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The ASU Faculty Women's Association annual awards program seeks to recognize Outstanding Faculty Mentors and Distinguished Graduate Students.

The FWA is currently accepting nominations for our 2022 awards program.  Nominations are due March 23rd at midnight and must be submitted to Karen.Engler@asu.edu  All nominees and award recipients will be recognized at the FWA Awards program in April.

Please see information below about the awards categories, as well as nomination rules and procedures.  Download nomination forms: Outstanding Faculty Mentor  Distinguished Graduate Student

Questions? Please contact Karen Engler-Weber, FWA Program Director at Karen.Engler@asu.edu

FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
A mark of a great leader is the support and guidance that they provide to others through mentorship.  The FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor award seeks to recognize faculty members who  have demonstrated outstanding mentorship to students and/or to other faculty members, particularly women and underrepresented groups.

Nomination Instructions for FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
To nominate an outstanding faculty member please submit the following materials:

  • FWA Nomination Form detailing contact information for nominee and nominator, as well as a summary of nominee accomplishments
  • A letter of nomination which specifically details the nominee's mentorship of students and/or colleagues.  Details to include in the letter are: What makes the nominee unique? How far reaching are the nominee's efforts? How has the faculty member reached out to women and underrepresented groups? How has the nominee positively impacted those that they have mentored? Specific comments about the success of mentees is helpful.

Nomination Rules for FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor

  • Nominees for FWA Outstanding Mentor Award will be evaluated across one of two categories: Tenured/Tenure-Eligible Faculty and Fixed Term Appointment Faculty as defined in ACD manual 505-02.
  • Faculty across all ASU learning platforms, such as ASU Online are eligible.
  • Nominations may be submitted by ASU faculty, staff, and students, including graduated students.
  • Nomination packets consist of nomination form and letter which details nominee's accomplishments in mentoring
  • Only completed nomination forms and letters will be considered.  Each nomination packet is limited to three nomination/support letters.
  • Supporting documentation may be requested for final nominees.
  • The number of honors awarded each year will be determined by the FWA Executive Board.
  • The FWA Award is a one-time honor, therefore previous FWA Award Recipients are ineligible to receive the award a second time.  Please review the FWA Outstanding Mentor awardee lists to confirm that your nominee has not already received the award.

FWA Distinguished Graduate Student Award
The FWA Distinguished Graduate Student Achievement Award seeks to recognize Doctor and Master's degree candidates who have distinguished themselves through exceptional scholarship, research, creative activities, and noteworthy performance in leadership and service. Although all accomplishments will be considered priority will be given to activities performed while in attendance at ASU.

Nomination Instructions:

To nominate a graduate student please submit the following materials:

  • Nomination form detailing contact information for nominee and nominator, as well as summary of nominee's accomplishments.
  • A letter of nomination which specifically details the nominee's contributions relative to scholarship, research, leadership, service and noteworthy activities. Letters should seek to highlight the nominee's innovative contributions to their discipline, to ASU, and to the wider community, and how these contributions distinguishes them from other graduate students.
  • A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae

Nomination Rules for FWA Distinguished Graduate Student

  • Nominees for FWA Distinguished Graduate Student Award will be evaluated across one of two categories: Masters-level and Doctoral-level.
  • Students across all ASU learning platforms, such as ASU Online are eligible
  • Students who have graduated during the current academic year, such as Fall 2021, are eligible for the award.
  • Nominations may be submitted by ASU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Each nomination packet is limited to three nomination/support letters.
  • Supporting documentation may be requested for final nominees.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Recipients 2021

A mark of a great leader is the support and guidance that they provide to others through mentorship.  The FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award seeks to recognize faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship to students and/or to other faculty members, particularly women and other underrepresented groups. 

Here are the 2021 Recipients:

  • Natasha Behl, Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Allan Colbern, Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Chandra Crudup, Associate Dean for Inclusive Design and Clinical Associate Professor, School of Social Work
  • Julia Inozemtseva, Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Benny LeMaster, Assistant Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
  • Rebecca Logsdon Muenich, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
  • H.L.T. Quan, Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation
  • Ashley Randall, Associate Professor, CISA Counseling and Counseling Psychology
  • Amy Reesing, Senior Lecturer, The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
  • Andrea Richa, Professor, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
  • Sydney Schaefer, Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Cameron Thies, Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies
  • Mai Trinh, Assistant Professor, CISA Leadership and Integrative Studies
  • Yi Zheng, Associate Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences

This award seek to recognize Doctoral and Master’s degree candidates who have distinguished themselves through exceptional scholarship, research, creative activities, and noteworthy performance in leadership and service.  Although all accomplishments will be considered, priority will be given to activities performed while in attendance at ASU. 

Here are the 2021 Recipients

Doctoral Students

  • Rachel Levit Ades, Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
  • Sara Aly El Sayed, Sustainability, School of Sustainability
  • Sarah Curci, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, The College
  • Anya Hommadova Lu, Communication, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
  • Areej Mawasi, Learning, Literacies and Technology, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Melanie Reyes, Social Work, School of Social Work
  • Jennapher Lingo VanGilder, Biomedical Engineering, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • Annika Vannan, Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences

 Masters Students

  • Lily Baye-Wallace, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering Matter and Transport Energy,
  • Glory Bantan Mafor, Business Administration, WP Carey School of Business
  • Gabrielle Stanley, Auditory and Language Neuroscience, College of Health Solutions
  • Madison Sutton, Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Christine Williams, Organizational Leadership, CISA Leadership and Integrative Studies