John S. Diekhoff Award

Faculty Winners of Diekhoff Award 2019

For Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The John S. Diekhoff Award is presented to four full-time faculty members who make exemplary contributions to the education and development of graduate students at Case Western Reserve University. The award was created in honor of John Diekhoff, who served in several capacities during his tenure here. From 1956 to 1970, he served as professor of English, chair of the Department of English, dean of Cleveland College, acting dean of the School of Graduate Studies and vice provost of the university.

In 1978, the university created the award to recognize outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising, mentoring, and classroom teaching. Initially, the award was presented to two full-time faculty members who serve as outstanding mentors to graduate students, connect them with experts in their discipline, engage them academically, and actively promote their professional development. In 2009, the award was expanded to recognize two full-time faculty members who excel in the teaching of graduate students.

The award is sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies. A committee of graduate students reviews the nominations and recommends the winners.

Review the criteria for nominating faculty. Submissions for 2020-21 have closed.  


Congratulations to Our 2021 Winners

Award for Graduate Teaching
Philip Cola
Philip Cola - Organizational Behavior

Read the Daily for more on Professor Cola going through the same DBA/PhD program as his students and how it helps him understand the challenges of navigating the curriculum. 

Andrew Crofton
Andrew Crofton - Anatomy

Find out about how Professor Crofton tailors his teaching method to the students as individuals in his article in the Daily. 

Award for Graduate Mentoring
Daniel Goldmark
Daniel Goldmark - Music

Read his article in the Daily about how Professor Goldmark credits his previous professor for becoming the mentor he is today.

Jessica Fox
Jessica Fox - Biology

Find out how Professor Fox "makes scientists" in her article in the Daily.

See the list of all prior winners for the John S. Diekhoff Awards.


Congratulations to Our 2021 Nominees!

Drew

Adams

Genetics and Genome Sciences

Mentoring

Radhika

Atit

Biology

Mentoring

Timothy

Beal

Religious Studies

Mentoring

Erin

Benay

Art History and Art

Mentoring

Tracey

Bonfield

Genetics and Genome Sciences

Mentoring

William

Bush

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Mentoring

Daniela

Calvetti

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Mentoring

Jennifer

Carter

Materials Science and Engineering

Mentoring

Shu

Chen

Pathology

Mentoring

Michael

Clune

English

Teaching

Corinne

Coen

Organizational Behavior

Teaching

Phil

Cola

Design and Innovation

Mentoring & Teaching

Andrew

Crofton

Anatomy

Teaching

Colin

Drummond

Biomedical Engineering

Teaching

Agata

Exner

Radiology

Mentoring

Donald

Feke

Chemical Engineering

Teaching

Timothy

Fogarty

Accountancy

Mentoring

Jessica

Fox

Biology

Mentoring

Scott

Frank

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Mentoring

Roger

French

Materials Science and Engineering

Mentoring

Shannon

French

Philosophy

Teaching

Jeffrey

Garvin

Physiology and Biophysics

Mentoring & Teaching

Daniel

Goldmark

Music

Mentoring

Rosa

Hand

Nutrition

Mentoring & Teaching

Nathan

Kruse

Music Education

Mentoring

Alan

Levine

Immunology and Microbiology

Mentoring

Ignacio

Mata

Molecular medicine

Mentoring

Jason

Mears

Pharmacology

Mentoring

Hossein

Miri Lavasani

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Mentoring

Wyatt

Newman

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Teaching

Grant

O'Connell

Nursing

Mentoring

James

Overholser

Psychological Sciences

Mentoring

Gary

Previts

Accountancy

Mentoring

Dana

Prince

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Mentoring & Teaching

Amy

Przeworski

Psychological Sciences

Mentoring

Tamara

Randall

Nutrition

Mentoring

Soumya

Ray

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Mentoring

Jonathan

Sadowsky

History

Mentoring & Teaching

Scott

Simpson

Applied Anatomy

Teaching

Erkki

Somersalo

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Teaching

Derek

Taylor

Pharmacology

Mentoring

Jessica

Taylor

Physiology

Teaching

Joachim

Voss

Nursing

Mentoring

Christopher

Wirth

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Mentoring

Gary

Wnek

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Mentoring

Xusheng

Xiao

Computer and Data Sciences

Mentoring

Youngjin

Yoo

Design and Innovation

Mentoring

Xin

Yu

Biomedical Engineering

Mentoring

Lei

Zhu

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Mentoring

Christian

Zorman

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Teaching