Graduate School News

Dr. Gary Marchionini wins award for excellence in doctoral mentoring

May 8, 2010

Dr. Gary Marchionini accepts his award from Dean MatsonThe winner of the 2010 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring is Dr. Gary Marchionini, School of Information and Library Science.

Dr. Marchionini believes that strong mentoring creates future leaders and scholars and can change the trajectory of a field. Focusing his attention on mentorship, Dr. Marchionini has served on more dissertation committees than many ensuring that his students complete their intended academic program, and do not run afoul of the graduation time limit. His students are well published, very visible at conferences, successful at obtaining external funding, and very competitive on the job market. The successes of his students enhance the standing not only of SILS but of UNC Chapel Hill. He has perfected the ability to work across disciplines with students having varied research interests and career goals ensuring their unique development into stellar scholars. Professor Marchionini is a shining exemplar for SILS students and faculty, and the university at large.

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring award was established in 2006 to recognize extraordinary performance and achievement in the mentoring of doctoral students. Dr. Marchionini was presented the award at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 8, 2010 in the Dean E. Smith Center. The Hooding Ceremony is the official ceremony hosted by the Graduate School where each participant is called to the stage to have the hood of the commencement regalia conferred by his or her advisor or dissertation committee chair. Family and friends are invited to attend this ceremony.