PSP student one of Dean's first "summer scholars"

  • Dawn Rogala sampling paintings in Berkeley

PSP student and UD doctoral candidate Dawn Rogala has been selected for the inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Doctoral Student Summer Scholars program. The ten-week dissertation research and writing grant was awarded to ten UD doctoral students committed to public engagement and outreach.

Dawn entered UD's Preservation Studies Doctoral Program in the fall of 2009; her dissertation topic is the materials of Abstract Expressionist painter and teacher Hans Hofmann, focusing on relationships between Hofmann’s late-career materials, style, and the state of preservation of Hofmann paintings in institutional collections. 

From the April 6 article by Andrea Muddiman for UDaily: Ten doctoral students, working on a wide range of dissertation topics and in a variety of departments in the University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), have been selected for the college's inaugural Dean’s Doctoral Student Summer Scholars program. . . . The goal is to enable advanced CAS doctoral students to enhance their scholarship and field-based study, support their data collection and analysis and allow them to focus on dissertation writing. The 10 finalists were chosen from 45 applications. . . . “This competitive grant program responds to the College of Arts and Sciences' 'Leading the Way' strategic plan and UD’s deep commitment to enhance graduate student support and improve time-to-degree completion rates," [CAS associate dean for graduate education Debra Hess] Norris said. "These awards will enable uninterrupted dissertation writing and ensure greater visibility of our doctoral students’ wide-ranging scholarship—from an investigation of the work of Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann to transitional justice initiatives in Latin America and Africa.”

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Image: Dawn Rogala works on paintings by Hans Hofmann on site at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.