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Graduate Council Committees

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, appointed by the dean or unit executive. 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.

2022-2023 Membership

  • Ramaswamy Anantheswaran, Professor of Food Science (College of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Duncan Fong, Professor of Marketing (Smeal College of Business)
  • Jeanmarie Higgins, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies (College of Arts and Architecture)
  • Matthew Jackson, Associate Professor of Telecommunications Studies (Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications)
  • Ying-Ling Jao, Assistant Professor of Nursing (Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing)
  • Russell Johns, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
  • Younhee Kim, Associate Professor of Public Administration (Penn State Harrisburg)
  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)
  • Bo Ouyang, Assistant Professor of Accounting (Penn State Great Valley)
  • Mark Owens, Assistant Professor of Economics (Penn State Erie)
  • Anirban Paul, Assistant Professor of Neural and Behavioral Sciences (College of Medicine) - Chair
  • Jean Phillips, Professor of Human Resources Management (College of the Liberal Arts)
  • Jonte C. Taylor, Associate Professor of Education (College of Education)
  • John Vairo, Associate Teaching Professor and Clinical Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Orthopedics & Rehabilitation (College of Health and Human Development)
  • Suhang Wang, Assistant Professor (College of Information Sciences and Technology)
  • Emily Weinert, Associate Professor of Biochemistry (Eberly College of Science)
  • Kenneth Davis, Chair of Graduate Council, Ex Officio
  • Brooke Snider, Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration, Ex Officio
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