Research Excellence

We have worked hard to establish norms of hard work and to produce students who are excellent researchers. These efforts are clearly paying off. We present three measures supporting this assertion in Figure 5. First, we present the number of awards won by our students over time. These awards include recognition from the Graduate School, teaching awards from the College, and awards for presenting outstanding research at conferences. Second, our students are also increasingly present at professional conferences. 22 of our graduate students presented their work at professional conferences in 2011 compared to only two papers presented in 2008. Third, publications by graduate students have seen a dramatic increase from a low of 0 in 2008 to a high of 10 published or forthcoming papers in 2012. We fully expect each of these trends to continue increasing in future years.



A&S Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Anup Phayal

S. Sidney & Margaret L. Ulmer Award - Best Paper by a Graduate Student - Co-winners: Christopher Ledford and Gregory Saxton

S. Sidney & Margaret L. Ulmer Award - Superior and deserving Graduate Student in the subfield of Public Law and Judicial Behavior (American) - Alexander Denison

Emerging Global Scholar Award - Most long-term promise in Comparative Politics or International Relations - Jaclyn Johnson

Malcolm E. Jewell Award - Outstanding Political Science Graduate Student - Anup Phayal



Sidney Ulmer Graduate Student Research Paper Award winner:

Trace Lasley for his paper "Media-ting Africa's Civil Society: Hierarchical Linear Modeling of Individual and State-Level Effects on Support for Democracy."

Malcom E. Jewell Award for the Outstanding Political Science Graduate Student:

Jonathan Powell.


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