We are a team of experts who are passionate about professional development for graduate students.

Rebeca Rufty, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean

Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Teaching Programs

  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching
  • TA Training Programs
  • Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Fundamentals in Teaching Workshops

Beth Overman, Ph.D.
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

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)