2005 - 2006 Graduate Fellows

Crawley, Michael

Michael Crawley

Doctoral Fellow
Previous degree from Indiana University
UT Austin: Department of Accounting

Michael Crawley’s research focuses on how capital markets react to the release of accounting information. Crawley uses statistical tools to determine how accounting and financial reporting choices made by firms affect stock prices.

Davis, Jennifer

Jennifer Davis

Doctoral Fellow
Communication Studies
Previous degree from North Carolina University
UT Austin: Department of Communication Studies

Jennifer Davis investigates the use of information and communication technologies in groups and organizations. She is particularly interested in the relationship between new communication technologies and social networks, as well as the uses and effects of information aggregation technologies such as RSS (Rich Site Summary).

Mehta, Nishtha

Nishtha Mehta

Doctoral Fellow
Community and Regional Planning
Previous degree from University of Michigan
UT Austin: School of Architecture

Nishtha Mehta’s research focuses on the travel behavior of lower socio-economic classes in developing countries. She is also interested in finding low-cost solutions to the current transit problems, such as lack of safety and transportation options, which affect the poorer section of urban dwellers in South Asian countries.

Pettes, Michael

Michael Pettes

Doctoral Fellow
Mechanical Engineering
Previous degree from Duke University
UT Austin: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Pettes analyzes the design and materials characterization of micro and nanoscale structures, such as thermoelectric generators and coolers.

Kent, Richard

Richard P. Kent, IV

Dissertation Fellow
Previous degree from University of North Carolina - Asheville
UT Austin: Department of Mathematics

Richard Kent’s work focuses on low dimensional hyperbolic manifolds. In particular, he studies the structure of Kleinian groups, a mathematical theory, and analogous structure in the mapping class groups of surfaces.

Lev, Michael

Michael Lev

Dissertation Fellow
Previous degree from The University of Texas at Austin
UT Austin: Department of Anthropology

Michael’s research focuses on the grammatical structure of Amazonian languages and how speakers of these languages employ grammatical resources in social interactions. He is interested in the influence of culture and social organization on language use, and conversely, in language as a resource for social maintenance and transformation.

Bhullar, Bhartanjan

Bhart-Anjan Bhullar

Master's Fellow
Geological Sciences
Previous degree from Yale University
UT Austin: Department of Geological Sciences

Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar’s research addresses organism-focused questions about the evolutionary and ontogenetic patterns of vertebrate anatomy by integrating methods from the various fields of biology. In particular, he explores the morphology and phylogeny of squamates (lizards and snakes).

Lincoln, Emma

Emma Saito Lincoln

Master's Fellow
Information Studies
Previous degree from Amherst College
UT Austin: School of Information

Emma Lincoln examines wide-ranging issues in preservation management, such as policy development, planning and organization, fundraising, and outreach. She is also interested in the topics of digitization and audio-visual preservation.

Onion, Rebecca

Rebecca Onion

Master's Fellows
American Studies
Previous degree from Yale University
UT Austin: Department of American Studies

Rebecca Onion explores the history of American religion and its intersections with the American landscape. Specifically, she focuses on the religious interpretations of the Columbine shootings.

Romo, Sylvia

Sylvia Romo

Master's Fellow
Latin American Studies
Previous degree from University of California – Berkeley
UT Austin: Department of Latin American Studies

Sylvia Romo's work centers on the indigenous community Chiapas, Mexico. Specifically, she examines the community’s claim for collective rights, as expressed through the demand for autonomy.

Soriano, Marie

Marie Nicole Soriano

Master's Fellow
Information Studies
Previous degree from Vassar College
UT Austin: School of Information

Marie Nicole Soriano’s research focuses on the scholarly value of the various unstable and ephemeral media of the past century and today. In particular, her work deals with the preservation of the cultural record for current and future scholarship.