Learn more about the PFF Program from those who have completed the program. Read the stories of our alumni listed below.
Yui Matsuda, Ph.D. [PDF]
Doctoral student in nursing and is concurrently completing a Master of Public Health degree, and currently a teaching assistant for the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing in the School of Nursing at VCU.
Rebecca Foco, Ph.D. [PDF]
Recipient of the PFF Program Certificate of Achievement, graduated with a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in health promotion and education, currently an assistant professor at Curry College.
M. Lori Thomas, Ph.D. [PDF]
Recipient of the PFF Program Certificate of Achievement, Spring 2008, graduate of the VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. program, currently an assistant professor of social work at UNC Charlotte.
Osama Shoair, B.Pharm [PDF]
Recipient of the PFF Program Certificate of Achievement, Spring 2010, current doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant in the Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science Department, VCU School of Pharmacy, concurrently pursuing the Certificate in Aging Studies from the Gerontology Department, VCU School of Allied Health Professions
Aiye Liang, M.S., Ph.D. [PDF]
Recipient of the PFF Program Certificate of Achievement, Spring 2010, current postdoctoral associate, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery
Nicole Footen Bromfield, M.S.W., Ph.D. [PDF]
Recipient of the PFF Program Certificate of Achievement, Spring 2009, graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and Administration, Center for Public Policy, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences
Developed by the PFF Program office in the VCU Graduate School, the Future Faculty Focus is an e-newsletter that:
Provides students with updates and reminders from the PFF Program
Informs students of social events sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the VCU Graduate School, offices across the university and in the community
Notifies students of upcoming workshops, workgroups and seminars on topics of research, service, teaching, learning and technology
Shares students stories that spotlight PFF Program alumni and VCU faculty members
Presents informative and thought-provoking reflections about life in academe
The Future Faculty Focus is sent to individuals on our listserv, which is managed through the program’s Blackboard website. If you have an eID and would like to be added as a participant on the Blackboard site (thus adding you to the listserv), please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Teaching Excellence – founded to promote and encourage a culture of excellence in teaching at VCU, the center provides graduate students with opportunities for professional development and training. In addition to a variety of workshop offerings and other resources, the CTE maintains a video tutorial collection.
Graduate School Mentorship Program – offered through the Graduate School, the mentor program partners undergraduate and graduate students in mutually beneficial mentoring relationships.
Graduate Student Association – the GSA represents the Graduate School throughout the university and offers professional development and social activities for graduate students.
Division of Community Engagement – Service-Learning – VCU Service-Learning helps students and faculty address community needs through research, teaching and service by applying classroom knowledge in a hands-on environment.
Association for Institutional Research – a professional association of institutional researchers, planners and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world that advances research and improves understanding, planning and operation in higher education.
Association of American Colleges and Universities – the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.
Council of Graduate Schools – the nation’s only organization dedication solely to the advancement of graduate education and research.
National Science Foundation – an independent federal agency created by Congress to promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity and welfare, and secure the national defense. The organization is also a funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported research at colleges and universities.
The Pew Charitable Trusts – developed to serve the public interest by providing information, advancing policy solutions and supporting civic life, the trust provides organizations and citizens with fact-based research and practical solutions for challenging issues.
The PFF Program office maintains a list of electronic and hard-copy publications on the Blackboard website under the “resources” folder.