Jepson Fellows Awarded from 2004-2016

*All faculty ranks indicated are from the time the individual was selected as a Jepson Fellow.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Maria Laura Bocaz Leiva, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences)

Jose Donoso: the Writer Behind The Obscene Bird of Night”

Antonia Delgado-Poust, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences)

Redrafting Literary Feminism in Spain: Recurring Missteps, Fissured Memories, and Maternal Legacies in the Contemporary Peninsular Novel

Caitlin Finlayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography (College of Arts and Sciences)

The Geography and Environmental Impacts of Consumer Food Preferences”

Ian Finlayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science (College of Arts and Sciences)

Development of a Programming Language for Teaching Parallel Computing”

Jon McMillan, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History (College of Arts and Sciences)

Sustainable Ceramic Kiln Design, Construction and Firing”

Laura Mentore, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences)

Still Searching for “El Dorado”: Conservation, Mining, and the Quest to Extract Value from Amazonian Peoples and Environments

Victoria Russell, Assistant Professor, College of Education

Questing to Inclusive Practice: Using Gaming Mechanics and Structures to Support Development of Inclusive Practices in General Education Pre-Service Teachers

 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Eric Bonds, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Sciences)

U.S. Think Tanks and National Climate Change Policy”

Janine Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (College of Education)

I Never Thought of it Like That”: Preservice Teachers and Professional Identity Development via Twitter

Mindy Erchull, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences)

Empowering Woman and Girls: A New Psychology of Women Textbook”

Nora Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Sciences)

Immigration and East Asian nation-States: A Comparative Study of Ethnic and National Boundary Making in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea”

Janie Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (College of Arts and Sciences)

Ideology of Moral Citizenship in U.S. Naturalization Documents”

Will Mackintosh, Assistant Professor, Department of History and American Studies (College of Arts and Sciences)

Selling the Sights:Tourism and the Commodification of Experience in the Nineteenth Century

 

2014-2015 Academic Year

Courtney Clayton, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (College of Education)

“Using Action Research to Improve Instruction for English Language Learners”

Wei Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Business

“The First Two Years of Nascent Entrepreneurs”

Chris Garcia, Assistant Professor, College of Business

 “Segmentation and Factor Models for Enhancing Social Media Impact”

 Hai Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics (College of Arts and Sciences)

 “Exploring the Off Resonant Faraday Effect to Slow Light Down”

 Xiaofeng Zhao, Associate Professor, College of Business

“Applying the theory of constraints to lean supply chain integration”

 

2013-2014 Academic Year

Theresa Grana, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

 Characterizing New Nematodes and Extending Opportunities for UMW Students to Experience Science and Find New Species”

Maria-Isabel Martinez-Mira, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Language, Gender, Law and Women’s Authority in Spain

Zach Whalen, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

 A is for Atari: A Critical History of Videogame Textuality”

 

2012-2013 Academic Year

Janet Asper, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

 Development of Super-absorbing Organic Gellants for Crude Oil, and a Polymer Themed Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum”

Julius N. Esunge, Assistant Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics

 Minimizing Insurance Company Risk in a Random Framework”

Ben LaBreche, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

 “Liberty Agonistes: The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Milton”

 Jangwoon (Leo) Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

A Domain Decomposition Method for Mathematical Models with Random Input Data”

Jason Matzke, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion (Philosophy)

Between Civil Disobedience and Burning Rage: Reframing Radical Environmental Activism within Deliberative Democracy”

Colin Rafferty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

Beyond Truth: A False Memoir in Literature and Culture”

 

2011-2012 Academic Year

Surupa Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs (Political Science)

“Anticipating globalization: the politics and economics of farm sector restructuring in India” 

 Jason James, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Anthropology)

 “Between Monument Avenue and Lumpkin’s Jail: Slavery and Race in Richmond’s Commemorative Landscape” 

 Mary Elizabeth Mathews, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion (Religion)

“’Every Grace That Brings You Nigh’: African Americans, Fundamentalists, and the Great Migration” 

 Gary N. Richards, Associate Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

 “A Queer Quarter: Literary Imaginings of Gay New Orleans” 

 Jess M. Rigelhaupt, Assistant Professor, Department of History and American Studies (History)

 “Building A Popular Front: Civil Rights, Unions, and Workers’ Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century (And How the San Francisco Bay Area Got to Be the Way It Is) 

 

2010-2011 Academic Year

Ben Odhiambo Kisila, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Isotopic analysis of soil erosion, sediment yields and potential pollutants pathways in the Rappahannock River basin, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay system 

Jeremy Larochelle, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Antologia de poesia amazonica reciente: del pensamiento amazonico a la ecologia/Critical Anthology of Recent Amazonian Poetry: From Amazonian Thought to Ecology” 

Emile Lester, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Liberal Regime Analysis

Jessica Locke, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)

The Mary/Eve Dichotomy in Contemporary Mexican Literature

Maya Mathur, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

From the Elizabethan Clown to the Jacobean Wit: Comic Economies in Early Modern England

Charles Sharpless, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Applying the Undoing Hypothesis to the Cognitive Domain

 

2009-2010 Academic Year

Robert Barr, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Understanding Populism”

Antonio Barrenechea, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication (English)

America Unbound: Hemispheric Legacies in the Postwar Novel

 Stephen Davies, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Modeling Subjectivity in Database Exploration

Steven E. Harris, Assistant Professor, Department of History and American Studies

“Moving to the Separate Apartment: Mass Housing and the Crisis of Rising Expectations in Soviet Russia Under Khrushchev and Brezhnev”

H. Nicole Myers, Associate Professor of Education (CGPS)

The University of Mary Washington Autism Clinic: Creating a Collaborative Authentic Learning Experience to Benefit Community, Colleagues, and Children

Holly Schiffrin, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Applying the Undoing Hypothesis to the Cognitive Domain

  

2008-2009 Academic Year

Paul D. Fallon, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech (Linguistics)

Reduplication in the Blin Language”

Randall D. Helmstuttler, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

Topology from the Categorical Point of View

Craig T. Naylor, Associate Professor, Department of Music

“Chickadee Symphony: An Ethological Approach to Composition”

Marcel P. Rotter, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (German)

If you Can’t Enlist–Invest:’ Visual Strategies of Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and the United States in the War Bond Campaigns of World Wars I and II

Farhang Rouhani, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

“Geographies of exile: Media, mobility, and home among Iranians in the United States”

Dorothy C. Suskind, Assistant Professor, Department of Education

Gifted Education in the Regular Classroom: A Social Studies Research Unit in a Low-Income, Third Grade Classroom

NOTE: Dorothy Suskind resigned from UMW in July 2008.

  

2007-2008 Academic Year

Karen Anewalt Cockrell, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

“Connecting the Dots: Developing Interdisciplinary Project Modules for Computer Science Courses”

Suzanne de Janasz, Associate Professor of Leadership and Management

Integrating Service Learning into Business Education to Develop Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Communities”

Thomas D. Fallace, Assistant Professor, Department of Education

“John Dewey in the Educational Imagination”

Susan Fernsebner, Assistant Professor, Department of History and American Studies

“Material Choreographies: China’s Participation in World’s Fairs and Expositions”

Scott M. Powers, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (French)

“The Secularization of Evil in Modern French Literature”

Federico Schneider, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (Italian)

“The Healing Agenda in Literature and the Arts”

 

2006-2007 Academic Year

Christofer C. Foss, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech

“A New Edition of Toru Dutt’s Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan”

Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages

“The Concept of Caridad in the Literature of Spain: Origins, Expressions, and Applications”

Keith Mellinger, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

“New Classes of Optical Orthogonal Codes from Finite Geometry”

Jennifer A. Polack Wahl, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

“Designing Computer Technology Learning Modules in the K-12 Curriculum”

NOTE: Stephen J. Farnsworth, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, was selected for a Jepson Fellowship in 2006-2007 but will instead serve as a Fulbright Fellow for the full academic year.

 

2005-2006 Academic Year

Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

“Sexuality, Human Rights, and the Decentering of Heterosexuality: A Book Project”

Jason W. Davidson, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

“Signaling Resolve in Contemporary American Foreign Policy”

Jeff Edmunds, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

“New Mathematical Models in the Study of Competing Species”

Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

“Confucian Feminism – A Feminist Ethic in the Making”

NOTE: Lisa Rosenlee resigned from UMW in July 2006.

  

 2004-2005 Academic Year

Dawn S. Bowen, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

“Residential Segregation in an African-American Community: An Examination of the Jackson Ward Neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1930”

Andrew Dolby, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

“Extra Pair Mating and the Reproductive Biology of the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)”

Christina Kakavá, Associate Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech

“Power, Ideology, and Identity in Conflict Talk”

Susan C. Matts, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

“Understanding Electronic Conduction in Microelectronic Conductors”

Debra Schleef, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

“Latinos in Dixie: Assimilation and Ethnic Identity in Richmond”