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2022 Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award

Together with the Graduate Student Association, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to recognize this year's winner of the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award. This award is intended to recognize faculty who serve as exemplary mentors to graduate students in Arts & Sciences. Adrian Bravo, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, has been chosen for this honor based on several enthusiastic letters of nomination from his graduate advisees.

The Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award is made possible through partnership and support from the A&S Graduate Studies Advisory Board, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The Graduate Student Association was instrumental in initiating this award.

adrian-bravo-100x100.jpgAward Citation for Professor Adrian Bravo

Dr. Bravo’s advisees describe his mentoring style as proactive, collaborative, and compassionate. He begins mentoring his students before they have matriculated into the M.S. program in Psychological Sciences and continues to mentor them beyond their time at William & Mary. He models exemplary mentoring, and in turn, his advisees have been lauded for their strong mentorship of undergraduates in the Bravo lab.

His advisees comment that Professor Bravo works to expand their professional networks and skill sets, connecting them with other researchers and opportunities and offering specialized workshops to help them build research-relevant and professional skills. In only three years, his students have already demonstrated remarkable research productivity and publication success and are being accepted to top PhD programs.

For the many ways in which he serves as a role model for graduate mentorship, it is fitting that Professor Bravo be recognized with the 2022 Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award.