Faculty Perspectives

Faculty mentoring and advice play a critical role in graduate students’ professional development. We’ve asked faculty from every division to share their perspectives on the value of building professional competencies via curricular and co-curricular experiences. (Faculty, to submit your profile, kindly complete this brief form.) 

Faculty Perspectives on Professional Development

Wendy Laura Belcher
Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies
"Fortunately, the graduate student professional development program at Princeton University provides training in just these types of skills and thus is an essential part of graduate student success now and in the future."
André Benhaïm
Associate Professor
"The leadership and opportunities promoted by GradFutures provide students with invaluable practical tools that will help them magnify their professional potential."
Flora Champy
Assistant Professor

Flora Champy joined the Department of French and Italian as an Assistant Professor of French in September 2018. She holds a dual PhD in French…

William A. Gleason
Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies;
"It's exciting to see how many new initiatives and opportunities for graduate student professional development are emerging here on campus, in communication, teaching, leadership, wellness, career management, and other crucial areas."
Jenny Greene
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

"PTI supports our students not only by creating a strong community of like-minded people across the University, but also by providing a substantive teaching experience for our students."

Stanley N. Katz
Professor of Public and International Affairs;
"The Higher Education Workshop has been a boon for me as a scholar-teacher with a long commitment to the study of higher education policy."
Steven Kelts
Lecturer, University Center for Human Values

Steven Kelts is a long-time ethics educator. He has twenty years of experience working with undergraduates, including in residential education…

Josh Kotin
Associate Professor, Department of English
"The workshop is an important forum for exploring graduate student professional development in the twenty-first century."
Elizabeth Margulis
Director, Music Cognition Lab

Elizabeth Margulis studies music using a combination of humanistic and scientific methods. Her book On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind (Oxford…

Meredith Martin
Faculty Director, Center for Digital Humanities

Meredith Martin is Associate Professor of English and the Faculty Director for the Center for Digital Humanities. She works on the history of…

Erika Milam
Professor of History
"The Graduate School's Professional Development Program provides guidance to help students develop the skills and competencies crucial for success in completing their degrees and across the range of possible careers."
Rodney D. Priestley
Vice Dean for Innovation, Office of the Dean for Research

"I have been very impressed with the rollout of the GradFUTURES program, and the opportunities that it has provided for graduate students to receive professional development training, to network, and to think more broadly about their future. I, myself, have enjoyed many of the activities!”