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Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program

Graduate Harrington Fellows Program

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2008-2009 Fellows


Doctoral Fellows

Mark Bayer

Mark Bayer

Business Administration

Previous degree from Washington University

UT Austin: Department of Management


Mark Bayer is interested in various topics within organizational behavior and organization theory and design, including trust in the workplace, knowledge transfer and preservation within groups, leadership authenticity, procedural fairness, and group and organizational decision-making.

Solaman Cooperson

Solaman Cooperson

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Previous degree from Pennsylvania State University

UT Austin: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Solaman Cooperson is researching the development of speech and language in bilingual children with an emphasis on Spanish-English bilingualism. Specifically, he is interested in patterns of development among bilingual children that may enable one to better distinguish speech and language disorders from differences in speech and language development attributable to bilingual experience.

Christopher Heaney

Christopher Heaney

Latin American Studies

Previous degree from Yale University

UT Austin: Department of History


Christopher Heaney studies the history of exploration as it relates to race, nationalism and imperialism in the Americas. He is interested in how countries like Peru, Colombia and the United States have conflicted over the politics of studying pre-Columbian monuments like Machu Picchu, and indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

Brian Muzas

Brian Muzás

Theology; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Previous degree from Seton Hall University; Princeton

UT Austin: LBJ School of Public Affairs


Rev. Brian Keenan Muzás is interested in international public policy concerning the technical issues, ethical considerations, and security questions surrounding nuclear weapons and missile defense systems. He is interested in how the structures, commitments, and practices of science and technology affect peace, security, political discourse, and human values.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith


Previous degree from College of Charleston

UT Austin: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Amy Smith is interested in studying the interface between chemistry and biochemistry. She wants to use the different areas of chemistry - organic, inorganic, and physical - in order to understand the intricate details of how enzymes and organisms function.

Dissertation Fellows
Michael Waring

Michael Shannon Waring

Civil Engineering

Previous degree from The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin: Department of Civil Engineering


Michael Waring studies sources, fate, and control of indoor air pollutants. He is currently studying ozone-driven homogeneous and heterogeneous indoor environmental chemistry, with a specific focus on how surfaces influence indoor particle formation due to ozone/terpene reactions.

Master’s Fellows
Arturo Longoria

Arturo Longoria

Information Studies

Previous degree from Columbia University

UT Austin: School of Information


Arturo H. Longoria is studying both academic librarianship and the design and development of digital libraries. He is interested in the digitization and organization of data stored in analog and other obsolete media formats as well as the physical preservation and conservation of media and records.

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