Bauer receives Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

Julia Schleck and Grace Bauer
by Erin Chambers Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:13

Congratulations to Professor Grace Bauer, who has received a 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Education! The award honors faculty members whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate mentoring have made a significant contribution to graduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Nominated by the Graduate Committee of the Department of English, under the direction of Professor Julia Schleck, Bauer was honored at a Wednesday, April 5 ceremony hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Grace Bauer has taught Creative Writing, Literature, and Women's Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1994. During that time, she has served on 67 graduate committees and chaired over half of them. "In her area of the field, this is detailed, high-level, time-consuming work," Julia Schleck explained, "As those pursuing a Ph.D. in English specializing in poetry are often already accomplished professionals with books in hand, looking further to hone their skills." Bauer's most recent book of poems, Mean/Time, was just published by the University of New Mexico Press earlier this year, and a 20th anniversary re-issue of her collection The Women at the Well was published in 2016. She is also an accomplished editor of anthologies, including Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical & Creative Responses to Everette Maddox, and an upcoming anthology entitled Nasty Women Poets.

"Grace is a quiet, unassuming tour of force of graduate mentoring and education in our department," said Schleck. "We're truly delighted to see her work honored in this way."