Faculty Mentoring is a Cornerstone of Faculty Success

Faculty mentoring is an important investment in our colleagues and our collective academic excellence. Our goal is to augment the resources and opportunities available through our established departmental mentoring programs using a two-pronged approach of providing structured, high quality professional development and enrichment opportunities for junior faculty and effective mentor training for our senior colleagues. Our mentoring initiatives are tailored to meet the needs of faculty on diverse career paths and are intended to span differences in gender, culture, and race. Through collegial support we will build a stronger, more inclusive, and more engaged academic community.

Assistant Vice President for Faculty Mentoring

A. Courtney DeVries, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Faculty Mentoring

Professor of Medicine and Neuroscience

John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research

Director, WV Stroke CoBRE

West Virginia University Cancer Institute

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute


Dr. DeVries joined the WVU faculty in 2018 as a Professor of Medicine and Assistant Vice President of Faculty Mentoring. She previously held faculty positions at The Ohio State University and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. DeVries studies the physiological mechanisms underlying social and environmental influences on neurological disorders, including stroke and “chemo brain”. She has been continuously funded during her career, including support from the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Cancer Institute, and the American Heart Association. Dr. DeVries is a Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Stroke Association and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. She has received numerous scientific awards, including the Frank A. Beach Award for Research Excellence from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, the Curt P. Richter Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, and the Ohio State College of Medicine Faculty Achievement Award. She also received the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. DeVries is passionate about faculty mentoring and the opportunity it presents for assisting colleagues as they strive to attain their career goals while living purposeful lives.

Faculty Mentoring Handbook

Departmental Mentoring Programs

OR&GE Mid-Career Mentoring

Annotated Mentoring Literature

Highlighted Books on Mentoring and Academic Career Development

Grant Writing, Editing & Feedback

Networking and Peer Mentoring Opportunities

National Center For Faculty Development and Diversity

Videos & Webinars


HSC Wellness

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

Research Forrest