Professor Alison Frank Johnson Awarded the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award

April 4, 2019
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Compassion is a quality that doesn’t often appear on CVs or in grant proposals, but it’s a quality that makes a faculty mentor great. The Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Awards, presented by the Graduate Student Council, aim to highlight compassionate, generous mentors who help their graduate advisees thrive at Harvard. Students nominate faculty for the award, and winners are chosen by a GSC selection committee. The Mentoring Award is named for Everett Mendelsohn, a professor emeritus in the history of science. Mendelsohn noted that award winners are celebrated for “what they did as people, rather than what they did as scholars.”