Alumni Scholars share research, stories
Throughout the spring semester, Alumni Scholars from each academic division will return to campus to meet students and former professors and staff and to make public presentations. Current students who may be interested in learning more about the scholars' paths from Grinnell to their chosen field of work will have an opportunity to meet with these Alumni Scholars.
Since the Alumni Scholars Program began in 1999, more than 90 alumni have presented their scholarship on campus. Most of the Alumni Scholars have graduated within the past six to eight years, and most are nearing the end of graduate programs or are beginning new career positions.
This spring, Grinnell will host the return of the following Alumni Scholars:
- Emily Stamey '01, Art
- Stamey is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in American art history at the University of Kansas.
- Sponsor: Lesley Wright
- Harmony King Dalgleish '00, Biology
- Dalgleish earned her Ph.D. in ecology at Kansas State University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Utah State University
- Sponsor: Jackie Brown
- Rodney Ast '95, Classics
- Ast recently finished his dissertation at the University of Toronto.
- Sponsor: Dennis Hughes
- Seth Gitter '02, Global Development Studies
- Gitter earned his Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Sponsor: Monty Roper
- Owen Stanwood '97, History
- Stanwood received his Ph.D. in American history from Northwestern University and is currently an assistant professor of history at Catholic University.
- Sponsor: Don Smith
- Erin Lay '02, Physics
- Lay is completing her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Washington, Seattle.
- Sponsor: Mark Schneider
Nominations to the Alumni Scholar Program are received from academic departments, concentrations, or other groups of faculty at the beginning of each semester.
See the Alumni Scholar Program for nomination information for 2008-09 and for a list of past Alumni Scholars.