Asst. Prof. Ellen Evers wins top mentoring award

Asst. Prof. Ellen Evers of the Haas Marketing Group has been recognized with UC Berkeley’s premier award for graduate mentorship. 

Asst. Prof. Ellen EversThe Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award recognizes faculty for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty. Evers received the 2020 award for early career faculty.

Evers has acted as an exceptional mentor, supporting students in their academic and personal lives and bringing the department together, wrote marketing PhD student Stephen Baum in his nomination. 

“Our weekly meetings are a treat. They are fast paced, firing-on-all-cylinders affairs, where I am pushed and challenged to grow as an independent thinker,” he wrote. “As part of this, Professor Evers meaningfully engages with me throughout every aspect of the research process, from hypothesis creation to data analysis.”

Baum said Evers has an “an extremely uncommon ability” to guide him in uncovering and identifying the promising components of his ideas. “The prospect of proposing and completing a dissertation is much less daunting with the knowledge that I will have Professor Evers guiding me.”

She has also provided warm personal support, he noted, from offering to bring medicine when he was sick to organizing card games, hikes, and other outings for the department. “She regularly goes above-and-beyond in supporting me as a student, as a collaborator, and as a human being,” Baum wrote.

Evers, who has taught at Haas since 2015, studies judgment and decision making and moral psychology.