As a faculty member, an important part of my service to the research community–and the public at large–is to help mentor graduate students. This can be done by collaborating with graduate students on coauthored research papers and by helping them become established scholars at other institutions. Most graduate students have several mentors, and some of my collaborative relationships are with students at other institutions. A key part of my job has become helping graduate students find the funding they need to do their work. This can mean significant and long term funding for projects that need coding teams and infrastructure, it can mean travel funds for overseas fieldwork, or it can mean summer funding for projects that put students in touch with industry. Here are:
- funders who have supported my graduate students in our original research;
- co-authored publications resulting from collaborations with students;
- names of all student research collaborators;
- the graduate students I am currently chairing;
- student collaborators who have taken faculty appointments around the world.
I have also developed several kinds of handouts, presentations, and memos on mentoring in the social sciences, including:
- “Collaborating and Coauthoring” published by Inside Higher Ed, 06/04/2009.
- “A Dozen Sentences That Should Appear In Your (Academic) Job Application Letter” published by Inside Higher Ed, 03/09/2014.
- “A Dozen Slides for Your Job, Conference or Research Talk” published by Inside Higher Ed, 16/09/2015.
- Handout: How to Format a Modern Academic Cover Letter
- Handout: Gantt Table for Planning Social Research – Spreadsheet or Word Version
- Handout: How to Get from a Social Problem to a Research Question and Research Plan