Berthold Fellowship

About the Fellowship Program

The Berthold Fellows are graduate students hired to develop opportunities exploring the intersection between faith, belief, and service. The fellowship, begun in 2007, is named for Rev. Fred Berthold, Jr. '44, who was the first dean of the Tucker Foundation and a professor in the Department of Religion.

For more information, please email Lina Papandreou, Assistant to the Dean and Chaplain of the Tucker Center, or call (603) 646-3780.

Recent Berthold Fellows


Lucas Dwiel was a neuroscience PhD candidate in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. Lucas was born and raised in Bloomington IN, where he also pursued a double major in neuroscience and philosophy at IU. Drawn to the Tucker Center by the open dialogues on topics spanning religion and philosophy, Lucas has been a regular at the Tucker Center ever since his first year. Intrigued by relationship between the spaces around us and our narratives, Lucas facilitated Walks Clamantis as a Berthold Fellow. Walks Clamantis provides students with an opportunity to share their Dartmouth experience with their peers using spaces around campus and beyond to aid in their storytelling process.


Ana Maria Dumitru was a third year student in the MD/PhD program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, pursuing her PhD in biochemistry. Born in Romania, Ana Maria spent most of her childhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. As a Berthold, Ana Maria worked on promoting discussions about faith and vocations across the various campuses at Dartmouth. She also worked to create opportunities for medical students and undergraduates with pre-med plans to be exposed to religious-based conversations about suffering with patients in the hospital.


Rich Lopez was a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Born and raised in New Jersey, Rich also attended college there at Princeton University. He felt that being a Berthold Fellow was a unique opportunity to foster engagement and unity across many of Dartmouth's vibrant sub-communities. Rich hoped that the fellowship would allow him to augment awareness of issues of faith and service with both local and global implications, in particular human trafficking.


Kemi Adedokun was a student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. She hailed from the south and grew up in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where she attended the Webb School. She went on to obtain her bachelor's degree in international studies from Oakwood University in Hunstville, Ala. She is deeply passionate about service and plans to make that "calling" a lifelong pursuit as an international human rights lawyer. She feels that the most important aspect of her life has been her deeply-ingrained spirituality and would like to share how grounding that has been for her with others through her project.