In the years following graduation, there are many details students forget about their time at the University of Cincinnati. They forget papers they’ve written, lectures they’ve attended, quizzes they’ve graded and books they’ve read. But they will undoubtedly remember the person that went above and beyond to guide them through their graduate education. For many business administration students, that person is Dr. Suzanne Masterson.
When a professor goes above and beyond expectations, they are more than just an educator —they become a trusted confidante, friend, and mentor. Each year, the Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award is presented to the graduate faculty member who best embodies what it means to be a mentor. Current and former students nominate the professors who demonstrate this outstanding and sustained guidance of doctoral students. These professors have put in the extra time and effort to make a lasting impact on the professional and personal lives of their students. This year, Dr. Suzanne Masterson from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business was honored with the Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award.
Since joining the university in 1998, Dr. Masterson has played an integral role in the Lindner College of Business. The mentors who guided Dr. Masterson through her studies at the University of Maryland inspired her to do the same after graduation. Becoming a professor in the college’s thriving doctoral program offered Dr. Masterson the opportunity to give back through her own work with doctoral students. She has continued to serve the Lindner College of Business as a professor for almost 20 years, and doctoral program director for the past decade.