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.

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


Blalock Fellows

2014 - 2015

Charles Lanfear holds a B.A. in Sociology (2010) and an M.S. in Public Policy from Oregon State University (2013). He is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology.
Hilary Wething holds a B.S. /B.S.B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Creighton University (2011) and is a graduate student at the Evans School of Public Affairs.
Lee J. Fiorio holds a B.A. in Geography from McGill University (2009) and is a graduate student in the Department of Geography.
Moo-Hyun Kim holds a B. S. in Social Welfare from the University of Seoul (2009), an M.S. in Social Work from Washington University of St. Louis (2014) and is a graduate student in the School of Social Work.
 

2013 - 2014

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

2012 - 2013

Rebecca Ferrell holds a B.A. in Math from Carlton College (2008) and is a graduate student in the Department of Statistics.
Daniel Yoo holds an M.A. 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 M.A. 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 B.A. 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 M.P.A. 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 Sc.M. from Harvard School of Public Health (2005) and is a graduate student in Evans School of Public Affairs.
Yi Pan holds a B.A. in Archaeology from Sichuan University in China (2011) and is a graduate student in Department of Anthropology.

2010 - 2011

Kristen L. Copeland holds an M.U.S.A. in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania (2007) and is a graduate student in the Department of Geography.
Athena E. Pantazis holds an M.Ph. from Tulane University (2004) and is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology.

2009 - 2010

Miriam G. Valdovinos holds an M.A. 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 B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University (1999), an M.A. in International and Public Affairs and an M.S. in Social Work, both from Columbia University (2005). 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 an M.S. 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 an M.S.W. (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 an M.P.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007), and she graduated from the Evans School Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management Program (2013). She is a Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy in Olympia, WA.
Mark Wheldon holds an M.S. 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 B.S. degree in Biometry & Statistics from Cornell University (2002) and an M.S. 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 (1997) 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 (2004) and an M.A. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington (2009). 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), an 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 from the University of Washington (2009). He is a Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
Eric Aldrich holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University (2002) an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Washington (2005) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University (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 an 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 a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Washington (2010). 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.