Online Learning Student Peer Mentoring Program

What is it?

The Online Learning Student Peer Mentoring Program has been formed as a means to support online students and to further scaffold online learning at Lehman College. Considering the evolving needs of the CUNY students in light of the pandemic and the increased need for additional support for online students, the Online Learning Student Peer Mentoring Program has been formed to significantly simplify the process of accessing student services entirely online.

By collaborating with faculty, staff, and students across campus, we have identified several areas where we plan to support you in succeeding in your online classes at Lehman!

Mentor Responsibilities 

Mentors will be responsible for sending out bi-weekly communications, offering direction on locating proper technical support, directing online students to resources about online study strategies, and providing you all with appropriate protocols for overcoming any obstacles they may encounter in an online setting.

Mentee Responsibilities 

  • Request appointments with Mentors as needed through the Lehman Navigate system. 
  • Several types of appointment options are available; select one based on needs for learning.

Meet Your Mentors

These are the mentors who will be working with you! Learn a little bit about them, and click their contact links to get a hold of them directly. All mentors are members of Lehman College's Office of Online Education and can meet in-person in Carman 249 in addition to via Zoom.

Anthony Wheeler is a Learning Experience Designer and the creator of the Online Student Peer Mentoring Program. He is also a fellow CUNY student who is working on his Ph.D. in Urban Education + Digital Humanities at The Graduate Center, and working with CUNY Central as a Professional Learning Research and Development Assistant with the Computing Integrated Teacher Education Initiative. His research includes developing ethical digital pedagogies and educational tools/technologies for integrating social justice initiatives and curricula within education.

Fun fact: He loves video games and often uses them in his teaching!

Asma (ahs-ma) A. Neblett is a writer, digital humanist and graduate alumna of The Center for The Humanities at The CUNY Graduate Center. She looks at the cultural relationship and outcomes between text and technology with a specific focus on sound and consciousness. Asma provides digital resources, research assistance, education, and mentorship services on digital technologies and pedagogy in hybrid environments of higher education for students and faculty at Lehman College. She offers discussions on her topics in other areas of the humanities such as Women’s Studies, continental philosophy, and in publications such as Urban Omnibus.

Fun fact: She makes weekly music playlists and customizes keyboards!

Theodore (Teddy) Manning is an Instructional Technologist at the Office of Online Education. They are currently pursuing a Master's in Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. They hold a BA in Linguistics with a minor in Deaf Studies from Boston University and have experience in both Information Technology and second language teaching. Their research is in Computational and Corpus Linguistics. Teddy specializes in Linguistics, Information Technology, Digital Humanities, and language pedagogy.

Fun fact: Teddy is an avid listener of horror audio dramas, and can't stop playing Minecraft. 

Contact Your Mentor Using Lehman Navigate

What is Lehman Navigate?

Lehman is rolling out a new tool to help you quickly connect with your advisors: Lehman Navigate. You can use it to schedule and track advising appointments and get info on campus services; more great features will be added soon. One of its many advantages? In addition to its user-friendly interface, you use your CUNYfirst username and password to log in. It can also be accessed online via desktop, phone, or mobile app. Lehman Navigate is available to all students unless you're a second-degree student. If you're a student in one of these groups, please keep an eye on your Lehman email and this page for updated information. We expect the system to be available to you shortly.

Schedule a Mentoring Appointment in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Sign in to Lehman Navigate using your CUNYfirst login, or access Lehman Navigate via the App Store, Google Play, or the Lehman College mobile app
  2. Go to “Schedule an Appointment.” (In the mobile app version, click “Appointments” and then “Schedule an Appointment.” In the web browser version, just click “Schedule an Appointment.”) 
  3. Select your appointment type. Then choose from available days/times and schedule your appointment.

Orientation & Online Student Mentoring Handbook 2022-2023

The Online Student Handbook is available here [downloadable PDF]

Contact Us

To learn more about the program or to express interest in becoming a partner for the Online Student Peer Mentoring Program, contact us via email: