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What's Your Work About?

What’s Your Work About? Written, Visual & Spoken Communication of Research

Learning how to communicate your research is invaluable in terms of your professional development and can be an important part of your career as a graduate student and beyond. Join us in this six-session program to develop your written, visual, and spoken communication skills. This program brings together GPSPD partners from the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center, the UT Libraries, and the Graduate School to help you as you answer the question “What’s Your Work About?”

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The Spring 2024 series will take place at 5:00-6:30 with the following schedule: on the following days: January 30, February 1, February 6, February 8, February 13, and February 20. Planned topics include:

  • January 30: Being a Research Communicator
  • February 1: Crafting Clear and Compelling Abstracts
  • February 6: Using Social Media
  • February 8: Speaking About Research and Public Speaking Techniques
  • February 13: Developing a Research Poster
  • February 20: Feedback Session


The following participants have received certificates of completion. Starting Fall 2022, participants who attend all five sessions will receive a digital badge to let others know you’ve completed the series.

Fall 2019

  • Tori Bertram—PhD, Communication Studies
  • Jacob Dein—MS, Geography
  • Melissa Dein—MS, Food Science

Spring 2020

  • Kelly Buch—PhD, Mathematics
  • Johnny Richwine—PhD, Natural Resources

Fall 2020

  • Caroline Joy Billings—DVM, Veterinary Medicine
  • Gretchen Cook—PhD, Teacher Education
  • Burak Demir—PhD, Political Science
  • Meredith Goins—PhD, Communication and Information
  • Jennifer Sickles Huffman—MS, Information Sciences
  • Monica Keller—PhD, Education
  • Katherine Trubee—PhD, Political Science

Spring 2021

  • Amani Alshehri—PhD, Education
  • Marea Blake—PhD, Chemistry
  • Julie Coulombe—MS, Geology
  • Bobbie Ditzler—DVM, Veterinary Medicine
  • London Evans—MS, Recreation and Sport Management
  • Stephen Fatokun—PhD, Energy Science and Engineering
  • Tabatha Rainwater—PhD, Education
  • Ashley Reeves—DVM, Veterinary Medicine
  • Kristin Schrader—PhD, Communication and Information
  • Anisha Singh—PhD, Public Health Sciences
  • Indrani Singh—PhD, Education
  • Ge Wu—PhD, Economics

Fall 2021

  • Adedasola Ademola—PhD, Energy Science and Engineering
  • Lauren Munoz—PhD, Nursing
  • Alexandra I Rotzer—PhD, Political Science
  • Simon Rotzer—PhD, Political Science
  • Shahad Subiani—PhD, Child and Family Studies

Fall 2022

  • Scott Alan Benson—PhD, Psychology
  • Joseph Kingsley—PhD, Energy Science and Engineering
  • Tur Chung Lee—PhD, Education
  • Dale Michael Adams TeGantvoort—PhD, Higher Education Administration

Spring 2023

  • Ryan Gesme—PhD, History
  • Katelin Hubbard—PhD, Nutritional Sciences
  • Linh Mac—PhD, Philosophy
  • Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji—PhD, Nutritional Sciences