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Graduate School Announces 11 Dean’s Award Winners

March 11, 2019

2019 Dean's Awards

The Graduate School has announced the recipients of its 2019 Dean's Awards recognizing outstanding efforts in mentoring, teaching, and creating an inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke. The recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 27.

Here's a look at this year's recipients.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Each faculty award winner receives a $3,000 prize, while each student recipient gets $2,000.

Faculty

Mullin

   

Megan Mullin

Associate Professor of Environmental Politics, Political Science & Public Policy
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Prasad

   

Leela Prasad

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
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Simmons

   

Leigh Ann Simmons

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
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West

   

Jennifer West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
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Ph.D. Students

Allen

   

Raymond Allen

Biology /Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Faculty Adviser: David McClay
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Thomas

   

Ashleigh Thomas

Mathematics
Faculty Adviser: Ezra Miller
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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Each winner receives $2,000. This award is for Ph.D. students only.

Fain

   

Brandon Fain

Computer Science
Faculty Adviser: Kamesh Munagala
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Parikh

   

Natasha Parikh

Psychology and Neuroscience
Faculty Adviser: Kevin LaBar
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Pechar

   

Emily Pechar

Environmental Policy
Faculty Adviser: Frederick Mayer
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Stark

   

Jessica Stark

English
Faculty Adviser: Priscilla Wald
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Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education

Biology PhD programEach winning department or program receives $5,000 to be used at its discretion.

Biology Ph.D. Program
(nominated by the Biology Graduate Student Diversity Committee)
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