Dr. Liang Wang nominated for 'Mentor of the Year'

Dr. Liang Wang

JOHNSON CITY – Dr. Liang Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, was recently nominated to be considered for the Mentor of the Year Award, which is presented each year at the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

The award seeks to recognize those faculty members who have provided outstanding service as mentors to doctoral scholars in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) State Doctoral Scholars Program.

“While we publicly recognize only one Mentor of the Year from the program, the real winners are the faculty members whom scholars feel strongly about and felt it important enough to nominate for this award,” wrote Dr. Ansley Abraham, director of the SREB State Doctoral Scholars Program, in a letter to Wang. “There were several excellent nominations this year and yours was among them.”

Wang was nominated by Marc Stevens, who in his submission said Wang demonstrated the professional and personal commitment, dedication and guidance that singled him out in Stevens’ mind.

“Mentoring is one of the most important roles that faculty fulfill,” Abraham wrote to Wang. “We wish you continued success in your work and as a mentor to doctoral scholars.” 

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