HomeConferences & Think TanksConference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Speakers Share: Section NavigationSkip section navigationIn this sectionConference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Call for Proposals Speakers Schedule Registration Lodging Opening Keynote Speaker: W. Brad Johnson W. Brad Johnson is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist, he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He is the author of several books on mentoring relationships including, On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education. Closing Keynote Speaker: George D. Kuh George D. Kuh is Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois, and the Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. The founding director of the widely used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Kuh received the BA from Luther College, MS from St. Cloud State University, and PhD from the University of Iowa. He has written extensively about student engagement, assessment, institutional improvement, and college and university cultures and consulted with about three hundred fifty colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. In addition to High-Impact Practices (2008) and Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013) produced as part of the AAC&U LEAP initiative, his two most recent books are Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010) and Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (2007). In 2001, he received Indiana University’s prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for a distinguished career of teaching and research. He has received seven honorary degrees.