Established Departmental Peer Mentoring Programs at U of L

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Handbooks and Tips

Online Resources

Vanderbilt, “Mentoring Graduate Students”:

 University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, “Mentoring Information for Graduate Students”:

 University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, MORE:

A Brief Peer Mentoring Bibliography

Allen, T. D., Russell, J. E. A., and McManus, S. E. (1999). Newcomer socialization and stress: Formal peer relationships as a source of support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54(3), 453-70.

Asbee, S., and Woodall, S. (2000). Supporting access in distance education through student-student mentoring. Journal of Access and Credit Studies, 2(2), 220-32.

Budge, S. (2006). Peer mentoring in post-secondary education: Implications for research and practice. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 37(1), 73-87.

Fields, C.D. (1996). Black peer mentors, cooperative advocacy beneficial to morale. Black Issues in Higher Education, 13, 24.

Glass, N., and Walter, R. (2000). An experience of peer mentoring with student nurses: enhancement of personal and professional growth. The Journal of Nursing Education, 39(4), 155-60.

Good, J. M., Halpin, G. and Halpin, G. (2000). A promising prospect for minority retention: Students becoming peer mentors. Journal of Negro Educators, 69(4), 375-83.

Grant-Vallone, E. and Ensher, E. (2000). Effects of peer mentoring on types of mentor support, program satisfaction and graduate student stress: A dyadic perspective. Journal of College StudentDevelopment, 41(6), 637-42.

Cowie, H., and Wallace, P. (2000). Peer support in action: From bystanding to standing by. London: SAGE Publications.

Holbeche, L. (1996). Peer mentoring: the challenges and opportunities. Career Development International, 1(7), 24.

McDaugall, M., and Beattie, R. S. (1997). Peer mentoring at work: The nature and outcomes of non-hierarchical developmental relationships. Management Learning 28(4), 423-437.

McGuire, G.M and Reger, J. (2003). Feminist Co-Mentoring: A model for academic professional development. Feminist Formations 15(1), 54-72.

Select Mentoring Bibliography

Calabrese, R. L. and Smith, P. A. (2010). The doctoral student's advisor and mentor: Sage advice from the experts. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Chao, G. T. (1997). "Mentoring phases and outcomes." Journal of Vocational Behavior 51, 15-28.

de Janasz, S. C. and Sullivan, S. E. (2004). Multiple mentoring in academe: Developing the professional network. Journal of Vocational Behavior 64, 263–283.

Ehrenberg, R. G. and Kuh, C. V. (Eds.). (2009). Doctoral education and the faculty of the future. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Fischer, B. A. and Zigmond, M. J. (1998). Survival skills for graduate school and beyond. New Directions For Higher Education, 101, 29-40.

Golde, C. M. (1998) Beginning graduate school: Explaining first-year doctoral attrition.  New Directions For Higher Education, 101, 55-64.

Golde, C. M. and Dore, T. M. (Eds.). (2001). At Cross Purposes: What the Experiences of Today’s Doctoral Students Reveal About Doctoral Education. Pew Charitable Trusts, 2001.

Golde, C.M. et al. (2009). Advocating apprenticeship and intellectual community: Lessons from the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. In Ehrenberg, R. G. and Kuh, C. V. (Eds.), Doctoral education and the faculty of the future (pp. 53-65). Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Golde, C. M. and Walker, G. E. (Eds). (2006). Envisioning the future of doctoral education : Preparing stewards of the discipline. Carnegie essays on the doctorate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Johnson, W. B. and Huwe, J. M. (2002). Toward a typology of mentorship dysfunction in graduate school. Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training, 39(1), 44–55.

Kram, K. E. (1985). Mentoring at work: Developmental relationships in organizational life. Glenview, IL: ScottForesman and Company.

Lovitts, B. E. and Nelson, C. (2000). The hidden crisis in graduate education: Attrition from Ph.D. programs. Academe Online, n.p.

Lyons, W. et al. (1990). "The Mentor in Graduate Education." Studies in Higher Education, 15(3), 277-285.

Malenchek Egan, J. (1989). Graduate school and the self: A theoretical view of some negative effects of professional socialization. Teaching Sociology, 17(2), 200-207.

Mallinckrodt, B. and Leong, F. T. (1992). Social support in academic programs and family environments: Sex differences and the role conflicts for graduate students. Journal of Counseling & Development, 70, 716-723.

National Academy of Sciences. (1997). Adviser, teacher, role model, friend: On being a mentor to students in science and engineering. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Nerad, M. (2009). Confronting common assumptions: Designing future-oriented doctoral education. In Ehrenberg, R. G. and Kuh, C. V. (Eds.), Doctoral education and the faculty of the future (pp. 80-89). Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


You can find a full bibliography of mentoring-related topics by category here.