Two rising seniors have been awarded the Albert H. Gordon Summer Research Fellowship at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics for the summer of 2024: Kathryn Langille ’25 and Kyla Prussman ’25.

Kathryn Langille
Kathryn Langille '25

Langille is an Honors major in Psychology, with a double minor in Education without certification and Public Policy Studies from Concord, N.H. Her research will explore policy solutions to the mental health crisis in a post-COVID environment.

"I was ecstatic to hear that my proposal, ‘Spotlight on Students: Policy Solutions to Student Mental Health Post-COVID’ had been chosen for this prestigious program,” said Langille. “As someone interested in pursuing a career in Public Policy, I am thrilled to be able to do research in this area alongside some of my campus role models. I am truly grateful to the NHIOP and Professor Diana Terrell for her guidance and this opportunity."

Kyla Prussman
Kyla Prussman '25

Prussman is an International Relations major with a minor in French, from Rowley, Mass. She was nominated by Professor Erik Cleven, and her research project is titled, “Why Women Join Sexist Islamist Extremist Groups: The Role of Media.”

“I am honored to be offered the Gordon Fellowship, and I can’t wait for the summer to start so I can begin my research! I plan on diving into the literature surrounding my topic and completing the data collection portion of my project before I start to write my senior thesis in the upcoming fall semester,” stated Prussman.

The Albert H. Gordon Research Fellowship is a competitive award offered by the Institute thanks to the generosity of the late Mr. Albert H. Gordon. This fellowship offers Saint Anselm students the opportunity to engage in mentored research and writing during the extended summer break. The award carries a stipend of $6,100 and is available to students of all majors. Those receiving the prestigious appointment are chosen in recognition of leadership and critical thinking skills, a proven commitment to civic education and engagement, and a high degree of intellectual depth and inquisitiveness.