Blalock Fellowships awarded by the CSSS

CSSS awards Hubert M. Blalock Fellowships every year to new graduate students entering one of the departments with CSSS-related Ph.D. fields, minors or tracks (Anthropology, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics). Candidates are nominated by their department's graduate advisor, and awards are decided by the CSSS Graduate Committee. The Fellowship is named for Hubert M. Blalock, a former leading sociological methodologist who was Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Washington and a former President of the American Sociological Association.

Blalock Fellows are notified of the award in late winter, and prospective students who are interested in statistical methodology for the Social Sciences are encourage to mention their interest when they apply.

For information or questions about the CSSS Blalock Fellowship award, view our brochure or contact the CSSS Graduate Chair, Darryl Holman.


Blalock Fellows

2013 - 2014

Zehang "Richard" Li holds a BA in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2013).
Maryclare Griffin holds BA in Statistics and Economics from the University of Chicago (2012).
 

2012 - 2013

Rebecca Ferrell holds a BA in Math from Carlton College (2008) and is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics.
Daniel Yoo holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago (2010) and is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science.
 

2011 - 2012

Jonathan Azose holds an MA in Language and Communication Technology from University of Groningen in Netherlands (2010) and is a graduate student in Department of Statistics.
Rachael Maltiel holds a BA in Mathematics & Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College (2010) and graduated from the Department of Statistics (2013). She currently works as a Business Intelligence Manager at Expedia, Inc.
Kathleen Kerr Moore holds an MPA in Policy Analysis from the University of Utah (2011) and is a graduate student in Evans School of Public Affairs. Kathleen works as Temporary Student Intern at the King County Housing Authority
Sarah Oppenheimer holds an ScM from Harvard School of Public Health (2005) and is a graduate student in Evans School of Public Affairs.
Yi Pan holds a BA in Archaeology from Sichuan University in China (2011) and is a graduate student in Department of Anthropology.

2010 - 2011

Kristen L. Copeland holds a Masters Degree in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania (2007) and is a graduate student in the Department of Geography.
Athena E. Pantazis holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Tulane University (2004) and is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology.

2009 - 2010

Miriam G. Valdovinos holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from California State University (2007) and is a graduate student in the School of Social Work.

2008 - 2009

JoAnn S. Lee holds a Masters Degree in both International and Public Affairs and in School of Social Work from Columbia University. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Work (2012) from the University of Washington. JoAnn is an Assistant Professor at College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Jason R. Williams holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University (2000) and a Ph.D. from the Evans School of Public Affairs (2014). He is a Research Analyst at Casey Family Programs Statistical and Analytical Consultant at Jason R Williams in Seattle, WA.
Mark E. Williams holds a Masters Degree (2006) and Ph.D. (2012) in Social Work from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

2007 - 2008

Danielle Fumia holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007) and graduated from the Evans School of Public Affairs (2013). She is a Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy in Olympia, WA.
Mark Wheldon holds a Masters Degree in Statistics from the University of Auckland (2006) and a Ph.D. in Statistics (2013) from the University of Washington. Mark is a Lecturer at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

2006 - 2007

Jennifer Chunn holds a BS degree in Biometry & Statistics from Cornell University (2002) and a Master's degree in Statistics (2010) from the University of Washington.

2005 - 2006

Richard Callahan holds a B.A. in Mathematical Social Science from Dartmouth College (2003) and is a graduate student in sociology.
Gail Potter holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2010). Gail.is an assistant professor in the Statistics Department at California Polytechnic State University.

2004 - 2005

Leontine Alkema holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2003) and obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2008). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Tyler Corwin holds a B.A. from the Department of Mathematics at Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master’s degree from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. He.is the associate director and co-founder of The Northwest Social Research Group, LLC (NSRG) based in Seattle, Washington.

2003 - 2004

Amanda Cox holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from St. Olaf College and an M.S. in Statistics (2005). She is now a Graphics Editor at the New York Times. Amanda co-teaches the summer data journalism class in the Science Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at NYU.
Krista Gile holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2008), a M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech (2000), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute (1998). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts.

2002 - 2003

Ryan Admiraal holds a B.S. in Mathematics and English from Calvin College (2002) and a Ph.D. in Statistics Department from the University of Washington (2009). He is a Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
Eric Aldrich holds an M.S. in Statistics (2005) and a Ph.D. in Economics (2011). He is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz.
Rachel Kuller holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvard University (2002) and a M.A. in Sociology (2004). She now works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Tradeshift based in San Francisco, CA.
Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej holds a B.A. in Sociology from Seattle University and is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology. He is a Statistician (Health) at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Springs, MD.

2001 - 2002

Susan Shortreed holds a B.S. in Statistics from the University of Michigan (2001) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2006). She is an Assistant Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, Seattle.
Jason Thomas holds a B.A. in Sociology (2000), an M.S. in Statistics (2005), an M.A. in Sociology (2006), and a Ph.D. in Sociology (2009), all from the University of Washington. He is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.