Kallahan Brown Named 2023 Presidential Ph.D. Fellow

Annenberg School doctoral student Kallahan Brown is a recipient of the Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship, which includes three years of funding.

The University of Pennsylvania recently announced the 2023 cohort of Presidential Ph.D. Fellows, which includes Annenberg School doctoral student Kallahan Brown. Chosen from the incoming class of Ph.D. students at nine schools at Penn, the Presidential Ph.D. Fellows are impressive scholars dedicated to their research.

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Kallahan Brown

“Presidential Ph.D. Fellows show exceptional promise in research and teaching that make a difference,” said University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill. “We are excited to welcome and proud to support this year’s cohort. They and all Presidential Ph.D. Fellows make Penn and our community that much more insightful, dynamic, and broadly excellent.”

A recent graduate of Temple University, Brown’s research focuses on dismantling societal biases, stigmas, and misinformation that spread through various forms of media and reducing their negative impact upon marginalized groups.

As an undergraduate, Brown was a research assistant at the Research and Applied Decision-Making (RAD) Lab at Temple University and Oregon State University as well as the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at Temple University. While at the RAD Lab, he collaborated with researchers at the Sung Robotics Lab at Penn to reduce cognitive biases in robotics through software adjustments. 

At Annenberg, he is working with the team at SAFELab to uncover novel ways to remove cognitive biases from the social consciousness.

Previous Presidential Ph.D. Fellows include Annenberg doctoral student Devo Probol as well as doctoral candidates Antoine Haywood and Mary E. Andrews. Each Presidential Ph.D. Fellow receives a three-year fellowship, including a 12-month stipend, tuition, fees, Penn Student Insurance coverage, and research funds.

Click here for a full list of the 2023 Presidential Ph.D. Fellows.

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