Mentoring & Advising

Mentoring, Advising & Committee Make-up

The Program offers overlapping mentoring resources for students in their first two years.  In the first year, the professor to whom the student is assigned as a research assistant functions as mentor; in the second year, the professor to whom the student is assigned as teaching assistant serves as mentor.  At the same time, the DGS is available to all students for advice and guidance throughout the entirety of their tenure at Duke.  By the third year, students are expected to form relationships with faculty who will serve on their prelim exam and dissertation committees. Once designated, the dissertation advisor will be the primary mentor, with other committee members available for advice and guidance.