3 UB Graduate Students Awarded 1997-98 Fulbright Grants

Release Date: June 4, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo graduate students have received full Fulbright Foundation grants of $15,000 each to support their doctoral dissertation research in the 1997-98 school year.

They are Gerald Carr of Akron, Ohio, a doctoral student in anthropology and ethnopoetics in the Department of Anthropology, and Douglas Welle of Hillsboro, Ore., and John Leonard of Ann Arbor, Mich., both doctoral students in Roman archaeology in the Department of Classics.

Carr is the son of Gerald and Carolyn Carr of Akron and a graduate of Akron's Copley High School. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Akron and a master's degree in anthropology from New Mexico State University in 1995. In 1994, he directed the archaeological field school at Paraje de San Diego, N.M.

Carr is studying at UB with noted anthropologist Barbara Tedlock and serves as assistant editor of American Anthropologist, a journal of the American Anthropological Association. He expects to receive his doctorate in 1999.

He will use his grant to continue his dissertation research on the conceptual structure of northern Athapaska poetics. The Athapaskan language group includes the Cree Indians.

Leonard is a 1979 graduate of Greenhills School in Ann Arbor. Both of his parents were members of the University of Michigan faculty: his father as a professor of romance linguistics and his late mother as a professor of classical philology.

Leonard graduated in 1991 from the University of Arizona, Tuscon, with bachelor's degrees in English and anthropology, and earned a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Postgraduate studies in archaeology took him to the University of Texas, Austin, and to Texas A&M University. He spent a year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens in 1990-91 and later served as assistant director of the Cyprus-American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI).

Leonard's research interests include nautical archaeology, Roman archaeology, harbor archaeology, Cypriot archaeology and near eastern archaeology. He will use his Fulbright grant to conduct dissertation research on Roman harbors and trade in Cyprus

Welle, an honors graduate of Stanford University, received a master's degree in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan before entering the doctoral program in classics at UB in 1995, where he also teaches classes in Latin and archaeology.

A graduate of Hillsboro Union High School in Hillsboro, Ore., he is the son of Donald Welle of Hillsboro and Jan Welle of Eugene.

Welle previously served as a resident assistant at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and taught Latin and social studies for three years at Carroll County High School in Hillsville, Va.

His principal areas of academic study are the art and archaeology of Italy, Greece and North Africa, archaeological theory, and the social history of Italy and North Africa. His grant will fund dissertation research on Roman trade routes in Tunisia. He has had extensive experience in archaeological fieldwork, including excavations at Lepcis Minor (Tunisia), the Atrium Vestae of the Roman Forum, Carthage (Tunisia), and both the Castel Porziano and the Palazzo Imperiale at Ostia Antica.

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