The Faculty Mentor for Summer Immersive Fellowship Cohort will co-mentor the cohort of Curated Immersive Summer Fellows and Pitch Your Own Summer Immersives Fellows with their host organization supervisors and the Senior Director for Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities. Summer immersives provide Ph.D. students with the opportunity to gain experiences with host organizations in collaborative, mission-focused project work drawing on their high-level skills as researchers and writers.
Summer 2021 Faculty Mentor
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Patrick McKelvey’s approach to graduate advising emphasizes professional development, experiential learning, and career diversity. He also brings experience working in the non-profit theatre sector to the Faculty Mentor role. He conducted educational, dramaturgical, and institutional research for major producing organizations, including McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Sundance Theatre Festival. Before coming to Pitt, he was an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at Florida State University.