Professional Development in The Chronicle of Higher Education
More and more, graduate schools around the country have begun to recognize professional development as a key component of training graduate students, especially in the increasingly competitive job market both in and outside the academy. The Graduate School at Duke actively addresses this area of need through its many programs, resources, and events. For a recent article on expanding Ph.D. career options, Vimal Patel at The Chronicle of Higher Education spoke with Duke's Jacqueline Looney, senior associate dean for graduate programs, and Melissa Bostrom, assistant dean for graduate student professional development. (Note: The story is behind a paywall, but is accessible when you are connected to Duke's campus network.)
Last fall, Mr. Patel also wrote about a new and somewhat controversial proposal at Georgetown University seeking to restructure their English Ph.D. program. Both articles are worth a read.
Darren Mueller, Ph.D.
Darren received his PhD in musicology from Duke University in 2015. He is currently visiting faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he teaches music history.