The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
From left to right: Edward G Cole, Dr. Curtis Patton, Doug Kiel, Abiola O. Keller, Eric Williams, Dorothy Sanchez, Wendy Crone
On March 9, 2012, in a ceremony at the Pyle Center, three new honorees for 2011-2012 were inducted into the UW chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society:
Edward G Cole, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering. In the advanced manufacturing lab of professor Frank E. Pfefferkorn, Cole's research within friction stir welding (FSW) has examined welding forces influenced by tool design features and the thermo-mechanical responses of various aluminum alloys. The impact of tool design has received even greater attention recently, in that Cole is now able to design and machine tools on a 5-axis, mill-turn center on loan from the Machine Tool Technologies Research Foundation. Beyond alloy specific measurements and tool design, Cole also has contributed experimental results to funded research objectives for both the U.S. Navy and an industrial research partner in Wisconsin. Results from this and other works have been presented at both national and international conferences in addition to proceedings and a journal publication.
Abiola O. Keller holds a master of public health from UW-Madison and a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Iowa. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Population Health Sciences program. Her graduate research with Whitney Witt focuses on better understanding the social, behavioral, and psychological factors that contribute to disparities in health and mental health outcomes across the life span. Her dissertation will examine the impact of patient-provider communication on the receipt of adequate treatment for depression among women in the United States and to what extent patient-provider communication impacts disparities in quality treatment. Keller has received several awards including an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) T-32 Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) Traineeship.
Doug Kiel studies American Indian history, federal Indian law and policy, and the history of the American West. He is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a UW-Madison doctoral candidate. His dissertation, "Routes of Resurgence: The Wisconsin Oneidas and the Long Red Power Movement," examines 50 years of tribal revitalization efforts in the United States prior to the advent of casino gaming and traces the extraordinary renascence of the Oneida Nation following the devastating federal policies of the nineteenth century. While the 1920s represented a historic low point for the Oneidas characterized by insufficient access to healthcare, education, and employment, by the 1990s the Oneidas not only had achieved cultural and economic security, they had also become one of the largest employers in northeast Wisconsin. Kiel has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, Middlebury College, and the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, N.M.
2012 Bouchet Conference
The keynote at the 2012 induction ceremony in Madison was delivered by Dr. Curtis Patton, Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University. Prior to the ceremony, Dr. Patton sat down with our director of communications to talk about Edward Bouchet and the honor society named for him.
Thanks to Valeria Davis in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate for the press release filed March 5, 2012.
(Left to Right: Assistant Dean Dorothy Sanchez, Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk, Gilbert Jose, Crystal Moten,
Mike Dockry, Kim Turner, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education Sharon Dunwoody)
Michael J. Dockry
Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Since 2005 he has been the USDA Forest Service's Liaison to the College of Menominee where he facilitates sustainable forestry research, education, and technical assistance of interest to tribal communities. Mike is also a PhD candidate in the Forest & Wildlife Ecology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include understanding social aspects of forest management, sustainability, indigenous community forestry, and environmental history. Mike’s dissertation explores how an indigenous community in lowland Bolivia and the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin have used forestry to control their territories, maintain their forests, and sustain their cultures. Mike has a BS in Forest Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Natural Resources from the Pennsylvania State University. He has worked as an Environmental Planning Intern for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia, and he was the Assistant Forest Planner for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests.
Crystal Marie Moten
Gender and Women’s History
Crystal Marie Moten is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently enrolled in the Program in Gender and Women’s History and her area of specialization is 20th Century African-American Women’s History. Her dissertation, “Unfinished Business”: African-American Business Women and the Civil Rights Movement in Milwaukee, WI 1940s-1970s, explores the impact of African-American businesswomen on struggles for social justice in the urban north, using Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a case study. Her dissertation argues that these female organizers sought to change the lives of African-Americans in Milwaukee through community development and empowerment. They did this through establishing and maintaining interracial and cross-class coalitions and networks and by advocating and providing opportunities for political action through voting, educational training, and indigenous leadership development. These female leaders not only laid the foundation for later direct action campaigns through the generous use of their resources, education, and skills, but also, and more importantly, through the creation of long-lasting institutions. The institutions they created still serve the needs of African-American Milwaukeeans today—not only a testament to the skills and organizing power of these women but also to the fact that the struggle for justice and equality for African-American Milwaukeeans is still “unfinished business.” Crystal is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and African and Afro-American Studies from Washington University in Saint Louis and her M.A. in Afro-American Studies (history concentration), from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gilbert G. Jose
Gil Jose is a Filipino American, Baltimore native and a brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation research revolves around determining how a novel antiviral peptide restricts the entry of Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSV-1) into host cells. Studying how antiviral peptides function could unlock novel therapeutics for human viral pathogens as well as inform our knowledge of how a virus enters a cell and causes disease. Gil is also interested in working in the field of science policy, specifically around the intersection of science and politics as well as improving the quality of science education and the public understanding of science. Ultimately he would like to pursue a career with the CDC, NIH or the Office of Science and Technology Policy that can balance his desire for applied research in virology (study of viruses) with transmitting science into terms that the lay public can understand. He hopes to give a TED Talk sometime during his professional career and during his off-time from lab. Gil is an avid writer, poet, travel addict and mediaphile.
Kimberly J. Turner
Kimberly Turner is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of work and family, particularly for disadvantaged men. The continuous negotiation of time and energy split between the spheres of work and family has a distinct tenor for men with limited human capital, especially among racial minorities who are more likely to experience weaker labor force attachment, family instability and nonmarital childbearing. Kimberly’s dissertation investigates the link between men’s labor market and family experiences, stressing employment-related characteristics and resources that influence fathers’ involvement and fathers’ wellbeing. As a NICHD pre-doctoral trainee at the Center for Demography and Ecology, she has worked with Marcia J. Carlson on the “Trajectories and Consequences of Nonmarital Fathering” project in recent years. She is currently working on projects that consider the context in which fathers enact their fathering role (resident vs. non-resident fathers) as a mechanism of inequality and whether fathers’ economic and time investments in children operate as complements or supplements across residential contexts. Additionally, Kimberly is a participant in the Institute for Research on Poverty Graduate Research Fellows Program and the Asset Student Resource Network – interdisciplinary communities committed to the study of poverty and inequality.
Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk
Dyani Reynolds-White Hawk is a third year graduate student in the Fine Art Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through her research and artwork she explores the dilemmas, contradictions, and confusion as well as the joys and blessings of a cross-cultural existence. As a woman of Lakota and European ancestry raised among Native American communities within urban American environments her work focuses on the investigation of communal and personal definitions. The negotiation of these often contradictory cultural influences is represented on canvas through the amalgamation of Western and Lakota abstraction. By utilizing the visual histories of both Western and Lakota arts, she is able to examine their commonalities and disparities, critically evaluating the tendency of mainstream art communities to segregate or overlook culturally based Native arts. Her paintings and mixed media works dissect and patch together elements of traditional Lakota symbolism and motifs with styles and symbols of Western modernism and the urban environment. In doing so she strives to provide an honest representation of the dynamic nature of self and culture. The roots of this exploration stem from an examination of her personal history and the contemporary Native American experience, yet this story mirrors an ever growing, cross-cultural characteristic of the American experience. It is a journey into understanding the history of this land and our relationships with and within it.
Two of the 2011 members have already given short presentations on their research during an event held on October 13, 2011. The presenters were:
Indigenous forest management in Wisconsin and Bolivia: Using forestry to protect forests, strengthen cultures, and exercise indigenous land tenure rights.
Exploring the Racial Wealth Gap: Consequences of Men’s Family Experiences on Men’s Wealth Accumulation.Several other presentation events are forthcoming during the academic year.
The national charter and other information on the Bouchet Society can be found at http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/bouchet.html.