Academy of Outstanding Mentors

The Academy of Outstanding Graduate Mentors was established to recognize graduate faculty members for exemplary mentoring activities well beyond good classroom and laboratory instruction or research supervision of graduate students.

Deadline: Nomination by February 2nd, 2018; materials by February 23, 2018.

Email Nominations to: Dr. Robert Sanders  SUBJECT LINE: Academy of Outstanding Mentors



Any Appalachian alumni, students, faculty, or staff members may make nominations. Students may NOT nominate anyone who is currently their instructor, thesis or dissertation chair, research mentor or assistantship supervisor.

 In documenting recommendation(s) for induction into the Academy, please provide details on the following:

  1.  Ability to impart knowledge and to inspire inquisitiveness and the desire for continued learning
  2. Concern for students' intellectual growth
  3. Concern for students' personal and professional development
  4. A history of significant mentoring over an extended period of time
  5. Any other pertinent data that document outstanding mentoring

Nomination Information

Any Appalachian alumni, students, faculty, or staff members may submit nominations via email (see below).

Deadline: Nomination by February 2nd, 2018; materials by February 23, 2018.

Email Nominations to: Dr. Robert Sanders  SUBJECT LINE: Academy of Outstanding Mentors

Students may NOT nominate anyone who is currently their instructor, thesis or dissertation chair, research mentor or assistantship supervisor. Note: Nominees are not required to submit any additional documentation for this award once nominated. The letter of nomination is sufficient. 

Inductees will be recognized  at the annual faculty awards reception in the spring.

Selection Criteria

Up to four Inductees will be selected each year by a team of faculty and alumni based upon documentation of their:

  • Ability to impart knowledge and to inspire inquisitiveness and the desire for continued learning
  • Concern for students' intellectual growth
  • Concern for students' personal and professional development
  • A history of significant mentoring over an extended period of time
  • Any other pertinent data that document outstanding mentoring

Donor

School of Graduate Studies

Past Recipients

2010 Dr. Gary Walker, Biology - Founding Member
2010 Dr. Sid Clements, Physics & Astronomy
2010 Dr. Sandy Gagnon, Psychology

2011 Dr. Chris Badurek, Geography & Planning
2011 Dr. Jim Deni, Psychology
2011 Dr. Marie Hoepfl, Technology & Environmental Design
2011 Dr. Jamie Russell and Mr. Chad Everhart, Technology and Environmental Design

2012 Dr. Catherine Clark, Human Development & Psychological Counseling
2012 Dr. Susan Mills, Music
2012 Dr. Myra Pennell, History
2012 Dr. Martin Root, Nutrition & Healthcare Management

2013 Dr. Scott Collier, Health, Leisure & Exercise Science
2013 Dr. Holly Hirst, Mathematical Sciences
2013 Dr. Timothy Huelsman, Psychology
2013 Dr. Jeff McBride, Health, Leisure & Exercise Science
2013 Dr. Susan Staub, English

2014-2015 Dr. Mark Bradbury, Government & Justice Studies
2014-2015 Dr. Christina Rosen, Human Development & Psychological Counseling
2014-2015 Dr. Jari Eloranta, History

2015-2016 Dr. Ece Karatan, Biology
2015-2016 Dr. Elizabeth Graves, Human Development & Psychological Counseling
2015-2016 Dr. David Koppenhaver, Reading Education & Special Education

2016-2017 Dr. Sue Edwards, Biology
2016-2017 Dr. Michael Gangloff, Biology

2017-2018 Dr. Ted Zerucha, Biology
2017-2018 Dr. Joseph Cazier, Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management