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Careers in Academic Administration for STEM Ph.D.s

Careers in Academic Administration for STEM PhDs

During this Zoom panel discussion, hear from PhD and postdoc alumni in STEM who have found fulfilling careers in higher education. They will discuss how they moved into these jobs from their PhD/postdoc training, how to locate job opportunities, and how to apply for these types of jobs.


  • Karis Boyd-Sinkler, PhD, is Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community for the Pratt School of Engineering. She has a an MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech.
  • William Krenzer, PhD, is Research Project Manager for the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI).  He earned his PhD in Psychological Science from DePaul University and was a postdoctoral associate in the Science, Law, and Policy Lab at Duke's Initiative for Science and Society.
  • Lydia Greene, PhD'19, is Director of Academic Engagement, Natural & Quantitative Sciences for the Duke Academic Advising Center. She earned her PhD from the Duke University Program in Ecology and was a postdoc in the Duke Lemur Center.
  • Becca Moreci, PhD'21, is Team Science Project Leader for the Duke CTSI Accelerator. She received her PhD from Duke Cell Biology and Dermatology. She also collaborated with two fellow graduate students and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to launch DEVELPMNT, a program aimed at introducing trainees to project management as a career and transferable skillset.

The Academic Job Search Series is sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Academic Job Search Series, Open to Alumni Attendees, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development