Profiles in Mentoring

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

Profiles in Mentoring: Michael Lyons on effective school-based mentoring

Interviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon

Dr. Michael Lyons is an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia. He is interested in the social-emotional development of middle and high school students in a positive psychological and traditional mental health framework. … Read the rest

Matt Hagler

Rising Star in Mentoring: Matt Hagler

Matt HaglerInterviewed by Rachel Thompson & Cyanea Poon

Matt Hagler is a 4th-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in Read the rest

Rising Stars in Mentoring: Alejandro Vázquez & Miguel Villodas

Interviewed by Jean Rhodes

Dr. Miguel Villodas is an Assistant professor at San Diego State University. His work focused on children and adolescents who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, and/or are living in an under-resourced environment, as well Read the rest

Profiles in Mentoring: Carla Herrera on improving mentoring programs

Interviewed by Cyanea Poon

Dr. Carla Herrera is an independent consultant who was most recently a senior research fellow at Public/Private Ventures. Dr. Herrera has published numerous reports and articles on school-based, community-based and group mentoring over the past 20 Read the rest

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