Awards and Honors

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Spring / Summer 04


Awards and Honors

Congratulations are in order for the many professors, graduate students, and alumni who earned honors and awards this semester!


Professor Carolyn Williams won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on Victorian melodrama (see article).

Professor Ann Baynes Coiro won an American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, one of only twenty-three nationwide. As a Fellow, Professor Coiro will continue her research on Milton and drama. More details will be in the next newsletter.

Professor Ron Levao won the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching (see article).

Professor William Galperin won the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (see article).

Professor Kurt Spellmeyer won the Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award (see article).


Graduate Students

Lauren Butcher won the FAS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education by a Teaching Assistant.

Christopher Crosbie won the Graduate School’s Dissertation Teaching Award.

Pat Cesarini won the Graduate School’s Dissertation Research Award.

Joe Ponce was awarded a Bevier Fellowship.

Brian Page will be a CCACC Fellow for 2004-2005.



Dr. Peggy Phelan, Professor of Drama at Stanford University, was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, for a project on politics and aesthetics after 9/11. Dr. Phelan earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers in 1993, with a dissertation on performance art and politics. Congratulations to Dr. Phelan.

Recent English alum Anna Lewis (’02) has been awarded a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and will use it to study literature at Yale. Javits Fellowships are administered through the U.S. Department of Education, and are given to students who demonstrate “superior academic ability and achievement, and exceptional promise.” Ms. Lewis is one of only eight people nationwide to receive the award in English literature. She will return from France, where she is studying French literature at the Sorbonne, to attend Yale in the fall. Congratulations to Ms. Lewis on her amazing accomplishment!

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