Undergrad Maya Reddy ’24 wins the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship
Apr. 25, 2023—Undergraduate student, Maya Reddy ’24, has won the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship. This accomplishment awards her full tuition, a stipend, and a position with the Department of Defense in Charlottesville, Virginia after graduation, including the opportunity to work directly with an experienced mentor. Reddy is a triple major...
Presidential Studies Quarterly: Going For Goals: Presidential Appointments and Agency Goal Change
Aug. 8, 2022—Graduate affiliate Chris Piper’s paper, Going For Goals: Presidential Appointments and Agency Goal Change was recently published in Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Nicholas Bednar wins Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award
Aug. 8, 2022—The Department of Political Science annually presents two graduate student awards for exceptional work. This year, CSDI graduate affiliate Nicholas Bednar won the department’s award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research for his paper “Bureaucratic Capacity in the Administrative Presidency.”
Vanderbilt Ph.D. now teaching at the University of Texas at Austin
Aug. 2, 2022—Michael Shepherd (Ph.D. ’20), is now an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on questions of political and economic inequality, with a special focus on the experiences of the poor with government and the representation of the interests of the poor in policymaking. His dissertation combined...
Amy Zhang wins the 2022 Avery Leiserson Award for her paper “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Interpersonal Trust in Latin America”
Aug. 2, 2022—The department bestows the Avery Leiserson Award for the best undergraduate paper in political science. Amy’s paper explores what happens to interpersonal trust when disaster strikes. Through careful statistical work, she shows that not only did the pandemic not erode trust in Latin America as we might have expected; but that in instances of high...
Sharece Thrower named to the 2022 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows
Aug. 1, 2022—Sharece Thrower, associate professor of political science, was selected as a 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, along with 13 outstanding faculty members from across the university.
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