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Graduate School Announces 11 Dean’s Award Winners

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Biology PhD program
Each 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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