Demetra Andrews to receive 2011 award for outstanding mentoring
Demetra Andrews, an assistant professor of marketing at the Florida State University College of Business, is the recipient of the 2011 William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award.
Dr. Andrews was nominated by Cinthia Satornino, a Ph.D. student in the Marketing Department. The award will be presented during the Annual McKnight Doctoral Fellows Conference, where the Florida Education Fund (FEF) announces the recipients. The conference will be held October 21-23 in Tampa.
“Dr. Andrews pushed me harder than anyone ever has to produce excellent work,” Satornino said. “She guided my first year paper to a point of excellence that was recognized by our national organization, the American Marketing Association. It was accepted for presentation at the recent AMA national conference this past August.
“Dr. Andrews was tough, but in a caring and dedicated way. She spent countless hours reviewing and providing insightful feedback and pushing me to do more, better, while at the same time sensitive to the challenges of adjusting to life as a doctoral student. My first year would not have been nearly as successful without her guidance, so I wanted to recognize her efforts in some way. The McKnight mentor award offered an opportunity to do just that.”
Dr. Andrews earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing at Texas A&M University, her MBA in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D., also in marketing, from the University of Houston. She is the recipient of the 2009 Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
“Although Dr. Andrews has been at Florida State for only two years, she has taken a very active role in training and mentoring our doctoral students,” says Dr. Michael Hartline, Chair of the Marketing Department. “She was also instrumental in organizing a luncheon series for female doctoral students in the College of Business. Her dedication to the professional development of our young scholars is evident in all that she does. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of the Jones Award.”
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the underrepresentation of African-American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.