Excellence in Mentoring Awards

Each year, the Office of Engaged Learning recognizes faculty members who have provided excellent mentorship to our Engaged Learning Fellows. The awards come with a small honorarium.

2023 Recipients

Linda Evans
Lecturer, ESL (Dedman)
Mentee: Shannon Lee, '23

Troy Perkins
Associate Professor, Film and Media Arts (Meadows)
Mentee: Lexie Shamir, '23

Previous Excellence in Mentoring Awards


Dr. Scott Davis
Associate Professor, Applied Physiology and Wellness (Simmons)
Mentee: Alex Smith '22

Dr. Andrea Laurent-Simpson
Lecturer, Sociology (Dedman)
Mentee: Abena Marfo '22

Dr. Thomas Osang
Associate Professor, Economics (Dedman)
Mentee: Trisha Punamiya '21

Dr. Carolyn Smith-Morris
Associate Professor, Anthropology (Dedman)
Mentee: Abby Peterson '21

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher
Assistant Professor, Arts Management (Meadows)
Mentee: Julia Baca '20

Dr. John Wise
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences (Dedman)
Mentee: Jennifer Edgar '20

Dr. Brad Klein
Associate Director, SMU Embry Human Rights Program
Mentees: Averie Bishop, Neha Husein, Rachel Mumaw, Jaeidah Reed, 2019

Dr. Dona Mularkey
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Mentees: Meredith Burke and Ethan Leong, 2019

Dr. Chrystyna Kouros
Associate Professor of Psychology
Mentee: Page Hurley, 2019

Dr. Pia Vogel
Professor of Biological Sciences
Mentee: Kasi Holcomb-Webb, 2019

Dr. Mark Kerins
Associate Professor of Film
Mentee: Kendall Kramer, 2018

Dr. Alexander Lippert
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Mentees:  Justin Musser, 2018
 Anthony Spearman, 2018

Dr. Rita Economos
Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
Mentee: Madi Wewer, 2017

Dr. Bonnie Jacobs
Professor of Earth Sciences
Mentee: Uma Lad, 2017

Dr. Jill Kelly
Assistant Professor of History
Mentee: Sarah Rahimi, 2016

Mr. Lee Arning
Executive Director of Emergency Preparedness

Mentee: Kelly Kiser, 2015

Dr. Donna Gober  
Senior Lecturer & Director of Wellness
Mentee: Courtney Thrower, 2015

Dr. Victoria Lockwood
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Studies
Mentee: Paige Bluejacket, 2015

Dr. Sheri Kunovich
Associate Professor of Sociology

Mentee: Rebecca Swarm, 2014

Dr. Andy Liu  
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Mentee: Joshua Abramovitch, 2014

Dr. Owen Lynch
Associate Professor and Director of Honors Program and SMU London Internships
Mentees: Jackie Ross, 2013; Lauryn Bodden, 2014; Basma Raza, 2014; Marc Bullard, 2015; Katherine Davis, 2015; Irisa Ona, 2015

Dr. Gretchen Smith
Associate Professor, Head of Theatre Studies
Mentees: Afomia Hailemeskel, 2013; Janielle Kastner, 2013; Claire Carson, 2014; Thomas Gelo, 2014; Kristen Kelso, 2014; Mei Mei Pollitt, 2015

Dr. Thomas Osang  
Associate Professor of Economics
Mentee: Jean Paul Destarac, 2012

Dr. Monnie McGee
Associate Professor of Statistical Sciences
Mentee: Michael McCarthy, pilot program