2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit:presentation by faculty member and doctoral student

March 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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




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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.

Location and Address

Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University