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From Lemurs to Student Life: A Career in Academic Administration with Michele Rasmussen, PhD’99

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Michele Rasmussen, Ph.D.Since completing her PhD at Duke in Biological Anthropology (now Evolutionary Anthropology), Dr. Michele Rasmussen has grown her career in academic administration to include higher orders of primates than her subjects at the Duke Lemur Center during graduate school. Now the Dean of Students in the University at the University of Chicago, she draws on prior experiences as Dean of the Undergraduate College at Bryn Mawr College and as an Academic Dean in Trinity College and Director of the Academic Advising Center here at Duke. Join us for conversation and Q&A over lunch; please bring a beverage to enjoy.

This event is part of the 2019-20 Academic Job Search Series, sponsored by The Graduate School, Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Breedlove Room, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (rm 349)
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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Professional Adaptability