The William Warren Endowment

The William Warren Endowment Fund supports student research into the human past. Awards may be made to undergraduate or graduate students who propose advanced scholarship or research in archaeology, biological anthropology, Classical languages and literatures, hominid paleobiology, or paleontology. The money may be used to cover airfare, room and board, and/or tuition expenses.

For information on applying for 2017, contact the Anthropology Department.

The endowment was created by a generous gift from William Warren, a retired Foreign Service Officer, who received a B.A. in 1967 from what is now the Elliott School of International Affairs. He was American Consul in Adana, Turkey, served as Charge d'Affaires of the American Embassy in the Solomon Islands and in Samoa, and held other overseas posts. Warren established two awards, the Thomas and Ola Herbert Reidling Undergraduate Award for B.A. or B.S. candidates and the Zelma Reidling Warren Bannister and William Warren Graduate Fellowship Award for M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.

In 2008, the fund's first year, five undergraduates received awards to aid their work at Megiddo, a Bronze and Iron Age site in Israel. Since then, the Megiddo excavation continued to benefit from Warren awardees, but undergraduate and graduate students have also worked elsewhere in Asia, East Africa, and North America.


William Warren Award Recipients

2016

Lawrence Fatica
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology

Rwanda
Director: Shannon McFarlin

Courtney Jirsa
B.A. Archaeology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Amber Nubgaard
M.A. Anthropology
USA (Ferry Farm, Virginia)
Director: Jeffrey Blomster
Diogo Oliveira
B.A. Archaeology
Mexico (Oaxaca)
Director: Jeffrey Blomster
Kelly Ostrofsky
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Rwanda
Director: Shannon McFarlin
Jonathan Reeves
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Tristan Scholl
B.A. International Affairs & Archaeology
Ireland
Director: Susan Johnston
Meagan Vakiener
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Rwanda
Director: Shannon McFarlin

2015

Eve Boyle
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology

 

Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun

Alexis Clark
B.A. Archaeology
Mexico (Etlatongo, Oaxaca)
Director: Jeffrey Blomster
Timothy Enright
M.A. Anthropology
Israel (Tel Kabri)
Director: Eric Cline
Tyler Johnston
B.A. International Affairs & Anthropology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Sean Lee
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
D.R. Congo (LuiKotale Bonobo Project site)
Director: Carson Murray
Enquye Negash
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Meagan Vakiener
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Rwanda (multiple sites)
Director: Shannon McFarlin
Amelia Villaseñor
Ph.D. Human Paleobiology
Kenya (Nairobi)
Director: René Bobe

2014

Jack Bonatakis
B.A. Archaeology/Classics

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Laurence Dumouchel
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Andrew Moore and
Joseph Stiegler
Ph.D. Biology
China
Director: James Clark

Jacqueline Olson
B.S. Biology/Biological Anthropology

Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun

Kelly Ostrofsky
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Laura Rouse
B.S. Biological Anthropology
Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun
Tristan Scholl
B.A. Archaeology/International Affairs
Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline
Magdalena Stuehrmann
B.A. Archaeology/English
Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline
Cassandra Turcotte
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology
Spain
Advisor: Shannon McFarlin
Renee Underhill
B.A. Middle Eastern Studies
Jordan (Bir Madkhur)
Director: Andrew M. Smith II
Dominic White
Ph.D. Biology
China
Director: James Clark

2013

Justine Benanty
M.A. Anthropology 2012

Florida and South Africa (African Slave Wrecks Project)
Director: Stephen Lubkemann

Rebecca Biermann
M.A. Anthropology

Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun

Meredith Killough
M.A. Anthropology

Rwanda (Karisoke Research Center)
Director: Shannon McFarlin

Kathryn McGrath
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology

Rwanda (Karisoke Research Center)
Tanzania (Gombe Stream Research Center)
Kenya (Amboseli National Park)
Director: Shannon McFarlin

Jordan Miller
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology

Tanzania (Gombe Stream Research Center)
Director: Carson Murray

Roma Padalkar
B.S. Biological Anthropology

Kenya (Koobi Fora)
Director: David Braun

Kathryn Ranhorn
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology

 

Kenya
 

Sean Reid
M.A. Anthropology 2012

Florida and South Africa (African Slave Wrecks Project)
Director: Stephen Lubkemann

2012

No awards

2011

Karen Poole
Ph.D. Biology

China
Director: James Clark

Josef Stiegler
Ph.D. Biology

China
Director: James Clark

2010

Joseph DiVirgilio
B.A. undeclared

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Amanda Kemble
B.A. Anthropology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Samantha Malone
B.A. undeclared

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Joseph Mazzariello
B.A. Archaeology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Clara Merchant
B.A. Anthropology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Katie Paul
M.A. Anthropology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Kyle Tomanio
B.A. Anthropology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Jonathan Warner
B.A. undeclared

Jordan (Bir Madhkur)
Director: Andrew M. Smith II

2009

Breanne Clifton
M.A. Anthropology

Syria (El Kowm)
Director: Jean-Marie Le Tensorer (University of Basel, Switzerland).

Alison Fulmer
B.A. Archaeology

Mexico (Oaxaca)
Director: Jeffrey Blomster

Jillian Mallis
B.A. Archaeology

Israel (Tel Kabri)
Director: Eric Cline

Shanyn Ronis
B.A. Anthropology &
Latin American Studies

Mexico (Oaxaca)
Director: Jeffrey Blomster

Andrew Zipkin
Ph.D. Hominid Paleobiology

Kenya (Olorgesailie)
Director: Alison Brooks

2008

Zach Dunseth
B.A. Archaeology & Classical Humanities

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Kristine Merriman
B.A. Archaeology, Chemistry & Classical Humanities

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Natalie Mueller
B.A. Intl Affairs & Archaeology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Rachel Navarro
B.A. Archaeology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

Kelly Overvold
B.A. Archaeology

Israel (Megiddo)
Director: Eric Cline

For more information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Blomster or Eric Cline.