Caleb McKinney, PhD

Caleb McKinney

Caleb C. McKinney, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and assistant dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).  He is committed to advocacy and career formation of graduate students, and postdoctoral and clinical research fellows. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), having previously served as a diversity officer for the NPA. Dr. McKinney studies factors that govern career transitions, with a particular focus on designing and evaluating interventions that facilitate these transitions.

Dr. McKinney graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Applied Economics and Management. He then completed his PhD in microbiology from New York University, and he is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Professional Studies program in Design Management and Communications at Georgetown University.

At Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. McKinney leads the graduate and postdoctoral training and development portfolio for Biomedical Graduate Education, which includes Career Strategy and Professional Development, a biomedical graduate career center that provides career advising and professional development programming for masters students, PhD students, and postdoctoral scholars. Furthermore, his administrative portfolio includes postdoctoral development, training grant support for institutional external funding mechanisms, and biomedical graduate student recruitment and external partnerships for strategic enrollment. Lastly, Dr. McKinney is a steadfast advocate for student and trainee led initiatives. He mentors and provides administrative support to the Georgetown University Postdoctoral Association (GUPDA), and the Women in Science Education (WISE) and Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) student groups.