PhD Parade: Non-governmental organizations

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:30am to Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 12:55pm
Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Ln, Room 252, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

The job market for PhDs has changed over the past several decades. In the current job market, PhDs find careers inside and outside of traditional faculty roles. Join PhD Career Services and the MSU BEST program to explore some of the careers available to PhDs. We continue the series on November 30 with Dr. Patrick Doran. Doctor Doran will talk about his career in non-governmental organizations.  The event is for people in all disciplines that are interested in learning what it is like to work for a non-governmental organization (NGO) or a non-profit organization (NPO). Lunch will be provided. 

Dr. Doran’s biography:

Dr. Patrick Doran, The Nature ConservancyDr. Patrick Doran joined The Nature Conservancy in 2005 and currently serves as Associate State Director in Michigan.  In this role, Patrick oversees development and implementation of conservation strategies for The Nature Conservancy’s work in Michigan with contributions throughout the Great Lakes region, North American and globally, including African Great Lakes conservation.  Under his leadership, Patrick and his staff of over 30 conservation professionals focus on strategies that address protected areas establishment and management, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, coastal management, invasive species, fisheries and aquatic connectivity restoration, urban conservation, climate change adaptation, and underlying measures of success, monitoring and information management.  Additionally, he focuses on communicating about the wonders of the natural world.

Patrick earned his Ph.D. in ecology from Dartmouth College, where he studied forest bird populations at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Patrick also holds degrees from Indiana University (M.S./M.A.) and Villanova University (B.A.).

Registration is required. Registration period is 10/24 - 11/29/18 or until capacity is reached. 

11/27/18: Update - this workshop has reached capacity.