HGSE Students and Alums Receive AccoladesBy newseditor
The Harvard Graduate School of Education community is celebrating a banner season for award recipients. This spring, many HGSE students and alumni received fellowships and scholarship acknowledgements.
Here’s a look at some of the prestigious awards bestowed upon members of the HGSE community:
- Spencer Dissertation Fellowships were awarded to doctoral candidate Matthew Kraft, who researches whether professional environment in schools supports or constrains teachers’ ability to improve their practice with experience, and James Huguley, Ed.M.’08, Ed.D.’12, who researches the effects of school context on racial achievement dynamics in high school.
- Doctoral candidate Elizabeth Blair, Ed.M.’05, was named an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow for her research on college women’s constructions of intimate relationships.
- Doctoral candidate Kelly Whitney, Ed.M.’06, received the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship and will focus her research on evaluating parents’ beliefs and practices about enrichment and digital learning products.
- A Koppitz Scholarship was awarded to doctoral student Julia Hayden, Ed.M.’07, who researches how children’s autobiographical memory develops in the context of conversations with parents about the past.
- Doctoral candidate Myosha McAfee, Ed.M.’08, won the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship for her research on intersections between race and instruction, particularly achievement trends.
- Among the recipients of the Julius B. Richmond Fellowships from the Center on the Developing Child was doctoral candidate Anjali Adukia, Ed.M.’03, who is studying improving access to education in developing countries, particularly at the intersection of education and health.
- Ed.L.D. candidate Paul Perry received the Presidential Public Service Fellowship from Harvard University. This summer he will work on a districtwide rollout of a plan to support individual teachers and principals in the Los Angeles Unified School District using their evaluation and professional development systems.
- Recent graduates Megan Braucher, Ed.M.’12, and Chris Fraser, Ed.M.’12, were announced the winners of the inaugural Ferguson Education Leadership Fellowships, a 30-month program for individuals interested in the interrelationship between traditional schools, charter schools, and the for-profit education technology industry.
- Megan Marcus, Ed.M.’12, won the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition for her nonprofit, FuelEd, that seeks to reduce teacher turnover by creating a curriculum that works on developing interpersonal relationships among teachers.
- Doctoral candidate Michelle Bellino, Ed.M.’10, was granted a $20,000 Peace Scholar award for 2012-2013 from the United States Institute of Peace, supporting her research into historical memory, civic development, and human rights education among youth in post-civil war Guatemala.