Outstanding Graduate Adviser
Jennifer S. Brodbelt, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, serves as the Graduate Adviser for the graduate program in Chemistry, which enrolls almost 200 graduate students. She is known for her fresh solutions for problems, her accessibility to students, and the honesty and sympathy she brings to her advising relationships with students. Her role as graduate adviser involves active liaising between faculty, staff, and students, and over the years she has compiled an enviable record of achieving satisfactory resolution of problems through her calm, professional demeanor and her organizational and managerial skills. Dr. Brodbelt is both respected and well liked by faculty, staff, and graduate students, without exception.
She is personally involved in attracting top students to the graduate program and to ensuring that students in the program receive quality service from admission to graduation. Her exceptional dedication and commitment to students extends beyond her official position as Graduate Adviser, including service as a faculty mentor in a number of student organizations. Because of her knowledge of and interest in each graduate student, she is frequently asked to write recommendation letters and letters of reference. She has earned the respect of faculty and students for the outstanding service she has given as Graduate Adviser.