Eray S. Aydil
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science & Engineering
Eray Aydil demonstrates exceptional graduate instruction and mentorship, which he achieves by combining his natural pedagogical gifts, personal and professional humility, ethical code, and penetrating sincerity. He inspires, empowers and motivates the PhD students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
Biobehavioral Health & Population Sciences, Medical School
University of Minnesota Duluth
Jim Boulger’s impact on the medical students of the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus is legendary. His contributions as a teacher and mentor span five decades and have significantly influenced rural medical education and positively impacted the health of Minnesota’s rural citizens. Throughout his long career, Jim’s energetic engagement with medical students and the curriculum have reinforced the expectation that our students will ultimately serve rural or Native American communities.
Mark L. Davison
College of Education & Human Development
Professor Davison’s accomplishments include authorship of the first Graduate Student Handbook for the then new Department of Educational Psychology, creation of two endowed student assistantships, a $5,000,000 federally funded pre-doctoral training program, mentorship of students in a K-12 educational accountability center, and an online research symposium for faculty and graduate students involving five universities (Universities of Alberta, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, and Nebraska). Students with whom he has worked have taken eminent positions throughout the world.
Susan Goodwin Gerberich
Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Susan Gerberich is the Leon S. Robertson Professor of Injury Prevention, Mayo Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center in the School of Public Health. She is an internationally recognized injury epidemiologist who developed and continues to lead a successful graduate academic research program. She has mentored dozens of graduate students, conducted extensive student-involved research, and demonstrated graduate teaching excellence.
Population Health Systems
School of Nursing
Kathleen Krichbaum is a master teacher, mentor and scholar who has had a transformational influence on her students and on nursing education. She has developed curricula; designed methods for evaluating program quality and for assessing clinical competencies used by her students and peers, as well as by schools of nursing throughout the country. She is a recognized thought leader who infuses creativity and innovation into designing strategies to improve how nurses teach and practice.
College of Liberal Arts
Kathryn Reyerson is an outstanding teacher and stellar mentor who has helped shape the research agendas and professional careers of large numbers of graduate students. She has been a pivotal figure in the graduate program in medieval and early modern history, especially because of her critical work in developing the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Katherine West Scheil
College of Liberal Arts
Katherine West Scheil teaches innovative graduate courses to bring students into active conversation with the most urgent, cutting-edge topics in the Humanities. As Director of Graduate Studies in English for five years, she spearheaded new initiatives to enhance teaching;, significantly increased resources for student research support, and launched a program of professional development. Her awareness of the challenges and pleasures of graduate education motivates her to inspire students by teaching, mentoring, and empowering them to grow and excel in their intellectual pursuits.
Jeffry A. Simpson
College of Liberal Arts
Jeffry A. Simpson is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Doctoral Minor in Interpersonal Relationships (IREL) at the University of Minnesota. He has been actively involved in the development and running of several graduate education programs as well as the training of numerous graduate students over the past 30 years. His research interests focus on relationships, evolution and social behavior, and social development across the lifespan.
Margaret A. Titus
Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
Meg Titus is an internationally recognized scholar widely known for her research excellence in the cell biology of the cytoskeleton. She excels in teaching the fundamentals of cell biology and the art of lucid scientific presentation. Her love of science is infectious, and she is admired for her generosity and passion in the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, both within and outside her laboratory at the University of Minnesota.