Join the UTD Offices of Research and Graduate Education for a discussion of how conflict of interest can impact the academic experience of graduate students, and what students can expect if they choose to participate in a conflict of interest situation while studying at UTD.

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Rugg, Associate Dean of Graduate Education, and Conor Wakeman, Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Outreach.

Conor Wakeman, Assistant Director in the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach, has worked in the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach since 2011. He oversees the university’s COIC and Export Control programs.

As the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Elizabeth Rugg, works closely with the Dean to create and facilitate student professional development activities and other opportunities to improve graduate education and well-being. She also evaluates degree plans for graduating students, ensures that all requirements are met, and facilitates efforts in modernizing and streamlining many of the processes in the Office of Graduate Education.