University of Pittsburgh
February 11, 2007

Pitt Sociologist Wins Award for Excellence in Advising


Sharon Blake


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PITTSBURGH-Daniel Romesberg, a faculty member and undergraduate advisor in the University of Pittsburgh's sociology department, has won the inaugural 2007 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.

Undergraduate students and department chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences were asked to submit the faculty names to the school for consideration. It was no surprise to sociology department chair John Markoff that Romesberg won the $5,000 award.

"Dan's always there for the students, whether it's about their academic progress, applying to graduate school, or going into the job market," said Markoff. "He's a splendid classroom teacher, too. Students sing his praises and often talk about how Dan has helped them with major decisions about their studies or careers," he added.

Romesberg, who has been advising undergraduates in sociology for 10 years, also has created an extensive internship program, with opportunities at more than 150 regional programs and agencies. Romesberg has four degrees from Pitt-a bachelor's in sociology, a master's in sociology and social work, and a Ph.D. in sociology.

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