When I train mentors, especially those with considerable life and work experience, or when I discuss training with mentoring professionals who provide training to such mentors in their programs, I try to make clear my belief that mentors need to know that a youth mentor’s job is not to “talk at” or “inform” the mentee […]
About Michael Karcher
Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds an Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University (1997) and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UT Austin (1999).
He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling (see www.michaelkarcher.com). He developed the CAMP peer mentoring program and the Hemingway: Measure of Adolescent Connectedness which is used in the CAMP program. He conducted one of the first large-scale school-based mentoring studies, the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE, 2003-2007) and currently directs two large-scale studies for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). He co-edited Play, Talk, Learn: Promising Practices in Youth Mentoring (2010) and the Handbook of Youth Mentoring (2005, 2013)
I’m from Texas, where we have our fair share of politicians who don’t get why we do research, how it funds the university system, and why research universities relieve rather than burden state budgets. It appears to me that many in government don’t seem to fully understand how the system and its institutions work to […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.