Laura Schechter Recognized for Mentorship

AAE congratulates Professor Laura Schecter for being nominated to receive a 2019 Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, an award created to celebrate the often hidden work of individuals who help women faculty achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

The Slesinger Award was named for and presented to Doris Slesinger, Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology (now Community & Environmental Sociology), in 1998. Twenty five recipients have been honored since that time and the WFMP advisory committee gratefully acknowledges the commitment and contributions of all nominees.


2019 Slesinger Award nominees:

Laura Schechter, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Xinyu Zhao, Professor, Neuroscience

John Zumbrunnen, Professor & Chair, Political Science


2019 Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring

Beth Meyerand, Professor & Associate Chair of Graduate Advising, Biomedical Engineering, and

Professor, Medical Physics

Joan Schmit, Professor & Chair, Risk Management & Insurance