Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Jeff Hamilton
Research describes mentoring as a best-practice for supporting overall student success for graduate and doctoral students.Unfortunately, faculty are not able to serve in a mentoring role for all of their students.The purpose of this project is to utilize university alumni who have successfully completed a doctoral program, to serve as mentors to prospective and current doctoral students. E-mentoring programs in particular,provide flexibility and have multiple, lasting benefits for everyone involved.Intended to start summer 2020, DocStu will include 20-24 people in the first cohort. DocStu was created as a way to provide holistic support to current and prospective doctoral students throughout all stages of their matriculation. Going through a doctoral program is a journey that seems never ending but having a supportive environment while pursuing a post-graduate degree is key to student success. DocStu aims to be a resource, village and safe space as students navigate this experience while simultaneously trying to balance life and work.
Cromartie, Chelsea, "DocStu: Creating an E-Mentoring Program to Support Current and Prospective Doctoral Students" (2020). Education Projects. 13.