Graduate Mentoring Award
The submission period ended on Monday, March 21, 2016.
We are no longer accepting nomination letters.
We invite you to nominate a member of the Princeton University faculty for the Graduate Mentoring Award. The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School sponsor this annual award to honor Princeton faculty members who are exemplary in supporting the development of their graduate students as teachers, scholars, and professionals. One faculty member in each academic division (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering) will be selected to receive this honor, with recipients officially recognized at the Graduate School's Hooding Ceremony on the day before Commencement.
The nomination letter should be limited to about one page (approximately 500 words) and should include:
- A description of the nature of your contact with the professor: that is, as a student in seminars, as an advisee, or as a teaching or research assistant.
- Descriptions and examples of how the professor is an exceptional adviser and mentor and the ways in which they have furthered your teaching, scholarly, or professional goals.
The strongest case for nominees is made through letters from a number of graduate students representing a range of graduate student/mentor relationships and containing specific examples of instances in which the faculty member demonstrated the qualities of a good mentor. Letters from individuals rather than single letters signed by multiple nominators (petition-style) are more effective in highlighting a mentor's contributions. Please feel free to call the McGraw Center and talk to one of the directors to get more information on making a strong recommendation.
The Graduate Mentoring Award Committee, composed of graduate students, faculty, and the McGraw Center's directors, will select the winners. Please return nominations by Monday, March 21, to the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, 328 Frist Campus Center, or you may send nominations by e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your name, telephone number, and e-mail address in your letter.
Previous recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Award may be nominated again if five years have passed since they were last recognized. Please consult the list of recipients below before nominating faculty candidates.
|Janet Currie, Economics|
|Michael Mueller, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Imani Perry, African American Studies|
|Daniel Sigman, Geosciences|
|Robert Cava, Chemistry|
|Sara McLanahan, Woodrow Wilson School|
|Jacqueline Stone and Stephen F. Teiser, Religion|
|Sigurd Wagner, Engineering|
|Alison Gammie, Molecular Biology|
|Michael McAlpine, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
|Gideon Rosen, Philosophy|
|Viviana Zelizer, Sociology|
|João Biehl, Anthropology|
|Caryl Emerson, Slavic Languages and Literatures|
|Stacey A. Sinclair, Psychology|
|Ramon van Handel, Operations Research and Financial Engineering|
|Michael Jennings, German|
|Michael Gordin, History|
|J. Nicole Shelton, Psychology|
|Jennifer Rexford, Computer Science|
|Sara Kay, French and Italian|
|Igor Klebanov, Physics|
|Stephen Kotkin, History|
|Margaret Martonosi, Electrical Engineering|
|Susan Fiske, Psychology|
|Claire Gmachl, Electrical Engineering|
|Susan Naquin, History and East Asian Studies|
|Jeffrey Stout, Religion|
|Robert Calderbank, Applied and Computational Math|
|Richard Okada, East Asian Studies|
|Richard Register, Chemical Engineering|
|Mark Watson, Economics|
|Michael Cook, Near Eastern Studies|
|Paul DiMaggio, Sociology|
|Daniel Osherson, Psychology|
|Christodoulos Floudas, Chemical Engineering|
|Charles Beitz, Politics|
|Stefan Bernhard, Chemistry|
|William Gleason, English|
|Paul Prucnal, Electrical Engineering|
|Sanjeev Arora, Computer Science|
|Edward Eigen, Architecture|
|Noreen Goldman, Woodrow Wilson School|
|John Krommes, Astrophysical Sciences|
|Philip Johnson-Laird, Psychology|
|Niraj K. Jha, Electrical Engineering|
|Robert Tignor, History|
|Timothy P. Watson, English|
|John Cooper, Philosophy|
|Luigi Martinelli, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|Thomas Silhavy, Molecular Biology|
|Robert Wuthnow, Sociology|
|Sara Curran, Sociology|
|Barbara Hahn, Germanic Languages and Literatures|
|Mansour Shayegan, Electrical Engineering|
|Elias Stein, Mathematics|