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Youth Mentoring Experts Join Editorial Board Of The Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring
October 24, 2012; Boston, MA: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring announce that six new members have been appointed to the editorial board of The Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring.
The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, hosted on the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s website for The Center for Evidence Based Mentoring, is a tool that highlights new research findings and ideas about youth mentoring and gives practitioners the opportunity to ask questions, as well as share their local community experiences.
Additional features in The Chronicle summarize findings from related fields and their application; share and comment on relevant ideas from the popular press; expose readers to early-stage research; and introduce readers to the seasoned and new generation of mentoring scholars.
The six new editorial board members are:
• Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode Sr., president of Amachi, Inc. — a nationally acclaimed faith-based mentoring model for children of incarcerated parents — and distinguished senior resident fellow, Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS), University of Pennsylvania. As policy editor of The Chronicle, Goode will write or edit the “Policy Corner” blog, which will cover issues at the intersection of mentoring and public policy.
• Michael Garringer, resource advisorwith the National Mentoring Center at Education Northwest, providing technical assistance to federally-funded mentoring initiatives sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service. As editor of the Forum, Garringer will offer a running commentary on mentoring research, policy and practice, including the responses of guests with different views on the topic a question or topic.
• Marty Martinez, M.A., president and CEO ofthe Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), the umbrella organization for more than 200 mentoring programs in the state and the only organization solely dedicated to strategically expanding quality youth mentoring in Massachusetts. As a leader in shaping and implementing MMP’s initiatives to promote and ensure high-quality standards and practices for youth mentoring, Martinez will be The Chronicle’s practice editor. He will write and oversee the “Practice Corner” blog, covering issues related to MENTOR’s network of State Mentoring Partnerships.
• Dave Van Patten, founder, president and CEO of Dare Mighty Things, a veteran-owned management consulting business specializing in technology infused performance management solutions for large-scale programs that affect vulnerable populations. Van Patten will be The Chronicle’s program editor and will write and oversee the new “Program Corner” blog, which will cover emerging issues in youth mentoring programs and government initiatives.
• David DuBois, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on factors that contribute to youth resilience, particularly self-esteem and mentoring relationships, and how these assets can be used to enhance positive health outcomes through community-based programs.DuBois will be the evidence editor, writing and overseeing the new “Evidence Corner,” which willcover issues related to program evaluation and the interpretation and application of evaluation and research findings.
• Renée Spencer, associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work, whose research focuses on youth mentoring, specifically relational processes in more- and less-successful relationships. She is conducting a mixed-methods longitudinal study of the development of youth mentoring relationships in community-based programs. Spencer will be The Chronicle’s Research from Related Fields column editor, which will enable her to post and discuss research from the fields of social work, education, psychology and others as they pertain to mentor-mentee relationships.
“I am delighted to appoint these national leaders to the editorial board of The Chronicle,” said Center Director and the MENTOR Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, BostonDr. Jean Rhodes. “With their vast knowledge and experience, these board members are well positioned to bring us important perspectives and to stimulate vigorous debates in ways that improve the practice of quality youth mentoring.”
For more information on The Chronicle, go to http://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/.
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