IAspire Fellows

Nearly 60 faculty members in STEM fields at two- and four-year institutions across the country applied for IAspire Fellowships. The 20 participating faculty and administrators were selected through a competitive, holistic review of their applications. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this exceptional group of fellows.

Cohort 1 Fellows

Sharnnia Artis, Assistant Dean of Access and Inclusion, University of California, Irvine.

Littisha Bates, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Cincinnati.

Jamie Coble, Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Marvin Doyley, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester.

Wynter Duncanson, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University.

Alejandro Flores, Associate Professor, Geosciences, Boise State University.

Nikki Gavin, Dean of Mathematics and Engineering, Lane Community College.

Ali Gordon, Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida.

Rachael Johnson, Manager of Strategic Recruitment Initiatives, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University.

Blanca Lapizco Encinas, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fernanda Leite, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

Cynthia Lester, Associate Dean Computer Science and Engineering, Georgia State University.

Erika Marin-Spiotta, Professor, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kelly Nash, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Director of Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Victor Okhuysen, Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Wendy Reed, Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Abigail Richards, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University.

Karinna Vernaza, Interim Dean, Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University.

Mark Weatherspoon, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida State University.

Michael Young, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Iowa State University.