COSS Graduate Student Success
Abraham Dixon – MA – Criminology is now working with the CCRB as an investigator in New York City. The CCRB is the Civilian Complaint Review Board, and they investigate police misconduct including use of force, abuse of authority, discourtesy and offensive language of the NYPD towards citizens of New York.
Jasmine Reagin (Sociology – MA student): inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and have been nominated by the College of Social Sciences for the Graduate School Hall of Fame.
Lacey Moore (Sociology – MA student): presented thesis at the Southern Sociological Society; accepted into PhD programs in sociology at Georgia State University, University of Georgia, and the University of South Carolina. She plans to attend University Georgia.
Bishnu Adhikari (Sociology – MA student): received Frank Andrews Fellowship award for summer institute in survey research techniques at University of Michigan.
Debra Katz (Psychology – PhD student): Debra's article, "An Ethnographical Assessment of Project Firefly: A Yearlong Endeavor to Create Wealth by Predicting FOREX Currency Moves with Associative Remote Viewing" will be published this month in the JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION, Vol. 32, No. 1.
She also received PARE $3000 award from the Parapsychology Association in 2017 for a research proposal entitled: "The Associative Remote Viewing Rejudging Project". In 2017 she had two articles published in the May issue of Eight Martini's Remote Viewing Magazine; She presented full talks at the Society for Scientific Exploration Convention held at Yale University, and at the International Remote Viewing Association Conference.
Jake Glazier (Psychology – PhD student): Jake published an article on Jacques Derrida's theory of hauntology and its relation to subjectivity and identity creation last spring in the Journal for Cultural Research. He currently has an essay in-press for the journal Critical Horizons that looks at the differences between immanent philosophy and the thinking of Donna Haraway.
Additionally, he has a forthcoming chapter in an anthology that examines the influences of the African diaspora on the Deep South in the United States. Jake is also presenting next month in New Orleans as part of a panel at the annual spring meeting for Division 39: Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association.
Gearlene (Ms. Gerry) Thompson-Young (Criminology – MA student): Gerry is a licensed Private Investigator instructor for the state of Georgia.
After age 50, she returned to school for a bachelor degree in Criminology and is working on achieving her masters in Criminology. She is actively opening a nonprofit entity called Anti-Recidivist Introduction to Society and Ethics (A.R.I.S.E.) that will reunite the imprisoned with the children they left behind.
Rob Dial (MPA Student) has been accepted to attend the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organization at UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute. The program takes place January 7 - 12, and is an immersive program. It is a very prestigious program for nonprofit leadership and also a cooperative between UGA, Georgia State and Georgia Tech.
Akiebia Hicks (MPA Student) presentation proposal has been accepted for the Mellon-funded conference, “Sustaining Diverse and Inclusive Communities.” The conference will be held on the Queens College campus on Novermber 13-14, 2017. They offered her a travel award of $800.
Garri Hovhannisyan (MA student, Psychology) has won a national award for "Best Student Paper" in the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. Garri presented his paper at the August conference in Washington D.C. and his paper was selected as the best among those submitted by students this year.
If you have graduate student success stories to share, contact Trish Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org)