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Staff and Advisory Council

The Undergraduate Research Advisory Council (URAC) provides guidance and support to the Office of Undergraduate Research. The URAC is comprised of of faculty, staff, and students representing areas across the university. These individuals serve a one-year term, renewable upon invitation or appointment.

Faculty and College Representatives

 Gwinn Kimberly Gwinn   Herbert College of Agriculture  


George Drinnon    Haslam College of Business
 Davis Thomas K Davis College of Architecture & Design  Meko Beth Meko     College of Communication & Information
 Cary Carolyn Staples College of Arts & Sciences – Art   Hollie Raynor

 College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

 Blackwell, Stephen Stephen Blackwell  

College of Arts & Sciences – Humanities

 Rawn Claudia Rawn College of Engineering
  Michael McKinney   College of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences  Kathleen Thompson Kathleen Thompson    College of Nursing
 Presser Lois Presser College of Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences  mindrup Robert Mindrup College of Social Work
Chris Boak

College of Arts & Sciences

Virginia Stormer Virginia Stormer,

Honors Advisor

Non-College Representatives (Faculty & Staff)

 Cantin Kristina Cantin

Honors Advisor

  Andrew Seidler       

National Scholarships & Fellowships

Rachel Caldwell


Sylvia Turner 

Honors Advisor

Jessica Osborne, Student Success Center Daniel Magilow,

Humanities Center

Student Representatives

Thomas Clarity
Andrea Ramirez


Office of Undergraduate Research Staff

Marisa Moazen



Marisa Moazen, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Undergraduate Research



Emily Mitchell Emily Mitchell, Program Coordinator Susan Troop Susan Troop

Program Coordinator


Student Staff

Katy Powell, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Codi Drake, Peer Mentor

Jessica Ossyra, Peer Mentor

 Marlinda Chism, Peer Mentor – Communications

Sarah Blalock, Discovery LLC Peer Mentor

Dylan Johnson, Discovery LLC Peer Mentor



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