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Newbrough Graduate Award

Each year the Department of Human and Organizational Development acknowledges the year's best scholarly work by a graduate student with the Newbrough Graduate Award. The prize consists of $100 and special consideration for publication in the Journal of Community Psychology. All students in the Community Research Action doctoral program, the Community Development Action program, or the Human Development Counseling master's programs are eligible for the award and encouraged to apply. Completed dissertations, thesis and empirical papers (thesis equivalent), or particularly strong conference-related works will be considered. Entries will be judged by a faculty-student award committee every April. The submission deadline is April 1.


2022 Winner Scott R. Brown – How Do Housing Interventions for Families Experiencing Homelessness Affect Children’s Functioning?

2021 Winner
Tessa A. Eidelman – Reclaiming Cape Town: Spatial Justice and the (Post)apartheid City

2020 Winner
Hasina Mohyuddin - Understanding the Religious Identity Development of Muslim American Youths

2019 Winner
Robert A. Marx - Queer During and After School: Understanding LGBTQ+ Youth's School Belonging and After-School Participation

2018 Winners
Amie Thurber - The Neighborhood Story Project: Keeping More Than Our Homes

Nikolay L. Mihaylov - Releasing the Waters: A Sociological Study of the Anti-fracking Movement in Bulgaria

2017 Winner
Emily A. Hennessy - Adolescent Recovery Capital and Application of Exploratory Methods

2016 Winner
Mark M. McCormack - A Christian, a Jew, and a Woman Walk into a Bar: Exploring the Nonreligious Elements of Interfaith Work

2015 Winner
Lauren K. Brinkley-Rubinstein - Exploring the Relationship between the Criminal Justice System and the Health of HIV Positive Individuals

2014 Winners
Oluchi C. Nwosu -- Emerging Multi-Conscious Identities: Ethnicity, Socialization and Schooling among Sub-Saharan African Refugee Youth

John W. Vick -- The Best Laid Plans: An Ecological Analysis of Community Participation, Power, and Urban Neighborhood Planning in Practice

2013 Winner
Eric A. Tesdahl -- Out of Many, One: Participation and Collaboration in Congregation-Based Community Organizing

2012 Winners
Lindsay Satterwhite Mayberry -- Improving the impact of family-based interventions in the context of chronic illness: A systems theory and lifecycle perspective

Adam Voight -- The longitudinal effects of residential mobility on the academic achievement of urban elementary and middle school students

2010 Winner
Sarah VanHooser -- Freedom Means

2009 Winner
Brian Christens -- Vehicles of Change: Context and participation in power-based community organizing

2008 Winner 
Darcy Freedman -- Politics of Food Access in Insecure Communities

2007 Winner
Kimberly Bess -- The challenges of change in human service organizations: Identity, values, and narratives.

2006 Winner
Stephanie Reich -- Do nice guys finish last? The role of prosocial and aggressive behavior in peer interactions.

2005 Winner
Donna Jo (DJ) Davis — Fostering children's transition to adult independence: a comparison of children leaving kinship care and non-relative foster care homes

2004 Winner
Michael Stahl — Unlawful entry: examining racial profiling through police search practices

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