Jana Stone is director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services within the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. Stone oversees a team that provides career advising, the Graduate Coop program, training on grant writing and teamwork, and postdoc services. She has been at Georgia Tech since 2013, when she was hired as the founding director of Postdoctoral Services. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association and a member of a Graduate Career Consortium task force on tracking career outcomes. Stone earned a Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's in microbiology from Indiana University. As a postdoc at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, her research focused on DNA replication.
Nancy Devino is a research development associate in Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services. She specializes in working with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to enhance their skills in grant writing and working in research teams. Her current responsibilities also include work on large, complex grant proposals in collaboration with colleagues in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. Her career includes positions in higher education, government/nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. Before moving into academic administration and research development, she held faculty positions at liberal arts colleges. She has continued adjunct teaching at the community college level since leaving full-time faculty work. Nancy earned her Ph.D. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from Florida State University.
Amelia Pavlik is the communication specialist for all of the units that fall under the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. In this role, she’s responsible for everything from writing news articles to redesigning and maintaining each unit’s website. Before moving into this position, Amelia managed Tech’s faculty and staff newspaper, The Whistle, and the campuswide daily e-newsletter, The Daily Digest. In addition to her work at Georgia Tech, Amelia oversees media relations for the national professional organization NAGAP, The Leader in Graduate Enrollment Management. She earned her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Georgia.