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

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.

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