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Dr. Andrea A. Davis
3 Key Ways to Negotiate With Your Mentor in Graduate School
Dr. Crystal Rae Coel
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Dr. Dionne P. Stephens
The Key Questions You Need to Ask
Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher
How to Become a Highly Desired Mentee
Dr. H. Sharif “Herukhuti” Williams
Why You Need a “Possibility Model” (or 2 or 3)
Dr. James Wadley
The Importance of Fun, Passion and Health In Your Career
Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey
What is a "Mentor Collective"?
Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya
Hidden Curriculums and Networks of Oppression in Higher Education
Dr. Margaret M. Ferrara
Confidence and Fear
Dr. Peter Smagorinsky
Embracing an Eclectic Focus
Dr. Robert J. Patterson
Choosing and Working With a Mentor
Dr. Samantha N. Pinto
The 3 Questions Your Mentor Should Be Asking You
Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton
Imposters, Publishing and Rejection
Dr. Valerie Kinloch
The True Meaning of Being “Mentor-able”
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I'm an Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. I focus on dismantling supremacist patriarchies through research, teaching, and coaching. As a sociocultural literacist, I work to understand personal and public voices and stories to solve personal and public problems. I do this by researching the evolutionary nature and function of literacies and texts through the discourses of narrative research. My work exposes impetuses for various personal and social ills such as racism, sexism, and ableism.
I love to mediate way before dawn, work out like a soldier, and shop alone. I prefer rum to wine, jeans to skirts, and like my heels sky high (except when I'm wearing cowboy boots). Every year I ask my stylist to cornrow and bead my hair in homage to Patrice Rushen and Stevie Wonder (if you know of these artists and understand why demonstrating embodied respect for them is important, we can probably be friends). I believe in ghosts, fairies, and hobbits (for real). Musically, I vibe to old school everything (hip hop, R&B, jazz, rock, and classical) and especially dig Hildegard von Bingen. I trust children a little bit more than adults, respect teens for their fearlessness, admire elders for their tenacity, and occasionally prefer the company of dogs to people. I'm really getting into interior design and have a penchant for acquiring east coast real estate. I'm also a survivor of multiple terrors in love.
I invite you to learn more about me and the projects I am involved with at JeanineStaples.com.