Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2022 Dissertation Fellows

Alyssa Papa
Mar 24, 2022

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi today announced the recipients of a 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowships are designed to support active Society members in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study.

This year’s class of fellows represents a group of 10 students spanning a number of academic disciplines from science and technology to arts and humanities.

The 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellows are:

  • J.A. Barron, Texas State University
  • Mukulika Bose, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Nicole Breault, University of Connecticut
  • Hannah Clipp, West Virginia University
  • Kimson Johnson, University of Michigan
  • Morgan Maly, North Carolina State University
  • Molly Miranker, Texas State University
  • Uyen H. "Carie" Nguyen, Texas Tech University
  • Lindamarie Olson, University of Houston
  • Mark D Zuppichini, The University of Texas at Dallas

“In its mission to support academic excellence and engage the community of scholars in service to others, Phi Kappa Phi created its Dissertation Fellowship to enable doctoral students to have the necessary resources to support the dissertation writing phase of their studies. By providing financial assistance to these doctoral students, Phi Kappa Phi helps to support their continued academic excellence and service journey,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Bradley Newcomer. “We are proud to support these scholars and look forward to seeing their completed dissertations.”

The recipients were selected based on a number of criteria including how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair.

Established in 2014, the dissertation fellowships are part of the Society’s robust awards portfolio, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship Program and this year’s recipients, please visit