Leading with a Ph.D. Conference



Leading with a Ph.D. Conference 2020: The Change Makers

DATE: January, 18, 2020
TIME: 10:00am - 4:30pm
LOCATION: Frist Campus Center MPR B

Princeton graduate alumni are problem solvers and knowledge creators. They are poised to lead in diverse career fields as they apply their disciplinary expertise and transferable skills in solving interesting and important problems.  

Join us for an inspiring one-day conference to learn from graduate alumni in a variety of fields and gain design thinking experience to build upon your innovative leadership and collaboration skills. 

Now in its sixth year, the Leading with a Ph.D. conference provides graduate students the opportunity to come together across disciplines for a day of professional and career development. It's free & on-campus!


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Leading with Ph.D flyer with pictures of the speakers and details about the event




Past themes have included:

"Leadership Through Diverse Career Fields,"

"Building Resilience, Confidence, and Poise to Thrive in Your Career,"

"Finding Confidence and Connection through Communication,"

"Curating Your Community: Mentorship Matters."

Past speakers have included:

  • Shirley Tilghman, President Emeritus, Professor, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Genomics, Princeton

  • Sarah-Jane Leslie *07, dean of the Graduate School and the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University

  • Lisa Drakeman *88, h'35, Co-Chair, Dean's Graduate Leadership Council; CEO (retired) Genmab A/S; Chair, Volunteers in Medicine

  • Sara Ogger *00, Executive Director, NY Council for the Humanities

  • Stewart Prager, Director, Plasma Physics Laboratory. Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

  • Don Drakeman *88, Venture Partner, Advent Life Sciences; Research Professor, Constitutional Studies, Univ. of Notre Dame

  • Amy Cuddy *05, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

  • Roi Ben-Yehuda, Columbia UniversityAdam Ruben ’01, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

  • Lillian Eby, Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

  • Kenneth Norman, Professor of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Chair, Department of Psychology, Princeton University

  • Andrea Morris *99, Director of Career and Professional Development, Rockefeller University

  • Adrian Banner *02, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, INTECH

  •  Clayton Platt ‘78, Executive Coach and Lead Facilitator