New Graduate Fellowships
The Department of Economics is delighted to announce two inaugural graduate fellowships established by five of our alumni were presented at our annual awards reception held in April 2021.
The Carrington Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching is named for Hearst "Carey" Carrington, his wife Ricki Carrington, Carey's brother Christopher Carrington, and his wife Andrea Carrington. All four earned undergraduate degrees from Indiana University. Cary (B.A. 1977) and Chris (B.A. 1983) were both economics majors.
Nominees for this fellowship were selected based on the quality of their teaching, and the recipient found to be the most outstanding instructor as determined by the Graduate Studies Committee of the department. Criteria for this award includes number and variety of courses taught, number of students taught, teaching evaluations, and previous participation in the teaching academy. Marcos Cardozo was the recipient of the first Carrington Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.
The Witney/LeMar Fellowship is named for Bruce LeMar, a 1968 graduate of Indiana University. He endowed this award in honor of professor emeritus of economics Fred Witney, who had been particularly influential with providing the inspiration to pursue a career in labor relations. Professor Witney's basic labor economics course and his course in collective bargaining, both mixed with a large dose of labor history and practical labor-management relations, helped chart Mr. LeMar's career path.
This fellowship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Economics with preference for students who have an interest in labor economics and/or labor relations and have a record of academic excellence. Rong Fan was the recipient of the inaugural Witney/LeMar Fellowship.