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Mentoring + Mentor Fellows Program

Mentoring + Mentor Fellows Program


Mentors are senior faculty who work with junior faculty to facilitate professional and personal growth by sharing information and insights, providing encouragement, and opening doors.

Below are some resources available for download.

Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring (PPT)

Explore the practical details of developing and benefiting from a mentor-mentee relationship.

Mentoring New Faculty School of Medicine

Mentors meet with the new faculty individually, several times a year, and serve as advisors for how/when to identify grant opportunities, provide feedback on research plans, read drafts of papers or grants, and more.

Faculty Mentoring Protocol School of Dental Medicine

Mentors provide guidance in research and scholarship development, but mentees are ultimately responsible for their performance.

Graduate Student Mentoring

CWRU promotes and recognizes good mentoring practices. CWRU's Graduate
Student Senate (GSS) offers a resource page about mentoring
relationships. They have also created a Mentoring Guidebook for
Faculty and a Mentee Guidebook for Students.

There is also a checklist for self-evaluation of the kinds of skills
that mentors need to have.

Building a network of mentoring relationships is beneficial for
faculty and graduate students alike, and this workbook describes how
to create those relationships.


Mentor Fellows Program

Mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty are meant to foster the creation of new knowledge at a research university. To advance the goal of promoting and recognizing good mentoring practices, faculty are invited to apply to participate in the seventh Mentor Fellows program. This series of seminars is designed to engage faculty to reflect and improve on their own mentoring practices and engage in thoughtful discussions with other faculty from across the university on how to improve the quality of mentoring.

 The program has had nearly 70 faculty participate so far. The structure of the program is a semester-long, seminar-type course in which faculty read and discuss the research literature on mentoring, and learn how to apply those lessons in their own mentoring relationships. Readings and assignments take about 4 to 6 hours per week. 

 Meetings will occur each week on Wednesdays from 12:45-2:00p.m. in the Cleveland Room of Thwing Center, beginning on August 30 and ending on December 6. Lunch will be provided at each session. There will be no session on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23.

 Enrollment in the program implies a commitment by the faculty member to attend and participate in all 14 weekly sessions, submit weekly journals, participate in program evaluations, and complete other assignments as may be required. 

 Since attendance and participation is so crucial to the success of the program, please check your calendars to make sure that you can attend ALL the sessions. While we understand that unanticipated professional and personal commitments may cause you to miss a session (or even perhaps two in very extreme situations), missing more than two will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. 

 Those who complete the program receive a $2,500 grant for academic purposes to be used during the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

 The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Applications should consist of:

-One-page bio-sketch containing contact information as well as education and employment history.

-One-page cover letter including

-number of masters/doctoral students mentored by you as principal dissertation supervisor,

-other people mentored and in what capacity,

-experience with mentoring, 

-what mentoring issues are of concern to you, and

-reasons for wanting to participate in the program.


 These documents should submitted in electronic (pdf format) to


Mentor Fellows

(* indicates that the faculty member has since retired or left the university.)

Art History Catherine Scallen Fall 2010
Biology Mike Benard Fall 2013
Biology Chris Cullis Spring 2011
Biology Claudia Mizutani Spring 2011
Chemistry Clemens Burda Fall 2014
Chemistry Ana Cristina Samia Fall 2014
Chemistry Genevieve Sauve Fall 2010
Chemistry Dan Scherson Fall 2013
Chemistry Blanton Tolbert Fall 2012
English Michael Clune Fall 2012
English Kim Emmons Fall 2014
English Kenny Fountain Fall 2011
English Kurt Koenigsberger Fall 2013
English John Orlock Fall 2012
English Gary Stonum Fall 2011
English Martha Woodmansee Fall 2012
History Renee Sentilles Fall 2010
Geological Sciences Steve Hauck Fall 2013
Mathematics David Gurarie Fall 2011
Music Georgia Cowart Fall 2012
Music Matthew Garrett Fall 2014
Music Daniel Goldmark Fall 2010
Music Lisa Koops Fall 2010
Music David Rothenberg Fall 2011
Physics Corbin Covault Fall 2013
Physics Harsh Mathur Fall 2011
Physics Jie Shan Fall 2011
Psychological Sciences T. J. McCallum Spring 2011
Psychological Sciences Jim Overholser Spring 2011
Sociology Brian Gran Fall 2011
Sociology Sue Hinze Fall 2010
Periodontics Leena Palomo Fall 2012
Biomedical Engineering Bolu Ajiboye Fall 2012
Biomedical Engineering Jeffrey Capadona Fall 2011
Biomedical Engineering Miklos Gratzl Fall 2013
Biomedical Engineering Melissa Knothe-Tate* Fall 2011
Biomedical Engineering Erin Lavik Spring 2011
Biomedical Engineering Andrew Rollins Fall 2011
Biomedical Engineering Nicole Seiberlich Fall 2014
Biomedical Engineering Horst von Recum Fall 2012
Chemical Engineering Dan Lacks Fall 2010
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mehmet Koyoturk Fall 2014
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Jing Li Fall 2010
Law Jacqueline Lipton* Fall 2010
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Abdus Sattar Fall 2012
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Daniel Tisch Spring 2011
Family Medicine Cheryl Thompson Fall 2012
Genetics Hua Lou Spring 2011
Genetics Helen Salz Fall 2010
Genetics Anne Mathews Fall 2011
Genetics Pate Zimmerman Fall 2013
Microbiology Cathy Carin Fall 2013
Nutrition Lynn Kam Fall 2014
Pharmacology Amy Wilson-Delfosse Fall 2011
Proteomics Rob Ewing Fall 2010
Radiology Zhenghong Lee Fall 2014
RNA Center Kristian Baker Fall 2011
RNA Center James Bruzik* Fall 2011
MSASS Meeyoung Min Fall 2014
MSASS Sonia Minnes Fall 2013
MSASS Anna Santiago Spring 2011
MSASS Elizabeth Tracy Fall 2012
Nursing Lisa Damato Fall 2010
Nursing Christine Hudak Fall 2011
Nursing Irena Kenneley Fall 2014
Nursing Mary Quinn Griffin Spring 2011
Accountancy Tim Fogarty Fall 2010

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