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.

—Brigid C. Casellini
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... Learn More