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Outstanding Faculty Mentors

Outstanding Faculty Mentors

Mentoring is one of the central professional development pillars of graduate education. Every year, the Graduate College recognizes faculty for their outstanding service to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar communities. Through mentoring excellence, commitment to professional development, career advancement and the fostering of inclusive, collaborative learning environments, these faculty represent the best elements of academic service. Active, committed mentors not only offer coaching, modeling and feedback in academic and career development, but provide interpersonal connection and support.

Nominations for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards will be accepted from September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021. See the OFMA nomination page for information on faculty eligibility and the review process and timelines.

Congratulations to our 2020-21 OFMA awardees:

Leah Doane, Outstanding Doctoral Mentor
Department of Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Leah Doane is an Associate Professor and Developmental area head in the Department of Psychology. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Dr. Doane is the proud mentor of 9 current and former award-winning doctoral students and over 300 current and former undergraduate research assistants.

 Read more about Dr. Doane and her graduate mentoring philosophy. 


Kevin Wright, Outstanding Master’s Mentor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Watts College of Public Programs and Community Solutions

Kevin Wright is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Correctional Solutions. His work focuses on enhancing the lives of people who live and work in our correctional system through research, education, and community engagement. This award reflects the efforts of the many students, faculty, staff, and community members who contribute to and support that mission at ASU.

Read more about Dr. Wright and his graduate mentoring philosophy. 


Kristin HuntOutstanding Instructional Faculty Mentor
School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Dr. Kristin Hunt (Associate Professor, School of Music, Dance and Theatre) is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist working in the fields of theater, performance studies, and drama-based pedagogy. She investigates relationships between representation, embodiment, and knowledge as revealed in acts of making, witnessing, and learning through performance.

Read more about Dr. Hunt and her graduate mentoring philosophy. 


Kelin WhippleOutstanding Postdoctoral Mentor
School of Earth and Space Exploration, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kelin Whipple has been a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU since 2006. Active projects and interests span a range from small-scale modeling and investigation of the physics of bedrock channel erosion, to reach-scale modeling of the dynamics of bedrock channel evolution, to neotectonic studies of active deformation using geomorphic tools, and to quantitative investigation of linkages between tectonics, climate, and surface processes at mountain range scale. 

Read more about Dr. Whipple and his postdoctoral scholar mentoring philosophy.


 

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recipients through the years

 

2018-19 Linda Luecken The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
2018-19 Gabriel Shaibi College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
2017-18 Bertha Alvarez Manninen Associate Professor, Philosophy, School of Humanities, Arts and cultural Studies, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
2017-18 Nancy Serwint Associate Professor, Art, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
2017-18 Amber Wutich Professor and Director, Center for Global Health, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2016 Elly van Gelderen Professor, Department of English, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2016 Terence Tracey Professor, Counseling and Counseling Psychology, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
2016 Elizabeth Wentz Dean and Professor School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2015 Donald L. Fixico Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2015 Margaret Schmidt Assistant Director, Professor, School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts