Create Distinctive Programs and Invigorate Faculty


  • Expand research and faculty scholarly activity
  • Support faculty collaboration and development
  • Evaluate structure where appropriate to promote cross-disciplinary and integrated programs and scholarship
  • Improve graduate recruitment, incoming student quality, enrollment and degrees conferred
  • Provide undergraduate research opportunities

Member Name




Melissa Geist Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies;
Associate Professor, Nursing 372-3366
Mark Stephens* Senior Associate Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs 372-3224
Holly Stretz* Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering 372-3495
Brian Materi Student
Sally Pardue Director of STEM Center 372-3792
Jon Shriner Professor, Physics 372-3481

* Co-leaders

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