We are a team of experts who are passionate about professional development for graduate students.  More info, pictures, and bios coming soon!

Rebeca Rufty, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs

Beth Overman, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Graduate Academic and Professional Development Programs

  • Personal and Professional Development Seminars
  • Preparing the Professoriate
  • Mentoring and Teaching Practicum

Nisha Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Responsible Conduct of Research

Aixa Morales-Diaz
Administrative Assistant

Susanna Klingenberg
Program Coordinator, Graduate Professional Development Programs

  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Program
  • Featuring Scientists and Engineers in the Writing Classroom

And we couldn’t do all of this amazing work without our PFL Ambassadors!


PFL Ambassadors 2012-2013

(back row, left to right): Katherine Ryker (Ph.D. student, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science), Barry Peddycord (Ph.D. student, Computer Science), Alicain Carlson (Ph.D. student, Horticultural Science), Marc Kai (Ph.D. student, Chemical Engineering); (front row, left to right): Audrey Watanabe (M.A. student, Industrial Design), Chirag Gajjar (Ph.D. student, Fiber and Polymer Science), Natalie Cooke (Ph.D. student, Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science), Haritha Malladi (Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering), Molly Storment (Ph.D. student, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media), Menglong Hu (Ph.D. student, Chemistry)