Profiles in Mentoring

Profiles in Mentoring: Dr. Paul Hernandez talks mentoring, measurement, and what we can do to keep people in STEM degrees

We’re pleased to bring you our interview with Dr. Paul Hernandez, an associate professor at Texas A&M University in the department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. His research focuses on the contextual factors, developmental relationships, and motivational processes that support and broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers – particularly for students […]

Profiles in Mentoring: A Conversation with Johanna Greeson on Natural Mentoring and Foster Care

Below is a profile of Professor Johanna Greeson. Johanna’s excellent new book will be out next month!  by Kate Powers Introduction: Johanna Greeson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Greeson received her MSW from Bryn Mawr College in 1999, and then returned to […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Shelley Haddock on Campus Connections, and how a much needed mentoring program provides mutual benefit for mentors and mentees alike

Interviewed by Karina DeAndrade Dr. Shelley Haddock (pictured at left), a professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Colorado State University, was kind enough to answer our questions about her work. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of effective preventive interventions to improve developmental outcomes of adolescents and college students.  […]

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 piqued my interest in deepening my understanding of our educational system, and led me to pursue graduate […]

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 work in this area explores the intersection of identity development and trauma in college students.  […]

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 work. Listeners will hear directly from the research community in a conversational space as leading […]

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 is on the faculty at Colorado State University in the Department of Human Development and Family […]

Prof. Harold Grotevant, leading adoption researcher, discusses mentoring

Questions for Harold Grotevant (HG), Rudd Family Professor, Psychology Dept., UMass Amherst. 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 me hasten to say that I’m very excited by the increasing number of great adoption […]

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 relationships with adults, and mentoring relationships in particular, can support the healthy development of children […]

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 learning contexts. She is particularly interested in the critical role of trust within youth-adult relationships […]