Mentoring Award

The ASHE Board honors the noteworthy contributions made by one of our members in mentoring developing scholars in our organization. Mentoring is an essential component in the success of our field. Outstanding mentors are willing to share their knowledge to enhance the scholarly, professional, and personal development of others in our organization. Recipients of the ASHE Mentoring Award will have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the professional and scholarly development of emerging scholars in ASHE and in the field of higher education. We seek nominations for individuals who have shown, through their mentoring activities, a tireless dedication to the future of ASHE and our profession. 

2020 Mentoring Award

Gloria Crisp, Oregon State University
Gloria Crisp has a long record of sustained, wide-reaching, and transformative mentoring of emerging scholars. Gloria’s mentees now serve on ASHE councils, committees, and on the Review of Higher Education editorial board to name a few examples. Above and beyond mentorship as a condition of academic service, Gloria has studied mentorship as a mechanism for addressing inequities facing marginalized group and, most notably, has extended this line of inquiry into her everyday practice. One mentee shared about Gloria: “Gloria has an uncommon capacity to immediately kindle in new scholars with whom she interacts the latent confidence and self-efficacy they hold within themselves, propelling them to excel at their goals.”

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 award will open in May 2021.

To submit a nomination you will need the following information to complete the form:

  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Coordinating Nominator
  • Name, Title, Position, Institution, Email, and Phone Number of Nominee
  • A nomination statement up to 750 words which explains why the nominee deserves this ASHE award. Rationale may include, but is not limited to, the nominee’s impact on higher education theorizing, research, practice, and/or ASHE as an organization.
  • 2-3 letters of support. For upload into the nomination form, these should be combined into one document, preferably a pdf.
  • The nominee's CV.

New for 2020: Each nominee will be limited to one nomination. In the event multiple nominations are submitted, the committee chair will notify the coordinating nominators requesting they consolidate their nominations with the best three letters.

2019 Mentoring Award:
Linda J. Sax, UCLA

2018 Mentoring Award:
James Earl Davis



2017 Mentoring Award:
Roger Baldwin



  • 2019 Linda J. Sax
  • 2018 James Earl Davis
  • 2017 Roger G. Baldwin
  • 2016 Audrey J. Jaeger
  • 2015 Alberto F. Cabrera
  • 2014 Stephen L. DesJardins
  • 2013 Peter Magolda
  • 2012 Patricia M. McDonough
  • 2011 Sharon Fries-Britt
  • 2010 Alexander W. Astin & Helen S. Astin
  • 2009 Marilyn Amey