The PhD Professional Development Conference brings together Mellon PhDs for two days. Fellows exchange ideas, update networks, and engage the key issues and challenges they face as junior faculty—teaching, research, publication and the tenure process—as well as making the transition from the professoriate to administration and other roles within institutions.

  • Open to fellows who have completed the doctorate
  • Provides an opportunity to revive and solidify relationships with colleagues and mentors, reflect upon their journey towards the PhD, expand professional networks, and recommit to the Mellon Mays mission
  • Focuses on teaching, research, publication and funding

The 2019 PhD Professional Development Conference was held from February 16 to 17 in New York, NY.