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John S. Diekhoff served CWRU and WRU from 1956 to 1970 as professor and chairman of the Department of English, Dean of Cleveland College, acting Dean of the Graduate School, and Vice Provost.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate and School of Graduate Studies, the Diekhoff Awards are presented annually to faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to the education and development of graduate students at Case Western Reserve University through work in the classroom, as an advisor, and as a mentor. Part of the prestige of this award is that the process by which winners are selected is run entirely by graduate students. The award consists of a plaque and honorarium that will be presented at the University's annual commencement convocation.

There are four (4) total Diekhoff Awards, including two (2) awards for Distinguished Graduate Teaching and two (2) awards for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring. Primary faculty from all departments awarding degrees through the School of Graduate Studies are eligible for nomination. Each year, at the Diekhoff Award Reception, members of the campus community are able to meet the award recipients. The reception for 2015  will be during the Graduate Awards Ceremony in April. All graduate students are invited to attend. 

The nomination deadline for the 2015 Diekhoff Awards is 5pm, Feb 16th. 

John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching

The John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching is awarded annually to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through work in the classroom. To be eligible, the professor must have a primary appointment in a department awarding degrees through the School of Graduate Studies and must have taught a graduate course in the last 3 years. Anyone (graduate student, professor, student association) may make a nomination.

John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring

The John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentoring is awarded annually to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through advising and mentoring. To be eligible, the professor must have a primary appointment in a department awarding degrees through the School of Graduate Studies Furthermore, the person making the nomination should be directly advised/mentored by the professor.

The committee will contact all nominees to verify eligibility. To make a nomination please send an email to gss-diekhoff@case.edu and include the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your Position at the University
  • The name of the Nominee
  • Whether you are nominating for the Diekhoff Award in "Outstanding Graduate Teaching" or "Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring" (you may nominate a faculty member for both; however, please be sure to include two different 200-word nominations)
  • A 200 word nomination, explaining how the nominee has been an outstanding teacher or mentor.

Note: You may nominate more than one professor and there is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.

 


 

Previous Diekhoff Award Winners:

1977-78

Robert Adler, Chemical Engineering

Elyse Fleming, Education

1978-79

Joseph Koonce, Biology

Linda Kirby, American Studies

1979-80

John Mieyal, Pharmacology

Thomas Holland, S.A.S.S

1980-81

Walter A. Strauss, Modern Language & Literature

John H. Beck, Economics

1981-82

Kenneth A. Loparo, Systems Engineering

John F. Hall, Geological Sciences

1982-83

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Genetics & Anatomy

Ronald Fry, Organizational Behavior

1983-84

Prosanta K. Saha, English

Graver C. Gilmore, Psychology

1984-85

Robert E. Collin, Electrical Engineering

John E. Lavery, Mathematics

1985 -86

Alan F. Dowling, Jr., Management Information Systems

Edith Lerner, Nutrition

1986-87

Hugh Catts, Communication Science

Edward Olszewski, Art

1987-88

Garnett McMillan, Chemistry

Cecil Thomas, Biomedical Engineering

1988-89

Claudia J. Coulton, Social Welfare

David Setzer, Molecular Biology & Macrobiology

May L. Wykle, Nursing

1989-90

Janice L. Reiff, History

James C. Overholser, Psychology

1990-91

Thomas P. Kicher, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Gheorghe Mateescu, Chemistry

1991-92

Charlotte S. Kaetzel, Pathology

Jagdip Singh, Marketing and Policy Studies

1992-93

Ellen G. Landau, Art History

Thomas Csordas, Anthropology

1993-94

Dominique Durand, Biomedical Engineering

Anthony J. Pearson, Chemistry

1994-95

Robert H. Miller, Neurosciences

Donald M. Wolfe, Organizational Behavior

1995-96

Sandra Lane, Anthropology

David C. Hammack, History

1996-97

Roy Ritzman, Biology

Steven Garverick, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics

1997-98

Bo Carlsson, Economics

Christopher Whalen, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

1998-99

Jonathan Sadowsky, History

Fred Zimring, Psychology

1999-2000

Roberto Ballarini, Civil Engineering

Michael G. Zagorski, Chemistry

2000-01

Hope D. Barkoukis, Nutrition

Vanessa Urch Druskat, Organizational Behavior

2001-02

Catherine L. Albers, Theater Arts

Eva Kahana, Sociology

2002-03

Niels F. Otani, Biomedical Engineering

Robert W. Brown, Physics

2003-04

Dimitri E. Kourennyi, Biomedical Engineering

Aloen L. Townsend, MSASS

2004-05

Janet McGrath, Anthropology

Kimberly Emmons, English

Gary Galbraith, Dance

2005-06

Charles Rozek, Biology

John Lewandowski, Materials Science

2006-07

Richard Hanson, Biochemistry

Richard Boyatzis, Organizational Behavior

2007-2008

Athena Vrettos, English

Heath Demaree, Psychology

2008-2009

Mentoring (first year awarded)

Christian A. Zorman

David Schiraldi

Teaching

Harsh Mathur

Hillel Chiel

2009-2010

Mentoring

Susan Hinze, Sociology

Barbara Lewis, Communication Sciences

Teaching

Daniel Goldmark, Music

Mendel Singer, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2009-2010

Mentoring

LaShanda T. Korley, Macromolecular Science

Jeffrey Capadona, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching

T. Kenny Fountain, English

 

Last updated  11/2/2014