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Dr. David P. James

President, International Mentoring Association

Dr. David P. James is Dean of Educational Development and Degree / Extension Centers and Special Programs at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. He is also President of the International Mentoring Association, having served in this position since 1989.

Dr. James received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; a Master of Arts Degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and an Ed. D. from Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in Retention and Supporting Fields. Dr. James is internationally known as one of the leading experts in training, establishing, and evaluating mentoring programs. Since 1977, he has made numerous presentations on the subject of mentoring, particularly on mentor and protégé training, and essential elements necessary for comprehensive formalized mentoring programs.

Dr. James has extensive experience in areas of program development and training with students, faculty, administrators and community mentoring programs. His writings on mentoring have been published in the International Journal of Mentoring, Black Issues in Higher Education, and New Directions for Community Colleges. Dr. James is also the co-author of the mentoring publication titled Mentoring Guide for Community Colleges.

He recently co-authored with Dr. Marcia Canton, a chapter titled "Models in Mentoring Through Faculty Development," which was published in Mentoring and Diversity in Higher Education, Volume I, 1997. His mentoring program at Prince George’s Community College was featured in Black Issues in Higher Education, and in 1989 the mentoring program was cited by U.S. News and World Report, as one of the nation’s best among two-year and community colleges.

In 1988, Dr. James was honored as the outstanding administrator at Prince George’s Community College for his work in mentoring and retention. He has been named to Who’s Who Among Scholars in American Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges, and his biography has been published in Who’s Who Among Black Americans.

Since Dr. James’ election to the Presidency of the International Mentoring Association in 1989, he has galvanized and encouraged other members of the organization. Under his leadership, the International Mentoring Association has awakened to a new sense of purpose. Dr. James believes that the concept of mentoring can indeed make a difference.

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Power Point Presentation - "MENTORING K through the Professions" - November 16, 1998

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