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Thesis Awards Committee

The Thesis Awards Committee shall solicit, receive, and evaluate nominations for three master’s thesis awards (two disciplinary-based Outstanding Thesis Awards and a Non-Traditional Thesis/Project Award) each year. The four different disciplinary categories consist of: A) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering, B) Humanities and Fine Arts, C) Social Sciences, Business, and Education, and D) Life Sciences. Every year the categories rotate between categories A and B in odd years and C and D in even years. The Committee shall recommend the recipients of the thesis awards to the Executive Committee. Members serve three staggered terms on the committee. The committee chair and members are chosen by the Executive Committee.


Robert Wojtowicz, Chair
(term ends 2024)

Vice Provost and Dean Graduate School Old Dominion 2102 F Monarch Hall Norfolk, VA 23529 Phone: 757-683-3085 Email:


Lidia Kos
(term ends 2023)

Associate Dean, University Graduate School Florida International University MMC Miami, FL 33199 Phone: 305.248.6678 Email:


Eric Paulson
(term ends 2023)

Associate Dean, The Graduate College Texas State University 280 JCK 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone: 512.245.2815 Email:


Ethan Carver
(term ends 2025)

Associate Dean Graduate School University of Tennessee Chattanooga 103 Race Hall 615 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423.425.5773 Email:

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William Huckle
(term ends 2025)

Associate Dean Virginia Tech Graduate School Virginia Tech University Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown 155 Otey School Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: 540.231.2135 Email:


Clay Gloster
(term ends 2025)

Vice Provost of Graduate Research and Dean of the Graduate College North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Smith Hall 2011 1601 E. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27411 Phone: 336.285.2366 Email:

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Caterina Bristol
(term ends 2025)

Assistant Provost & Dean The Harold Murphy Lloyd Graduate School Alabama State University 201 Councill Hall Montgomery, AL 36104 Phone: 334.604.8471 Email:

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