Graduate Student Awards
Beth Allison Barr, Associate Dean for Professional Development
The Graduate School sponsors several student awards recognizing exceptional scholarship, research, and teaching among our students. Although these were somewhat disrupted by the pandemic, we are pleased to showcase our 2020-2021 award winners. Each year awards are given in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Science categories.
Outstanding Dissertation Awards
The Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Award is the most prestigious award offered at Baylor. It recognizes exceptional scholarship and writing by doctoral students and helps identify dissertations worthy of nomination for national awards. Nominations are both made and judged by graduate program directors. Each year awards are given for Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.
"The Digitized Infant: A Field Study of Entangled Emotions and Affordances"
Jonathan Trower, Ph.D.
United States Air Force Academy, Assistant Professor
"Forcing N1-Free Groups to Be Free"
Daniel Herden, Ph.D.
Financial Data Scientist
"The Conscious Mind Unified"
Alexander Pruss, Ph.D., and Timothy O'Connor, Ph.D.
Palm Beach Atlantic University, Assistant Professor
Outstanding Research Award Recipients
The Outstanding Graduate Student Research award recognizes exceptional research contributions from doctoral or MFA graduate students who have completed their candidacy requirement. The Graduate School launched this award in 2019 with the goal of promoting the research productivity of graduate students. Applicants are judged by the quality of their research projects, participation in research events and conferences, research presentations and publications, and faculty recommendations.
School of Music
Social Science Category
The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards
The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award honors graduate student Teachers of Record who were able to balance their own studies and responsibilities while demonstrating excellence as classroom instructors. The Graduate School nominates candidates based on teaching evaluations, and a panel of judges selects final award winners based on recommendation letters from classroom students, recommendation letters from faculty, a statement of teaching philosophy, and participation in programs designed to increase teaching skill.
Curriculum & Instruction
Social Science Category