Thirty-one College faculty members receive mentor recognition at spring faculty meeting

College of Engineering faculty members receive the inaugural Faculty-2-Faculty Mentor Recognition during the College's spring faculty meeting.

College of Engineering faculty members receive the inaugural Faculty-2-Faculty Mentor Recognition during the College's spring faculty meeting. (Photo: Darsee Heath)

During the 2016 spring faculty meeting, the College of Engineering and Office of Faculty Advancement at North Carolina State University celebrated the critical role that many of the College’s professors play in the development of junior faculty members.

“The mentorship of our early career faculty is an important component of what we do in the College of Engineering as they navigate their professional environment and career path,” said Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of faculty advancement in the College.

During the month of January, which is recognized as National Mentoring Month, the College of Engineering Faculty Advancement unit invited junior faculty members, including assistant and assistant teaching professors, to nominate a professor who devoted their time and effort in providing mentoring and support through the navigation of professional development and career paths. From that list, 31 faculty members were selected.

Each recognition recipient cited received a certificate from the dean and associate dean of the College and a signed copy of the book “Success Strategies From Women in STEM,” written and edited by Peggy A. Pritchard and Grant.

The following faculty members were recipients of the inaugural Faculty-2-Faculty Mentor Recognition:

  • Brian Hughes, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Eddie Grant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Xiangwu Zhang, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Melissa Pasquinelli, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Leda Lunardi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mesut Baran, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Stephen Roberts, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Laurie Williams, Department of Computer Science
  • Margery Overton, Provost’s Office
  • Paul Turinsky, Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Michael Doster, Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Harry Perros, Department of Computer Science
  • Richard Spontak, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Russell Gorga, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
  • Scott Ferguson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Paul Cohen, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Yan Solihin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rajinder Khosla, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Robert Kelly, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Richard Felder, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Emeritus
  • Carol Hall, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Nam Dinh, Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Fran Ligler, UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Gregory Sawicki, UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Douglas Reeves, College of Engineering, associate dean; Department of Computer Science
  • Christine Grant, College of Engineering, associate dean; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Sarah Heckman, Department of Computer Science
  • Matthias Stallman, Department of Computer Science
  • Carla Savage, Department of Computer Science
  • John Classen, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Jon Rust, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science