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 8th, 2024 Call for faculty applications/nominations
  • February 5th, 2024 Complete applications due to the Deans/Directors office
  • February 19th, 2024 Deans submit College nominee and application materials to OURI
  • February 21st, 2024 Faculty Honors and Awards committee begin review
  • March 8th , 2024 Honors and Awards Committee selects 2023 Awardee
  • April 17th, 2024 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:
Mrs. Holly Pereira pereirah@fau.edu
  • Business:
Ms. Ginger Hale: vhale4@fau.edu
  • Education:
Mrs. Josephine Elliott: jelliot@fau.edu
  • Engineering:
Dr. Fred Bloetscher fbloetsc@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. Ryan Meldrum: meldrumr@fau.edu

Further Information

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

2023 Distinguished Mentor of the Year

Dr. Mare Cudic

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

DMOY 2023 Mare Cudic

2023 Distinguished Mentor of the Year Finalists

Previous Distinguished Mentor of the Year Winners

2022 Keith Jakee, Ph.D. Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
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