Letter from the Guest Editor
Mentoring Students of Color in Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs
Thank you for your interest in this special issue of the Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies Special Issue-Mentoring Students of Color in Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs. This special issue of JTLPS explores insights into mentoring practices that effectively support doctoral students of color in attaining their degrees and in moving into positions in academia as faculty members, into K-20 leadership as practitioners. Socialization into doctoral education supports student retention and completion. Such socialization practices include mentoring relationships that provide opportunities for doctoral students of color to navigate the process of doctoral study and research.