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Committee on Fellowships and Awards


It shall consist of one Graduate Faculty representative from each academic college and school of the University that offers graduate programs. The Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration is an ex officio member of this committee.


It shall consider policies on awards; examine and judge applications for Graduate School fellowships; and make recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School for awards.

2019-2020 Membership

  • Ramaswamy Anantheswaran, Professor of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences

  • Madhuri Desai, Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Architecture

  • Robert Edwards, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature, College of the Liberal Arts

  • Nil Ergin, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Penn State Great Valley

  • Carleen Maitland, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, College of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

  • Andrea McCloskey, Associate Professor of Education, College of Education

  • Daniel Morgan, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine

  • Karl Muller, Associate Professor of Accounting, Smeal College of Business

  • Mark Owens, Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State Erie, Chair

  • Patrick Parsons, Professor of Communications, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

  • Michael Robb, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health and Human Development

  • Steven Schaeffer, Professor of Biology, Eberly College of Science

  • Stephen Schappe, Associate Professor of Management, Penn State Harrisburg

  • Kimberly Van Haitsma, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

  • George Young, Professor of Meteorology, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

  • Kenneth Davis, Chair of Graduate Council, Ex Officio

  • Jessica Hoffman, Director, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration, Ex Officio

2019-2020 Committee Priorities

  1. As an implementation committee, this committee typically does not receive additional charges beyond its usual workload.

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