Comparative Decision Making Studies

Analysis and Decision Support Tools

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

Graduate Certificate - Mentorship

CDMS students will have at least two primary co-mentors working at distinct conceptual levels (from individuals, to groups, to institutions), and/or at distinct levels of analysis (mechanistic, developmental, functional, computational, and evolutionary) at least one of whom must be a member of our core training faculty. Matching of students and mentors will be supervised by the CDMS certificate director, Dr. Judy Goldsmith.

Co-mentors are responsible for monitoring the student's progress, and reporting on it to the CDMS Certificate Committee twice a year. They are also responsible for helping with complementary course selection, research project selection, and potentially with the selection of the dissertation topic. Non-student CDMS graduate students are encouraged but not required to participate in a similar mentoring program.