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Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Science

Strategies for Success

Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Science: Strategies for Success is a practical and engaging resource on interdisciplinary mentoring in all fields of science. This book outlines what successful mentoring is, what it is not and how these important concepts relate to scientists today. Chapters include real-world examples, tips, and interviews and content is backed by current evidence and research. This reference discusses the benefits and challenges of building a mentoring relationship and highlights noteworthy topics such as mentoring minorities and women and mentoring to achieve change.


The book’s author is the recipient of the Leading Diversity Award from the National Cancer Institute.  The book includes a foreword by Julie Thompson Klein who is a Professor of Humanities in the English Department and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Klein is the past president of the Association for Integrative Studies (AIS) and former editor of the AIS journal, Issues in Integrative Studies


The goal of this book is to provide readers with a better understanding of the mentoring relationship and the overall process as it applies to the increasingly interdisciplinary field of science.


The primary audience consists of investigators and academicians who mentor predoctoral trainees in all scientific disciplines. This book will also be useful for early career scientists and students who are looking for mentors, as well as senior researchers and current mentors who want to further develop their mentoring skills.

Paperback, 200 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415962-4


  • Dedication



    Chapter 1. Mentoring definition - the mentor within

    Chapter 2. What mentoring is not

    Chapter 3. Mentoring outreach - the multiplicative effect

    Chapter 4. Mentoring minorities and women

    Chapter 5. Interdisciplinary mentoring

    Chapter 6. Building a mentoring program

    Chapter 7. The I-Mentoring program: how to establish one

    Chapter 8: In closing: mentoring and synchronicity

    Appendix. The kaleidoscope effect



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