Faculty Mentoring

Norm Scott, who retired in 2017, with six of his past advisees.

In addition to exposing students to issues of cultural and individual diversity through class work and scholarship, students are also mentored through formal and informal modeling. This can be seen in faculty involvement in University initiatives to increase the recruitment and retention of women and students of color, faculty involved in the programming to foster under-represented minorities’ success including the National Science Foundation supported Alliance for Graduate Education Fellowship, Iowa State University’s Graduate Minority Assistantship Program, and the Iowa State University’s McNair Scholar program, and faculty mentoring of under-represented students.

Furthermore, the faculty is involved in the community via professional conferences on diversity (e.g., Iowa Latino Conference, Iowa Diversity Conference, Asian American Psychological Association Conference) and action oriented groups (e.g., GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force; Governor’s Conference on GLBT Youth).