Justin Munafo has been awarded a 2013-2014 Diversity of Views & Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship from the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education.
Munafo has been admitted to the Kinesiology Ph.D. program for Fall 2013. He will be studying in the Movement Science focus area, specifically perception and action, with Tom Stoffregen, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, as his adviser. Munafo received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Dayton, and has been doing research at the University of Cincinnati’s Perceptual-Motor Dynamics lab.
“Justin is a very promising young scholar whose background and interests are a perfect fit with what we do in the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory,” said Dr. Stoffregen. “Justin’s outreach efforts will help to motivate young Native Americans to pursue careers in scientific research.”
The DOVE Fellowship Program seeks to assist graduate programs to promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence. This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences as suggested in the review/selection consideration list. Programs are encouraged to consider students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs.
The DOVE fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year students from underrepresented groups (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). The fellowship provides a $22,500 stipend, tuition at regular graduate school rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year.