The Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award (EGSMA) is given on an annual basis, to a member of the UB Graduate Faculty.
Excellence may be demonstrated by advising and mentoring that encourages the best possible performance from students; assisting unlikely or superficially unpromising students through to successful degree completion and subsequent career placement; supporting students in publishing their research and scholarships; and exemplary efforts and success with student placements. These criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to suggest activities that might be demonstrated in a nomination package.
To be eligible, nominees should be members of the UB Graduate Faculty and have held faculty appointment at UB for at least five years.
The award winner will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of faculty appointed by the vice provost for academic affairs. The recipient of this award will be nominated by the Graduate School for the “Geoffrey Marshal Mentoring Award,” administered by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.
Check back in fall 2022 for the next nomination cycle.
A nomination package must be submitted as a single, integrated PDF that includes the following documents:
Supporting letters and evaluative statements should not be mere testimonials; they should provide specific examples of the nominee’s mentoring and its impact or outcomes. A personal statement from the nominee is neither needed nor encouraged.
|2021-22||Shambhu Upadhyaya, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering |
Jason Briner, Professor, Department of Geology
|2020-21||Myung Mi Kim, Professor, Department of English |
Laina Bay-Cheng, Professor, School of Social Work
Jinhui Xu, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Read more about our 2020-21 winners.
William Solomon, Professor, Department of English.
Jun Zhuang, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Stelios Andreadis, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
|2017-18||Paul Gollnick, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences |
Sargur Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Jennifer Read, Professor, Department of Psychology
Margarita Dubocovich, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
|2014-15||Rajan Batta, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering |
Anthony Campagnari, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yvonne Scherer, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
|2013-14||Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Professor, Department of Geography |
Sharon Evans, Professor, Department of Immunology, Roswell Park Graduate Division
|2012-13||Diana S. Aga, Professor, Department of Chemistry |
Suzanne S. Dickerson, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Thomas H. Feeley, Professor, Department of Communication
|2011-12||Paschalis Alexandridis, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering |
Luis Colón, Professor, Department of Chemistry