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Rebecca Dunning

Director of FFAR Fellows National Leadership Program and CALS Peer Mentorship Program

Assistant Research Professor


Rebecca Dunning, Ph.D., leads FFAR Fellows, a national leadership program for cohorts of 30 doctoral students studying food and agricultural sciences in universities throughout the United States and Canada. She provides individual mentorship and cohort training and development to fellows, in-person and virtually, and to NC State student and faculty groups as requested. Dunning offers mentorship workshops to NC State faculty and leads the CALS Graduate Peer Mentor Program.

She holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Auburn University, a doctoral degree in sociology from Duke University, and she continues to learn everyday from the inspiring graduate students that she serves.

Area(s) of Expertise

Leadership, professional development, mentoring, graduate student success