Every year, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry awards Sam Taylor Fellowships to full-time faculty members at United Methodist–affiliated colleges and universities in Texas. Funded by the estate of the late Taylor, the competitive research grants support the continuing education and professional development of faculty members by supporting research “advancing the intellectual, social, or religious life of Texas and the nation.” This year, eight Southwestern University faculty members won grants up to $2,000. 

Congratulations to Southwestern’s 2019 recipients:

  • Aaron Prevots, “Esther Tellermann: Enigma, Prayer, Identity”
  • Maria De Los Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, “Cultural Memory and Historical Fiction: Women of the Past on Television and Film by Four Contemporary Mexican Women Directors”
  • Barbara Anthony, “The Social Welfare of Human Behavior in Doodle Polls”
  • Bryan Neighbors, “Central Texas Treatment Center Aftercare Assessment”
  • Erika Berroth, “Minimalism and Restraint”
  • Fay Guarraci, “Poverty: Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Poverty Using an Animal Model”
  • Joseph Hower, “The Life and Career of Author-Activist Ralph de Toledano”
  • Valerie Renegar, “Contemporary Modes of Parenting: Disrupting the Representation of Stepmothers in Popular Culture”