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Betty Harper Wins Juran Fellowship

A press release about doctoral candidate Betty Harper, who won a Juran Fellowship.

By Joe Savrock (May 2007)


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Betty J. Harper, doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program, has won a Juran Fellowship from the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). As a Juran Fellow, she will receive $10,000.

Juran Fellowships honor doctoral candidates whose research shows the most promise in broadening and fueling thinking and practices in the area of quality in their chosen fields. The purpose of the program is to support doctoral thesis research and to recognize doctoral students who show potential to make substantial career contributions to the field of leadership in quality.

Last year, Harper won a Juran Doctoral Award from the same organization.

Before entering the doctoral program in fall of 2004, Harper worked as an undergraduate program coordinator in Penn State’s School of Forest Resources. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Florida in Natural Resources Conservation and Wildlife Ecology, respectively. Her research interests include teaching and learning, and issues of access and equity.