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Three ARHU faculty members received 2014-2015 Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to ARHU’s Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award recipients!

Outstanding faculty mentors are critical to graduate education and to creating a successful graduate student experience. On the recommendation of the Graduate Council and its Faculty Affairs Committee four years ago, the Graduate School inaugurated a campus wide Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. Such an award serves the dual purposes of recognizing outstanding mentoring provided by individual faculty and of reminding the university community of the importance of mentoring graduate studies.

ARHU Recipients:

Augusta Lynn Bolles, Women's Studies

Dr. A. Lynn Bolles' research centers on women, organized labor, and gender relations in globalization, particularly in the African Diaspora concentrating in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the US. Although Bolles does not have any family connections to the Caribbean, she combined her own Black American cultural habits with what she learned living and working in Jamaica, a society and culture different from her own. Her concern and scholarship on the lives of women of Africa and the Diaspora comes from her personal and professional commitment to the representation of Black and Brown women, who historically in popular images and scholarship are misrepresented. Respect, recognition, and reciprocity are the responsibilities that she shares with her Grad students as paths to follow.


Jessica Enoch, English

Jessica Enoch researches and teaches on topics such as rhetorical history, feminist rhetorical theory, historiography, archival methods, and rhetorical education. She finds herself lucky to work with the smart and hard-working graduate students in Maryland's English department.


Jason Rudy, English

Jason R. Rudy

Jason Rudy's research and teaching focuses on 19th-century Anglophone literature, especially poetry and poetic theory. He studies poetry written in the UK and its colonies: primarily Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada. Rudy is interested in the ways poetry allowed all sorts of people access to thinking and feeling in ways other genres of literature did not, specifically through associations made by way of poetic forms (metrical structures, rhythmic patterns, rhymes, and other sonic and technical elements). His work is both formal from its attention to the ways poetry was written, as well as historical in the way it frames times and places of reading; such as on emigrant ships heading to Victorian colonies for example.