The University of Tulsa Graduate Student Association Senate contains members pursuing 20 branches of study housed variously under the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the Collins College of Business, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the Oxley College of Health Sciences.
I am a PhD student in the Anthropology Department. My main research interests lie in the Paleolithic archaeology and the study of usewear on lithic artifacts. I received my BA in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology from Northern Arizona University and an MA in Experimental Archaeology from the University of Exeter. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and playing video games.
Katie Williams is in the final year of her dissertation at the University of Tulsa. Her research examines how humans use coalescence to adapt to external risk or stress. Katie uses dental microwear analysis of large mammal teeth as a paleo-dietary proxy to reconstruct past environments. Further, she examines archaeological material remains and historical documents to show social interaction. Specifically, she is examining how the Muscogee Creek people used political and cultural alliance to adapt to a rapidly changing social and biophysical environment in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOMEDICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
I am currently pursuing an MS in Mechanical Engineering. I received my undergraduate degree here at the University of Tulsa. I’m originally from Denver, Colorado, and I am an ultimate frisbee enthusiast. I am excited to be a part of GSA, where I can be involved with interdepartmental coordination.
I am a PhD candidate in the Chemical Engineering department. In my leisure, I like watching movies, playing chess, reading books, listening to music and traveling. I am excited to be a part of the GSA team again and get to know graduate students from various departments.
I am in my second year of pursuing an MS in Chemical Engineering. I received a BS in Chemical Engineering from TU in 2017. My research is in the erosion and corrosion of pipelines, and when I am not working on that or going to class, I enjoy watching movies, reading, and spending quality time with my friends and family.
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
I am a second year Ph.D. student in Petroleum Engineering researching fluid flow behavior in pipelines. I have enjoyed few GSA events since I joined TU at the beginning of 2018. I am very happy to serve as a PE senator! Whenever I’m not working in the north campus or having classes elsewhere, I am usually at the park feeding my preferred ducks or at home watching Netflex. I enjoy reading for Daniel Yergin and Dale Carnegie, amongst others. I also love bowling, this is an important part of my weekends!
ENGINEERING PHYSICS & PHYSICS
Ganga Raj Neupane
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
GEOLOGICAL & EARTH SCIENCES
MUSEUM SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT
I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Department. My main research interests are in athletes and resilience/trauma as it relates to at-risk populations. I received my BS in Psychology from the University of Washington and am originally from Chicago (Go Cubs and deep dish pizza is the only pizza). In my free time I enjoy sleeping, outdoor activities, and watching scary movies.
INDUSTRIAL & ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Leah Tecle is from the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. She graduated from Rogers State University with a bachelors in psychology in 2015. She received her Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2017 where she is currently working on her Ph.D. in the same discipline. Her dissertation will explore different ways of conceptualizing employee-organizational value congruence and employee performance outcomes. In her spare time, Leah enjoys looking around thrift shops and eating breakfast food – not at the same time.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Gabrielle (Willis) Cozart
Hi, my name is Gabby Cozart! I grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2018 with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Now, I am studying speech-language pathology at the University of Tulsa, and my research efforts aim to support people who stutter.
URBAN EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL STUDIES