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Announcing Recipients of the

2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Awards

 

Congratulations to the following faculty members who are this year’s recipients of the USC Mellon Mentoring Awards. They will be honored at a ceremony in April.

 

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Diana York Blaine, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Robert Bridges, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Steven Lamy, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Adam Leventhal, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Lorraine P. Turcotte, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Aimee Bender, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Myles Cockburn, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Daryl Davies, USC School of Pharmacy
  • Macarena Gomez-Barris, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Alan Green, USC Rossier School of Education
  • William Handley, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Wijbe Martin Kast, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • C.-C. Jay Kuo, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Natania Meeker, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Leonard Mitchell, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Peter Monge, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Steven Nutt, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Mark Schroeder, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars:

  •  Eric Hsieh, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Stephen Bradforth, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Marion Philadelphia, USC Marshall School of Business

In Memoriam Mentoring Award:

Dallas Willard, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

 


In 2007-2008, USC embarked on a six year partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build on the successes already achieved with the goal of integrating mentoring throughout this large and complex research university. This effort is founded on three insights: First, mentoring will thrive only if it becomes part of the culture. Second, the faculty is the key constituency in securing long-term change in the university. Third, mentoring will thrive as faculty increasingly understand that it is the key tool for academic success.

Excellence in faculty mentoring is recognized with the Provost’s Mentoring Award and the USC Mellon Mentoring Awards. Once a semester, school representative gather as members of the Mellon Mentoring Forum to share best practices as well as provide oversight in the development of school-based mentoring programs and activities to nurture the development and empowerment of the faculty.