Distinguished Alumni Speaker Program

A graduate degree can be a gateway to many exciting career paths. UO Division of Graduate Studies alumni are doing amazing work—not just in higher education, but also in a variety of industries and organizations worldwide.

Defining the Rules, Breaking Expectations, and Other Questionable Science Career Decisions

Brad Wilkins, PhD (Human Physiology)
Founder and Principal
W124° LLC

Date of Talk: Friday, January 25, 2019

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A Cognitive Psychologist in Computing

Vicki Hanson, PhD (Cognitive Psychology)
Association for Computing Machinery

Date of Talk: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Memory as Medicine: Reflections on History

Brett Walker, PhD (History)
Regents Professor of History
Montana State University

Date of Talk: Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Career Resilience—Translating Your Skills Beyond the Lab

Sarah Cheesman, PhD (Biology)
Developmental Director
Ophelia's Place

Date of Talk: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Making Media for Engaging Educational and Public Audiences

Dennis Liu, PhD (Biology)
Head of Educational Media and Executive Director
Tangled Banks Studios

Date of Talk: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Learning from Experiences: Focusing on Professional Development and Career Paths Outside of Academia

Fei Mao, PhD (Chemistry)
Chief Chemist/Founder

Date of Talk: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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A Career in Water and Rivers: History, Law, and Policy

John Shurts, PhD (American History)
General Counsel
Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Date of Talk: Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Pathways to a Career in Global Public Health

William Hawley, PhD (Biology)
Entomology Branch Chief
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date of Talk: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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