Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Mentoring Power" -- Press Release


Contact: Rosa Raskin,
Phone: 440.461.4125

Mentoring is key to innovation and depends on personal relationships, support systems, national and international collaboration, and commitment.
Cleveland, Ohio – November 12, 2014, Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation [Kindle Edition], at supplements the known literature on mentoring with personal communications from leaders of major mentoring programs, provides a tertiary tool that organizes the vast data on the subject, and identifies a select group of major multi-institutional success stories.

Hot listed on Amazon the first day of its publication, the short Ebook is packed with useful information including how to mentor, career and vocational guidance are directed to fields in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but the beauty of the findings is that the principles of good mentoring can be applied to any subject area.

Several leading programs are included in the Ebook with links to tools for mentoring programs on the international scene.

A new 2014 encyclopedic-type publication is cited in Mentoring Power entitled, Reflections & Connections: Personal Journeys Through the Life Sciences an Ebook bargain at $3.99 at and in paperback formats, two volumes combine to 1375 pages. The paper back copies are divided into Volume 1. Agricultural Economic & Plant Sciences and Volume 2. Healthcare Economic, Environmental & Medical Scientists. The book has 30 authors, some of whom served as editors of the project. I suggest scanning the Ebook version for anyone interested in the life sciences as some researchers move from the plant sciences to medicine, whether in print or Ebook format, the book has a section for everyone and the makings of a classic.

About the Authors of Mentoring Power: Key to Sustainable Economic Growth and Innovation

William Sharp has a background in biotechnology, translation of science into business ideas, spawning start-up companies and extensive technology transfer experience in the Americas and Asia. He has authored over seventy original research papers, abstracts and books. Dr. Sharp is currently a member of the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee. He previously held the following positions: Dean of Research and Professor of Plant Science, Cook College & Director of Research, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University; Executive Vice-President, DNA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Executive Vice-President for Research, DNA Plant Technology, Corp; Research Director, Pioneer Research, Campbell Institute for Research & Technology, the Campbell Soup Company; Professor of Microbiology, Ohio State University; Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory and Eminent Professor, University of Sao Paulo. He was a Fulbright Grantee during 1971 and 1973. Dr. Sharp holds a Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology from Rutgers University.

Rosa Raskin has a background in the sciences and information technology. She is a contributing author to two leading international trade journals. Her background on the bench in several life science laboratories gives her a unique perspective in combining her love of science with information. She holds a Zoology, an M.S. in Microbiology, and an M.L.S. She recently published a book entitled, Walk Forward, wrote a chapter for the newly published book, Reflections & Connections: Personal Journeys Through the Life Sciences, and is writing three cookbooks dedicated to those with food allergies and restricted diets.

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio and has 30 years of experience in higher education as a teacher of writing, a publication specialist and editor, a volunteer in a career services office, a writing center consultant, a continuing education instructor on campus and in the workplace, and in other roles promoting student learning and well-being. She holds a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University and two master’s degrees from John Carroll University, in counseling and in English. She has been a career advice columnist, “A Kinder Campus,” for the free online daily, Inside Higher Ed. She strives to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences with an emphasis on writing across the lifespan, wellness, creativity, and innovation. She led senior citizen community memoir workshops for many years and has taught at John Carroll University, Notre Dame College (Ohio), Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Ursuline College’s Teacher Apprentice Program. 


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