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DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion

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Joint Doctoral Program Graduate Student Association (JDP GSA)

About the JDP GSA

The Joint Doctoral Program Graduate Student Association (JDP GSA) is elected by the students in the Joint Program to serve as a resource for both the students and the institutions at which they are studying. We advocate for student issues to DU and Iliff, and function as a central point of coordination and communication about student concerns and affairs.

The JDP GSA typically meets on a monthly basis (at a minimum once a quarter) with meeting times and dates set at the beginning of each quarter to accommodate the schedules of the members. Meetings are open to all students in the Joint PhD Program and are a great way to get involved.

There are usually seven to nine Association members. The Director of the program sits on the Association in an ex-officio capacity. Elections for vacant positions are held in the spring of each year with the exception of the First-Year Student Representative, who is selected by the incoming class in the fall. Terms are two years with the exception of the First-Year Student Representative, who serves for one year. Nomination forms are distributed to all Joint PhD students in the spring. All students are encouraged to self-nominate. From within the elected membership each year, the Association selects a Treasurer, a representative to the Iliff Student Senate, and a President or Co-Presidents.

For more information about the JDP GSA, please contact current GSA President & Director of Communication, Anthony Roberts.

Award Program

Each spring three students and one faculty member are selected as recipients of the Joint PhD Student Association Awards, which include accolades for Outstanding Student, Outstanding Leadership and Community Service by a Student, Outstanding Publishing and/ or Research by a Student, and Outstanding Faculty Member.

2013-2014 Award Recipients

Outstanding Student: TBA
Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: TBA
Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: TBA
Outstanding Faculty Member: TBA
Special Award: TBA

Past Recipients

2012-2013
  • Outstanding Student: Gil Rosenberg
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Elizabeth Coody
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: Nestor Gomez-Morales
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Andrea Stanton
  • Special Award: Catherine Orsborn and April Favara (for work on the Journal of Religion, Identity, and Politics)
2011-2012
  • Outstanding Student: Jason Wesley Alvis
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Heike Peckruhn
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: April Favara
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Debbie Creamer & Katherine Turpin
  • Special Award: Gil Rosenberg & Mary Ragan
2010-2011
  • Outstanding Student: Aaron Conley
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Zoe Cole & Elizabeth Coody
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: Heike Peckruhn
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Pamela Eisenbaum
  • Special Award: N/A (new in 2012)
2009-2010
  • Outstanding Student: Micah Saxton
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Nestor Gomez-Morales
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: R.J. Hernandez-Diaz
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Gregory Robbins
  • Special Award: N/A (new in 2012)
2008-2009
  • Outstanding Student: Kelly Arora
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Mark Freeland
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: Julie Todd
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Carrie Doehring
  • Special Award: N/A (new in 2012)
2007-2008
  • Outstanding Student: Gichul Kim
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: John Fadden
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: Adriana Nieto
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Frank Seeburger
  • Special Award: N/A (new in 2012)
2006-2007
  • Outstanding Student: Bo Yong Lee
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service: Ibrahim Kazerooni
  • Outstanding Publishing and/or Research: Njenga Kariuki
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: Albert Hernandez
  • Special Award: N/A (new in 2012)

Constitution

JDP GSA Constitution