Resources for Mentoring, Education, and Development

Below are articles, books, and programs about mentoring faculty and students that are recommended by the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Books below are available to read (for free!) from the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. Email if you are interested in borrowing any of the books.

  • A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley
  • Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential by Barbara Oakley
  • Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success by Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, and Todd Zakrajsek
  • Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek
  • Designing your Life: How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  • On Being a Mentor by W. Brad Johnson 
  • Transformative Conversations: A guide to mentoring communities among colleagues in higher education by Peter Felten
  • Georgetown Vet Ally handbook – Learn more from Georgetown Vet Ally website

  • MyMentor: Online social networking platform for mentors and mentees engaged in biomedical science, broadly defined provided by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
  • MyNRMN: Social networking platform from NRMN for students and researchers across the biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical sciences to connect with one another for anything from general questions about research and professional development as a scientist to scheduling more formal mentorship appointments one-on-one or as a group

  • Compilation of Resources on Racial Justice: We encourage members of the Georgetown University Medical Center to educate themselves and others using these resources and the resources listed on other Georgetown main sites to learn and discuss ways that we can work together in solidarity and act against the inequalities that exist in this world.