Faculty mentorship 

Students cannot realize their research scholarship's full capacity without great faculty mentors who are vital in students' realizing their research potential. As such, effective mentoring is the key to a successful and rewarding experience for both the student and the faculty mentor. The faculty mentor's role is to provide the student with guidance and support and act as a role model to facilitate their skills and ethical behavior. Mentors can advise students on all aspects of academic development, ensuring that they are adequately trained in the proper methodology and techniques of the research process and be sure they understand the importance of ethical behavior.

Mentors can:
  • foster effective research skills and publishing strategies;
  • foster development of a productive balance between research and their academic studies;
  • provide critiques of drafts of papers and grant proposals, saving valuable time and increasing chances of early research success.

Potential benefits to mentors include:
  • satisfaction from contributing to the development of a future colleague;
  • provide exposure to new research techniques and strategies;
  • receive a reinvigoration toward their teaching and research programs.

Two great examples of successful faculty mentor role models are as follows:

Dr. Annette Griffith
Associate Department Chair      
Applied Behavior Analysis Department                                   ​
Online Campus                              

Dr. Yors Garcia
Applied Behavior Analysis Department
Online Campus

Both have helped ushered their students to successful research projects.