2020 Monica Macaulay (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Throughout her career, Monica Macaulay has embodied the word “mentor.” She has been instrumental in the creation of various resources focused on providing guidance and mentoring for linguists, including the Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance (WILMA), the “Surviving Linguistics” guidebook, and professional development sessions at the LSA’s Annual Meetings and Linguistic Institutes.  She has also personally mentored scores of linguists and their allies over the many years she has been active professionally. Dr. Macaulay is the ideal linguist to receive the LSA's very first Mentoring Award.