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Outstanding Faculty Mentors

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

Nominations for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards will be accepted from September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021. For information on faculty eligibility and the review process and timelines, visit our Nominations page (live in August).

Nominate your faculty for an Outstanding Faculty Mentor award today!

Has a faculty member made a significant impact in your graduate or postdoctoral career through mentorship? 

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards recognize the importance of faculty-graduate student relationships and honors those faculty who make profound, lifelong impacts on their students.

The nomination portal for the 2019-2020 awards program is open September 1 through October 1, 2019.

Awardees will be recognized at the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards ceremony on February 24, 2020.

 

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

Award Year Recipient
2008 Douglas T. Kenrick Professor of Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2007 David MacKinnon Foundation Professor of Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2007 Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius Professor of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
2007 Joseph N. Cayer Professor of Public Affairs, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
2002 Peter Iverson Professor of History, School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2002 Keith W. Kintigh Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2002 Howard Sullivan Professor of Educational Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2002 Douglas C. Montgomery Regents Professor of Industrial Engineering, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
2000 O. M. Brack, Jr. Professor of English, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2000 David Ferry Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
1998 William L. Graf Professor of Geography, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1998 Robert E. Blankenship Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Molecular Sciences, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1997 Stephen G. West Professor of Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1996 Robert F. D. Strom Professor of Educational Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1996 Constantine Balanis Regents Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
1995 John Holloway Professor of Geology and Chemistry, School of Earth & Space Exploration, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1994 Helen L. Reed Professor of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
1994 Manuel Barrera, Jr. Professor of Psychology, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1993 Stuart Lindsay Center Director & Professor of Physics, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
1992 Geoffrey A. Clark Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences