Miner Master Mentors

The Miner Master Mentors (M3) program provides confidential mentoring by a cadre of accomplished and respected Missouri S&T faculty.  Established to enhance a culture of mentorship on campus, Master Mentors are available as a resource to all tenure-track, tenured, non-tenure track, and contingent faculty beyond their S&T  departmental resources.  The Master Mentors have a collective breadth of expertise to provide meaningful and accurate advice and information regarding all aspects of faculty professional development, such as:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Service & Leadership
  • Promotion and Tenure 
  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs
  • Service Learning
  • Early Career Challenges

This program is completely voluntary and confidential for mentees, who initiate and seek out mentors based on their need. Contact the Master Mentors listed below to start a conversation.

Dr. Mariesa Crow

Fred Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, early career faculty challenges, leadership, promotion and tenure, or graduate student advising.

Dr. Xiaoping Du

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, or graduate student advising.

Dr. Bill Fahrenholtz

Curators' Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about research and scholarship, early career faculty concerns, or graduate student advising.

Dr. Stephen Gao

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about leadership, promotion and tenure, non-tenure track faculty affairs, graduate student advising, service learning or other topics.

Dr. Larry Gragg

Chancellor's Professor

Department of History & Political Science

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, early career faculty challenges, or promotion and tenure.

Dr. Wayne Huebner

Professor of Ceramic Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, service, leadership, or promotion and tenure.

Dr. Irina Ivliyeva

Professor of Russian

Department of Arts, Languages and Philosophy

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, service, early career faculty challenges, leadership, promotion and tenure, or non-tenure track faculty affairs.

Merilee Krueger

Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychological Science

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, service, promotion, or non-tenure track faculty affairs.

Dr. Scott Miller

Teaching Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, service, early career faculty challenges, or non-tenure track faculty affairs.

Dr. Melanie Mormile

Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Geological Sciences and Engineering

Department of Biological Sciences, and Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about research and scholarship, leadership, or promotion and tenure.

Dr. Dan Reardon

Associate Professor of English

Department of English and Technical Communication

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, service, early career faculty challenges, leadership, promotion and tenure, or non-tenure track faculty affairs.

Dr. Joan Schuman

Associate Teaching Professor

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, service, non-tenure track faculty affairs or service learning.

Dr. Robert Schwartz

Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Professor of Economics

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Department of Economics

Specialization:

Contact me to have a conversation about teaching, research and scholarship, leadership, promotion and tenure, or graduate student advising.