Twenty-six SMU faculty members have received 2019-20 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

The fellowships, funded by income from a portion of Taylor’s estate, award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the fellowships, which support research, “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.”

Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions confronting higher education and society.

The winning professors for this academic year, by college or school:

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Holly Bowen, Psychology
Lucas Kirkpatrick, Sociology
Andrea Laurent-Simpson, Sociology
Bianca Lopez, History
Beth Newman, English
Christopher Roos, Anthropology
Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna, Anthropology
Minh Binh Tran, Mathematics
Emma Wilson, English
Jingbo Ye, Physics

Lyle School of Engineering

Jaewook Myung, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Wenjie Sun, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jianhui Wang, Electrical Engineering

Meadows School of the Arts

LaShonda Eaddy, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
Adam Herring, Art History
Yan Huang, Advertising
Kristina Nielsen, Music
Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Art
Hye Jin Yoon, Advertising

Perkins School of Theology

Ted Campbell, Church History
Jaime Clark-Soles, New Testament
Natalia Marandiuc, Christian Theology
Harold Recinos, Church and Society
Marcell Steuernagel, Sacred Music

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Doris Luft Santos Baker, Teaching and Learning
Ashley Tull, Higher Education