Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor and Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, as well as the Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South, and the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University.
Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. She holds more than 20 Honorary Doctorates from colleges and universities, and is the recipient of seven NAACP Image Awards.
Dr. Henrietta Mann, Tsetsehestaestse (Cheyenne), is the retired founding President of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College. She was the first individual to occupy the Katz Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University-Bozeman, where she is now Professor Emerita. In 1991, Rolling Stone Magazine named Dr. Mann as one of the ten leading professors in the nation.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Workshop
Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy
This workshop challenges the conventional wisdom about faculty mentoring and presents a new framework to help participants re-imagine how mentoring works. All participants will map their current mentoring network, identify the pressing areas of need that are not being met, and create a plan to expand their existing mentoring network.
Joy Gaston Gayles, workshop facilitator, is a professor at North Carolina State University. Her research and writing focuses on the college student experience. Dr. Gayles participated in the NCFDD's Faculty Success Program in 2014 and has been coaching new assistant and mid-career faculty for the past year.