Profiles in Mentoring

Here you’ll find our conversations with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the field of mentoring. They share the wealth of knowledge that they possess with us and we share it with you. Click on any interview to hear a new perspective on mentoring.

PIM follow up: Bernadine Brady takes us through her new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”

Today we’re bringing you a follow up from an earlier interview with Dr. Bernadine Brady, co-author of the new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”. Having had the chance to ask her about her career more generally, we also wanted to dive into her recently released work […]

Profiles in Mentoring: Dr. Bernadine Brady on her path to—and the power of—mentoring

This week, we’re pleased to bring you a short exchange we were fortunate to have with Dr. Bernadine Brady, author of the new book “Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Policy and Practice”. Dr. Brady is a Lecturer at the School of Political Science & Sociology, NUI, Galway and a Senior […]

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 […]