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Nameeta Mathur

Terry Ishihara Awards for Outstanding Co-Curricular Involvement


A professor of history who joined the SVSU faculty in 2001, Mathur recently took initiative to create a chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society at the university. She worked to get national approval for the chapter, and is now the faculty advisor. Mathur shows her desire to support her students through her involvement with the organization, and has helped guide its members toward graduate school opportunities.

A nominator wrote, “This is important work that she is doing, as it does not directly further her own scholarship.  Instead she does this all in support of our students so that they may gain experience conducting research, presenting in conferences, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.”

Her co-curricular involvement also includes Mathur being a part of more than 25 committees and groups on campus throughout her tenure. She was part of SVSU’s “India Program,” which aimed to increase the university’s library collection of resources about India.

Mathur received a Ph.D. in history from West Virginia University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Delhi.‌

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