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Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6028

Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6093


Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member in the Human Sciences for exceptional performance as a research mentor for undergraduate students. This award was developed to advance the purposes of the Undergraduate Research Community in the Human Sciences ( The Undergraduate Research Community focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching in preparing students for graduate education, the workplace and responsible citizenship. It enhances the experimental content of undergraduate education in the Human Sciences.  The BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is intended to advance undergraduate student development and a national undergraduate research agenda for the Human Sciences. Award recipients will be recognized for their contribution in developing the next generation of scholars.  

Eligibility and Nominations

Eligibility for the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award shall be limited to Human Sciences faculty members who have been employed in a BoHS member institution for at least three (3) years.  College or universities' with active BoHS membership are eligible to nominate one person for this outreach award.  Former recipients of the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award are ineligible for this award. The award will be presented at a special breakfast hosted by the Board on Human Sciences at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ annual meeting. The award winner must be available to attend the meeting and speak to the organization.  BOHS will provide travel expenses and appropriate recognition.


Each college and university shall implement its own procedure for identifying qualified applicants.  Following a review of potential candidates, each BoHS member institution will nominate only ONE candidate for the BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.  The Nomination Dossier for this award shall be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. a nomination letter (2 pages or less) detailing the candidate’s work that advances the research competencies of undergraduate Human Sciences students;
  2. the nominee’s curriculum vita; and,
  3. up to three examples of undergraduate student work completed under the direction of the nominee.

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Recipients 

Lauren Papp
University of
Department of Human 
Development and Family
Studies, School of Human
Kami Gallus
​Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor
Department of Human
Development and Family
Sciences, College of
Human Sciences
Brenda Smith
​Oklahoma State University
John and Sue Taylor

Nutritional Sciences,
College of Human Sciences
Matthew Rowling
​Iowa State University
Assistant Professor
Food Science and Human
Nutrition, College of Human
Paulette Hebert
​Oklahoma State University
Department of Design,
Housing and Merchandising, 
College of Human Sciences
Kevin Schalinske
Iowa State University
Department of Food Science
and Human Nutrition
Matthew Hickey
Colorado State University
Department of Health and
Exercise Science
Briana Nelson Goff
Kansas State University
College of Human Ecology

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