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Emotional Intelligence Leadership for Scientists & Engineers: Role of Empathy and Emotional Intelligence as a Professor and Mentor


Dr. Aaron Franklin, Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EQ as a Professor & Mentor

In academia, it’s easy to get caught up in the mechanics of teaching and mentoring students, such as lecture prep, grading, office hours, committee work, and research guidance. In this talk, the critical role of empathy and emotional intelligence in working with students will be discussed. By maintaining a steady undercurrent of empathy in the many roles played by a professor, greater fulfillment and success can be realized for all involved in the academic environment.

This event is organized by the Emotional Intelligence Leadership for Scientists & Engineers (EILSE) group and sponsored in part by The Graduate School's Professional Development Grant.


Mentoring, Professional Development, Self Awareness