Published: May 11, 2023

This award from the Graduate School recognizes the work that faculty mentors do to improve the graduate student experience

Sixteen faculty have been recognized as this year’s outstanding graduate student mentors, the Graduate School announced last week.

These faculty were nominated by students, department or program administrators, faculty or staff for their outstanding contributions either to mentoring individual graduate students, improving the overall climate of graduate education within their program, or improving the graduate program itself. 

“Faculty are always incredibly busy, and yet, these excellent mentors have still found time to go above-and-beyond for their students. The faculty recognized here have shown an incredible dedication to their graduate students, as recognized by the students themselves,” said E. Scott Adler, dean of the Graduate School and the vice provost for graduate affairs. “Your students appreciate it and so do we. Thank you for all that you do.”

This year’s recipients include:

  • Allison Anderson, Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
  • Carew Browning, political science
  • Cassandra Brooks, environmental studies
  • Lisa Corwin, ecology and evolutionary biology 
  • Iskra Fileva, philosophy
  • Kathryn Goldfarb, anthropology
  • Toby Hopp, advertising, public relations and media design
  • Laura Michaelis, linguistics
  • Lauri Reitzammer, classics
  • Soo Rhee, psychology and neuroscience
  • Teri Rueb, critical media practices
  • Bryan Semaan, information science
  • Lauren Stone, germanic and slavic languages and literatures
  • Ted Striphas, media studies
  • Tony Tong, Leeds School of Business
  • Phoebe Young, history

For more information on the award, please email