Outsider-Within: When Mentoring Graduate Students and Junior Faculty from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups
Valire Copeland, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Laurenia C. Mangum, LMSW, University of Pittsburgh
Effective mentoring is key to helping graduate students and junior faculty establish a productive academic career. Expertise in their content/research area, leadership ability, and rapport building are elements to cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship. Despite the well-known benefits of mentoring, graduate students and junior faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups may not experience success comparable to their traditional counterparts. This workshop provides pragmatic approaches to developing and maintaining mentor relationships in research-intensive institutions.