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James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research

James M. Jeffords Center Fellows and Scholars

The Jeffords Center awards Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships annually to students conducting high-quality research related to the missions of the Jeffords Center.

Archive:     2010-2011   |   2009-2010

2011-2012 James M. Jeffords Center Fellows and Scholars

Six Graduate Fellowships have been awarded for the 2010-2011 academic year to UVM students for research associated with the Center’s Signature Themes.

The 2010-2011 Jeffords Fellows are:

  • Erin Donovan Erin Donovan
    UVM Major: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Supporting Signature Award: Response to Instruction
    Research Focus: Challenges faced by schools in meeting students' needs, as well as how developmental issues interact with students' educational experiences in middle and high schools.
  • Kate Fournier Kate Fournier
    UVM Major: M.S. in Natural Resources: Environment, Society and Public Affairs
    Supporting Signature Award: Vermont Legislative Research Service
    Research Focus: Current policy issues for Vermont Legislature, and a Ph.D. investigation of the foreign listing process of endangered species
  • Talia Glesner Talia Glesner
    UVM Major: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Supporting Signature Award: James M. Jeffords Center Research and Evaluation Service
    Research Project:
  • Rebecca Pincus Rebecca Pincus
    UVM Major: Ph.D. in Natural Resources
    Supporting Signature Award: Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security
    Research Focus: US military and its impacts on energy policy; energy security; and the role of alternative dispute resolution techniques in resolving conflicts over energy and environmental policy
  • Kelly Swindlehurst Kelly Swindlehurst
    UVM Major: Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Supporting Signature Award: Response to Instruction
    Research Focus: Challenges faced by schools in meeting students' needs, as well as how developmental issues interact with students' educational experiences in middle and high schools.
  • Leslie Drake Turner Leslie Drake Turner
    UVM Major: MPA Sociology/Public Administration
    Supporting Signature Award: Complex Governance Systems
    Research Project: Analysis of complex governance systems dynamics
  • Helena Vladich Helena Vladich
    UVM Major: Ph.D. in Natural Resources
    Supporting Signature Award: Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security
    Research Focus: Participatory spatial analysis, high-resolution remote sensing data and ecosystem services valuation approach as tools for environmental consensus building.
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