Graduate Dean's Professional Development Hall of Fame
Each of the graduate students recognized in the Graduate Dean’s Professional Development
Hall of Fame has earned the Dean’s Certificate for the 360° Critical Skills for Career Success Program. This certificate is awarded to students who earn Graduate College Digital Badges
in 4 of the 6 skill development areas: Communication, Instruction, Leadership, Management,
Research Services, and Wellness. The Graduate Dean's certificate shows a sustained
commitment toward professional development while earning a graduate degree.
MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE HALL OF FAME
Class of 2020
Dr. Logan Britton
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics
Dr. Britton received his Ph.D. in May 2020, and earned the Graduate Dean's Certificate in April 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University in the Department of Agricultural
Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Biology
Emily is on track to complete her doctoral degree in May 2022. She earned the Graduate Dean's Certificate in April 2020. After graduation, Emily hopes to stay in academia and continue studying grassland butterflies. She plans to continue
in the fields of research, outreach, and teaching throughout her career.
Sreekul (Raj) Rajagopal
Doctor of Philosophy in Photonics
Raj is expected to graduate in Spring 2021 with a doctoral degree in Photonics and
plans to continue to teach after graduation. He earned the Graduate Dean's Certificate in April 2020.
Dr. Kathryn Teixeira
Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education
Dr. Teixiera received her doctoral degree in May 2020, and earned the Graduate Dean's Certificate in
April 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor at University of California-Davis.
Class of 2019
Dr. Olga Muranova
Doctor of Philosophy in English
Dr. Muranova received her Ph.D. in English (with a specialization in TESOL/Applied Linguistics) from Oklahoma State University in 2019 and she was the first awardee of the Graduate Dean's Certificate in April 2019. Dr. Olga Muranova is currently a Lecturer in the Program in Academic English and ESL
at the University of California, Irvine.