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Multi-institutional mEntoring Network for Transforming Organizational cultuRe

PROJECT TEAM

Levon T. Esters, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Principal Investigator

Neil Knobloch, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Co-Principal Investigator

De'Etra Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor &
Interim Associate Dean
Co-Principal Investigator

Rama Radhakrishna, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean & Professor
Project Evaluator

Brooke Stafford
Purdue University
Graduate Research Assistant 2019-2020

Andres Zabala
Purdue University
Graduate Research Assistant 2020-2021

Mallen Marlowe
Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty Leadership Teams

Michican State University

Aaron J. McKim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Community Sustainability

Doug Bessette, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Community Sustainability

Phil Warsaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

Ohio State University

Mary T. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jera Niewoehner-Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Francesca Hand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Joyce Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Pennsylvania State University

Rama Radhakrishna, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate Education, Professor, Agricultural and Extension Education

Mallen Marlowe
Graduate Research Assistant

Tennessee State University

De'Etra Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Sky Georges, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Catherine Armwood-Gordon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Anthony Bowden
Graduate Research Assistant

Tuskegee University

Olga Bolden-Tiller, Ph.D.
Professor; Department Head; Asst. Dean

Deepa Bedi, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Deloris Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Tasha Hargrove, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Extension Professor

Byungjin Min, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Joseph Quansah, Ph.D.
Research Extension Associate Professor

Albert Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry & Department Head

Richard Whittington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Asst. Department Head

Robert Zabawa, Ph.D.
Research Extension Professor

University of Arkansas @ Pine Bluff

Nina Lyon Bennett, PhD
Assistant Dean for Academics

Janette R. Wheat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Tracy V. Dunbar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Emmanuel Asiamah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mark Balschweid, Ph.D.
Professor and ALEC Head

L.J. McElravy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Leadership, & Associate Dean for UNL Graduate Studies

Heather Akin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Nathan Conner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Gina Matkin
Professor of Leadership

Langston University

Leonard Newby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Desmond Delk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kavaris Sims, M.A.
Assistant Dean of Students

Ashford Perkins, M.A.
Academic Advisor

Florida A&M University

Neil James, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for
Academic Programs

Omolola Betiku, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Glen Wright, Ph.D.
Director of Animal Health/Veterinary Technology

Keawin Sarjeant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Univerisity of Missouri

NaTashua Davis, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity Initiatives

Michael Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Terrell Morton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jennifer Brown
Associate Director, K-12 Access Programming & Outreach Initiatives 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Chastity Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Agricultural Education

Chantel Y. Simpson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

Gregory Goins, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Natural Resources and Environmental Design

Antoine J. Alston, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean of Academics-CAES

University of Kentucky

Bryan Hains, Ph.D.
Director and Co-Founder of the Community Innovation Lab

Tiffany Thomas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kristina Hains, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Virtual Events

MENTOR Virtual Engagements

NC-AAAE 2020 Mentoring Session: How to Plant and Grow Inclusive Cross Cultural and Institutional Mentoring Ecosystems (Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson & Dr. LaKisha Odom)

2020 Mentoring Videos

NC-AAAE proceedings

Mentoring Resources

MENTOR Project Overview
FLT Project Video