Past Awardees


2016 Awardees

Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows

  • Peter Crookes, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Akira Mizuta Lippit, USC School of Cinematic Arts/ USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Deborah MacInnis, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Ellis Meng, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Andrea Parra, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Alexander Sawchuk, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Mentoring Undergraduates

  • Eric Haas, USC School of Architecture
  • Joseph Hawkins, USC Libraries/ USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Florence Hofman, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

  • David Black, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Raphael Bostic, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Lucinda Carver, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Astrid Heppenstall Heger, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Eva Kanso, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Noah Malmstadt, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Robert Maxson, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Sunyoung Park, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Jonathan Quong, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Remo Rohs, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Darby Saxbe, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Susan Sigward, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

2015 Awardees

Faculty Mentoring Faculty

  • Laurie DeLeve, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Jeffrey Gold, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows

  • David Kang, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and USC Marshall School of Business
  • Vanessa R. Schwartz, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students

  • Julie Cederbaum, USC School of Social Work
  • Dominic Cheung, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Peer Fiss, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Hannah Garry, USC Gould School of Law
  • Richard Leahy, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Doe Mayer, USC School of Cinematic Arts and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Lori Meeks, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Patricia Hughes Mills, USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting
  • Kristy Morrell, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Christian Pike, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jo Marie Reilly, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Charles Sammis, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Jamy Stillman, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Mark Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students

  • Gail Peter Borden, USC School of Architecture
  • Michelle Gordon, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Tara Gruenewald, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jessica Parr, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Kirk Snyder, USC Marshall School of Business

Culture of Mentoring Award

  • John Watson, USC School of Cinematic Arts

In Memoriam

  • Michael Preston, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Special Award for Outstanding Mentoring

  • Solomon W. Golomb, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Innovations in Mentoring Award

  • Beth E. Meyerowitz, Office of the Provost and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2014 Awardees

Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students:

  • Diana York Blaine, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Robert Bridges, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Steven Lamy, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Adam Leventhal, Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Lorraine P. Turcotte, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students:

  • Aimee Bender, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Myles Cockburn, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Daryl Davies, USC School of Pharmacy
  • Macarena Gómez-Barris, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Alan Green, USC Rossier School of Education
  • William Handley, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • W. Martin Kast, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • C.-C. Jay Kuo, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Natania Meeker, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Leonard Mitchell, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Peter Monge, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Steven Nutt, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Mark Schroeder, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars:

  •  Eric Hsieh, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Faculty Mentoring Faculty:

  • Stephen Bradforth, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Marion Philadelphia, USC Marshall School of Business

In Memoriam Mentoring Award:

  • Dallas Willard, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2013 Awardees

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Paula Cizmar, USC School of Dramatic Arts
  • Michael W. Coombs, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Amon Emeka, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Robert D. English, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Henry M. Koffman, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Luis Alfaro, USC School of Dramatic Arts
  • Sarah E. Bonner, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Lynne Casper, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Kian Kar, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
  • Karen Kensek, USC School of Architecture
  • Maria-Elena Martinez, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Gerard Medioni, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Kathy Smith, USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Thomas Valente, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Carol Wise, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars:

  • Anna Krylov, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Gerard Tellis, USC Marshall School of Business

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Vinay A. Duddalwar, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Gareth James, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Atiyeh Showrai, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2013 USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award

The USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award recognizes a mentoring program or faculty development strategy in an academic unit that provides a vital resource for faculty growth and success. For 2013, the awardee is:

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

  • Leana Golubchik
  • Sarah Fried-Gintis
  • Judith Hirsch
  • Jill McNitt-Gray
  • Ellis Meng

2013 Special Award for Outstanding Mentoring

This award is not given every year. However, when the panels evaluating nominations note someone particularly deserving, whose mentoring efforts extend across faculty, graduate students and undergraduates, the decision is made to recognize this faculty member. For 2013, the panels elected to recognize:

  • Martin Lyon Levine, Office of the Provost

In Memoriam: Kathleen Johnson

  • Kathleen Johnson, USC School of Pharmacy, was a beloved scholar, teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. She was an extraordinary mentor who bettered thousands of lives. She is dearly missed.

2012 Awardees

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Jody Agius Vallejo, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Marjorie Becker, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Sean Curran, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jennifer Floto, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Larry Redekopp, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Adlai Wertman, USC Marshall School of Business

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Dorian Traube, USC School of Social Work
  • William Deverell, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Susan Enguidanos, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Midori Goto, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Deborah Johnson, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Elsi Kaiser, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Juliet Musso, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Roumyana Pancheva, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • K.R. Subramanyam, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Gaurav Sukhatme, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars:

  • Pat Levitt, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Peter Mancall, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • G.K. Surya Prakash, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Scott Altman, USC Gould School of Law
  • Dana Goldman, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Amy Lee, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Michael Messner, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Jean Richardson, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Fengzhu Sun, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2012 USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award

In addition, the USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award recognizes a mentoring program or faculty development strategy in an academic unit that provides a vital resource for faculty growth and success. For 2012, the awardee is:

The Ph.D. Program in the Health Behavior Research (HBR) in the Division of Health Behavior Research at the Keck School of Medicine

  • Mary Ann Pentz, Luanne Rohrbach, & Jennifer Unger

2011 Awardees

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Warren Bennis, Marshall School of Business
  • Serena Cha, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Kelvin Davies, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • David Johnson, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Jill McNitt-Gray, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Alison Dundes Renteln, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Veronica Terriquez, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Viterbi School of Engineering and Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Michael Cody, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Tom Goodnight, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Ariela Gross, Gould School of Law
  • Peter W. Laird, Keck School of Medicine
  • Charles McKenna, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Richard Weinberg, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Mark Young, Marshall School of Business

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Robert Adler, Keck School of Medicine
  • Stephan Haas, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Newton, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Robert Seeger, Keck School of Medicine
  • David Warburton, Keck School of Medicine

2011 USC Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award

In addition, the USC-Mellon Culture of Mentoring Award recognizes a mentoring program or faculty development strategy in an academic unit that provides a vital resource for faculty growth and success. For 2011, the awardee is:

The Viterbi School of Engineering

  • Dean Yannis Yortsos
  • John O’Brien
  • Maja Mataric
  • Timothy Pinkston
  • Raghu Raghavendra

2011 Special Award for Outstanding Mentoring

This award is not given every year. However, when the panels evaluating nominations note someone particularly deserving, whose mentoring efforts extend across faculty, graduate students and undergraduates, the decision is made to recognize this faculty member. For 2011, the panels elected to recognize:

  • Margaret Gatz, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

2010 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Peter Conti, Keck School of Medicine
  • Susan Metros, Roski School of Fine Arts
  • Nandini Rajagopalan, Marshall School of Business
  • John Carlos Rowe, College (English)
  • Malcolm Snead, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Michael Stallcup, Keck School of Medicine

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Michel Baudry, College (Neurobiology)
  • Hagit Borer, College (Linguistics)
  • Kelvin Davies, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Macarena Gomez-Barris, College (Sociology)
  • Larry Gross, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Patrick James, College (International Relations)
  • Susan McCabe, College (English)
  • Nenad Medvidovic, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Robert Scholtz, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Ellen Seiter, School of Cinematic Arts

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Andrea Armani, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • David D’Argenio, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Brian Baucom, College (Psychology)
  • Joel Parker, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Julia Plotts, Marshall School of Business
  • Peter Gamble Robinson, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Margaret Rosenthal, College (French and Italian)
  • Leland Saito, College (Sociology)

The Culture of Mentoring Award (awarded to a unit or program)

Marshall School of Business Mentoring Program

  • James Ellis, Dean
  • John Matsusaka, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

2009 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Paul Adler, Marshall School of Business
  • Estela Bensimon, Rossier School of Education
  • Sarah Bottjer, College (Neurobiology)
  • Robert Harris, School of Architecture
  • Robertson Parkman, Keck School of Medicine and Childrens Hospital

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Maria Aranda, School of Social Work
  • Eugene Cooper, College (Anthropology)
  • Peter Erskine, Thornton School of Music
  • Mary Beth Fielder, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Michael Goran, Keck School of Medicine
  • Mark Irwin, College (English)
  • Elizabeth Lawlor, Keck School of Medicine
  • Maja Mataric, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Douglas Noble, School of Architecture
  • Vanessa Schwartz, College (History)

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Kara Bartelt, School of Architecture
  • Chrislynn Freed, Marshall School of Business
  • David Kempe, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Sven Koenig, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Frank Manis, College (Psychology)
  • Erik Mar, School of Architecture
  • John Odell, College (International Relations)
  • James Walker, Thornton School of Music

The Culture of Mentoring Award

The School of Social Work

  • Marilyn Flynn, Dean
  • John Brekke, Associate Dean for Research
  • Devon Brooks, Associate Dean of Faculty
  • Wendy Smith, Director of Instructional Enhancement

2008 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Devon Brooks, School of Social Work
  • Charlotte Furth, College (History)
  • Donald Kohn, Keck School of Medicine
  • Urbashi Mitra, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • David Sloane, School of Policy, Planning and Development

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Oscar Aparicio, College (Molecular and Computational Biology)
  • Nancy Bagatell, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
  • Concepcion Barrio, School of Social Work
  • David Belasco, Marshall School of Business
  • Sarah Banet-Weiser, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Chrislynn Freed, Marshall School of Business
  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Nancy Lutkehaus, College (Anthropology)
  • Margaret McLaughlin, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Krishna Nayak, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Lawrence Palinkas, School of Social Work
  • David Peng, Keck School of Medicine
  • Pamela Schaff, Keck School of Medicine
  • Stefan Schaal, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Siddarth Sivaramakrishnan, Marshall School of Business
  • Lorraine Turcotte, College (Kinesiology and Biological Sciences)
  • Rachel Walker, College (Linguistics)

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Ron Blackwelder, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Steven Finkel, College (Biological Sciences)
  • Andrew Garver, Thornton School of Music
  • Albert Herrera, College (Biological Sciences)
  • Nicole Hodges Persley, College (American Studies and Ethnicity)
  • Lanita Jacobs-Huey, College (Anthropology)
  • Gayla Margolin, College (Psychology)
  • Oliver Mayer, School of Dramatic Arts
  • Bryce Nelson, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Amy Parish, College (Anthropology)
  • Edward Rhodes, Jr., College (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Terry Seip, College (History)

The Culture of Mentoring Award (awarded to a unit or program)

Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

  • Dr. Charles Gomer with Dr. Roberta G. Williams,Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, Dean, Keck School of Medicine
  • Richard D. Cordova, President and CEO, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

2007 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Thomas V. Berne, Keck School of Medicine
  • Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, Marshall School of Business
  • Hanna Reisler, College (Chemistry)
  • Michael Waterman, College (Computational and Molecular Biology)

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Sarah Bonner, Marshall School of Business
  • Kathleen C. Chambers, College (Psychology)
  • Frank Corsetti, College (Earth Sciences)
  • Ann Crigler, College (Political Science)
  • Michael Dear, College (Geography)
  • Ruth Wilson Gilmore, College (American Studies)
  • Stanley Huey, Jr., College (Psychology)
  • Martin Krieger, School of Policy, Planning & Development
  • Karen Lang, College (Art History)
  • Kwan Min Lee, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Ricardo Ramirez, College (Political Science)
  • George Sanchez, College (American Studies)
  • Gerard Tellis, Marshall School of Business
  • Richard F. Thompson, College (Neurobiology)
  • Kathleen Wilber, Davis School of Gerontology

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Lynn Swartz Dodd, College (Religion)
  • Mary Beth Fielder, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Sandy Green, Jr.,  Marshall School of Business
  • Olu Orange, College (Political Science)
  • David Roman, College (English)
  • Kendall Simmonds, Marshall School of Business

The Culture of Mentoring Award (awarded to a unit or program)

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

  • Beth Meyerowitz and David Roman, College (Psychology and English)

Innovations in mentoring:

  • Bruce Zuckerman, College (Religion)

2006 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Gerald Caiden, School of Policy, Planning, and Development
  • Vito Campese, Keck School of Medicine
  • Eduard Hovy, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Martin Krieger, School of Policy, Planning, and Development
  • Chung-Chieh (Jay) Kuo, Viterbi School of Engineering

Faculty mentoring graduate student

  • Jo Ann Farver, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Valerie Folkes, Marshall School of Business
  • Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Jane Iwamura, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Gayla Margolin, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Kyle Mayer, Marshall School of Business
  • Shrikanth Narayanan, Viterbi School of Business
  • David Roman, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • K.R. Subramanyam, Leventhal School of Accounting
  • Janelle Wong, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Mark Young, Marshall School of Business

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Lois Banner, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Albert Herrera, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • William McClure, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Richard Meyer, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Graduate students mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Mathew Curtis, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Sadie Moore, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • David Tompkins, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2005 Awardees

Faculty mentoring faculty:

  • Richard Bergman, Keck School of Medicine
  • Mark DeFond, Marshall School of Business
  • Donna Elliott, Keck School of Medicine
  • Marcia Goin, Keck School of Medicine
  • Danielle Mihram, Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Julie Nyquist, Keck School of Medicine

Faculty mentoring graduate students:

  • Kathleen Allen, Marshall School of Business
  • Gregory Anderson, American Language Institute
  • Michalle Mor Barak, School of Social Work
  • Bruce Brown, Thornton School of Music
  • Gerald Davison, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Shaun Harper, Rossier School of Education
  • Bob Knight, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • John Pollini, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Alison Dundes Renteln, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Alexander Sawchuk, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • John Wilson, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
  • Ann Marie Yamada, School of Social Work

Faculty mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Craig Carroll, Annenberg School for Communication
  • Martin Krieger, Policy, Planning & Development
  • Thomas Lyon, Gould School of Law

Graduate students mentoring undergraduate students:

  • Mary Au, Thornton School of Music
  • Kurt Frankel, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Last updated August 14, 2017