James M. Van Wyck

Assistant Dean for Professional Development

James M. Van Wyck manages and supports programmatic offerings aimed at graduate student professional skills development and exploration of diverse career paths where graduate training could be applied. He provides administrative assistance, including assistance with budget planning and financial reconciliation, to the assistant dean for professional development in support of large programmatic offerings and initiates new co-curricular programs run by the Graduate School itself as well as in collaboration with other partners.

Prior to Princeton, he worked for Robert Weisbuch and Associates (RWA), where he served as a senior research fellow and associate.  He was also a multi-year postdoctoral fellow at Fordham University, where he taught literature, public speaking, composition, and upper-level electives including "Leading and Leadership."  James holds a Ph.D. in English literature and languages/letters from Fordham University, an M.A. in English literature from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in English from William Paterson University.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • University Administrative Fellows program and professional development learning cohorts
  • Professional develoment communications including website, weekly bulletin, and social media
  • Annual projects, including research and data collection for Ph.D. career outcomes tracking and surveys administered to students and alumni