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Faculty and Student Awards

Faculty Awards

National and International Awards & Fellowships

Dr. Kelly Arenson, Wimmer Family Foundation Award, 2017

Dr. Dan Selcer, McAnulty College & Graduate School NEH Endowment Fund Grant, “Philosophy, Print, and the Image of Thought II,” 2017–18

Dr. Kelly Arenson, Presidential Scholarship Award, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Bates, Presidential Scholarship Award, 2015

Dr. Tom Eyers, Severino A. Russo Research Fellowship Award, Duquesne University, 2014–15

Dr. Dan Selcer, McAnulty College & Graduate School NEH Endowment Fund Grant, “Philosophy, Print and the Image I,” 2014–15

Dr. Jennifer Bates, “HAIreconnect Grant” (Heidelberg Alumni International, University of Heidelberg), 2013

Dr. Kelly Arenson, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, to host three-speaker symposium on “The Body and the Non-Rational in Ancient Greek Thought,” 2013

Dr. Dan Selcer, McAnulty College & Graduate School NEH Endowment Fund Grant, 2013–14

Dr. Tom Eyers, Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University, 2013–14

Dr. Jennifer Bates, Grant Writing Fellowship (McAnulty College Award), 2013

Dr. Tom Eyers, shortlisted for the Malcolm Bowie Prize in French Studies, 2012

Dr. Dan Selcer, Duquesne University McAnulty College & Graduate School Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012

Joan Thompson, administrative assistant, McAnulty College and Graduate School Staff Award, 2012

Dr. Jeff McCurry, NEH Enduring Questions course development grant, 2011

Dr. Dan Selcer, National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching Development Fellowship, “Atomic Thought: Philosophy & Science in the 17th Century,” 2011–12

Dr. Jennifer Bates, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, for Hegel Conference, “Hegel’s Absolute Spirit: Connections Between Art, Religion and Philosophy,” 2010

Student Awards

National and International Awards & Fellowships

Peter Libbey, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Intensive Language Scholarship, 2017

Aaron Higgins-Brake, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Intensive Language Scholarship, 2016

Alessio Rotundo, Chateaubriand Fellowship, 2016

Bethany Somma, three year research fellowship from the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), 2015–18.

Martin Krahn, Fulbright Fellowship (TU Kaiserlautern), 2015–16

Paul Zipfel, Fulbright Fellowship (U Köln) 2015–16

Tristana Martin-Rubio, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Intensive Language Scholarship, 2015

Aaron Higgins-Brake, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, 2015–19

Tristana Martin Rubio, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, 2014–18

Martin Krahn, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Intensive Language Scholarship, 2014

Jacob Greenstine, Fulbright Fellowship (U Kassel), 2013–14

An article put out by the University provides more extensive details about many of this last year's awards and award winners.

Dissertation Awards

Martin Krahn, 2017–18 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship

Karim Barakat, 2017–18 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship

Jacob Greenstine, 2016–17 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship

Stephanie Adair, 2016 Honorable Mention, Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities Division for “Thinking Without Concepts: The Aesthetic Use of the Logical Functions in Kant’s Third Critique” (Director: Dr. Jennifer Ann Bates)

Boram Jeong, 2014–15 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship (Visiting Researcher [Chercheuse invitée] at Department of Philosophy, Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis for duration of Fellowship)

Jim Bahoh, 2014–15 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship

Jacob Graham, 2012–13 Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities Division for his work, “The Flourishing Self in Aristotle and the Authentic Self in Heidegger” (Director: Dr. Michael Harrington)

Teaching Awards

Tom Ball, Peter LIbbey, and Bethany Somma, 2015–16 Charles S. Dougherty Philosophy Graduate Teaching Award

Matthew Lovett, 2014–15 Charles S. Dougherty Philosophy Graduate Teaching Award

Andrew Jussaume, 2013–14 Charles S. Dougherty Philosophy Graduate Teaching Award

Becky Vartabedian, 2011–12 Charles S. Dougherty Philosophy Graduate Teaching Award

Essay Awards

Colin Bodayle, 2016–17 Philosophy Essay Prize, for his paper “Hegel’s Bizarro World”

Nicholas Brown, 2015–16 Philosophy Essay prize, for his paper “Making History: Power, Discourse and the Possibility of Change”

Matthew Yaw, 2014–15 Philosophy Essay Prize, for his paper “Nietzsche’s Paean to War”

Bethany Somma, 2013–14 Philosophy Essay Prize, for her paper “Adoptees and Philosophers: Searching for Self and Stability in Stoic Therapy”

The 2012–13 Philosophy Essay Prize was awarded to both Jacob Greenstine, for his paper “Why Galileo Matters,” and Matt Lovett, for his paper “Rothko’s Negative Theology”

Academic Awards

Nathan Eckstrand, 2011–12 McAnulty College Graduate School’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Ryan Johnson, 2012–13 McAnulty College Graduate School’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Sila Ozkara, 2013 Phi Kappa Phi honor society Love of Learning award