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May 13, 2020

Congratulations to Harry Li, the 2020 recipient of the Sally J. Phillips Dissertation Fellowship.

The Sally J. Phillips Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to a Kinesiology doctoral student who is in the final phases of completing a high quality dissertation in preparation for a career in academia. The awardee will receive a semester fellowship to facilitate dissertation completion.

The award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Sally J. Phillips who served in many roles in the department including Professor, Assistant Chair, and Director of Graduate studies. She recognizes the importance of financial support in the final year of doctoral work, the contributions of teaching assistants and the need to provide assistance for the next generation of scholars and academics in the field of kinesiology. Dr. Phillips was a pioneer in movement analysis with the formation of a photographic lab in the department and highly innovative and collaborative work between biomechanics with motor development and learning. Additionally, she conducted translational work in ergonomics which was one of the first grant-supported studies in the Department and even examined movement qualities in elite professional athletes.

Dr. Phillips is a notable contributor in the history of our department to the discipline, the classroom, and administration. We owe her a great debt of gratitude now that she is one of the biggest supporters of Kinesiology!!

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