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Distinguished Mentor of the Year (DMOY) Award

Faculty who serve as model mentors to their undergraduate research students are eligible to receive the Distinguished Mentor of the Year in Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (DMOY) award. Each year, one university-wide award will be given, and the DMOY will be recognized with a $2,500 award at the annual Honors Convocation.

Eligibility

  • Any permanent, full-time faculty including tenured/tenure track faculty, non-tenured faculty, instructors, multi-year appointees, scientist/scholars, and research faculty who have been employed for one continuous year.
  • Faculty must have engaged as direct mentors of students in undergraduate research and inquiry, to include co-curricular (e.g grants, publications, presentations), curricular (e.g. RI Courses, DIR and DIS), as well as individual and group student mentoring.
  • Previous award winners are no longer eligible.

Timeline

  • January 24th, 2022 Call for faculty applications/nominations
  • February 9th, 2022 Complete applications due to the Deans/Directors office
  • February 23rd, 2022 Deans submit College nominee and application materials to OURI
  • February 24th 2022 Faculty Honors and Awards committee begin review
  • April 13th, 2022 Award presented at the Honors Convocation

Contact information for College Submission

Faculty interested in applying for College consideration should send complete DMOY application packages to the following College contacts by deadline date listed above:

  • Arts and Letters:
Ms. Taina Teran: TTERAN@fau.edu
  • Business:
Ms. Ginger Hale: vhale4@fau.edu
  • Education:
Mrs. Josephine Elliott: jelliot@fau.edu
  • Engineering:
Dr. Shihong Huang: shihong@fau.edu
  • Honors:
Ms. Anna Holmes: holmesa@fau.edu
  • Medicine:
Dr. Joanna Drowos: jdrowos@health.fau.edu
  • Nursing:
Ms. Bernadette Bastien: bastienb@health.fau.edu
  • Science:
Dr. Predrag Cudic: pcudic@fau.edu
  • Social Work and Criminal Justice:
Dr. Vaughn Crichlow: vcrichlow@fau.edu

Further Information

Complete details and guidelines for the DMOY award can be found here.

2022 Distinguished Mentor of the Year

Dr. Keith Jakee

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Keith Jakee

2022 Distinguished Mentor of the Year Finalists

Previous Distinguished Mentor of the Year Winners

2021 James H. VanZwieten Jr., Ph.D. College of Engineering and Computer Science
2020 Monica Escaleras, Ph.D. College of Business
2019 Myeongsub Kim, Ph.D. College of Engineering and Computer Science
2018 Julie L. Earles, Ph.D. Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
2017 Tobin Hindle, Ph.D. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
2016 Daniel de Lill, Ph.D. Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
2015 Daniel Meeroff, Ph.D. College of Engineering and Computer Science