Scholar 2 Scholar: Mentoring pipeline to graduate studies

2:15 - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017
PSU 312

Scholar 2 Scholar (S2S), a campus-wide mentoring research initiative at Missouri State University, supports undergraduate students by pairing them with faculty as research assistants. The program provides undergraduate students valuable one-on-one research experience in their preparation for graduate studies. Faculty members who serve as mentors, provide a structured research experience and gain a research assistant supported through work-study awards. Participants will learn firsthand of the program’s expectations, and its challenges and rewards from S2S program participants (faculty and students).


Professor of History Jamaine Abidogun

Jamaine Abidogun

Professor of History
Missouri State University

Dr. Jamaine M. Abidogun is a professor of history at Missouri State University. She serves as a Diversity Fellow, chairperson for the university’s Educator Preparation Provider Council (EPPC) and the MSEd in history and social studies program coordinator. 

She serves on the African and African American Studies Committee and is a founding member of Missouri State University’s Disability Studies Committee and disability studies minor. Her co-edited works include “Education, Creativity and Economic Empowerment in Africa (Palgrave, 2014) and “Issues in African Political Economies (Carolina Academic Press, 2016). She has published several chapters and articles in African and Education Cultural Studies. Dr. Abidogun is the editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) housed at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the Fulbright Academy, African Studies Association (ASA) and the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS).

Dr. Abidogun received a Fulbright Core Senior Scholar Award for her work “Strengthening Gender Research to Improve Girls’ and Women’s Education in Nigeria” and a Fulbright Scholar Award for her research “Gender Perspectives in Nigeria Secondary Education: A Case Study in Nsukka.”

She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction in secondary education with a minor in African and African-American Studies from the University of Kansas.