Mentor Highlights

In the Odyssey, when Odysseus departs for the siege of Troy, he leaves his friend Mentor, a wise, older man, in charge of his son and palace. Mentor is to watch over and guide the young Telemachus. In the seventeenth century, Mentor became a verb, to mentor, with its current meaning of individual guidance of a (usually) younger, inexperienced person by an older, more experienced teacher or tutor. Here we profile two University of New Hampshire faculty members who have frequently mentored undergraduates, including Inquiry authors.

Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson is an assistant professor of biotechnology at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Johnson about her own research and her mentoring experiences with undergraduate students. 

Inquiry: What is your research focus? Did your undergraduate studies point you toward it? What interests you most about it?

Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson is a lecturer in the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Robertson about his own research and his mentoring experiences with undergraduate students. 

Inquiry: What is your research focus? Did your undergraduate studies point you toward it? What interests you most about it?

Nan Yi

Nan Yi is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Yi about his own research and mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Inquiry: What is your research focus? Did your undergraduate studies point you toward it? What interests you most about it?

Jill Thorson

Jill Thorson is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Thorson about her own research and her mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Inquiry: What is your research focus? Did your undergraduate studies point you toward it? What interests you most about it?

John Aber

John Aber is a professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Aber about his own research and his mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Inquiry: What is your research focus? Did your undergraduate studies point you toward it? What interests you most about it?

Nick Smith

Nick Smith is professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Smith about his own research and his mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Rebecca Rowe

Rebecca Rowe is an associate professor and program coordinator for wildlife and conservation biology in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Rowe about her own research and her mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Lou Ann Griswold

Lou Ann Griswold has been at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 1989. Currently she is associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Occupational Therapy. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Griswold about her own research and her mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Jo Sias Daniel

Jo Sias Daniel is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Daniel about her own research and her mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

Andrew Conroy

Drew Conroy is a professor at the Thompson School of Applied Science at the University of New Hampshire, where he has been since January 1990. Below is a correspondence with Dr. Conroy about his own research and his mentoring experiences with undergraduate students.

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