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Five Faculty Members Receive Sam Taylor Fellowship Awards for 2009-10

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    Laura Hobgood-Oster is one of five faculty members receiving funding.

Grants will help support research projects in English, history, psychology and religion

Five Southwestern University faculty members have received Sam Taylor Fellowship awards for 2009-2010.

Sam Taylor Fellowships are awarded to full-time faculty at United Methodist-related colleges in Texas by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Southwestern faculty members received a total of $9,125 this year:

  • Daniel Castro, professor of history, received $2,000 for his project on the MLN-Tupamaros and the struggle for the “second liberation” of Uruguay. 
  • Laura Hobgood-Oster, professor of religion, received $2,000 for her project on animals in religion and the humanities. 
  • Jacquie Muir-Broaddus, professor of psychology, received $1,125 for her project on the effects of equine-assisted activities on the behavioral, cognitive and linguistic functioning of children with autism spectrum disorder. 
  • Michael Saenger, associate professor of English, received $2,000 for his project on Shakespeare and the borders of English.   
  • Elizabeth Stockton, assistant professor of English, received $2,000 for her project on the letters of Elizabeth Stoddard.