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Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis

Associate Dean for Administration Eberly College of Science

Key event in career

Key events prompting change in my professional trajectory were the military base closures in Germany in the early 1990s and subsequent pursuit of my education through
advanced degrees.

How she expanded her
sphere of influence

By doing my job to the best of my ability, taking time to hear others when they share their ideas or concerns, taking advantage of opportunities to expand my skills even if I know very little about the subject or am a bit afraid to try, and making connections with people. The connections are golden and have been monumental in the success of my career path. Also, remembering that the old Army saying "lead by example"
has merit.

"It's important not to be shy when it comes to taking on new opportunities and/or challenges. You don't have to know everything."