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Promoting the Culture of Mentoring at USC

Hosted by the Academic Senate, Provost and USC-Mellon Mentoring Program

Friday, February 11, 2011

3:00pm Check-in/Registration- Wedgewood Ballroom

4:00pm Welcome - Wilshire Room

    President of the Academic Senate, Professor, KSOM
    Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

4:10pm Faculty Mentoring Undergraduates

Moderator: Donal Manahan, College


  • Andrea Armani, VSOE
  • Sandra Chrystal, MSOB
  • Oliver Mayer, Theatre
  • Alison Renteln, College
  • John Watson, SCA
  • Reem Itani, College (Neuroscience Student)

Breakout Sessions

5:55pm Break

6:15pm Reception - Wedgewood Ballroom

7:00pm Dinner - Wedgewood Ballroom

“Mentor and Mentoring: A Preliminary History”

    University Professor, Bing Chair in English and American Literature, UCAPT Chair

Saturday, February 12, 2011

7:00am Breakfast Wilshire Room

8:00am Faculty Mentoring Faculty

Moderator: Debbie Macinnis, MSOB


  • Chuck Gomer, KSOM
  • Ellen-Linnea Dipprey, MSOB
  • Mike Messner, College
  • Timothy Pinkston, VSOE
  • Francille Wilson, College

Breakout Sessions

9:45am Break

10:15am Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdocs

Moderator: George Sanchez, College


  • Debbie Johnson, KSOM
  • Larry Gross, ASCJ
  • Urbashi Mitra, VSOE
  • Orquidea Garcia, KSOM (Ph.D. Candidate)

Breakout Sessions

12:00pm Lunch Wedgewood Ballroom

1:15pm Faculty Mentoring Faculty (Scholarship)

Moderator: Sandeep Gupta, VSOE


  • Tom Buchanan, KSOM
  • Alex Capron, Law
  • John Matsusaka, MSOB
  • Gisele Ragusa, RSOE/VSOE
  • Hanna Reisler, College

Breakout Sessions

3:00pm Closing

    Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

3:15pm Adjourn Web_Agenda.pdf