Research & Publications

An important role and mission of the Mentoring Institute is research into best practices in mentoring that are specific to our setting. There are probably general best mentoring practices for any setting and any mentor-mentee partnership, but we feel there are also specific needs for mentors to be most effective in their specific settings. The University of New Mexico engages in extensive research activities and has been classified as a Research I university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Institute's research include:

  • Needs assessment surveys

  • Extensive literature reviews

  • Qualitative & quantitative studies



The Mentoring Institute contributes to the existing body of research on developmental relationships by publishing research on a variety of different types of media.  We hope to continue to increase our impact on mentoring through future publications.

  • Mentoring: Perspectivas Teóricas Y Prácticas. The Mentoring Institute published the first book on Mentoring in the Spanish Language in 2010. The second volume is scheduled for publication in Fall 2013. This research project aims to provide information, assistance, and resources to non-English speakers.

  • Solidary Leadership by Dr. Enrique Agüera (English Translation) – In Spring 2012, the Mentoring Institute translated and published the book, which was authored by Dr. Enrique Agüera, President of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

  • A Case Study in Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes: An International Casebook by David Clutterbuck, Kirsten M. Poulsen & Frances Kochan – In Summer 2012, the Mentoring Institute published a case study in a British book addressing the topic of Mentoring and Diversity. Co-editor is Dr. David Clutterbuck, co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

  • 2008-2013 Mentoring Conference Proceedings – For six consecutive years, the Mentoring Institute has electronically published the conference proceedings, a compilation of more than 200 hundred articles in each edition.

  • Multiple Presentations in National and International Conferences – The presentations are increasing both the Mentoring Institute's and UNM's reputation. Several requests to replicate the Mentoring Institute’s model have been received, including the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), West Virginia University, and Bennett College (NC).