Weissman Center Staff


Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership; Professor of Psychology and Education

Becky Wai-Ling Packard's expertise in the areas of mentoring and diversity, examining how individuals from underrepresented groups persist in their career plans and how organizations can improve their climate. She has conducted professional workshops, designed programs, and assessed climate for numerous organizations. Packard has particular expertise in STEM persistence, with a book, over 30 published articles, and over a million dollars in funding to support her work. The founding director of the teaching and learning program, and an educational psychologist by training, Packard uses community-based partnerships and case scenarios to create relevant and authentic experiences for students.

Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Janet Lansberry

Associate Director, Weissman Center for Leadership Director, Leadership and Public Service


Lynn S. Letourneau

Senior Administrative Assistant, Weissman Center