Outstanding Dissertation Fellowship Award - Brittany Kowalski
Brittany will receive a 12-month fellowship to support the completion of her dissertation work titled "A Multi-Method Examination of the Effects of Students’ Unconscious Biases on Student Evaluations of Instructors."
Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award - Erin Hudnall
In 2019, Erin published a co-authored work (w/ Drs. Chris Scheitle and Katie Corcoran) titled "“Is West Virginia A Religious Void? An Investigation” in the Review of Religious Research.
Outstanding Performance in Public Sociology Award - Think Tank for Social Research on Cannabis (TTSRC) and Taylor Remsburg
This award recognizes students who extend the boundaries of sociology in order to engage with non-academic audiences as well as contribute to the land grant mission of West Virginia University. TTSRC works to promote and share applied reports and findings on social issues regarding cannabis use with the public. Taylor, although a member of the TTSRC, is also being recognized for her additional work on the WV Social Survey and as a leader in the new No More Racist WVU Project
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award - Rob Nicewarner and Misty Harris
Rob is our outstanding teaching GTA based on his demonstrated excellence in independently teaching multiple sections of SOCA 234: Criminal Justice System.
Misty is our outstanding non-teaching GTA and is being recognized for her support of faculty and students enrolled in graduate-level statistics (SOCA 615 and 616).