Center forCross-Cultural Research | Mentoring of Students

Mentoring of Students

In the last sixteen and one-half years, undergraduate and
graduate students working with Dr. Kohatsu have co–presented
papers, workshops, and posters at national/regional/international
conferences, including the American Psychological Association, Western
Psychological Association, and the Hawaii International Social
Science.  For example, from 2000-2010, more than 37 papers,
posters, and workshops have been presented with students at these
professional conferences.  Hence, an integral component of the
work done at the Center for Cross-cultural Research is to not only
mentor students on a long-term basis, but provide consistent
opportunities to present research at recognized professional venues.

As evidence of his dedication to mentoring, Dr. Kohatsu’s
students have entered doctoral programs in counseling, clinical,
school, and social psychology programs; medicine, law, education, and
information studies.  The range of highly competitive and
highly-regarded programs that Dr. Kohatsu’s students have
been admitted to include Columbia University, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, University of
California, Los Angeles,  Arizona State University, Claremont
Graduate School, University of Maryland, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and University of California, Davis.  As an
example---from 2000 - 2010 more than 36 students who were mentored by
Dr. Kohatsu have gained admittance into doctoral programs.

From 2004 onward, several students who worked in Dr.
Kohatsu’s research lab have received scholarships from the
Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) program funded by
NIH.  As of the Spring quarter of 2010, Dr. Kohatsu has
mentored five students through this scholarship program.  All
five students have gone on to advanced graduate programs and one
student recently completed his doctorate in Counseling
Psychology.  In addition to mentoring MBRS students, three
students in the Center for Cross-cultural Research have received the
Sally Casanova pre-doctoral scholarship award.  Lastly, two of
Dr. Kohatsu’s students have also received the very
prestigious fellowship from the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) of
the American Psychological Association.