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ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Winners


Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday from 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 25 to 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students. Each year, Rackham invites faculty to nominate outstanding dissertations produced in their programs. The nomination dossiers submitted are then read and discussed by a review panel of faculty members who identify the finalists. Then, members of the Michigan Society of Fellows read the finalists' dissertations, review their merits, and select the winners. Below is the list of winners of the 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Awards, as well as the honorable mentions.

Distinguished Dissertation Award Winners

Kevin Golovin, Materials Science and Engineering
Kyle Grady, English Language and Literature
Wenyu Gu, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jordan Harrison, Nursing
Jeremy Hoskins, Mathematics
Jenny Kreiger, Classical Art and Archaeology
Oana Mateescu, Anthropology and History
Sara Meerow, Natural Resources and Environment
Steven Roberts, Psychology
Yue Shao, Mechanical Engineering

Distinguished Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

Yubraj Acharya, Health Management and Policy
Matthew DeMars, Chemical Biology
Daniel Drucker, Philosophy
Benjamin Katz, Education and Psychology
Laura Kiefer, Chemistry
Katherine Lennard, American Culture
Xu Liu, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Rohini Ramadas, Mathematics
Xiang Yin, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sheng Zheng, Chemical Engineering

Please join us for the award ceremony on Tuesday, April 24.