Jan Allen is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the Graduate School at Cornell University. Her research in graduate education and graduate student development focuses on mentoring and ethics. From 2005 to 2012, she was Associate Dean for Ph.D. Programs at Columbia University in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. From 2002-2005 she was Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Northwestern University. For 20 years she was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee (College of Human Ecology) and Assistant Dean of UT’s Graduate School (1997-2000). As a faculty member her research and writing focus on children’s cognition and moral reasoning, children’s political socialization, and children and stress. She is the author of The New Faculty and Graduate Mentor (Stylus). She presents workshops on mentoring, teaching, and graduate student “survival skills.” Her Ph.D. is from Purdue University and her M.S. is from the University of Oklahoma, both in child development. Her B.S. degree is in education from Oklahoma Baptist  University.