Research, administration or both? Dr. Nnakwe answers your questions about getting a faculty or administration position, gives advice and tells you about her own career path in this lively and informative presentation. This webinar was organized for DFI Fellows by GCMHERC. Dr. Nnakwe is introduced by Phyllis Brust, Director of the Greater Chicago Midwest HERC (

Dr. Nnakwe was on camera during the presentation, but Vimeo does not support such cameras, so you will not see her (too bad), but you will see the PowerPoint slides.

About our presenter:
Chinonye Nnakwe (PhD'09, UChicago) is the Director of Graduate Diversity Recruitment for the Office of the Provost at the University of Chicago.
In her position, she collaborates with faculty, students and administrators in all divisions and professional schools to create, enhance, revise and execute a strategy for recruiting students from underrepresented backgrounds. In addition to her outreach work, Dr. Nnakwe also builds curricula and pursues research projects that address educational disparities among underrepresented groups in higher education. Dr. Nnakwe received her B. Sc. in Biochemistry with Distinction in the Curriculum from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Ph. D. in Pathology, with a concentration in Cancer Biology and Yeast Genetics from the University of Chicago.


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