Chad Jenkins Wins Romer Prize For Undergraduate Advising And Mentoring


Selected by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators, Professor Chad Jenkins of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Karen T. Romer Prize for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, created in 2004 to recognize and reward two faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary care in attending to the academic and personal needs of undergraduate students. Each winner receives an award of $10,000.  

Chad is the first Brown CS winner of the prize, and he joins a long list of prominent colleagues, including Professors Banchoff (Mathematics), Chudacoff (History), Elliot (Sociology), Garcia-Coll (Education), Green (History and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies), Lincoln (History of Art and Architecture), Pucci (Classics), Terry-Morgan (Africana Studies), Tullis (Geological Sciences), Vorenberg (History), Fischer (Geological Sciences), Hu-DeHart, (History), Cheit (Political Science and Public Policy), Swartz (Biology and Medicine), Blume (Engineering), Burwell (Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences), Harvey (Religious Studies), Shibusawa (History and American Studies), Willoughby Britton (Psychology and Human Behavior), and Jack Wright (Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences).

Dean of the College Maud S. Mandel, writing to Chad, says, “The letters we received on your behalf both this year and in the past have been truly inspiring to read. The committee was particularly impressed with the student testimonials we received, as well as the evidence we saw of the connection you make between your advising and your teaching.”

The formal presentation of the award will take place this year on Monday, May 4, at the University Awards Ceremony organized by the Sheridan Center. The ceremony will begin with a reception at 4 PM in Pembroke Hall 305, followed by the presentation of awards at 5 PM in the same location.