Research & Publications

One of the most important roles and missions of the Mentoring Institute is the research of effective practice models for the diverse settings in which we provide support. While there are many general effective practices in mentoring for any mentor-mentee relationship and setting, we believe that addressing the specific needs of mentors in their unique setting is one of the greatest ways to improve mentoring outcomes. The Institute’s areas of research include:

  • Needs assessment surveys

  • Extensive literature reviews

  • Qualitative & quantitative studies



Every year, the Mentoring Institute contributes to the international body of research on mentoring and developmental relationships by publishing research both internally and externally. We hope to continue to increase our impact on mentoring through research every year!

  • 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 the Spring of 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 the Summer of 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.

  • 2008-2024 Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching: Conference Papers – For sixteen consecutive years, the Mentoring Institute has electronically published the conference papers submitted for the Annual Mentoring Conference in the Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, a premier peer-reviewed UNM trade-marked journal published by the Mentoring Institute. Each year, a compilation of as many as 100 conference papers is published in the Chronicle.

  • International and National Conference Presentations – Thanks to presentations by the Mentoring Institute at numerous international and national conferences, we have received requests to replicate the Mentoring Institute's model from Universities across North America, including the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), West Virginia University, and Bennett College (NC).

  • Making Connections: A Handbook for Effective Formal Mentoring Programs in Academia - this handbook is a unique and needed contribution to the mentoring field, and is a collaborative institutional effort between Utah State University’s (USU) Empowering Teaching Open Access Book Series and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Mentoring Institute

  • Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching: Special Issues – Starting in spring, 2024, The Mentoring Institute will be publishing a series of quarterly special issues.