In this paper, the author reflects on each student who has impacted the his understanding of the value of undergraduate research and the role of intentional mentorship while engaging with the unique qualities of the Lasallian charism, and the diversity of ministries that together and by association carry out the work in creative fidelity to a shared mission and inspiration. The paper discusses the similarities of the relationships that Lasallian education encourages between students and faculty to the mentoring relationships the author is engaged in, and the effective examples offered by the author’s former professors and current colleagues.
Keywords: Catholic; Lasallian; Lasallian mission; Vocations; Lasallian leadership; Lasallian pedagogy; pedagogy; Association
Christopher Jordan is an assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He earned his PhD in 2015 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.