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.

Graduate Student Mentoring

CWRU promotes and recognizes good mentoring practices. CWRU's Graduate Student Council (GSC) offers a resource page about mentoring relationships. They have also created a Guidebook for Mentors and Mentees.

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.

More information on Graduate Student Mentoring

Mentor Fellows Program - Apply for Spring 2021

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 13th successful Mentor Fellows program to be conducted during the Spring 2021 semester. 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 more than 86 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 2 hours per week. 

2021 meetings will occur each week on Tuesdays from 1:00 -2:15 p.m. (via Zoom), beginning on February 2nd and ending on May 4th. The sessions will be facilitated by Matthew Garrett and Mano Singham.

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 $1,500 grant for academic purposes to be used during the next year.

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 be submitted in electronic (pdf format) to

Mentor Fellows

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

Department Name Semester
Art History Catherine Scallen Fall 2010
Art History Elina Gertsman Fall 2017
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
Classics Timothy Wutrich Fall 2019
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences James Van Orman Fall 2018
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
Modern Languages and Literatures Marie Lathers Fall 2017
Modern Languages and Literatures Susanne Vees-Gulani Fall 2018
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
Psychological Sciences Amy Przeworski Fall 2018
Sociology Brian Gran Fall 2011
Sociology Sue Hinze Fall 2010
Department Name Semester
Biological Sciences Pushpa Pandiyan Fall 2018
Periodontics Leanna Palomo Fall 2012

Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine

Milda Chmieliauskaite

Fall 2017
Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine Ivan Stojanov Fall 2017


Department Name Semester
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
Material Science and Engineering Laura Bruckman Fall 2018
Department Name Semester
Law Jacqueline Lipton* Fall 2010


Department Name Semester
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Abdus Sattar Fall 2012
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Daniel Tisch Spring 2011
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Justin Yax Fall 2017
Family Medicine Cheryl Thompson Fall 2012
Genetics Hua Lou Spring 2011
Genetics Helen Salz Fall 2010
Genetics Anne Mathews Fall 2011
Genetics Pete Zimmerman Fall 2013
Microbiology Cathy Carin* Fall 2013
Nutrition Lynn Kam Fall 2014
Pharmacology Marvin Nieman Fall 2018
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
Department Name Semester
MSASS Rob Fischer Fall 2018
MSASS Meeyoung Min Fall 2014
MSASS Sonia Minnes Fall 2013
MSASS Anna Santiago* Spring 2011
MSASS Elizabeth Tracy Fall 2012
MSASS Zoe Wood Fall 2017
Department Name Semester
Nursing Lisa Damato Fall 2010
Nursing Deborah Dillon Fall 2018
Nursing Christine Hudak Fall 2011
Nursing Irena Kenneley Fall 2014
Nursing Mary Quinn Griffin Spring 2011
Nursing Evanne Juratovac Fall 2017
Nursing Chris Winkelman Fall 2018
Nursing Amy Zhang Fall 2017
Department Name Semester
Accountancy Tim Fogarty Fall 2010
Organizational Behavior Tracey Messer Fall 2017
Organizational Behavior John Paul Stephens Fall 2018