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Donna Harrington Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students

Donna Harrington, a leader in doctoral education, was especiallyDonna Harrington known for being an exemplary mentor of doctoral students. For this reason, the 2018 GADE Board of Directors voted to name the GADE Award for Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students in her honor. Mentorship was not what Donna did, but who she was as a person. Donna was the recipient of the 2018 GADE award for excellence in mentoring doctoral students.

Donna was also a leader in GADE. She served on the GADE Board of Directors from 2013-2016, functioning as the treasurer from 2014-2016. In addition, she was one of the principal editors of the GADE Quality Guidelines for PhD programs.

Donna served as the Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work where she mentored numerous PhD students.

She chaired over 30 dissertations during her career. Emblematic of her mentorship, Donna made a quilt for each of those students. She chose to spend the last days of her life working with and mentoring her students. Donna Harrington passed away in March 2018.

 

Applications are now open! Submit by October 16, 2022. 

 

Recent Awardees

2022
Phyllis Solomon, PhD
School of Social Policy & Practice

​University of Pennsylvania


2021
Cynthia G. S. Franklin, PhD
Steve Hicks School of Social Work

The University of Texas at Austin


2020
Sydney Hans, PhD
School of Social Service Administration

The University of Chicago


 

2019: Diana DiNitto, PhD, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

2018: Donna Harrington, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Previous Awardees

2019
Diana DiNitto, PhD

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

2018
Donna Harrington, PhD

School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore