Build your CV, gain leadership experience, and get involved with TAMU PDA by joining one of our committees:

Executive Committee (by election)

  • Coordinating all aspects of TAMU PDA, including all other committees, budget, events, and communicating with DoR.

  • 1-year term, nominations open in March, voting in April.

  • President: responsible for setting and presiding over monthly Executive Committee Meetings and the biannual General Meetings. The President also serves as liaison to TAMU, initiates PDA events in conjunction with other PDA Executive Committee members.

  • Vice-President: assumes roles of other PDA Executive Committee members in their absence and compiles the annual report to be presented at the spring General Meeting. The Annual Report details all completed and ongoing business, as well as future plans from all subcommittees.

  • Treasurer: administers all PDA cost codes and accounts, keep records of all financial dealings, creates and managed budgets, and works with the PDA Executive Committee to pursue additional funding opportunities for the PDA.

  • Corresponding Secretary: responsible for all PDA communications, websites, and social media. The Corresponding Secretary responds to email and website inquiries, and also works with other PDA and other postdoc committees to distribute announcements about upcoming events.

  • Recording Secretary: keeps meeting minutes for the General Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings and works to maintain records of current and past PDA members.

Advocacy Committee
  • Determine where/how we can have a voice in the University. Represent and advocate for the TAMU PDA within/between other groups on campus. Assemble a list of resources for postdocs.

Communications Committee

  • Work with Corresponding Secretary to maintain this website and generate content for the website, newsletter, and social media. Create new TAMU PDA promotional materials.


Events Committee

  • Organize and carry out TAMU PDA networking events and other events throughout the year.

Professional and Career Development Committee

  • Coordinate with the Division of Research (DoR) to improve and generate new ideas for professional development opportunities for postdocs. Put on professional development events for the PDA


Election Committee

  • Organizing the election for new Executive Committee members includes collecting nominations, conducting polling, and compiling votes. Members of the committee may not be running in the election. Begins February and ends in April. Contact us if you would like to be on the committee for the 2019 election.


Postdoc Symposium Committee

  • Coordinate with the DoR to put on the Postdoc Symposium during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in September. Contact us if you would like to be our representative for 2018.

Current Committee Chairs (Fall 2018)


Dr. Christina Brock



Dr. John Boswell


Dr. Samantha Bell


Professional Development

Dr. Loren Rivera Vega

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