Need a letter of recommendation?

I enjoy helping students and colleagues get recognized for their work through scholarships, fellowships, and graduate programs. I also spend a lot of time on scholarship, fellowship, and graduate acceptance committees, thus with these experiences, I know that I need at least a month to write a great letter for someone.

In addition, the only way I can truly write a strong letter of recommendation is if a student or colleague falls into one of these categories:

  • If you would like to apply to a Ph.D. program, I am willing to write a letter for you if you conducted research with me (or with a graduate or post doctoral researcher in my lab) and successfully completed the project.
  • If you would like to apply to a M.S. program, I am willing to write a letter for you if:
    • You took a course with me and received at least an A-; or
    • You conducted research with me (or with a graduate or post doctoral researcher in my lab) and successfully completed the project.
  • If you would like to apply for a scholarship/fellowship/etc., I am willing to write a letter for you if:
    • You took a course with me and received at least an A-; or
    • Volunteered to work with me during a summer camp and were incredibly reliable and a great team player; or
    • You are currently conducting research with me (or a graduate or post doctoral researcher in my lab) and are making good progress towards completing the project.

If you fall into one of these criteria, I need the following information:

  • one document with all of the letter of recommendation information (addresses, names to write the letter to, due dates, scholarship/grad program info including website)
  • any stamped & addressed envelopes needed. Note, I cannot fax – so it has to be web upload or stamped & addressed envelope
  • current resume/CV
  • any documents you wrote in preparation for the scholarship/application.