Entries by Megyn Jasman

Can I Help With That? Understanding First-Year College Students’ Goal Setting within a Peer Mentoring App

Conference: International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) Presentation Type: Poster Authors: Emily Hersch, Alexandra Werntz, Yangyang Deng, Harun Gunasekaran, Jean Rhodes About: This study examines the impact of goal setting within a peer mentoring app among first-year undergraduate students. Findings indicate that goal setting is associated with higher GPA, life satisfaction, and academic […]

Press Release: Dr. Jean Rhodes Appointed to Editorial Board of the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Boston, MA – MentorPRO, a pioneering, evidence-based platform dedicated to enhancing student success through mentorship, is thrilled to announce that our co-founder, Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology Jean Rhodes, of the University of Massachusetts Boston, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, a leading publication […]

Mentor-Mentee Matching and Student Outcomes

Conference: Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience Presentation Type: Presentation Authors: Ramya Ramadurai, Megyn Jasman, Yangyang Deng, Alexandra Werntz, & Jean E. Rhodes, About: Findings were presented on mentoring and student outcomes when mentors and mentees were matched based on different characteristics. Matching based on underrepresented minority status, first-generation status, and international student status predicted […]

Degrees of Success: Best Practices and Innovations for Mentoring Underrepresented College Students

Conference: National Mentoring Summit 2024 Presentation Type: Workshop Authors: Matthew Hagler, Sarah Schwartz, Jean Rhodes, Alexandra Werntz, Elizabeth Raposa, and Megyn Jasman About: The workshop presented research demonstrating the challenges underrepresented students face in understanding colleges’ “hidden curriculum” and the key role mentors can play in demystifying it. Best practices and cutting-edge innovations in this area were […]

Supportive Accountability Mentoring: A New Model of Improving Connections and Outcomes

Conference: 2023 16th Annual Mentoring Conference, Mentoring Networks: The Impact of Developmental Relationships on the Future of Work. Presentation Type: Plenary Session Speaker Authors: Jean Rhodes About: Supportive accountability models show promise for improving outcomes for youth and young adults. This presentation overviews a supportive accountability approach to mentoring, and a technology-enhanced tool designed to […]

Technology-Enhanced Peer Mentoring Program for Students Transitioning to College

Conference: 2023 National Conference on Students in Transition Presentation Type: Research Presentation Authors: Jean Rhodes, Alexandra Werntz, Megyn Jasman, and Yangyang Deng About: A pilot study of MentorPRO has demonstrated acceptability and feasibility of the platform with first-year college students. Based on these findings, the current study sought to examine initial effects of engagement with MentorPRO […]

The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Welcomes a New Doctoral Student

We are thrilled to welcome a new doctoral student from the University of Massachusetts Boston to our lab! Jordan Cherry is a first year graduate student in Clinical Psychology at UMass Boston. She holds a BA in Psychology and Medical Anthropology from the University of Virginia and has research interests pertaining to bridging barriers in […]

Dr. Jean Rhodes is Awarded with APA’s Urie Bronfenbrenner Award

        Our Executive Director, Dr. Jean Rhodes, has been honored with the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for her lifetime contribution to the field of developmental psychology. The award, given by Division 7 of the American Psychological Association (APA), recognizes an individual whose work, over a lifetime career, has contributed not only to the […]

CEBM gets Highlighted in The Community Psychologist’s Summer 2023 Issue

The Community Psychologist (TCP) is SCRA’s (Society for Community Research and Action) newsletter, provides an informal venue for SCRA members to exchange ideas and information. It includes brief reports and reflections on the practice of community research and action, as well as updates and announcements of interest to members. Regular features include columns on women’s […]

Examining College Student Engagement with a Peer Support App: Implications for Student Wellbeing

Conference: 2023 Society of Digital Mental Health Virtual Conference Presentation Type: Poster Authors: Emily Hersch, Saniya Soni, Megyn Jasman, Alexandra Werntz, and Jean Rhodes About: This presentation examined whether student engagement with MentorPRO differed by race, first-generation, and international student status. We found that students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities engaged more with their peer […]

Webinar: Scaling Mental Health Services through Technology-Enhanced Mentoring

While digital interventions have many advantages, they are plagued with low uptake and attrition, limiting their potential. Research suggests that providing human support for digital intervention use can improve user retention and associated outcomes. Digital support platforms, like MentorPRO, can scale such human support for one’s digital intervention use. Hosted by Northwestern University and the Society […]

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring Visits

On June 5th, 2023, our colleagues from The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring visited us at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Jean Rhodes helped to found the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. This Center is the research division of Mentoring Europe. They work on developing and launching research lines on […]

Research Proposal: Supportive Accountability for University Students’ Engagement with the Healthy Minds Meditation Application

Conference: Association for Psychological Science 2023 Conference Presentation Type: Poster Authors: Emily Hersch, Megyn Jasman, Jordan Cherry, Saniya Soni, Alexandra Werntz, and Jean Rhodes About: In this poster, we propose an 8-week randomized controlled trial to test whether supportive accountability from a peer mentor will increase university students’ engagement with the Healthy Minds Meditation Application […]