Developing a Better Relationship with Your Advisor & Mentors

Through a reflection activity, case study exercise, and group discussion learners will reflect on their mentoring needs, understand definitions of mentoring, apply the mentoring constellation framework (Johnson, 2016), and develop strategies for communicating with their mentors and advisors.

March 06, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Location: E-106 Martin Hall, Dean's Conference Room

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Presented by:

Dr. Robin Phelps-Ward

She is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development within College of Education.

Educational/training background

Robin Phelps-Ward, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Dr. Phelps-Ward is dedicated to cultivating equitable, just, and supportive environments for people of color across educational contexts. Dr. Phelps-Ward commits her scholarship to simultaneously and complementarily exploring the experiences of those who are racially marginalized and minoritized while developing pedagogical and institutional strategies for eliminating such oppression. Her research focuses specifically on mentoring and formal mentoring programs to support students of color, black faculty and staff belonging, black women and girls’ natural hair and identity development, and pedagogical practice for critical-consciousness and social justice. Her work can be found in Gender & Education, The Western Journal of Black Studies, The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, and the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education among other outlets.


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