Claire Strom has mentored graduate students and faculty throughout her career.
Claire Strom has mentored a considerable number of Master's students, both in history and liberal studies.
Nearly every year, Claire Strom has advised at least one honors student on their thesis.
Claire Strom has made it a priority to mentor students in non-traditional ways throughout her career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.