MESA Mentoring Award
The MESA Mentoring Award was established in 1995 and first given at MESA’s 1996 annual meeting. The award recognizes exceptional contributions retired faculty have made to the education and training of others.
2013 Nomination Guidelines
MESA members are invited to submit written nominations for the 2013 MESA Mentoring Award to the MESA Secretariat. Letters of nomination should detail the contributions of the retired individual as mentor/teacher. The nominator should complete the official nomination form on which he or she will provide for him or herself and the nominee the following information:
- mailing address, city, state, zip code, country
- telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address
The nominator should also provide the name of two individuals who have benefited from the mentoring/teaching of the nominated individual. Letters of reference from these individuals may be submitted as well. If possible, the nominator should also append a short biographical sketch of the nominee.
Nominators are reminded that the award is intended for retired faculty who have made substantial contributions to the education and training of others.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2013 MESA Mentoring Award is May 02, 2013. Nominations should be sent to: MESA Mentoring Award, Middle East Studies Association, The University of Arizona, 1219 N Santa Rita Ave, Tucson AZ 85721.
Questions about the award and the nomination procedures may be directed to Sara Palmer at 520-626-4753 or email@example.com.
Please address questions or requests for additional information to:
Sara L. Palmer
Middle East Studies Association
The University of Arizona
1219 N Santa Rita Ave
Tucson AZ 85721
520/626-4753 (direct line)
520/621-5850 (general number)
2012 Award Recipient
Charles D. Smith,
University of Arizona, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the education and training of others in Middle East studies,
With deep appreciation for his dedication to preparing his students for a life of scholarship, teaching, and professional service;
For the care with which he provoked, inspired and nurtured fledgling ideas, and the rigorous critique by which he helped students turn inchoate observation into precise analysis;
It is an honor to recognize Carl Smith an outstanding mentor and exemplary colleague who represents and encourages the best in Middle East studies and history.
Clement Moore Henry, University of Texas at Austin
Ira M. Lapidus, University of California, Berkeley
|2009||Robert L. Tignor, Princeton University|
|2008||Walter G. Andrews, University of Washington|
|2007||Norman Iskowitz, Princeton University|
|2006||William Cleveland (posthumously), Simon Fraser University|
|2005||Ralph Jaekel, University of California, Los Angeles|
|2004||Issa J. Boullata, McGill University|
|2003||Robert A. Fernea, University of Texas at Austin|
|2001||Nikki R. Keddie, University of California, Los Angeles|
|2000||Arthur E. Goldschmidt, Jr., Pennsylvania State University
Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot, University of California, Los Angeles
|1999||Charles Issawi, Princeton University|
|1998||L. Carl Brown, Princeton University|
|1997||Farhat J. Ziadeh, University of Washington|
J. C. Hurewitz, Columbia University