Eight Washington University in St. Louis faculty were recognized with Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards during the Graduate Student Senate’s 16th annual awards ceremony and reception April 9 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.
The 2014-15 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recipients are:
- Christine Floss, PhD, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences;
- Bret Gustafson, PhD , associate professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences;
- Tristram R. Kidder, PhD, professor of environmental studies in anthropology in Arts & Sciences;
- Erin McGlothlin, PhD, associate professor of German and of Jewish studies in Arts & Sciences;
- Melanie Micir, PhD, assistant professor of English in Arts & Sciences;
- Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD , professor of biomedical engineering;
- James B. Skeath, PhD, professor of genetics in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine; and
- Abraham Z. Snyder, MD, PhD, research scientist in the Department of Radiology in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine.
The awards are based on nominations by graduate students and designed to honor faculty members whose dedication to mentoring PhD students and commitment to excellence in graduate training have made a significant contribution to the quality of life and professional development of students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
McGlothlin is a two-time winner of the award, previously receiving it in 2007.
Special recognition for excellence in mentoring went to six other faculty members at the ceremony.
To see the list of the special recognition winners as well as bios and student comments on all the winners, visit the Graduate Student Senate site.