Awards and Recognition

Dr. Hope Richardson Memorial Dissertation Award

About Dr. Hope Richardson

Every two years the International Mentoring Association recognizes outstanding research in the field of mentoring. This is the association’s preeminent research award and recognizes innovative and exceptional contributions to the field of mentoring. This award, presented to the person who has submitted the best doctoral dissertation, is given to foster and disseminate research in the practice of workplace learning and performance.

The recipient of the Dr. Hope Richardson Memorial Dissertation Award will receive:

  • Commemorative plaque presented at the awards ceremony during the IMA Conference in February 2023 in Charlotte, NC.
  • 1-year paid membership in the IMA with all associated benefits.
  • US $1000 travel stipend to attend the 2023 IMA conference.
  • Recognition: Announcement of the award and a summary of the findings in IMA Connect Magazine and on the IMA Website.

 

Application Information 

Please read the application information carefully before submitting your application.

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Prior Recipients

The 2021-2022 International Mentoring Association's Dr. Hope Richardson Dissertation Award recipient is Dr. Sherella Cupid. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Cupid during the International Mentoring Association's Conference from February 21-22, 2022 in Gainesville, FL, for her dissertation titled Cupid, S. (2020). “It Felt Like Home:” Exploring Practices and Mentoring Experiences among Black Doctoral Women and Black Faculty Women in Sister Circles at Mid-Atlantic Universities”

The 2019-2020 International Mentoring Association’s Dr. Hope Richardson Dissertation Award recipient is Dr. Laura Johnson-Hurcula. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Hercula during the International Mentoring Association’s Conference from March 11-12, 2019 in Gainesville, FL, for her dissertation titled "Gender-Specific Mentorship for Collegiate Female Band Directors."

The 2014-2016 International Mentoring Association’s Dr. Hope Richardson Dissertation Award recipient is the University of New Brunswick Alumna, Dr. Roxanne Reeves. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Reeves during the International Mentoring Association’s Conference from April 13-15, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama, for her dissertation titled "Corporate mentorship."
The 2007-2009 International Mentoring Association’s Dr. Hope Richardson Dissertation Award recipient is Dr. Laura Lunsford. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Lunsford during the International Mentoring Association’s Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for her dissertation titled "Mentoring and talent development: Doctoral advisors and their protégés."