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Open Graduate Education Participants

Cohort 1 | Cohort 2 | Cohort 3 | Cohort 4 | Cohort 5

To learn more about students' experiences in the program, click on their names.


Cohort 1
The first cohort began the Open Graduate Education program in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Sean M. Dinces ’14 PhD

PhD: American Studies
Master's: Urban Education Policy

Dissertation: Bulls Markets: Power, Place, and Professional Sport in Late Twentieth-Century Chicago

Honor: 2014 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, Brown University

Current Position: Assistant Professor of History at Long Beach City College, California 

Diana Dukhanova

PhD: Slavic Studies
Master’s: Religious Studies

 

 

Susan Herringer

PhD: Engineering (Materials Science)
Master’s: Archaeology and the Ancient World

Project/Dissertation Title: Engineering Material Culture



Ioana Bogdana Jucan ‘11

PhD: Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Master’s: Philosophy

Project/Dissertation Title: Out of Concern: Performance Modes of Engaging with the World

 


Patrick McKelvey

PhD: Theatre and Performing Arts
Master’s: Anthropology

 

 

Jie Ren '16 PhD

PhD: Cognitive Science
Master's: Biostatistics

 

 

Seth Thorn

PhD: Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments
Master's: German Studies

Project/Dissertation Title: Ambience and Musical Subjectivity

 

Yao Zhang '16 PhD

PhD: Chemistry
Master’s: Computer Science

 

 


Cohort 2
The second cohort began the program in the 2013-2014 academic year. 

Christian Casey

PhD: Egyptology
Master's: Applied Math

Project/Dissertation Title: New Methods for Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian Phonology

 

Jing Feng

PhD: Electrical Engineering
Master's: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

 

 

Malay Firoz

PhD: Anthropology
Master's: Modern Culture and Media

Project/Dissertation Title: Rightlessness and the Nation-State: Syrian Refugees and the Humanitarian Crisis in Jordan

 

Brian House

PhD: Computer Music & Multimedia
Master's: Modern Culture and Media

 

 

Dennis Johannssen

PhD: German Studies
Master's: Philosophy

 

 

Lakshmi Padmanabhan

 PhD: Modern Culture and Media
Master's: History program

 

 

Apollonya Porcelli

PhD: Sociology
Master’s: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

 

Arielle Nitenson '17 PhD

PhD: Neuroscience
Master’s: Teaching in Secondary Education (Biology)

Project/Dissertation Title: Acetylcholine Supports Olfactory Perceptual Learning through Adult Neurogenesis

 

Amy Teller

PhD: Sociology
Master’s: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

 


Cohort 3
The third cohort began the Open Graduate Education program in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Michael Bedard

PhD: Economics
Master’s: in Applied Math

 

 

Eboni Chambers

PhD: Pathobiology
Master’s: Public Affairs

Project/Dissertation Title: Sustained Elevated Adenosine Causes Lung Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction via Nucleoside Transporters and Mitochondrial Dysfunction--- Implications in Cigarette Smoke Induced Lung Injury

Mark Ho

PhD: Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Master's: Computer Science

Project/Dissertation Title: Computational Models of Evaluative Pedagogy 

 

Cora Johnson-Roberson

PhD: Ethnomusicology
Master's: Computer Science

 

 

Adam Nitenson

PhD: Neuroscience
Master's: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship 

 

 

Ayalu Reda

PhD: Sociology
Master's: Biostatistics

Project/Dissertation Title: Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Growth, Health, and Social Outcomes

 

Anna Santucci

PhD: Italian Studies
Master's: Theater Arts and Performance Studies

Project/Dissertation Title: Performing Languages and Cultures

 

Vikram Saraph

PhD: Computer Science
Master's: Mathematics

Project/Dissertation Title: Fault-tolerant Asynchronous Computability of Shared Memory

 

Asha Tamirisa

PhD: Computer Music
Master's: Modern Culture and Media

Project/Dissertation Title: Feminist Approaches to Electronic Sound

 

Yun Xu

PhD: Pathobiology
Master's: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Project/Dissertation Title: Coinfection with Influenza Virus and Legionella pneumophila Decreases Pulmonary Tolerance Mechanisms


Cohort 4
The fourth cohort began the Open Graduate Education program in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Piotr Axer

PhD: Slavic Studies
Master’s: Philosophy

 

 

Xi Chen

PhD: Chemistry
Master’s: Computer Science

 

 

Louis Gularte

PhD: Philosophy
Master's: Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences

 

 

Ian Laidley

PhD: Philosophy
Master's: Classics

 

 

Samantha Lash

PhD: Archaeology and the Ancient World
Master's: Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

 

 

Chang Liu

PhD: Chemistry
Master's: Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering

 

 

Bryan Markovitz

PhD: Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
Master's: Anthropology

 

 

Elizabeth McDonnell-Clark

PhD: Neuroscience
Master's: Social Analysis and Research

 

 

Prannath Moolchand

PhD: Neuroscience
Master's: Applied Math

 

 

Mohak Patel

PhD: Engineering
Master's: Computer Science

 

 


Cohort 5 
The fifth cohort will begin the Open Graduate Education program in the 2016-2017 academic year.

David Abel

PhD: Computer Science
Master's: Philosophy

 

 

Doria Charlson

PhD: Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS)
Master's: History

 

 

Jessica Emerson

PhD: Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
Master's: Cognitive Sciences

 

 

Valeria Federici

PhD: Italian Studies
Master's: History of Art and Architecture

 

 

Margaret Geoga

PhD: Egyptology & Assyriology
Master's: Comparative Literature

 

 


Warren Harding

PhD: Africana Studies
Master's: Comparative Literature

 

 

Robert Kashow

PhD: Religious Studies
Master's: Anthropology

 


Yuan Liu

PhD: Chemistry
Master's: Engineering

 

 

Hannah Marshall

PhD: Anthropology
Master's: Social Analysis and Research

 

 

Miriam Rothenberg

PhD: Archaeology and the Ancient World
Master's: Earth, Environment and Planetary Sciences