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Elin Diamond Prof EnglishProfessor Elin Diamond, an internationally-recognized scholar of comparative drama and formerly Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature, has won the 2017 Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award granted by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

This award is given in memory of Geoffrey Marshall, former President of the NAGS, for outstanding support of a graduate student or graduate students from course completion through research and placement.

Criteria include: provision of sound advice with respect to course of study; encouraging the best performance from students; generosity of time or other measures of effort at mentoring; assisting students through to successful completion and placement; advice and other assistance regarding quality and quantity of student papers or other forms of publication and performance; extraordinary efforts or success with placement.

The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature nominated Professor Diamond in recognition of her outstanding effort as a mentor, especially during her years of service as Graduate Director, as well as for her work on behalf of students in her home department, English. Many of her former students wrote eloquent accounts of Elin's dedication to their professional personal and progress.

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