Jessica Dempsey

Associate Professor

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Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Jess practices the kind of academic feedback she teaches: using critique to make others' work better rather than tearing it apart or trying to mold it into a different project.  Her feedback is incredibly helpful for helping me identify exactly where I need to clarify my thinking without pushing me into a particular direction.  She also has a wonderful way of cultivating community among her students.  Even though (as human geographers) none of us work in a lab together, Jess still convenes regular "lab meetings" where everyone checks in with each other and discusses questions/difficulties/progress/goals over food and drinks in addition to checking in with us all individually.  I feel really fortunate to work with Jess as my supervisor.

Mollie Holmberg (2018)


Current Students & Alumni

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