What We Do

As a researcher and educator, I have many years of experience to share with others in how to be happy and successful in the world of academia. I provide interactive workshops to support doctoral students and junior faculty, or pre-tenured faculty, in reaching their goals in the academy. 

New Book!

Like Words Falling onto the Page (eBook Kindle & Paperback) is a concise and easily accessible book for introducing and supporting graduate students and junior faculty in the academic writing and publishing process.  [The Falling paperback  and Kindle e-book can be purchased on Amazon. Click on the Purchase Book button below].

The Falling Workbook complements the paperback text and offers assignments to support your writing and publishing process. As a resource for research methods courses or advising, the book and e-workbook are perfect for faculty to support and mentor their undergraduate and graduate students. [The Falling Workbook is a digital download. You will receive a link to the item after purchase! Click on the Purchase eWorkbook button below]


“I am working on my literature review now and your book, Like Words Falling onto the Page, has been a GREAT help!! I have turned to it several times so far to stimulate my thinking around different sections of the writing. It is such a needed tool. I am so grateful to you, Dr. Mensah, for taking the time to document and publish this guidance.” —D.H., Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University 

“I love Dr. Mensah’s ebook on scholarly writing. It encompasses all that has been missing from other similar texts. Her writing is clear and motivating. I am looking forward to securing a second copy in print. Thanks for your fantastic and ‘needed’ contribution!” –D.M-S., Doctoral Candidate, Morgan State University

“As a doctoral candidate, I have been searching for a book that helps ease my angst about academic writing, and Dr. Mensah’s work does the trick! Dr. Mensah’s writing makes the academic writing process feel manageable, but she also doesn’t sugarcoat how difficult the process is. So far, my favorite bit of wisdom that she shares is that academic writers should “process, reflect, and connect” through journal writing before, during, and after the writing process. I think this is especially powerful because in my experience I have struggled to keep track of all of my thoughts while researching to prepare to write a study, and most times the rawness or clarity of my writing gets lost in the sometimes restricting nature of academic writing. Dr. Mensah’s approach of journaling and using the anatomy of a research article to guide my writing is especially helpful. I would definitely recommend this book to folks who are entering the academy, and professors who are trying to reach new goals. Great work, Dr. Mensah!” –-A.R., Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University

“I really needed more readings on writing about your research for my Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysis class. Your new book is filling that gap! Thank you for that gift. I have required the students to purchase the book, and they will be reading the whole thing!” —A.S.W., Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University 


Virtual Writing and Publishing Workshops

 Felicia Moore Mensah, The Scholar Mentor, has supported doctoral students in completing their dissertations, junior faculty in obtaining tenure & promotion, and both students and faculty in their writing process and getting published. Do not hesitate to contact The Scholar Mentor if you need support.

With so much at stake, it is critical to understand the ins-and-outs of the academic writing and the publishing process so that you can advance in your career goals. I have worked with individuals, small groups of students and faculty, and conducted sessions at conferences. My Virtual Writing Retreats and Virtual Workshops are great ways to spark your writing and productivity. Let me plan one for you and your group!

Doctoral Students

Are you ready to fast-track your graduate studies? Writing is one of the more critical tasks you engage in along your academic career as a doctoral student. Whether you are writing a class paper, your qualifying exam, dissertation proposal or dissertation, your success depends on writing and getting you to the finish line-- a done dissertation and graduation. The Scholar Mentor will help you understand the growing importance of writing as doctoral students, conducting academic research, choosing the best publishing options as doctoral students, and knowing what to expect in the review process, and so much more!

Junior Faculty

Are you on the fast-track to tenure? Writing is one of the more critical tasks you will engage in along your academic career as a faculty member, and your success depends on writing and getting you through one of your major milestones-- promotion and tenure. The Scholar Mentor will help you understand the growing importance of writing as junior faculty members and how you can support your students in doing the same. In this session, you will learn about choosing the best journals for your research, knowing what to expect in the review process, and so much more!

Personalized Mentoring Program

A great deal of time is spent advising, mentoring, and supporting doctoral students and junior faculty. But not everyone receives the attention they need to advance in their academic programs or careers. If you would like "personalized, one-on-one"-- and/or small group advising sessions and "office hours"-- contact The Scholar Mentor to develop YOUR personalized program. Let The Scholar Mentor assist you in becoming more productive by "developing the scholar in you!" The Personalized Mentoring Program consists of Zoom Virtual Sessions, feedback on writing products (i.e., dissertation proposal, dissertation document, and manuscripts for publication) as well as strategies, tips, and encouragement to keep you motivated to reach your writing goals. Do not be afraid to seek support  on your work. Consider this an investment in YOU and YOUR dreams! 

Contact The Scholar Mentor to set up your "FREE" 30-min Virtual Mentoring Session! After answering a few questions and talking with you about your needs, The Scholar Mentor will send you a Personalized Academic Mentoring Program, with payment options to fit any budget.

Client Comments: "Your advice and support early on [during my search for a faculty position] were really helpful. Everything from just being myself ... to your comment that you liked my spreadsheet were all important encouragements that helped me do something I didn't know I was capable of doing so well. Also, one of my peers is really struggling, and she is a first class student. I shared what you had said about how to approach the applications, and she turned it into a mantra. Literally helped her get through the week, so your love and wisdom spreads on!!"


"Her peaceful demeanor and Southern charm put us all at ease. She showed how she put her 'money where her mouth is' by living her own advice. Very applicable to my daily life as a new faculty member."
-Workshop Attendee
"This workshop was informative, practical, and motivational. It provided specific actionable steps to implement many of the tips she provided and demystified the publishing process."
-Workshop Attendee
"With Felicia's support as my mentor, I submitted four publications and facilitated two presentations in the last year!"
--M.J., Postdoctoral Research Fellow
"Felicia has been instrumental in my development as a science education researcher and scholar. Her mentor-ship, guidance and wise counsel have supported me as a PhD student and continues to support me as a Junior scholar. Her commitment has helped me to become a better scholarly writer and critical educator. I am immensely grateful to her dedication and support. She is an AMAZING SCHOLAR AND MENTOR!"
--S.E.W., Educational PD Developer


Felicia Moore Mensah, Ph.D., is Professor of Science Education and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology, and former Associate Dean, at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Not only does she enjoy teaching and research, but she also has an exceptional record in advising graduate students and developing early scholars– with sponsoring more than 50 doctoral dissertations and serving on more than 120 dissertation committees. Additionally, she works to mentor and support junior faculty in obtaining tenure and promotion and improving classroom practice. As a prolific writer and well-established researcher, Dr. Mensah’s work addresses issues of diversity and equity in science teacher education, with culturally relevant teaching, multiculturalism, and critical theories guiding her teaching and research.

Collage Images: Michigan State University (Postdoctoral Fellowship); North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (M.S. Biology and Education); Florida State University (Ph.D. Science Education); Teachers College, Columbia University (Currently); and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S. Biology).

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