Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Recipients (Fahs-Beck Fellows)

With over 100 Fahs-Beck Fellows in our alumni ranks, we continue to contribute to the advancement of the social sciences.


John Tawa, PhD

Department of Psychology and Education • Mount Holyoke College

Kira Banks, PhD

Department of Psychology • St. Louis University

Mary L. Held, PhD

College of Social Work • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Nathan R. Hardy, PhD

Department of Human Development & Family Science • Oklahoma State University


Amy L. Ai, PhD

College of Social Work • Florida State University

Annie Harper, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine • Yale University

Galena Rhoades, PhD

Department of Psychology • University of Denver

Michael A Robinson, PhD

School of Social Work • University of Georgia

Rashmi Gangamma PhD

Department of Marriage and Family Therapy • Syracuse University

Thomas Joiner PhD

Department of Psychology • Florida State University

Tonya Van Deinse, PhD

School of Social Work • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Brian J. Piper, PhD, MS

Department of Basic Sciences • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Jennifer P. Read, PhD

Department of Psychology • University at Buffalo, State University of New York

John Strang, PsyD

Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology • Children’s National Medical Center

Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD

Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging • University of California, San Francisco

Samantha Brown, PhD

School of Social Work • Colorado State University

Susan Courtney, PhD

Psychological and Brain Sciences • Johns Hopkins University


Erna Alant, PhD.

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community • Indiana University

Julie Darnell, PhD., MHSA

Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine • Loyola University, Chicago

Kelli Canada, PhD.

School of Social Work • University of Missouri, Columbia

Marie Y. Savundranayagam, PhD

School of Health Studies • University of Western Ontario

Mark Borchert, MD

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles • University of Southern California