Ozogul Honored with Faculty Mentor Award

IST Ph.D. students Susan Loucks, and Mike Karlin and Janet Liao with Gamze Ozogul (second from left) and Thomas Brush (center)

Gamze Ozogul, assistant professor in the Instructional Systems Technology department, received the Faculty Mentor Award by the University Graduate School and IU Graduate and Professional Student Government (IUGPSG). 

“I was so surprised, and honored when I found out about winning the mentor award of the year. This recognition of mentorship is very special for me,” Ozogul said. “One of the best parts of being a professor is the privilege to working closely with amazing students, sharing their educational journeys-ups and downs, work on their publications, have brain tickling conversations, and though these moments build trust, mutual respect and build relationship that lasts a lifetime. I sincerely care about my students’ well-being.” 

Ozogul was chosen by an independent group of graduate students because of her ability to involve students in their work, provide them with the support necessary for achieving their personal goals, and foster independent thinking.

“I am looking for many more years of mentoring,” she added.