Profiles in Mentoring

Profiles in mentoring: Melissa Levy on the importance of education in understanding diverse life experiences

Interviewed by Karina DeAndrade

Chronicle (C): Can you tell us a little about your background and the research you are currently working on?

Dr. Melissa Levy (ML): My professional start as a middle school teacher in the public schools … Read the rest

Tricia Shalka on experiences of international college students

Dr. Tricia Shalka is an assistant professor in the Warner School’s higher education program at University of Rochester. Dr. Shalka’s primary research investigates the impacts of traumatic experience(s) on college students, particularly in terms of developmental outcomes.  Her most recent

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Reflections on Research Podcast Series

New Research Sponsored by OJJDP

The Reflections on Research podcast offers practitioners, policymakers, and leaders in youth mentoring a fun and accessible way to learn about the latest research and reflect on the practical applications of new research to their

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Toni Zimmerman on teaching youth to understand stereotypes & cultural messages

Interviewed by Karina DeAndrade

Dr. Toni Zimmerman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado (LMFT). She is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She … Read the rest

Prof. Harold Grotevant, leading adoption researcher, discusses mentoring

Prof. Harold GrotevantQuestions for Harold Grotevant (HG), Rudd Family Professor, Psychology Dept., UMass Amherts. Interviewed by Laura Yoviene, Ph.D.

LY:  As the nation’s leading adoption researcher,  how did you first become involved in adoption research?

HG: Thanks for the compliment, but let … Read the rest

Alison Drew on conducting mentoring research

Interviewed by Kirsten Christensen

Dr. Alison Drew is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Boston University School of Social Work.  She completed her PhD in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University in 2018.  Dr. Drew’s research focuses on how … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Aisha Griffith on afterschool mentoring

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Dr. Aisha Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the development and function of supportive relationships between adolescents and non-parental adults within informal and formal … Read the rest

Mandy Savitz-Romer talks about the misconceptions around school counselors

Harvard Graduate School of Education Senior Lecturer Mandy Savitz-Romer believes new day has come in school counseling. As more students face issues of school violence, gender identity, and increasing anxiety, Savitz-Romer sees school counselors as a natural resource for students … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Michael Karcher on connectedness and mentoring

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Dr. Michael Karcher is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Roger Jarjoura on future directions in mentoring

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Roger Jarjoura is a principal researcher at AIR. Previously he spent 19 years as a faculty member in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he served as a fellow on Community Engagement. … Read the rest