Melissa McDaniels, PhD – Michigan State University

/Melissa McDaniels, PhD – Michigan State University

Melissa McDaniels, PhD – Michigan State University

Melissa McDaniels, PhD is Assistant Dean of the Graduate School and Postdoc Office at Michigan State University (MSU). She is Co-Director of the NIH NRMN Master Facilitator Initiative. Dr. McDaniels continues to be an active facilitator for NRMN, running workshops and training sessions for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the American Society for Microbiology, the National Postdoctoral Association, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), and the NIH BUILD Institutions. She enjoys facilitating mentoring workshops both in-person and online. Her curricular expertise includes Entering Mentoring, Facilitator Training for Entering Mentoring, and Culturally Aware Mentoring.
Since 2013, Dr. McDaniels has worked with colleagues at MSU to support the professional development of graduate students and postdocs as they develop their abilities as postsecondary instructors and research mentors. From 2008-2012, McDaniels served as Director of MSU’s NSF ADVANCE Grant (in the Office of the Provost) where she spearheaded the institution’s efforts to diversify the faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. McDaniels has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in graduate education, faculty & organizational development, undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning, and experiential education. A social scientist by training, Dr. McDaniels’ research interests are in the area of the role of institutional structures and cultures to promoting high quality and inclusive research mentoring and teaching in postsecondary education. Dr. McDaniels holds degrees from Michigan State University (PhD), Boston College (MA), and University of Michigan (BA).

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