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Distinguished IDEA* Speaker

*Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

Understanding Mentoring Approaches and Strategies to Promote Mentoring Equity

Dr. Joi-Lynn Mondisa, University of Michigan

April 29, 2022 @ 12:00 PM 1:00 PM


Also available to view in 1163 Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Joi Mondisa
Dr. Joi Mondisa

Abstract: Mentoring has been shown to positively affect and influence the persistence of historically minoritized students in STEM, specifically persons who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or American Indian/Alaska Native. Yet for mentors in higher education, minimal examples exist that detail effective mentoring approaches, especially approaches that help minoritized mentees to persist and succeed. In understanding effective mentoring approaches, we can develop and implement empirical practices and strategies to better support students and mentors.  In this seminar, Dr. Mondisa presents preliminary findings from her NSF CAREER research about mentoring approaches and strategies and the broader impacts of this work on mentoring equity.

Bio: Joi Mondisa, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial & Operations Engineering Department and an Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan.  Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a professional in the areas of manufacturing, operations, technical sales, and publishing for ten years.  She also served as an adjunct faculty in the Engineering Technology Program at Triton College in River Grove, IL for seven years. Dr. Mondisa is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award.  In her research, she examines mentoring underrepresented populations in STEM; mentoring experiences and intervention programs in higher education; and learning experiences in engineering education.