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Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program

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2007-2008 Fellows


Doctoral Fellows

Jonathan Cox

Jonathan G. Cox

Ecology and Organismal Biology

Previous degree from Indiana State University

UT Austin: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior


John Cox studies the manner in which different evolutionary histories can influence contemporary ecological patterns. Currently, he is exploring the consequences for vulnerability to biological perturbation that different degrees of historical, ecosystem-specific heterogeneity in predation risk may have.

Nicholas Crain

Nicholas G. Crain

Economic Sciences

Previous degree from Carnegie Mellon and Washington State University

UT Austin: Department of Finance


Nicholas Crain is interested in the way institutional and individual investors form return and risk beliefs based on signals relayed in public information.

James Smith

James W. Smith


Previous degree from University of Saskatchewan

UT Austin: Department of Accounting


James Smith is interested in how the decisions and judgments of individuals influence accounting practices. he seeks to use psychology theory to better understand financial reporting and auditor assessments.

Dissertation Fellows
Kimberly Bender

Kimberly A. Bender

Social Work

Previous degree from Colorado State University

UT Austin: School of Social Work


Kim Bender is researching psychosocial problems that link childhood abuse to subsequent juvenile delinquency to inform prevention and intervention programs for youth in the child welfare system. She uses advanced modeling to examine how pathways from abuse to delinquency vary by gender.

John Gronbeck-Tedesco

John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco

American Studies

Previous degree from The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin: Department of American Studies


John Gronbeck-Tedesco studies how the theme of revolution shaped cultural exchange between the United States and Cuba in the areas of race, politics, and social movements between 1930 and 1970. His work draws from a variety of archival and literary sources gathered in both countries.

Master’s Fellows
Ingrid Haeckel

Ingrid B. Haeckel


Previous degree from Columbia University

UT Austin: Department of Geography and the Environment


Ingrid Haeckel is examining the ethnobotany of large, plant-based religious adornments known as arcos florales in the central Veracruz region of Mexico. She is interested in community-based research on the conservation and management of plant resources.

Shelley Rowland

Shelley E. Rowland

Information Studies

Previous degree from University of California – Santa Barbara

UT Austin: School of Information


Shelley Rowland is interested in the physical and digital preservation of the cultural record, particularly in record selection and strategies for increasing public awareness and use of archival collections. She will also study preservation management, conservation treatments and digitization practices.

Icy Simpson

Icy R. Simpson

Music Performance

Previous degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University

UT Austin: Butler School of Music


Icy R. Simpson is pursuing a Masters of Music in Opera Performance. She is delving deeper into the components of classical singing, along with gaining a better understanding of how to build a career as an opera singer.

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