Dr. Shahriar and Dokhy Ghoddousi Faculty/Student Mentor Fund in EducationBack to Endowments
Recipient shall be a faculty member with an appointment in the department of Teacher Education or Educational Administration who works with the College of Education students at the Ph.D. level.
About Dr. Shahriar and Dokhy GhoddousiThis fund is established to reflect a deep affection for MSU. Dr. Shahriar Ghoddousi earned two degrees at MSU; an MBA in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Higher Education in 1982. Dokhy Ghoddousi earned two master’s degrees from MSU; the first in Food Science in 1977 and the second in Human Nutrition in 1981. The creation of this fund honors the memory of Dr. Richard Lee Featherstone, Professor of Educational Administration and advisor and mentor to Dr. Shahriar Ghoddousi. Dr. Featherstone had an enthusiasm for the learning and teaching process, an intellectual curiosity unbounded by traditional disciplinary orientation and a distinguished record of applying and widely sharing professional expertise.
It is their desire to perpetuate Dr. Featherstone’s personal and professional example by providing funds to enhance the mentoring relationship between faculty and student at the Ph.D. level. Through these funds they hope to encourage the kind of professional preparation that will produce graduates who are more likely to become mentors in their own right and professionals who will make significant contributions to all areas of education including school improvement, student learning, and teaching quality.