Profiles in Mentoring

Tom Keller

A conversation with Thomas Keller: How programs can maintain long-term mentoring relationships, and next steps in the field

Interviewed by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools

Thomas Keller serves as the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research and Director of the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring. His research focuses on the development and influence of youth mentoring Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Torie Weiston-Serdan on Critical Mentoring

Written by Vera van den Berg

 Torie Weiston-Serdan is the founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network— a non-profit organization that focuses on youth mentoring. Moreover, Torie Weiston-Serdan is the author of “Critical mentoring: A practical guide”. She examines Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Rich Greif of BBBS Massachusetts Bay on match support, tech in mentoring, and more

Written by Maaike Kroes and Iris Kools

Rich Greif is the vice president of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB). He oversees all the volunteer and youth recruitment, as well as all Read the rest

A conversation with Whitney Mastin: YIM at the programmatic level

Whitney MastinYouth Initiated Mentoring, part 2: Promise and challenges in implementing YIM at the programmatic level

By Justin Preston

Welcome to the second of the Chronicle’s two-part series on Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM). In part one, we spoke with Professor Sarah Read the rest

Simon-Larose

Profiles in mentoring: Simon Larose on mentoring at the college level

We are thrilled to feature Professor Simon Larose, whose work has deepened our understanding of the role of attachment relationships in mentoring. Simon is a professor in the Department of Education at the University of Laval. He has Read the rest

Profiles in mentoring: Professor Sarah Schwartz

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Six Questions with Sarah Schwartz: Youth-Initiated Mentoring and the Connected Scholars Program

By Justin Preston

 

Mentoring programs across the country are often faced with two interconnected, stubborn issues: The shortage of available mentors for young people hoping to be … Read the rest

Reed Larson, professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human and Community Development.

Meet positive youth development expert Reed Larson

Reed Larson, professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human and Community Development.

Editor’s note: Reed Larson’s seminal research on the lives of teenagers helped to launch the field of positive youth development, and his insights and findings continue to enrich the work of mentoring researchers. His work explores the contexts of … Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Timothy Cavell on mentoring aggressive children, chronically bullied children, and next steps for the field

Timothy Cavell is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright college of Arts & Sciences. He has been a speaker and presenter at mentoring conferences, summits, and institutes around the country. Professor Cavell’s research Read the rest

A conversation with Professor Nancy Deutsch

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Editors note: Several of the studies we’ve highlighted in the Chronicle have been conducted (or influenced) by the work of Nancy Deutsch, an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is also affiliated Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: A conversation with Maurice Crul on mentoring and immigrant youth

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Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Maurice Crul at the European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring last year. He is a rock star in the field of immigration and has been leading efforts to explore how mentoring affects Read the rest