Mentoring Ph.D. students is one of the most vital things that we do as faculty at ASU. Training a Ph.D. student who goes on in turn to influence thousands of students, or who spends a career pushing back the frontiers of scientific knowledge, is a great amplifier of our effect on society. I have three sources of knowledge regarding graduate mentoring. First, my Ph.D. mentor, Todd Gleeson (currently the Dean of CLAS at Univ. Colorado, Boulder), was a wonderful mentor. He was incredibly generous with his time, and was truly focused on my success. He taught me much of what is described below.