John Glavin is a Professor of English, Director of the Office of Fellowships, Awards and Research for Undergraduates, and University Fellowship Secretary. He has been a member of the Georgetown faculty since 1967.
A Victorianist and a playwright, he focuses on issues of adaptation, particularly of earlier work in the nineteenth century and of nineteenth- century texts to the contemporary stage and screen. He teaches courses in writing for the stage and screen. Within GOFAR he directly oversees the Carroll Fellows Initiative, Georgetown's flagship program for its most academically talented and ambitious undergraduates, and also serves as the University's Fellowhips & Awards Secretary. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from Bryn Mawr College, and B.A. from Georgetown University.
Lauren Tuckley has served as the Associate Director of the Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources at Georgetown University since 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Midwestern State University in her hometown of Wichita Falls, TX. After her undergraduate training, Ms. Tuckley moved to London to pursue a certificate in existential psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling conferred by the University of Sheffield. She then when on to earn her Master of Arts in social and public policy at Georgetown University, where her thesis centered on how social stratification impacts the national collegiate undergraduate attrition rate. Ms. Tuckley is currently a Ph.D. student in Writing and Rhetoric at George Mason University where her research focuses on how writers’ feedback orientation and self-regulation behaviors impact the composing process. In 2016, she was the recipient of a Fulbright International Education Administrators award to Korea. Ms. Tuckley was appointed, and currently serves, as the NAFA Communication Director for the 2015-2017 term.
Aya Waller-Bey joined the Office of Fellowships, Awards and Resources as the Program Manager in August 2016. In this role, she is primarily responsible for managing the office, student interns and event planning. She also advises and support students applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the Pickering and Rangel Fellowships. In addition, Ms. Waller-Bey organizes efforts to connect fellowships and resources with students often underrepresented in fellowship and award competitions.
Ms. Waller-Bey graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a major in Sociology, concentration in Social Justice and minor in African American Studies. She was also a 2014 recipient of the Katherine Kraft Medal—an award given each year to the graduating student who best manifested a spirit of humility, cooperation and commitment as a woman or man for others in all phases of his or her college life. During her time as an undergraduate student, Ms. Waller-Bey was an active student leader, mentor and activist. She facilitated numerous initiatives aimed at promoting the narratives of underrepresented students. In 2013, she organized a nationally trending online campaign called #BBGU (Being Black at Georgetown University). Her campus contributions were highlighted in a Washington Post feature and has led to on-campus reform. After graduation, Ms. Waller-Bey remained at Georgetown working as an Admissions Officer and the Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In February 2015, Ms. Waller-Bey was awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to the University of Cambridge—a scholarship awarded to only 40 people in the US each year. In 2016, she completed her Masters of Philosophy in Education at the University of Cambridge earning a First Class Distinction on her Master’s thesis. In her spare time, Ms. Waller-Bey enjoys reading, trying new vegan cuisine, listening to Christmas music, traveling, attending music concerts and running her own College Admissions Literacy Consulting Company (CALCC).
Laura Perille joined the Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources as the Assistant Director in September 2016. In this role, she administers the Carroll Fellows Initiatives, Georgetown’s seven-semester flagship program for high-achieving undergraduates across disciplines. She also provides guidance and support to undergraduates pursuing a range of competitive national and international fellowship opportunities.
Dr. Perille graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Colby College with a double major in history and English before going on to complete her master’s and Ph.D. in history at Brown University. Her doctoral work focused on interactions with – and discourses of – the “Turks” within England from the formalization of Anglo-Ottoman trading rights to the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683. Examining the interplay of discourse, policy, and public opinion, she examined moments at which this engagement assumed critical importance for domestic political and religious debates. While at Brown, Dr. Perille served as a Brown-Wheaton Faculty Fellow and Peter Green Doctoral Scholar while also participating in special institutes through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She went on to work in fellowships and undergraduate research programs at the University of New Hampshire before coming to Georgetown.
In her spare time, Dr. Perille enjoys hiking, traveling and going on road trips, and trying her hand at random lawn sports.