Grad students welcome at Oct. 14 forum discussing graduate education at VU

Alumni Hall, future home of the Graduate School. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

The fourth and final planned forum in a series discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 202. Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Graduate School John Geer and Richard Willis, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Accounting and chair of the Faculty Senate, along with Graduate Education Study Group (GESG) members will lead the forum.

The purpose of the Oct. 14 event is to capture feedback and engagement on the proposals of the GESG’s executive summary from current Vanderbilt graduate students and other attendees. Victoria Greene, past senior associate dean of graduate education in the College of Arts and Science and Stevenson Professor of Physics, will provide a brief overview of the GESG’s recommendations followed by participant discussion and feedback.

Others members of the GESG attending the forum will include:

  • Paul Lim, associate professor of the history of Christianity;
  • Hassane Mchaourab, Louise B. McGavock Professor, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, professor of chemistry and professor of physics;
  • Jennifer Reinganum, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and professor of law; and
  • Mark Wallace, Louise B. McGavock Chair, professor of hearing and speech sciences, professor of psychology, professor of psychiatry and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

Learn more about Vanderbilt’s planned investments in graduate education.