Exemplary Faculty Mentor Awardees Citations

Nineteen Iowa State faculty were honored May 2, 2019, for their service as mentors.

The Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their “mentees” for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers.    

The honorees included:

  • Monic Behnken, Associate Professor, Sociology and Director of Leadership Studies
  • Clifford Bergman, Professor, Mathematics
  • Barbara Blakely, Associate Professor, English and Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses
  • Ginka Borisova, Associate Professor, Finance
  • Haozhe Chen, Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Denise Crawford, Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Samantha Cross, Associate Professor, Marketing
  • Cynthia Haynes, Associate Professor, Horticulture
  • Russell Laczniak, John and Connie Stafford Professorship in Business and Professor, Marketing
  • Sara Marcketti, Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Professor, Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
  • Maura McGrail, Associate Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
  • Ellen McKinney, Associate Professor, Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
  • Frank Montabon, Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • James Noxon, Morrill Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Reuben Peters, Professor, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Sridhar Ramaswami, Professor, Marketing
  • Mark Rectanus, University Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Charles Richards, Professor, Art and Visual Culture
  • Stephen Vardeman, University Professor, Statistics and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Iowa State’s formal mentoring program for new faculty began as a project of the Senior Vice President and Provost office in the late 1990’s; 2019 is the sixth year for the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Awards.

Previous awardees