Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award Recipients
This award was established in 1991 in tribute to Nancy Lyman Roelker (1915–93), to honor her career and concern for students. It honors teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives. Mentoring is as important to the discipline of history as fine scholarship and good teaching. The ideal mentor is forthright, supportive, and constructively critical, committed to the student as a person, regardless of age or career goals.
2015 Roelker Award
Brian Balogh, Univ. of Virginia
Deeply committed to providing immediate critical feedback to his students and other junior scholars, helping them navigate the shoals of being both academic historians and public advocates, working to create a rich and supportive network of new political historians, and creating the Miller Center’s fellowship program, Dr. Balogh has proved to be a truly exemplary mentor.