I feel that mentoring students is an important aspect of my role as a faculty member. My mentoring philosophy asserts that mentoring is a collaborative process where both the mentor and mentee can experience rewarding opportunities for growth and development throughout the professional relationship. Students can expect for me to serve as a role model, and advisor regarding professional development and career advancement as well as a mentor in the development of important research and grant writing skills that can help further students' preparation for Graduate School or the workforce. I strive to set achievable expectations for students that will help them challenge themselves and realize their full potential. I also exhibit care, patience and concern about my students' overall well-being and encourage them to prioritize self-care and wellness. I also seek for the mentoring relationship to be a fun and fulfilling experience for students.
Title: Associate Professor
College: Social Work