CSPA-NYS posed a great question leading up to their annual conference. If you count words alone, I would say the writings of bell hooks, which we just featured in our Advising to Transgress session at #NACADA16, have impacted me the most. However, I wish to thank the following people, that have knowingly or unknowingly, impacted my professional life.
The question of who has had the most impact, is rhetorical, but if you ever want to discuss it I could give you many reasons why these people have influenced my life and practices.
Of course Amanda Pielecha Sauter and my many colleagues, peers, and students from institutions, WNY Advising, #ADVTech and #NACADA that have equally impacted me. However, that list would be far to long to fit in one reflective post.
What about you? How have mentors influenced your professional life?
John P. Sauter, Jr. Ph.D.