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Members of the HGSE Community Honored

By News editor on July 6, 2017 8:32 AM

Over the first half of the year, a number of Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, students, and alumni were recognized for their hard work and achievements with awards and fellowships.

Below is a look at some of the prestigious honors awarded to members of the HGSE community:

  • Associate Professor Natasha Kumar Warikoo was awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a study of the dynamics of suburban American communities that are experiencing racial change.
  • Professor Roberto Gonzales was presented with the Outstanding Book Award at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for his book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. The book was also selected as the winner of the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
  • Also at AERA, Eve Ewing, Ed.D.’16, was presented with the Distinguished Dissertation Award and Ed.D. candidate Shireen Al-Adeimi, Ed.M.’16, received a Minority Dissertation Fellowship.
  • Ed.L.D. candidate Laura Burgos, Ed.L.D, was awarded a 2017 Meade Fellowship, which allows a HGSE student to travel to Washington, D.C., visit leading education and related organizations, and meet with chief architects of change in education policy. Burgos will use her time in D.C. to exploring the interdependence of education, health, and housing policy initiatives.
  • Ph.D. candidates Kristia Wantchekon, Jeraul Mackey, and Sarah Rendon Garcia were awarded Ford Foundation predoctoral fellowships, presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Wantchekon was also named a Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholar for the Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Rendon Garcia was also awarded a GSAS Summer Predissertation Fellowship from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Andrew Estrada Phuong, Ed.M.’17, and Paulina Lanchi Haduong, Ed.M.’14, won honorable mention from the Ford Foundation Fellowships.
  • Chike Aguh, Ed.M.’10, Brian Barnes, Ed.M.’03, Ed.L.D.’15; and David Dixon, Ed.M.’11, were selected as 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars.
  • Ed.D. candidates Sonia Alves and Rebecca Lebowitz, Ed.M.’13, were awarded Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowships from the Center on the Developing Child.
  • Doctoral candidate Maung Nyeu, Ed.M.’13, received the Independent Publishers National bronze medal award in multicultural children's book category for his children’s book, Princess Monori, based on the Indigenous stories from the Chittagong Hill Tracts, received Independent Publishers National bronze medal award in multicultural children's book category. The book also received an award from the Colorado Authors’ League.
  • Nyeu also received the Early Career Scholar's Program Fellowship from Spencer Foundation and the Harvard South Asia Institute's Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Ed.D. candidates Abena Sabira Mackall, Ed.M.’15, and Lizzie Adelman, Ed.M.’08, were awarded Spencer Fellowships from the National Academy of Education.
  • Lindsay Page, Ed.M.’04, Ed.D.’11. and Lecturer Houman Harouni, Ed.M.’08, Ed.D.’15 were awarded Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships from the National Academy of Education.
  • Ed.L.D. candidates Aaron Jennings, Matthew Presser, Melanie Tavares, and Shirley Vargas were named Gordon Ambach Fellows.
  • Ed.L.D. candidate Jessica Boston, Ed.M.’16, received an award from the Walton Family Foundation to help implement their grant program at new charter schools.
  • Ph.D. candidate Xin Xiang received a Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship and the Early Career Scholars Program Grant for her dissertation research on the cultures of learning and educational inequality in China.
  • Mara Tieken, Ed.M.’06, Ed.D.’11, faculty member at Bates was given the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.
  • Allison Ashley, Ed.M.’12, a bilingual education teacher from Austin ISD, was named the 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year.
  • Lynette Tannis, Ed.M.’10, Ed.D.’13, was selected as the commencement speaker at Greensboro College.


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