Academic Mentoring

Claire Strom has mentored graduate students and  faculty throughout her career. 

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Graduate Students

Claire Strom has mentored a considerable number of Master's students, both in history and liberal studies.

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Undergraduate Students

Nearly every year, Claire Strom has advised at least one honors student on their thesis.

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Co-curricular Mentoring

Claire Strom has made it a priority to mentor students in non-traditional ways throughout her career.

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Academic Mentoring


Pedagogical Development

As Director of General Education, Claire Strom ran several pedagogical workshops each semester. These aimed at engaging students, teaching specific skills, and integrating knowledge across the curriculum.

HERS Institute

In the summer of 2016, Claire Strom attended the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr. This competitive two-week workshop included mentorship training focused on helping female faculty succeed.

Southern Association for Women Historians Toolkit

Agricultural History

As editor of Agricultural History, Claire Strom mentored graduate students and new faculty around the country and, indeed, the world. She critiqued and published their work, served on promotion and tenure committees, wrote letters of reference, and appointed them to professional service committees. 

Graduate Students

At North Dakota State University

  • Kole Zimmerman, "The Sweet Struggle: The Rise and Fall of Texas Sugarcane Production in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century," 2010.
  • Robert Hutchings, "From Oranges to Orange Juice: A History of Florida's Indian River Growing Region," 2008.

Undergraduate Students

At Rollins College


  • Erin McFee, 2019
  • Jack Schwab, 2019
  • Danielle Johnson, 2016
  • Sydney Marshall, 2015
  • Hongjin Du, 2014
  • Cami Beekman, 2014
  • Catlin Jones, 2013
  • Lucas Hernandez, 2013
  • Carlee Hoffmann, 2013
  • Sebastian Novak, 2012
  • Joe Kelley, 2010

Co-curricular Mentoring

National History Day


In the 1990s, Claire Strom ran National History Day for the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. After moving to NDSU, she ran North Dakota History Day from 2001 to 2008 with Dr. Handy-Marchello from the University of North Dakota.



Claire Strom has served as faculty advisor for the Rollins-only fraternity, X-Club, since 2013. She helps brothers struggling with their GPAs and attends chapter meetings, academic banquets, and charity events. The brothers named her the George Holt Faculty of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

McNair Program


From 2005 to 2008, Claire Strom was a mentor in the McNair Program at North Dakota State University, helping first-generation students 



From 2005 to 2006, Claire Strom mentored students in NDSU's LeaderQuest program. She was named Mentor of the Year in 2005. The student she mentored, Sara Egge, is now a professor at Centre College. See here for an interview with Sara.