VCU Peer Mentoring Program

The VCU Peer Mentoring Program provides a formal opportunity for early career tenure- line faculty members to receive advice and guidance from a tenured faculty member from outside their own department. Cross department mentee-mentor matches offer early career faculty members a confidential space in which to speak candidly with a mentor who is not directly involved with their tenure review process.

The VCU Peer Mentoring Program complements departmental and group mentoring opportunities that exist across the university. We encourage early career faculty members to take advantage of multiple forms of mentoring and to form mentoring relationships both inside and outside of the university.

The goals of the VCU Peer Mentoring Program are to orient early career faculty members to the VCU academic community and to assist them in successfully launching their academic careers at VCU. The program seeks to support early career faculty members, enabling them to succeed and thrive in the academy as both scholars and educators. 

Click here to view the 2017-18 Guide for Participants on VCU Scholars Compass

Mentee and mentor information and registration for the 2018-19 academic year will be available soon.

Mentee

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Vivian Dzokoto, Ph.D., Department of African American Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Jason Bennett, Department of Communication Arts, School of Arts

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Scott Street, Ph.D., Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Michael Broda, Ph.D., Department of Foundations of Education, School of Education

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Lynn Pelco, Ph.D., Office of the Provost


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Marie Chau, Ph.D., Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Stephen Fong, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, School of Engineering


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Jason Chow, Ph.D., Department of Counseling and Special Education, School of Education

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David Chan, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Virginia Way Tong Chu, Ph.D., Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions

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Yaoying Xu, Ph.D., Department of Counseling and Special Education, School of Education


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Nicole Corley, Ph.D., School of Social Work

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Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D., Department of Counseling and Special Education, School of Education


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bee Coston, Ph.D., Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Meghan Gough, Ph.D., L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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Soma Dhakal, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Ed Acevedo, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Chelsea Derlan, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Bonnie Brown, Ph.D., Department of Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Samaneh Ghadikolaei, Ph.D., School of World Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Christopher Gough, Ph.D., Department of Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences

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David Chan, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Youzhong Guo, Ph.D., Department of Medicinal Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

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Matthew Hartman, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering

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Bill Eggleston, Ph.D., Department of Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Kristina Hood, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D., Department of Health and Behavior Policy, School of Medicine


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Karen Kopryanski, M.F.A., Department of Theatre, School of the Arts

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George Munro, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Carlos Castano, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering

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Ed Acevedo, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Fantasy Lozada, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Michelle Peace, Ph.D., Department of Forensic Science, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Aaron McIntosh, M.F.A., Department of Craft/Material Studies, School of the Arts

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Ayn Welleford, Ph.D., Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Professions


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Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach, School of Dentistry

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Betsy Ripley, M.D., Internal Medicine, Faculty Development, School of Medicine


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Hillary Parkhouse, Ph.D., Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education

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Terri Sullivan, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences


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Carrie Peterson, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

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Sally Hunnicutt, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Eric Rivera, M.F.A., Department of Dance Choreography, School of the Arts

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Richard Godbeer, Ph.D., Humanities Research Center, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Ph.D., Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine

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Rosalyn Hargraves, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering


Mentee

Brandi Summers, Ph.D., Department of African American Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Melanie Buffington, Ph.D., Department of Art Education, School of the Arts


Mentee

Adai Tefera, Ph.D., Department of Foundations of Education, School of Education

Mentor

Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Katharine Tibbetts, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Karen Rader, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Jaisri Thoppay, D.D.S., Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry

Mentor

Dolores Clement, D.P.H., Department of Health Administration, School of Allied Health Professions


Mentee

Nicole Turner, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Humanities and Sciences

Mentor

Sarah Brubaker, Ph.D., L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Mentee

Julie Zinnert, Ph.D., Department of Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences

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Joyce Lloyd, Ph.D., Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine


Mentee

Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., School of Social Work

Mentor

Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Professions


Mentee

Hollee McGinnis, Ph.D., School of Social Work

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Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Jamie Cage, Ph.D., School of Social Work

Mentor

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences


Mentee

Rohan Kalyan, Ph.D., School of World Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

Mentor

Frank Baskind, Ph.D., School of Social Work