Derina Samuel: Facilitating a Positive Environment for Productive and Professional Discussions

AAP Connect Professional Development Series

Dr. Derina Samuel is assistant director of the International Teaching Assistant Program and coordinator of the Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow Program (GTAF). She received dual B.S. degrees in biology and chemistry, a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Zambia, and a Master’s in public administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School. In addition, she holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology/biochemistry from Syracuse University.

Prior to joining the center, Samuel was the associate director of Professional Development Programs for the Graduate School at Syracuse University where she worked closely with graduate students in the ITA, TA, and Future Professorate Programs. She also collaborated with programs across campus to develop a Future Professional Program for Women in Science and Engineering.

Sponsored by AAP Connect and Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence.
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