Who We Are-Professional Development Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Who We Are

Every staff member is responsible for his or her own success. The staff members in Professional Development Services fulfill the roles of supporter, advocate and catalyst

As supporters, we assist staff members in their transition to the university, provide new ways of approaching their work or help them gain new skills to improve performance. 

Serving as advocates, we promote the many professional development opportunities available to staff and encourage the awareness and utilization of these valuable programs and services. 

As catalysts, our goal is to engage and connect individual staff members to one another with the purpose of promoting best practices, encouraging synergy and establishing positive work networks. 


Kim Abel
Director, Professional Development Services
412-268-7474
kimabel@cmu.edu

Debra Ignelzi
Year One Specialist
412-268-1329
debraignelzi@cmu.edu

Jason Schneider
Staff Development Specialist
412-268-4555
jasonsch@andrew.cmu.edu

Heather Wainer
Information Specialist
412-268-3458
hwainer@andrew.cmu.edu

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