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Alumnus James Phillips honored for mentoring excellence

Alumnus James Phillips, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has received his university’s Excellence in Mentoring Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. This is his campus’ premier award given to faculty for their skill and dedication in mentoring student scholarly projects.

Professor Phillips has mentored 30 students and had 36 student co-authors on peer-reviewed papers since coming to UW-Eau Claire in 1998. Two facets of his work were particularly cited by the reviewers: his focus on intensive development of student writing and his willingness to provide opportunities to a broader range of students by reaching out to those who appear to be less academically prepared or successful.

Phillips earned his doctorate in 1996, under the tutelage of Professor Kenneth Leopold. He has been a professor at UW-Eau Claire since 1990.

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