College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Names 2009 Magellan Circle Earl H. Carroll Fellows

Three faculty members in the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have been named 2009 Magellan Circle Earl H. Carroll Fellows.

Professors Gary Goertz, Jake Harwood, and Thomas Sheridan are receiving one of the highest honors that SBS can bestow on its faculty. Each award consists of a one-time stipend of $5,000. This award is made possible by the generosity of Magellan Circle member U.S. District Court Judge Earl H. Carroll.

"Our Magellan Circle Faculty Fellows Program allows us to recognize and reward our top faculty. These are faculty who are leaders in their fields, who are valuable mentors to students, and whose international stature helps us recruit other top faculty,” said Beth Mitchneck, interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. "Thank you to Judge Carroll for making this program possible.”

The Magellan Circle is the College's donor society, which provides financial support for students and faculty. Membership in the Circle begins at $1,000 per year.

2009 Magellan Circle Earl H. Carroll Fellows
Gary Goertz
School of Government and Public Policy

Professor Gary Goertz works on problems of international conflict and conflict resolution and on advancing social science research methodology. He is the sole author of three books and the co-author of two more. He has authored or co-authored 50 articles and book chapters. Goertz’s research has been funded by three research grants from the National Science Foundation and one from the United States Institute of Peace.

Goertz’s research has had a significant impact on the study of international conflict. Along with collaborator Paul Diehl, he is responsible for introducing the now widely used concept of “enduring rivalry” into the field.

Jake Harwood
Department of Communication

Professor Jake Harwood is an international expert on intergroup relations and communication and aging. He has authored or edited three books and published an additional 80 book chapters and journal articles. Harwood has received nine research awards and two university-wide teaching awards.

Harwood was formerly the director of the UA Gerontology Graduate Program and just finished a term as editor of the flagship journal in the field of communication, Human Communication Research.

Thomas E. Sheridan
The Southwest Center & School of Anthropology

For 25 years, Professor Tom Sheridan has been a distinguished scholar, teacher and mentor at the UA, first at the Arizona State Museum and then with the Southwest Center and the School of Anthropology. He is an expert in ethnohistorical methods, the anthropology of history, Arizona history, and environmental and ecological anthropology.

Sheridan publishes prolifically, directs the Hopi Documentary History Project, serves on commissions dedicated to conservation, and has received several grants, most recently one from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact: Lori Harwood, director of external relations for the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 520-626-3846,