Callie Burt – Humanities and Social Sciences
With her dissertation research, Callie Burt investigated the relationships among discrimination and criminal offending and the moderation effects of racial socialization practices and supportive parenting. Her papers have been accepted by the American Journal of Sociology and Criminology and garnered awards from the American Sociological Association and the American Society of Criminology. After graduating from UGA, Burt accepted a position as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Henrik Hagtvedt – Applied Sciences
Henrik Hagtvedt investigated the role of visual art in marketing and its effect on consumer behavior as a marketing Ph.D. student in Terry College. He and Professor Vanessa Patrick have published research in the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Their work on luxury brands and consumer choice even garnered media attention from Time magazine and the Boston Herald. Hagtvedt currently is an assistant professor in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Stacy Isenbarger – Fine Arts
Stacy Isenbarger’s original sculptures and educational expertise led to her receive several awards as a UGA doctoral student, including the Graduate School Dean’s Award, The University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and the Emerging Educator’s Fellowship Award. She engaged in a multitude of academic avenues in addition to participating in 16 group and five solo exhibitions during three years at UGA. Isenbarger now teaches as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design at East Tennessee State University.
Katie Price – Mathematical and Physical Sciences
As a geography student at UGA, Katie Price studied the linkages between surface hydrology and geomorphic systems of the southern Appalachian region. She created field-based models to test the relationship among terrain features, land use and baseflow runoff. The results could inform future decision-making regarding regional development and its impact on the water supply. After finishing her doctorate, she accepted a position as a post-doctoral research hydrologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Michael Strickland – Life Sciences
Michael Strickland authored or co-authored 10 manuscripts that are currently published, in review, or in press as a doctoral student in UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. A published journal article from his dissertation found evidence contrary to the assumption that communities of soil microbes in a common environment will function in the similar way. This article received a national award from the Ecological Society of America in 2009. Strickland is now as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.