The 2019-2020 International Mentoring Association’s 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.
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.
Dr. Laura Johnson-Hercula Recently completed her doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (2018). Dr. Hercula also holds a BA in Economics from Whitman College (1996) and MA in Mathematics from the University of West Florida (2003). She is currently a mathematics instructor and lead mentor for a faculty mentoring program at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Her experiences as lead faculty mentor became the inspiration for her dissertation and provided an opportunity for her to explore the impact that serving as a mentor has on faculty classroom instruction. Association, Dr. Nancy Phenis-Bourke.