List of Fairfield University fellows and scholars

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Fairfield University students and graduates have been the recipients of the following nationally acclaimed fellowships and scholarships in recent years:

MacArthur Fellow[edit]

  • The following Fairfied University graduate was a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes nicknamed the "genius grant"), which is an award given annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to typically 20 to 40 citizens or residents of the U.S., of any age and working in any field, who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work."
Name Field of Study Current Affiliation Year
Peter Pronovost '84 Intensive care medicine Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2008

Guggenheim Fellow[edit]

Name Field of Study Current Affiliation Year
John T. Lis '70 Regulation of gene expression Barbara McClintock Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University 2000

ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows[edit]

  • The following Fairfield University students and faculty mentors were recipients of an ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellowship, which are given annually by the ASIANetwork and Freeman Foundation to support research undertaken in a wide range of disciplinary studies throughout all of East and Southeast Asia.
Student Fellows Faculty Mentor Project Site & Title Year
Jeffrey A. Wenger Professor Ronald M. Davidson, Religious Studies Nepal: A Study of the Nepalese Bodhnath Pilgrimage Community [1] 2000
Lauren Howard
Sarah Howe
Katie Molteni
Professor Danke Li, History China: Women in the Anti-Japanese War[2] 2005

Fulbright Scholars[edit]

  • The following Fairfield University graduates were recipients of a Fulbright Fellowship, which are grants for the international educational exchange of scholars, educators, graduate students and professionals.[3] The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide.
Name Field of Study Country Visited Year
Sheila A. Hayes South Asian Studies Sri Lanka 1993–1994
Alycen C. McAuley Women's Studies Morocco 1994–1995
Alicia E. Smith Biology Bolivia 1994–1995
Jennifer B. Sorensen Chemistry Hungary 1994–1995
Jennifer A. Adonizio Teaching English As A Foreign Language Korea 1996–1997
Michael E. Allison Latin American and Caribbean Politics El Salvador 1996–1997
Daniel T. Cook Business/Economics Chile 1997–1998
Jae H. Jun Psychology Korea 1997–1998
Eric S. Roland Economics Uruguay 1997–1998
Christhy M. Vidal Latin American and Caribbean Politics Argentina 1997–1998
Angela E. Allen Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 1998–1999
Kristen M. Cammarata Ecology/Environmental Studies Morocco 1998–1999
Stacey L. Pascarella Psychology Canada 1998–1999
Robert E. Varley Teaching English As A Foreign Language Korea 1998–1999
Patrick R. Johnson Public Health Greece 1999–2000
Lawrence J. Dunn, III Business/Management United Kingdom 2000–2001
Bryan T. Fitzgerald Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 2000–2001
Danielle M. Liubicich Biology Australia 2000–2001
Suzanne M. Logan Modern History Japan 2000–2001
Thomas J. Mozdzer Ecology/Environmental Studies Poland 2000–2001
Julia I. Tsisin Law Russia 2001–2002
Suzanne M. Uzzilia Teaching English As A Foreign Language Korea 2001–2002
Lara M. Eckler Western European Studies Germany 2002–2003
Brian L. Beirne Business/Management Canada 2003–2004
David A. Gorman Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 2003–2004
Matthew P. Smylie Physics Germany 2003–2004
Gerald J. Abbey Teaching English As A Foreign Language Taiwan 2004–2005
James P. Allwein Business/Management Greece 2004–2005
James G. Di Guglielmo Physics Germany 2004–2005
Aelee K. Kwon Teaching English As A Foreign Language Korea 2004–2005
Aaron S. Baker Psychology Israel 2005–2006
Jessica L. Dolan Teaching English As A Foreign Language Korea 2005–2006
Alexis J. Cedeno International Relations United Arab Emirates 2006–2007
Jessica B. Martin International Relations China 2006–2007
Ann M. McKittrick International Relations Canada 2006–2007
Vivian E. Rodriguez Teaching English As A Foreign Language Thailand 2006–2007
Laura K. Woelflein Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 2006–2007
Michael Davis Ecology/Environmental Studies Brazil 2007–2008
Kathleen Bakarich Business/Accounting Germany 2007–2008
Alicia Zapf International Relations Austria 2007–2008
Ceylan Conger Art History Turkey 2007–2008
Michael Meehan Business/Economics Germany 2007–2008
Andre Moraes Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 2007–2008
Courtney Pelletier Teaching English As A Foreign Language Indonesia 2007–2008
Matthew Ryder Sociology China 2007–2008
Daniel Turco Teaching English As A Foreign Language Germany 2007–2008
Christopher Pilkerton Political Science Poland 2010–2011
Sara Borton Political Science Cyprus 2011–2012
David Brotman Physics Switzerland 2011–2012
Kathryn Bimson Teaching English As A Foreign Language Thailand 2012–2013
Erin Eife Sociology Ireland 2012–2013
Julianne Whittaker Teaching English As A Foreign Language Jordan 2012–2013

Goldwater Scholars[edit]

  • The following Fairfield University students were recipients of a Goldwater Scholarship, which is a scholarship given annually by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in math, the natural sciences or engineering. The Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences.
Name Field of Study Year
Jose Simoes Physics 1997–1998
Matthew Day Mathematics 1998–1999
Matthew P. Smylie Physics 2002–2003

Clare Boothe Luce Scholars[edit]

The following Fairfield University students were recipients of a Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship, which is a two-year full scholarship given annually by the Clare Boothe Luce Foundation “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering."

Name Field of Study Year
Catherine Stabile Marine Biology 1999–2001
Aisha Sayel Biology 1999–2001

McGowan Scholars[edit]

  • The following Charles F. Dolan School of Business students were recipients of a McGowan Scholarship, which is a scholarship given annually by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund recognizing "...the academic achievements and excellence of students pursuing a major offered by an accredited business school. It is designed to encourage leadership ability, interpersonal skills, and a significant involvement in academic, campus and community activities. It also recognizes excellence of character, a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial potential."[4]
Name Field of Study Year
Dorothy Carbone Accounting 1998–1999
Erin Collins Accounting/Finance 1998–1999
Lawrence James Dunn III Accounting/Information Systems 1999–2000
Gregory Slater Finance 1999–2000
Lucy Rodrigues Finance 2000–2001
Steve Norcini Accounting 2000–2001
Catherine (Kate) E. Smith Marketing/Management 2001–2002
Kevin D. Bennett Accounting/Finance 2001–2002
Brian L. Beirne Finance/Information Systems 2002–2003
Gina R. Franceschini Finance/Economics 2002–2003
Francis J. Marx V Finance/Economics 2003–2004
Christopher A. Marvel Accounting 2004–2005
Brennan Clark Finance 2005–2006
David J. Guerrera Accounting/Finance 2007–2008
Melissa Slusz Marketing 2008–2009
Stephanie Stadig Finance 2009–2010

Udall Scholar[edit]

The following Fairfield University student was a recipient of a Morris K. Udall Scholarship given by the Morris K. Udall Foundation, which are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment

Name Field of Study Year
Michael D. England ’00 Chemistry 1998–1999
Arturo P. Jaras Watts ’14 Economics 2012–2013

Other Scholars[edit]

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