Newell Receives Honor, Lucht Helps Secure Grant

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Associate Professor Jay Newell has won a mentorship award and Assistant Professor Tracy Lucht helped secure a Women’s and Diversity Grant.

Newell has been named an Exemplary Faculty Mentor for his guidance of Assistant Professor Su Jung Kim, who nominated him, announced Cinzia Cervato, faculty fellow for Early Career Faculty Development, Office of the Provost. “We are pleased to know that you have made such a difference in your junior colleagues’ experience,” Cervato stated.

Newell will be recognized May 4 between 4 and 5:30 PM in the Cardinal Room at the Memorial Union. Kim also is invited to the ceremony.

Tracy Lucht
Tracy Lucht, Assistant Professor

Lucht and colleague Amy Erica Smith, assistant professor in Political Science, were informed by President Steven Leath and Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Reginald Stewart that they have been awarded $5,000 for their proposal, “Strategies for Being Productive and Getting Recognized: Strengthening the Ranks of Women Faculty at ISU.” Lucht and Smith will be filing a report on the outcome of their grant next year.

Michael Bugeja, Greenlee School director, said both awards showcase the encouraging, collegial and inclusive climate in Hamilton Hall. “Jay truly is an exceptional mentor, and we have several such mentors at Greenlee. Tracy is to be applauded for her efforts to empower colleagues so that they can continue making an impact in society and in students’ lives.”