mentor, mentoring, PhD

RESEARCH STUDY REQUEST: Exploring Doctoral Researchers’ Mentoring Relationships

As previously shared, mentoring has been a significant interest in my personal and professional career. I am working on drafting the findings from previous mentoring program study at the moment; however, I am thrilled to share a study one of my doctoral scholars is currently working on related mentoring when in a graduate program.

The goal of this research is to understand how American doctoral students experience mentoring in their graduate programs. We really want to know how doctoral scholars in the US establish, communicate, and sustain a mentoring relationship that contributes to their personal and professional development. Also, we are curious to learn about the nature and dynamics of this relationship and to understand if any of these mentoring experiences occur from a distance or involve mentoring with a professional/scholar beyond their own institution of study.

If you are (or know of) a doctoral researcher who is in-progress or has recently completed (in the last 1-2 years) a terminal graduate degree (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA), please consider volunteering 30-minutes to participate in a research interview. We hope to conduct interviews during the month of May, and if you are interested and available please complete this informed consent form:

Here is more information about this research study is posted by my co-investigator, Meranda Roy, directly from her blog.