Laurel Goj Habgood, Ph.D. 2004

Professor of Chemistry, Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

2004 Ph.D., Chemistry

How has being a Chemistry graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I feel that the mentorship and training I had at Duke prepared me to succeed in the academic position of my choice, professor at a liberal arts college, and achieve promotions in a timely manner. When I reflect upon my time at Duke, working with some of the best scientists/faculty in the field has helped me develop a perspective about what it takes to be successful and become a better teacher and mentor."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Chemistry programs? 

"To develop a good relationship with your research mentor, throughout my career I have been able to talk with mine about different aspects of my job, including my first job search, and negotiating offers."

Laurel Goj Habgood