Event Date(s): April 20, 2012
Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am
Location: W32 Machmer Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Description: Advice on how to write dissertation funding proposals and information about the merit review process. NSF Program Director Regina Werum will read proposals sent in advance and provide feedback.
Regina Werum currently serves as Program Director at the National Science Foundation, while on leave from her position as associate professor at Emory University. She earned a combined Ph.D. in Sociology and American Studies from Indiana University. Her substantive expertise revolves around political sociology, sociology of education, and social stratification. She has published in top journals in sociology (Sociology of Education, Social Forces, Social Problems, Annual Review of Sociology) and education (American Journal of Education), and in highly regarded interdisciplinary journals (Research in Social Stratification & Mobility, Social Science History, Studies in Comparative International Development). As associate professor of Sociology at Emory University, she holds affiliated faculty status in African American Studies and Women’s Studies, and she served as co-director of a multi-institutional Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her professional engagements include working as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as international project management in the private sector. Dr. Werum is a renowned teacher and recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s highest recognition.
Fees: Free for graduate students