About the Network

The Faculty Mentoring Network at Grinnell College had its origins in 2008, as a way for new faculty members to get support from an established colleague outside of their departments. We formalized this in 2011, and have been striving since then to make it more effective and more sustainable. Since 2015, we have been reaching out to other small colleges to learn more about mentoring elsewhere, and to help other schools establish long lasting, positive mentoring programs.

About Us

Heather Lobban-Viravong is an Associate Dean of the College and an Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College.

Mark Schneider is a Professor of Physics at Grinnell College, where he has also served as an Associate Dean and Chair of the Faculty.