2018 USC Mentoring Award Recipient: Dr. Glenn Clark

We would like to congratulate Dr. Glenn Clark for being selected as one of the recipients for the 2018 USC Mentoring Awards in the Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows category. The USC Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty members for helping to build a supportive academic environment through faculty-to-student mentoring and faculty-to-faculty mentoring.

Awards are given to faculty members who consistently excel in the following criteria:

  1. Goal Setting: Exploring mentees’ talents and interests to assist them in defining and attaining their goals.
  2. Support: Encouraging growth and achievement by providing an open and supportive environment.
  3. Information and Advice: Carving out regular time to share their knowledge, experiences, and wisdom to guide mentees in reaching their academic, professional, and/or personal goals.
  4. Feedback: Making themselves available to provide regular and constructive feedback on their mentees’ work, when mentees request it.
  5. Professional Exposure: Involving mentees in publications, grants, presentations, expositions, or professional/leadership opportunities, and readily sharing knowledge of other such opportunities with mentees.
  6. Networking: Providing valuable access and opportunities by facilitating academic, professional, and personal contacts.
  7. Inclusion: Creating access by sharing knowledge of the political landscape and power dynamics in the discipline, and effective strategies for navigating those structures. Working with mentees from underrepresented, first-generation, or marginalized groups within the discipline is a priority, with attention paid to developing skills and support networks for overcoming institutional barriers they may face in the field.
  8. Role Model: Maintaining high standards for excellence within their own discipline and as an engaged member of the University community. Engaging in respectful relationships with colleagues, junior colleagues, and students. Acknowledging power differentials in professional relationships and behaving with integrity, in line with USC’s Code of Ethics. Encouraging mentees to adopt similar principles of professional behavior.

Dr. Clark, along with the other award recipients, will be honored May 2nd at the 2018 USC Mentoring Awards ceremony and reception.

Thank you, Dr. Clark, for representing the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC at the 2018 USC Mentoring Awards.