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Staff and Advisory Council


Marisa Moazen, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Emily Mitchell
Program Coordinator

Susan Troop
Program Coordinator

Julianna Tullos
Administrative Specialist

Student Staff

  • Adella Lonas, Student Office Assistant
  • Dylan Johnson, Discovery LLC Peer Mentor
  • Andrew Ten Eyck, Graduate Assistant

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

Kimberly Gwinn
Herbert College of Agriculture
George Drinnon
Haslam College of Business
Karen Boyd
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences-Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Beth Meko
College of Communication & Information
Carolyn Staples
College of Architecture & Design – Graphic Design
Hollie Raynor
College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences
Charles Sanft Charles Sanft
College of Arts & Sciences – Humanities
Claudia Rawn
College of Engineering
Brad Thomson
College of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences
Kathleen Thompson
College of Nursing
Anthony J. Nownes Anthony Nownes
College of Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences
Robert Mindrup
College of Social Work
Larry McKay Larry McKay
College of Arts & Sciences

Non-College Representatives (Faculty & Staff)

Kristina Cantin
Honors & Scholars
Virginia Stormer
Honors & Scholars
Rachel Caldwell
Sylvia Turner
Honors Advisor
Jessica Osborne
Student Success Center
Andrew Seidler
National Scholarships & Fellowships

Student Representatives

  • Thomas Clarity
  • Andrea Ramirez
  • Samiha Hossain

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