AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Liberal Arts has awarded five professors with Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships, an honor that recognizes excellence in teaching and commitment.
Established in 1989, the Dickson Teaching Fellowship provides a one-year fellowship appointment and a $3,000 salary supplement for the 2012-13 academic year.
Following are the five faculty recipients:
Kirsten Bradbury, lecturer, Department of Psychology, focuses her research on parenting, family adjustment and adolescent behavioral problems. She also specializes in family firearm safety.
Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, examines the ways in which Mapuche radio programs, poetry, and music revitalize contemporary Mapuche culture and foster cultural diversity in the region.
Julia Lee, assistant professor of English and Asian American studies, specializes in Asian American, African American, and 20th century American literatures. Her current research explores the importance of the train in American literature and why scenes of racial conflict are often set on the railroad.
Devin Stauffer, associate professor of government, is a political philosopher who specializes in classical and early modern political thought. He is currently examining the origins of liberalism, the theoretical foundations of modernity, and the divide between ancient and modern political thought.
Jacqueline Woolley, professor of psychology, focuses her research on children's understanding of reality, a topic with a long history that continues to intrigue and perplex developmental psychologists.
Visit the Provost’s website for a complete list of past recipients.