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Professor Ivanova and students on Boston Harbor excursion

Student and Alumni Profiles

McCormack Scholars

Our McCormack Scholars are talented students who serve as our ambassadors, highlighting the kinds of innovative scholarship and passionate service for which the McCormack Graduate School is known. 

Sample Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Dissertation Defense

Kelli Barton, PhD Program in Gerontology successfully defended her dissertation, The Impact of Social Network and Neighborhood Characteristics on the Driving Status of Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Gender."         

Student Publications

Jamie J. Hagen, PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security. Queering women, peace and security. International Affairs. 92(2), 313-332.

Jinseop Jang, Jason McSparren, and Yuliya Rashchupkina, PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security. Global governance: present and futurePalgrave Communications.

Faculty-Student Presentations

Samuel Barkin, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; and Yuliya Rashchupkina, PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security: Public goods, common pool resources, and international environmental cooperation. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association. Atlanta, GA.

Aroon Manoharan, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, and Sean Mossey, Public Policy PhD Student. Harnessing the power of mobile technology to bridge the digital divide: a look at U.S. cities’ mobile government capability. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Political Science. Seattle, WA.

Aroon Manoharan, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, and Wendel Mirbel, Public Policy PhD Student. Global comparative public administration: are MPA programs responding to the call? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Political Science Conference. Seattle, WA.

Other Accomplishments

Saadia Ahmad, Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, penned the Boston Herald opinion piece, “Roots of Terror Not Just Religious.”

Debbie Dodds, Gerontology MS alumna, hosted an American Society on Aging webinar titled, "iPads as Mental Comfort for Memory Care: See How Normandie Ridge Retirement Community is Using iPads to Empower Staff and Engage Families."

Adriana Rincón, PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security, was awarded a Christina Turner Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Atlantic Council for Latin American Studies to help fund her presentation, "Cycles of Violence in Colombia: Transnational Justice and Law" at the professional organization’s conference in Philadelphia.

Three McCormack Graduate School students earned International Seed Grants from UMass Boston to support travel for international research or attendance at an international conference:

Rose Nyaondo, Public Policy PhD Program, will travel to Kenya to collect dissertation data on women’s political leadership in that country.

Sushmita Subedi, Public Policy PhD Program, will present at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2016 Conference in Vancouver. Her paper is titled "Access and Quality of Education: Effects of Education Aid on Educational Outcomes in Nepal." 

Mai See Yang, Gerontology PhD Program, was also selected for funding. She will use her award to attend the 2016 Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Seoul, Korea.


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