Graduate School News

Announcing the first Leadership Development Scholars

November 15, 2013

The Graduate School Professional Development program has named its first Leadership Development Scholars, and the student recipients will develop specific projects that contribute to the professional development of their peers.

The goal of the leadership program is to provide graduate and professional students with experiences that will help build their leadership skills.

The scholars are:

Justin Black (biochemistry and biophysics) — proposes to implement the Industry Exploration Program, consisting of workshops and on-site visits to companies in the Triangle where students can learn more about alternative career paths in the biosciences.

Amanda Click (information and library science) — proposes a panel discussion with prominent leaders in library science to foster leadership development.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman and Alissandra Stoyan (political science) — propose a workshop to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences integrate professional development into the undergraduate courses they teach.

Jennifer Grant, Sarah Hiller, Caitlin Snyder(health behavior, within public health) — propose a series of events to help students build skills in geographic information system, or GIS, and use these skills in interdisciplinary research projects.

Teresa Perez (economics) — proposes a workshop focused on issues women face in majority-male environments including the imposter syndrome, job offer negotiations and other workplace issues.

John Wachen (education) — proposes a Graduate Student Education Policy Outreach Project, made up of a newsletter and information session, to help develop students' leadership, communication and outreach skills focused on education policy in North Carolina.