Nathan received his Ph.D. in April of 2020 and is now a National Institute on Aging T32 Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation, “The Population Effects of U.S. Deindustrialization,” was written under the supervision of Professor Jenna Nobles.
Dr. Lumpkin earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from UW-Madison in 1928 and made her career as a professor at Wells College, in Aurora, NY, specializing in social justice. Each year the Lumpkin award is granted to a former student who, in the eyes of a Sociology faculty committee, wrote the best dissertation during the previous academic year. The winner is awarded $800.