Announcing Our 2017-2018 Newhall Recipients

The Graduate Theological Union congratulates eighteen doctoral students who are recipients of Newhall Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.
In 1987, the late GTU trustee Jane Newhall gave a generous gift to endow competitive awards for doctoral students to engage in collaborative teaching or research with faculty mentors, believing that such collaborative work would contribute to the professional development of the students. The classes and research interests of this year's awardees offer just a sampling of the innovative work happening throughout the GTU.

The 2017-18 Newhall Recipients are listed below, along with their faculty mentors and the course title or research topic each is pursuing:

Student Faculty Research Topic or Course Title
Ineda P. Adesanya   Laurie Garrett-Cobbina Black Church Spirituality: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
Leslie Bowling-Dyer  Valerie Miles-Tribble Class, Race, and the Church
Diandra Chretain Uriah Kim MA Research Methods
Heeyoung Chung  Anh Tran Confucianism and Christianity
Michaela Eskew Rossitza Schroeder Religion and Art Meet the World
Jennifer Fernandez  Filipe Maia Critical Engagement of Alterity: Recognizing and Embracing the Other
Yohana Junker  B. Lee & D. Zuber Interdisciplinary Seminar
Andrew K. Lee  Arthur Holder Medieval English Mystics
Justin Lipscomb  Purushottama Bilimoria Reductionism 
Daniel Moceri Gabriella Lettini Psychology & Meditation
Stephen Quarles Jay E. Johnson Foucault & Derrida: Mystics?
Stephen Quarles Ruth Meyers Liturgics
Eric Sias LeAnn Snow Flesher Using Biblical Languages
Eric Sias Aaron Brody Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
Eric Sias Aaron Brody Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
Justin Staller Jim Lawrence Exegeting the Apocalypse: Reading, Teaching, and Preaching from the Revelation of John
Cecilia Titizano Eduardo Fernandez Spirit/s and Pneumatology
Laura Jean Torgerson B. Lee & D. Zuber Interdisciplinary Seminar
Colette Walker  Devin Zuber Swedenborg, Esotericism, and the Arts
Joshua Warfield Jay E. Johnson Queering the Reformation
I Sil Yoon  William O'Neill Christian Social Ethics