bowen Liu, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Dalton Mccaffrey, Geoscience Ph.D.
  • Mary Terencio, Occupational Therapy O.T.D.
  • Gang Xu, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.

Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship
Prestigious Summer Doctoral Research Fellowships allow students to continue their research in the summer and progress toward the completion of their degree.

  • Elaine Aquino, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Aldo Barrita, Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D.
  • Nicole Batten, History Ph.D.
  • Shadie Burke, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Erin Cassin, Biological Sciences Ph.D
  • Claudia Chiang-Lopez, Curriculum & Instruction Ph.D.
  • Rodica Constantine, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Amber Consul, Chemistry Ph.D.
  • Lauren Crew, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Joseph Curran, Anthropology Ph.D.
  • Weerakonda De Silva, Chemistry Ph.D.
  • Cassandra Doolittle, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Meena Ejjada, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Anthony Feldman, Geoscience Ph.D.
  • Paige Figanbaum, History Ph.D.
  • Celene Fuller, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Taylor Gerson, Biological Sciences Ph.D
  • Mahdi Hajiali, Computer Science Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Hamov, Performance D.M.A.
  • Ariful Hasnat, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Kristen Herlosky, Anthropology Ph.D.
  • Jeannette Hernandez, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Shen Huang, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Jenessa Kenway, English Ph.D.
  • Torisha Khonach, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Anthony King, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Dimitra Kourtesi, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Dengxun Lai, Biological Sciences Ph.D
  • Christina Lamoureux, History Ph.D.
  • Lisa Levine, Public Affairs Ph.D.
  • Christian Lewis, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Rebecca Lim, Chemistry Ph.D.
  • Bowen Liu, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Bridget Longoria, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Mary Ludwig, History Ph.D.
  • Sayeda Masrura, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Kevin Mohawk, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Vanessa Nunez, Sociology Ph.D.
  • Andrew Ortiz, Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Lei Ping, Teacher Education Ph.D.
  • Suraj Venkat Pochampally, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
  • Areej Quraishi, English Ph.D.
  • Jorge Reyes, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • David Rice, Astronomy Ph.D.
  • William Ridgway, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Yasaman Saedi, Civil & Environmental Engineering Ph.D.
  • Melissa Schofield, Biological Sciences Ph.D
  • Mostafa Shams Esfand Abadi, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Saugat Sharma, Electrical Engineering Ph.D.
  • Linchuan Shen, Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Rhiannon Soriano Smith, Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D.
  • Danelle Sundell, Higher Education Ph.D.
  • Kristin Vierra, Psychology Ph.D.
  • Sarah Wells, Educational Psychology Ph.D.
  • Jacob White, Anthropology Ph.D.
  • Ryan Wirt, Neuroscience Ph.D.