Faculty Mentoring Award

The faculty mentoring award is presented annually to two faculty of Columbia University to recognize excellence in mentoring PhD students during their graduate careers. The award was instituted in 2004, and is presented each May at the GSAS Convocation by the Arts and Sciences Graduate Council President. The award includes a plaque and $500 honorarium, which is funded equally by ASGC and GSAS.

Letters of nomination are solicited from all PhD students at Columbia, usually in February-March, and a student committee made up of department representatives and chaired by a member of the ASGC Executive Board selects the winners. Faculty may only receive the award once.

Nominate a Faculty Member.

Past Recipients

2018:

  • Tonya Lee Putnam (Political Science)
  • Pamela H. Smith (History)

2017:

  • Oded Netzer (Business)
  • Van Tran (Sociology)

2016:

  • Christopher Brown (History)
  • Rosalind Morris (Anthropology)

2015:

  • Karen Barkey (Sociology)
  • Helen-Maria Lekas (Sociomedical Sciences)

2014:

  • Henry Colecraft (Physiology & Cellular Biophysics)
  • Eugenia Lean (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
  • Ozgur Sahin (Biological Sciences and Physics)

2013:

  • Carol Gluck (History)
  • Rogério Pinto (School of Social Work)

2012:

  • Diane Vaughan (Sociology)
  • Eleanor Sterling (Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology)

2011:

  • Liza Knapp (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
  • Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Art History and Archaeology)

2010:

  • Greg L. Bryan (Astronomy)
  • Julien O. Teitler (Social Work)

2009:

  • Nena Panourgia (Anthropology)
  • Steve Feiner (Computer Science)

2008:

  • Lydia Goehr (Philosophy)
  • Carol Vance (Sociomedical Sciences)

2007:

  • Janet Carrie (Economics)
  • Peter Marcuse (Urban Planning)

2006:

  • Jean E. Howard (English & Comparative Literature)
  • Bjorn Jorgensen (Business)

2005:

  • Volker Berghahn (History)

2004:

  • David Kastan (English & Comparative Literature)