Dean Graves-Bayazitoglu oversees the operations of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning to ensure that its many services and programs in support of teaching and learning are internally well coordinated and aligned with the educational priorities of the Office of the Dean of the College. She leads efforts to expand the work of the Center across all areas of the undergraduate curriculum and facilitates campus-wide conversations on the art and practice of teaching.
After completing her Ph.D. in French at Princeton University, Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at Haverford College before returning to Princeton as an academic administrator in the residential colleges in 2003. In 2007 she became the founding dean of Whitman College. She chaired the first-year experience subcommittee of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership, developed ReFRESH, the first-year student retreat, and has worked on several other University-wide committees, including most recently the Task Force on the Residential College Model. She serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Leadership, precepts courses on literature and cinema, and is an academic athletic fellow for the women’s soccer team.