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Peter Kennelly

Peter Kennelly
Peter Kennelly is a professor of biochemistry at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Articles by Peter Kennelly

What would Julia Child do?
Professional Development

What would Julia Child do?

10/15/2020
Pete Kennelly proposes that online labs should be designed with an eye to enhancing student participation and maintaining causal connections.
Accreditation: Participant perspectives, in triplicate
Education

Accreditation: Participant perspectives, in triplicate

2/1/2019
Representatives of three diverse institutions explain what ASBMB accreditation in biochemistry and molecular biology has brought to their programs.
The 10 commandments of grantsmanship
How-to

The 10 commandments of grantsmanship

1/1/2019
Peter Kennelly offers his top-10 grant-writing guidelines in a biblical format.
Chasing unicorns
Professional Development

Chasing unicorns

11/1/2018
As funding agencies work to quantify the productivity of researchers, Peter Kennelly proposes giving professors a percentage of credit for papers written by their students and trainees.
Focus on the gap year
Education

STEM-focused gap years

8/1/2016
We wondered how stepping off the road of higher education influenced people's careers and outlook on life. Find out what our essayists had to say.
15 tips for effective interviewing
Professional Development

15 tips for effective interviewing

4/1/2013
Peter J. Kennelly provides tips for knocking that job interview out of the park.
Things to look for in a thesis adviser
Education

Things to look for in a thesis adviser

1/1/2013
Here are some questions to ask yourself as you find your way in the first year of graduate school.
Look at an exam, see a job application
Education

Look at an exam, see a job application

11/1/2012
Students are becoming experts at negotiating for a few more points when their answers on assignments are close but no cigar. Peter J. Kennelly says teachers who allow themselves to manipulated this way are doing their students a disservice.
Stranger in a strange land
Education

Stranger in a strange land

2/1/2012
Peter J. Kennelly has advice for those who advise undergraduates.
Advice for new assistant professors
Professional Development

Advice for new assistant professors

12/1/2011
Peter Kennelly offers a list of twelve suggestions that assistant professors should consider. 
Peering below the surface
Professional Development

Peering below the surface

7/1/2011
The letter of evaluation offers your first, and sometimes only, view of a job applicant as a whole person. Here are some tips from Pete Kennelly on making the best use an applicant's letters.