Julie Harlin is an Associate Dean for the Graduate and Professional School and an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University, and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Science, respectively, from Texas A&M University. She developed and leads the Graduate Mentoring Academy for Texas A&M University and supports efforts aimed at improving graduate teaching assistants' experiences. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in teaching and learning in the context of agricultural education. Her research focuses on mentoring and learner-centered instructional design. She served as Speaker of the Faculty Senate in 2018-2019. She has won numerous teaching and service awards including the USDA New Teacher Award, the Southern Region American Association of Agricultural Educators Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Education award, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean's Distinguished Service Award for Teaching, and the Richard Stadelman Faculty Senate Service Award. She has served as an undergraduate and graduate student advisor and mentored students through the Maroon and White Leadership Fellows program. She has served as vice-chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom, Responsibility and Tenure, co-chair of the Core Curriculum Council, and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Student Success Initiative. She was nominated for the 2023 Association of Former Students University Level Award in Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education, & Professional Development Award by the Graduate and Professional School and was the sole nomination sent forward by the Office of the Provost for her work in leading the Graduate Mentoring Academy and in partnership development with Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Harlin is a certified mediator and has an interest in faculty and graduate student development and mentoring. She serves as an alternate Ombuds in the Graduate and Professional School, assisting graduate and professional students, faculty, and staff in navigating complex issues in graduate education.