University of Southern California


Making it Work: Cutting Edge Research Mentoring

Who Should Attend

Professors and future professoriate (e.g. graduate students, post-docs), research associates in all fields; undergraduate students interested in research collaborations with faculty.


This program provides attendees with a candid overview of the multi-level, cascading mentoring model currently funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports cutting edge, trans-disciplinary research. This mentoring model enables a highly productive collaboration of scholars in highly diverse fields (archaeology, physics, chemistry, material science, history) and on all levels (from senior professors to post-docs to graduate students to undergraduates).

Panel members will provide brief, engaging, illustrated presentations in order to orient attendees about how USC supports this culture of entrepreneurial research mentoring and to explain the significant benefits ans issues that faculty should recognize when embarking on a geographically-distributed, multi-level collaboration that integrates multiple disciplines. Panel members will invite questions from the audience.


Lynn Swartz Dodd, Lecturer of Religion and Curator, Elizabeth Friedman, from Illinois Institute of Technology, David Scott , from the Getty Center and UCLA, and Bruce Zuckerman, Professor of Religion and Linguistics.

Next Event

January 24, 2011 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Location: Doheny Library DML 240.

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.