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ACM-Mellon Fellowships - Cohort 1

The first cohort of the ACM-Mellon Post-doctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellowship Program began in fall 2009.  Two-year Fellowships were awarded to the six colleges listed below.

In some cases, Fellows have left the program after one year to accept a permanent teaching position and a replacement Fellow has been hired for the second year of the Fellowship.

For each Fellow, the listing includes his/her academic area for teaching and academic year(s) in the program.

 

Coe College

  • Julie Fairbanks, Cultural Anthropology, 2009-2011
    PhD, Indiana University, Regional Studies (Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia)
    Mentor: Allen Fisher, Professor of Sociology

Colorado College

  • Elizabeth Havice, Environmental Security and Resource Politics, 2009-10
    PhD, University of California-Berkeley, Zoology, Conservation Biology, & Environmental Studies
    Mentor: John Gould, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dan Fahey, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, 2011-13
  • PhD, University of California-Berkeley, Government
    Mentor:
    John Gould, Associate Professor of Political Science

Cornell College

  • Uri D. Leibowitz, Philosophy, 2009-10
    PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Physics & Philosophy
    Mentor: James White, Professor of Philosophy
  • Katherine Biederman, Philosophy, 2010-11
    PhD, Loyola University, Chicago, Philosophy
    Mentor: James White, Professor of Philosophy

Lake Forest College

  • Elizabeth Barre, Islamic Studies, 2009-10
    PhD, Florida State University, Religion
    Mentors: Lou Lombardi, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Center; Ahmad Sadri, Gorter Professor of Sociology and Anthropology/Director of the Islamic World Studies Program
  • James Hoesterey, Islamic Studies, 2010-11
    PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anthropology
    Mentors: Ahmad Sadri, Gorter Professor of Sociology and Anthropology/Director of the Islamic World Studies Program; Cathy Benton, Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies

Ripon College

  • Mark McClish, Asian Religions, 2009-10
    PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Asian Cultures & Languages
    Mentor: Brian H. Smith, Professor of Religion
  • Michael Nichols, Asian Religions, 2010-11
    PhD, Northwestern University, Comparative Religions
    Mentor: Brian H. Smith, Professor of Religion

St. Olaf College

  • Matthew Rahaim, Ethnomusicology and Asian Studies, 2009-10
    PhD, University of California-Berkeley, Music/Asian Studies
    Mentors: Gerry Hoekstra, Professor of Music; Karil Kucera, Luce Assistant Professor of Asian Visual Culture
  • Julia Byl, Ethnomusicology, 2010-11
    PhD, University of Michigan, Ethnomusicology
    Mentors: Karil Kucera, Luce Assistant Professor of Asian Visual Culture; Alice Hanson, Professor of Music