Laurel Childress

Laurel Childress: Biogeochemist and Aikido practitioner

Laurel Childress knew she was interested in geology from a young age, however, her early notions of becoming a volcanologist changed dramatically during college. An undergraduate course at North Carolina State University on marine sediment transport helped her discover that she could combine her interests in the oceans and geology to forge a unique path through research.

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Justin Zullo

Justin Zullo: Educator and Performance Studies Researcher

Justin Zullo, a fifth-year PhD student in the Performance Studies program, has found a way to merge his interests in hip-hop and teaching. His work focuses on hip-hop pedagogy in Chicago as it is practiced at Uptown’s Kuumba Lynx arts education center and AMPED (Art and Music Programming for Detention), an organization that teaches music to the residents of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

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Our Values

Picture of The Graduate School Dean Dwight A. McBride

“Certain core values are so essential to TGS that they inform every element of individual and institutional practice across all departments and activities.”

~ Dwight A. McBride, Dean of The Graduate School