Call for Book Chapters: Mentoring through a female STEM identity lens

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for a scholarly collection of essays that shines a light on recent research on mentoring programs through a female STEM identity lens, edited by Dr. Cecilia (Ceal) D. Craig, Druai Education Research, F. SWE.

Mentoring often explores many layers. Consider the construct developed by Mertz (2004) adapted by Craig (2014) for supportive relationship with three characterizing dimensions: Intent (Modeling to Advising to Brokering), Involvement (Low to High), and Reach (Low to High). These relationships in these three dimensions range from names like Role & Peer Models to Teachers and Coaches to Advisors, Counselors, and Sponsors to Patron, and ultimately to Mentors. This book concept includes all levels of these supportive relationships. To better adapt and respond to expanding gender identity and multicultural needs, suggestions to set the stage for potential growth in these kinds of programs can be explored as well. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mentoring programs for: 
    • middle- or high-school STEM students, highlighting female participation
    • undergraduate STEM students, highlighting female participation
    • graduate STEM students, highlighting female participation
    • STEM faculty, highlighting female participation
    • STEM professionals, specifically involving female mentees 
  • Mentoring programs could include classic mentoring (mentor/mentee, peer mentoring) as well as programs for other supportive relationship, such as with career counselors, STEM organizations (e.g., Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, etc.), programs that provide consistent female STEM role model access, or Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) programs within companies. 
  • Gender identity influences on mentoring program efficacy or delivery
  • Culturally responsive practices influencing mentoring programs efficacy or delivery

Submission Instructions 

We welcome both individual and co-authored pieces. Please submit your 500-word proposal to Ceal Craig at by October 20, 2022.


20 October 2022: Proposal submissions due

1 December 2022: Acceptance/rejection emails sent

30 April 2023: Full chapter manuscripts due

30 June 2023: Responses from editor with suggestions sent

20 September 2023: Revised manuscripts due

1 November 2023: Full manuscript submitted to the publisher


This proposal is due on October 20th 2022.

Page last updated on August 10th 2022. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.