Laura Gail Lunsford, Ph.D. is professor and chair of psychology at Campbell University. She wrote the definitive Handbook for Managing Mentoring Programs and co-edited the Sage Handbook of Mentoring in addition to having published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books on mentoring and leadership development. She has presented on mentoring at conferences sponsored by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, among others. The Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Institute for Education Science, and the LUCE Foundation have funded her work.
In 2009 she was honored with the International Mentoring Association’s Dissertation Award. She previously was a tenured associate professor at the University of Arizona, directed the Swain Center for executive education in the Cameron School of Business at UNC Wilmington, served as the alumni director at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and was the founding full-time director of the Park Scholarships at NC State. Her BA and Ph.D. are from NC State University and her MS is from UNC Greensboro. She regularly consults with organizations on creating fantastic mentoring programs.