Academic Mentoring

With Sydney Marshall

Graduate Students

At Rollins College

Annabel Tudor, “Rule Britannia: Britain, Breadfruit, and the Birth of Transoceanic Plant Transportation,” 2011.

Cori Walter, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Gayborhood,” 2011.

Michael Robbins, “The Ports of Secession: The Economics of Florida Ports in the Secession Crisis,” 2009.

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.

Southern Association for Women Historians Toolkit

Musings on a Career or Advice to Graduate Students.

Undergraduate Students

At Rollins College

  • Erika Wesch, 2023
  • Margaret Stewart, 2021
  • 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 served as faculty advisor for the Rollins-only fraternity, X-Club, from 2013 to 2021. She helped brothers struggling with their GPAs and attended chapter meetings, academic banquets, and charity events. The brothers named her the George Holt Faculty of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2019.

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, now holds her own endowed chair in history at Centre College. See here for an interview with Sara.