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Melissa Bostrom

Melissa Bostrom

Melissa Bostrom (Ph.D. English, UNC-Chapel Hill) has joined the Graduate School staff as Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development. For the past five years, Melissa has served as Director of Graduate Academic and Professional Development at North Carolina State University, where she created comprehensive initiatives to address  graduate student professional development in areas such as career and professional skills, mentoring, and teaching. She brings a strong record of accomplishments to her position at Duke and will be able to use her well-established background to build on existing collaborations and partnerships across the campus. Melissa will also explore new avenues for professional development within the university and beyond and will play a key leadership role in helping the Graduate School to create and implement a strategic vision for graduate student professional development at Duke. Melissa can be reached at