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Graduate Faculty Mentor Academy

The Graduate Faculty Mentor Academy (GFMA) is a community of faculty recognized as experts and leaders in mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Members of the Academy are selected and inducted based on their service to ASU’s graduate students through outstanding mentorship as recognized by their peers and students through the annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards or by special nomination by their college deans. Membership reflects the height of mentorship and commitment to recognize, establish and promote standards for the role of mentoring among faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at ASU through promoting the production and dissemination of mentorship knowledge and practices.

Academy Members help guide and advance the mission of the GFMA by stimulating and promoting faculty excellence in mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The Executive Committee of the GFMA promotes mentoring initiatives for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty mentoring graduate students, teaching assistants and awards for excellence and innovation in mentoring

Graduate Faculty Mentor Academy Membership

  • Academy members are mentors of doctoral students, master’s students, or postdoctoral students, and include tenure-track and instructional faculty.
  • All prior Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recipients are automatically invited to be inducted as permanent voting members.

Graduate Faculty Mentor Academy Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of 9 members as follows: two Co-Chairs, Secretary and four members-at-large representing each of the mentor categories (Master’s, Doctoral, Postdoctoral, Instructional Faculty), the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Vice-President for Professional Development and a representative from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

For questions about the Graduate Faculty Mentor Academy, please contact Amanda Athey at