The University of Alabama is proud of our graduate students’ accomplishments in research, in the classroom, and beyond. Click below to learn more about some of the wonderful things that our students do, and their potential to change the world.

Holly Hilboldt Swain – Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Apr 2013

Holly Hilboldt Swain is a doctoral student at The University of Alabama in the College of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Education with a first minor in Social Studies and second minor in Literacy. Holly graduated with an Education Specialist degree from the University of West Alabama (2011), a Master […]

Parkey D. McCrary – Chemistry

Feb 2013

Parker D. McCrary was born in Birmingham, AL and is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Center for Green Manufacturing at The University of Alabama. He graduated with a Bachelor of Chemistry (2010) and Master of Science in Chemistry (2012) from The University of Alabama. He was one of only 200 graduate […]

Elmie Nekmat – College of Communication and Information Sciences

Jan 2013

Elmie Nekmat is from Singapore and is a doctoral candidate in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, The University of Alabama. He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) and Master of Arts in Communications and New Media from the National University of Singapore. He is also a recipient of the National University […]

Steven V. Miller – Political Science

Nov 2012

Steven V. Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He came to the University of Alabama as a Ph.D. student in 2006 after completing his bachelors at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Steve’s research focuses on how the political attitudes and behavior of citizens […]

Zachary Wahl-Alexander – Human Performance

Oct 2012

Zachary Wahl-Alexander is pursuing a PhD in Human Performance with a concentration in Research. Zachary graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in physical and health education. After finishing his masters, he decided to stay at UA to continue his coursework in the Kinesiology Department. Zachary has worked on numerous research projects and […]

William O’Donnell – Consumer Sciences

Sep 2012

William O’Donnell is pursuing a M.S. in Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Family Financial Planning and Counseling. He is completing his degree entirely online while living in Seoul, South Korea with his wife Rachel and son Finn. William has served in the Armed Forces for over 17 years, including three tours in Iraq and […]

Teresa Young – Social Work

Aug 2012

Teresa Young is pursuing a PhD in Social Work. A native of Alabama, Teresa was the first graduate of the BSW program at the University of North Alabama. Five years later, she entered the graduate program at the University of Alabama and obtained her MSW in May 1981. For the next 20 years she worked […]

Jessica Peck – Nursing

Jul 2012

Jessica Peck is a graduate student completing her final semester in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the Capstone College of Nursing. Jessica has been a Registered Nurse for 14 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Pediatric Nursing and holds national certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. […]

Tia-Simone Gardner

Jun 2012

Tia-Simone Gardner is a 2nd-year graduate student in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama and a practicing visual artist. In 2009, she received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied Painting as well as Interdisciplinary Practices. She has held fellowships with the University of Pennsylvania and […]

Gareth McClure – MBA

May 2012

Gareth McClure is a MBA student at the University of Alabama. Gareth grew up in Northern Ireland, studied law as an undergraduate in Southampton, England, and has a Masters in Information Technology law and Telecommunications law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to embarking on his MBA, Gareth worked for almost three […]