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Monday, April 4

Poster and Video Presentations are viewable on the Symposium Presentations Page (all day)

Poster Competition judging begins.

Live Session A, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session B, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session C, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Arts at Night, Dolan Science Center Atrium, 8:00 - 9:30 pm

 

Tuesday, April 5

Poster and Video Presentations are viewable on the Symposium Presentations Page (all day)

Poster Competition judging continues.

Live Session D, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session E, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session F, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Spring 2022 Public Speaking Contest,
Preliminary Rounds
7:30 pm, O'Malley Atrium

Presented by the Tim Russert Department of Communication. This year's judges will include:

  • Dr. Steve Herbert, Provost & Academic Vice President
  • Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Professor of History and Assoc. Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Emily Stolfer '14, attorney, former moot court national champion and current coach for a law school team. 

Final Rounds will take place on April 12. Please see Dr. Brent Brossmann for details about participating.

 

Wednesday, April 6

Poster and Video Presentations are viewable on the Symposium Presentations Page (all day)

Poster Competition judging continues.

Live Session G, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session H, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Scholarship Appreciation Reception 
Dolan Science Center Atrium, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

CANCELLED

 

Thursday, April 7

Poster and Video Presentations are viewable on the Symposium Presentations Page (all day)

Poster Competition judging ends at midnight.

"Philosophy4Kids", 9:00 - 11:00 am, Dolan Auditorium
This event is a series of five philosophy presentations by freshmen students from Saint Martin de Porres High School. Members of the JCU Spring 2022 Philosophy Seminar will moderate the individual presentations. 

Live Session J, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session K, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Live Session L, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

 

Friday, April 8

Closing Ceremonies "Happy Hour"!
Dolan Science Atrium
4:00-5:30 pm

Poster Competition Winners announced and prizes given!
Light refreshments will be served ... all participants and their mentors are welcome!

All of the posters and video presentations are viewable on the Symposium Presentations page. Use the filter categories or search bar to look for specific topics or presenters.

PC = Poster Competitor

Lena Alnazer ’24, Detection of Sulfated Flavonoids in Plant Tissues (PC)

Moira Anderson ’22, Summer in the City Internship Showcase with Moira Anderson presenting: Joseph's Home

Jennifer Arnold ’22 & Connor Robinson ’22, The Effects of Cannbidiol and Buspirone Hydrochloride on Anxiety in Rats (PC)

Katherine Arnold ’22, Celebration of Scholarship - Leadership Interviews

Kathryn Bacik ’22, CLASSIC Clinical Trial: A Methods Study in Unexplained Back Pain (PC)

Jill Bernaciak, JCU Faculty & Allison Kwan, Grad Student, Empathy-Building Stories for Stakeholder Engagement  

Carlo Bertoni ’22, Situational Leadership

Cameron Bujaucius ’22, Supplier Codes of Conduct and Consumer Behavior

Cassandra Calamunci ’22, Strategic Leadership in the Marketing World (PC)

Shannon Callaghan ’22, The Effect of True Crime Media Consumption on Perceived Investigative Ability (PC)

Olivia Caplan ’22, Changes in Health, Fitness, and Health Behaviors in First Responders During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PC)

Vivian Carnevale ’23, Hailey Lardill ’25, Cooper Stockman ’23, Adrian Leslie ’22, & Madison Zelinski ’23,

Climate Change Affecting the Vulnerable in Cleveland       

Alina Castillo ’22 & Kathryn Willey ’22, Effects of A High-Fat Diet and Caffeine on Metabolic Parameters and Anxiety Responses in Rats (PC)

Jenna Colton ’23, Analysis of Protein-Ligand Binding by Computer-Aided Simulations                                       

Elsie Connell ’22, Transformational Leadership and Women in the Legal Field                                       

Claire Connelly, JCU Faculty, Class Voice Recitals FA115-51 and FA115-52: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Kendall Cook ’22, Gut microbe-targeted choline trimethylamine lyase inhibition improves obesity via rewiring of host circadian rhythms (PC)

Anthony Costarella ’22, Changes in Health Behaviors by Gender During a Global Pandemic (PC)

Madi Daube ’22, The Role of Transformational Leadership in Integrated Marketing (PC)

Elisha Davenport ’22, Solo Voice Recital, FA115-51: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Madison DeTullio ’22, Affect of Oxygen Availability and Glucocorticoids on Cell State in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Madison DeTullio ’22, Purification and Evaluation of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase

Mary DiDonato ’22, Leaders in Law

Caitlin Drake ’22, Sara O’Toole ’22, & Kristin Bricker ’22, Arrupe Scholars Food Insecurity Advocacy Project             

Carleen Ellerbruch ’22, The Evolution of Women in Business: During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond (PC)

Emily Fagan-Zirm ’22 Justicia Social Pintada en el Muro “Social Justice Painted on the Wall” (PC)

Nicholas Falbo ’22, Transformational Leadership in Human Performance

Sarah Fallavollita ’22, The Role of the Endothelin-1 Pathway in the Disruption of the Blood Brain Barrier in Neuro-Inflammatory Disease (PC)

Brady Fields ’22, An Insight to Leadership: Brady Fields (PC)

Raymond Flannery ’22, The Acclimation of Refugees to a Healthy and Prosperous Life in America

Ian Flynn ’22, Netflix: Its Negative Impact on the Entertainment Industry and Consumers

Isabella Francisco ’22, Role of S-glutathionylation on Chicken Breast Extract

Noah Furin ’22, Priest as Advocate: An Integrated Approach To Social Justice

Zach Gerber ’22, Transformational Leadership in Financial Advising and Mentoring

Mallory Gifford ’22, Exploring a Digital Service Tax Policy in the United States (PC)

Tanner  Gill-Snow ’23, Leadership in the Sciences (PC)

Shauna Glavin ’22, Correlation between Physical Fitness and Well-Being in Firefighters (PC)

Robert Goff ’22, Situational Leadership in an Evolving Society (PC)

Meghan Graeca ’22, Notch3 Expression in Zebrafish with Inherited Degeneration vs. Inflicted Damage (PC)

Savannah Grandovic ‘22, Leadership in Medicine (PC)

Reilly Haas ’22, Servant Leadership Examined Through Sports Business Professionals (PC)

Lilly Hanko ’22, Gal Pals: The Importance of Mentorship for the Advancement of Women in the Workplace (PC)

Jared Hinton ’22, Transformational Leadership Ideals within Healthcare (PC)

Jared Hinton ’22, Using A549 Cells as a Model for Studying the Ability of Small Molecules to Reverse the Immunopathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 (PC)

Spencer Hood ’22, Leadership in Sales

Olivia Hurtt ’22, Natalie Gase ’22, Emily Day ’22, Alexandra Heishman ’22, Adriana Morrill ’22, & Kiera Reilly ’22, Navigating Sexual Assault Awareness at John Carroll University (PC)        

Olivia Janolo ’22 & Alexandria Iemma ’22, Effect of Creatine Monohydrate on Body Weight, Food Intake, and Spatial Memory on Male and Female Rats (PC)

Emily Januck ’22, Targeting notch3 with CRISPR-Cas9 technology in zebrafish retinal degeneration models (PC)

Diana Jones ’22, Quantifying the Precision of In-vivo Ovine Stifle Kinematics (PC)               

Makayla Kampas ’22, Benjamin Witt ’24, Madelyn Juday ’25, Dimitri George ’23, Timothy Lambert ’23, & Mike Hawkins ’23, Analysis of Ecological Footprints (PC)           

Miranda Keck ’22, Leadership at Work Today                                                                                                                      

Kaeleigh Kirkwood ’22, Adaptive Leadership the Intersection of Health Care and Law

Julia Kiszka ’22, The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Fashion Purchasing Behavior

Caroline Kuczek ’22, Simulating Realistic Light Curves of Cepheid Variable Stars (PC)                                         

Allison Lampert ’22, Inside Immigration Detention Centers (PC)                                                                  

Megan Lane ’22, Servant Leadership Among All Levels of Marketing (PC)                                                

Thomas Lindstrom ’23, A Battleground No More: Cosmopolitanism, the Culture Wars, and the Urban-Rural Divide in Ohio Elections, 2004-2020                                                                                                            

Victoria Marino ’22, Examining the Optical Properties of Monosodium Urate for the Detection of Gout Using a Magneto-Optical Device (MOD) (PC)

Victoria Marino ’22, Calculating the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit for Light-Doped Methylammonium Lead Iodide Films (PC)

Jasmine McCallum ’22, Transformational Leadership in Counseling (PC)

Amanda Miles ’24, Crista Nativio ’22, Walter Pleva ’25, & Savannah Vitt ’24, Climate Conversation Analysis

Jasmine Milton ’22, Servant Leadership in Psychology Social Work (PC)

Grace Murnane ’22, The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Adolescent Mental Health: A Literature Review

Alycia Murphy ’22, Cooperative Allosterism in Avidin and Streptavidin Upon Biotin Binding as Observed by Changes in Intrinsic Fluorescence (PC)

Benjamin Nist ’22, First Among Equals- Learning from Servant Leaders

Adam Okuley ’23, Transformational Leadership in Business (PC)

George Pantelimon ’23, Studying the Period of Variable Stars and Creating Software to Facilitate the Analysis (PC)

Sean Patterson ’22, Elements of Successful Writing Assignment Design in Literature Courses

Joey Peters ’23, Regulation of the BMP receptor Wit in Drosophila melanogaster (PC)

Marie Pinzone ’22, Foreign Language Learning: Pictures vs. Words (PC)

Alyssa Rice ’22, Sulfated Flavonoids in the Asteraceae (PC)

Michael Roth ’23, Categorizing the Models of Mobility for ZincTin Nitride (ZnSnN2) (PC)

Christopher Rudge ’22, Wendy's...Worthy or Wicked?

Tyler Sagi ’23, Glucosinolate accumulation in response to water availability in the Brassicaceae Family (PC)

Sarah Sahlani ’22, Transformational Leadership and its Impact on Successful Leaders in the Business Industry (PC)

Jonathan Sandstrom ’22, Leadership Evaluation in Psychology

Isaiah Scarnecchia ’25, Solo Voice Recital, FA115-52: Somewhere Over the Rainbow          

Emily Schroeder ’22, The Honduras Public Health Immersion

Miranda Shetzer '22, Classification of Stenomitos (Leptolyngbyaceae, Cyanobacteria): Recognizing cryptic diversity with the description of eight new species (PC)

Ronald Smith ’22, Adaptive Leadership in the Professional World

Skylar Smith ’22, COVID-19 and STEM Laboratory Experiences

Madison Sobonya ’22, DNA Barcoding to Examine Labeling of Tuna (PC)

Delaney Szekely ’22, Looted Art and Social Media Advocacy (PC)

Monica Toma ’23, Determining the Rearrangement Mechanisms of Alcohols in Fischer Esterification Reactions

Kaitlin Tortorete ’22, CRISPR-CAS9 genome editing of lambik gene in Drosophila melanogaster to better understand nervous system development (PC)

Petra Vidovic ’22, P-cadherin regulates intestinal epithelial repair, but is dispensable for colitis associated colon cancer developments (PC)

Hannah Wells ’22, Servant Leadership and How it Affects Caregivers (PC)

Sarah Wells ’22, Servant Leadership and its impact on Successful Leaders in the Medical Field (PC)

Sophia Wells ’22, Novel cyanobacterial genera from Martinique (PC)

Sophia Wells ’22, Efficient Method to Differentiate Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells into Macrophages in vitro (PC)

Patrick White ’22, Leadership Interviews and Synthesis Presentation

Rachael Whitehouse ’23, Writing Centers: A Space for Transfer or Tutoring? A Literature Review (PC)

Abigail Wille ’22, Criterion and Incremental Validity of the MMPI-3 Impulsivity Scale in College Students (PC)                                                                         

 

 




 

Monday, April 4

Live Session A, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/96789904539
passcode: celebrate

Sponsored Programs Spotlight: Four Awards Worth Celebrating! Featuring the scholarly and sponsored program activities of JCU faculty making a difference in and out of the classroom
Moderated by Erica Kennedy, Director of Sponsored Programs

This panel will highlight four active sponsored programs and grant awards at John Carroll University. The awards are in various stages from just starting to completing a third year.
Speakers: 

  • Colin Swearingen, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Stiles, Ph.D., Political Science: JCU AmeriCorps Corps Rural and Urban Success and Health.
  • Mariah Webinger, Ph.D., Accountancy & Megan Wilson-Reitz, Theology & Religious Studies: Catholic Social Teaching in Business
  • Margaret (Peggy) Schauer, Ph.D., Education: Read and Teach Like Me: Increasing the Pipeline of BIPOC Educators
  • Chrystal Bruce, Ph.D., Chemistry: ASCEND: Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development

Live Session B, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/96789904539
passcode: celebrate

Engaging Contemporary Theological Questions
Moderated by Dr. Sheila E. McGinn, Professor, Theology & Religious Studies
Speakers:

  • Sophia Cross '23, Christian, Neurodivergent, and LGBTQ: A Liberating Theology of Queer Autistic Individuals in the Christian Church
  • Rick Kress, graduate student, Leveling the Kyriarchal Pyramid: Jesus’ Subversive Strategy in Luke 18:18-23
  • Susan Russell, graduate student, Women Disciples Discover the Empty Tomb (Mark 16:1-8)
  • Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D., TRS faculty, Human Trafficking in Romans 1:18-32

Live Session C, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/96789904539
passcode: celebrate

Understanding the Social World: Research from a Sociological Vantage Point
Moderated by: Dr. Gloria Vaquera, Assoc. Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Speakers:

  • Joseph Sugarman ’22, Canine and Human Connections in an Online Community
  • Elizabeth Sodini ’22, International Female Labor Participation Rates: Seen Through Data and Social Lenses

Arts at Night
Dolan Science Center Atrium
8:00 - 9:30 pm

An evening of poetry, music, and spoken word performances, moderated by Dr. Philip Metres
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Tuesday, April 5

Live Session D, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

Open

Live Session E, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/92901943356
passcode: celebrate

Advocacy for Others: Student Issues
Moderated by: Sydnia DeFranco

Arrupe Social Justice students examine two very different social justice issues which can affect students on college campuses. One panelist will examine human trafficking and its consequences. The other three panelists will examine how the cost of textbooks can play a role in student life and success, and offer ideas on how universities can serve as champions for students. Speakers:

  • Sofia DiCillo '22, Human Trafficking: It Happens in College, Too
  • Megan Casselberry '22, Mary Sessions '22, and Megan Sutterluety '22, Hidden Inequalities: The Cost of College Textbooks

Live Session F, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/92901943356
passcode: celebrate

Pursuing Social Justice through Student Identities in English Education Text Selection: Race, Religion, and Mental Health
Moderated by Dr. Daniel Reynolds, Asst. Professor, Education & School Psychology

This session brings together the work of seven undergraduate and graduate researchers and one JCU professor in English education who are tackling the complex challenges of how texts are chosen and used in middle and high school English classes. We tackle the complexities of race, mental health, culturally responsive pedagogy, and social justice in order to better serve English teachers and their middle and high school students. These papers are the work of some of JCU's best student researchers, who have already presented work at state conferences and been accepted in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Reynolds will moderate the session, as well as share some of his emerging research. This will be a session of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about English and education! Speakers:

  • Maddie Polcyn '22 and Kate Boyer '23, A Rubric to Support ELA Teachers in Choosing Quality Portrayals of Mental Health
  • Megan Agresta '22 and Alyssa Bryant '22, The Social Implementation of YAL: A Literature Review
  • Katie Sutton '23 and Abby Grafmeyer M.Ed '22, Anti-Racism and YA Literature Through a Catholic Lens
  • Dr. Dan Reynolds, Asst. Professor, Education, Text Selections on Ohio's High School ELA State Tests are Dominated by Dead White Men!

Spring 2022 Public Speaking Contest,
Preliminary Rounds
7:30 pm, O'Malley Atrium

Presented by the Tim Russert Department of Communication. This year's judges will include:

  • Dr. Steve Herbert, Provost & Academic Vice President
  • Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Professor of History and Assoc. Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Emily Stolfer '14, attorney, former moot court national champion and current coach for a law school team. 

Final Rounds will take place on April 12. Please see Dr. Brent Brossmann for details about participating.

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Wednesday, April 6

Live Session G, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/93056682398
passcode: celebrate

Senior Capstone Presentations: Issues in Italian Culture, Past and Present
Moderated by Dr. Luigi Ferri, Assoc. Professor, CMLC

Speakers, Seniors from IT410:

  • Kristin Bricker ‘22, Fashion and Italian Society: A Historical Analysis
  • Matthew Meyer ‘22, Post WWII Economy: The Cases of Germany and Italy
  • Olivia Mirmohamed ‘22, Learning a Second Language and Creative Writing: Possible Intersections

Live Session H, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/93056682398
passcode: celebrate

Selected Student Presentations
Moderated by: Dr. Daniel Kilbride, Director of the Honors Program

Speakers:

  • Ethan Sutton '22, Tax incentives and benefits and how they may influence consumers in purchasing plug-in electric vehicles (Honors capstone)
  • Aiden Keenan '22, Rhetorical analysis of President Bush's War on Terror speeches (Honors capstone)
  • Edward Mayer '23, How Catholic Social Thought informs policies around a living wage (TRS 266 paper)
  • Jacob DuBois '22, Art Identification through the Use of Convolutional Neural Networks (Honors capstone)

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Thursday, April 7

Philosophy4Kids, 9:00 11:00 am, Dolan Auditorium

Moderated by Dr. Sharon Kaye, Professor, Philosophy
This event is a series of five philosophy presentations by freshmen students from Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland. Members of the JCU Spring 2022 Philosophy Seminar will moderate the presentations. They are:

Presentation One: Ethan Kuehn, Gergely Pal, Joshua Sliter
Presentation Two Jack Giba, Katelyn Gobbie
Presentation Three: Luke Hoffman, Kaeleigh Kirkwood
Presentation Four: Arber Hoxha, Kaila Joyce
Presentation Five: Noah Furin, Charles Cascino, Benjamin Jackson, Jeremy Gaugler

We would like to thank JCU’s Center for Service and Social Action (CSSA) for making this partnership possible. 

 

Live Session J, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/93097822149
passcode: celebrate

Outstanding Internships
Moderated by Logan Vess, Faculty (Counseling) and Staff (Career Services)

Students who engaged in internships over the past year will be interviewed on a panel to discuss their unique challenges and successes during a global pandemic and ever-changing world of work. Speakers: 

  • Emily Fagan-Zirm '22
  • Nicholas Jennette '22
  • Jillian Schaefer '22

Live Session K, 3:00 - 4:15 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/93097822149
passcode: celebrate

Perceptions and Race: Social Justice Advocacy
Moderated by: TBD

Arrupe Social Justice students created advocacy projects on race and prejudice. This panel consists of two different student groups that looked at the effects of race and stereotypes. One group focused on stereotypes & the other group focused on local relationships between police and JCU students & assessed if race (among other things) was an issue in these interactions. Speakers:

  • Bradford Eason '22, Uche Ike '22, and Shania Johnson '22, A Stereotypical Get-together: Stereotypes and Misconceptions
  • Teadora Tate '22 and David Pfaff '22, Police/Student Relations on Campus & University Heights

Live Session L, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, O'Connell Reading Room

This session will be live-streamed: https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/s/93097822149
passcode: celebrate

Arrupe Senior Presentation: Advocating for a Sustainable Campus
Moderated by: Sydnia DeFranco

This talk will be about our advocacy efforts in urging JCU to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as well as the sustainability tracking assessment rating system (STARS), both of which we have achieved. We are currently working on organizing a group of students who are interested in continuing the STARS program in coordination with the JCU Facilities department after we graduate.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Hogan '22
  • Cody Weigand '22
  • Diana Jones '22

 

Poster Judges from the JCU Community:

Dr. Saba Adana, Assist. Professor, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain

Lisa Brown Cornelius, Senior Director, Residence Life

Dr. Carlo DeMarchi, Assist. Dean Academic Success

Dr. Christina DeVoss, Assist. Professor, Communication

Dr. Margaret Farrar, Professor, Political Science

Saida Gjinatori, GA and Counselor Trainee, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Nathan Allen Hanners, Assis. Professor, Military Science

Linnetta Harris, Accounts Payable Specialist, Controller's Office

Dr. Anna Iacovetta, Adjunct Professor, Education & School Psychology

Erica Kennedy, Director of Sponsored Programs

Dr. Katie Knoll-Frey, Assist. Professor, Sociology & Criminology

Dr. Jim Krukones, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Carole Moran Krus, Research Compliance Administrator

Lauren Marshall, Collections Analyst, Grasselli Library

Sage McMillan, Administrative Assistant for Licensure, Education & School Psychology

Ed Mish, Academic Success Advisor, Academic Success Center

Dr. Sara Parrish, Assist. Professor, Education & School Psychology

Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, Assoc. Professor. CMLC, French

Dr. Cary Seidman, Adjunct Instructor, Education & School Psychology/Physics

Dr. Carol A. Shakarian, Adjunct Instructor, Education & School Psychology

Dr. Reiko Simmons, Instructor, Chemistry

Dr. Anna Simonson, Assoc. Professor, Exercise Science & Sports Studies

Dr. Andreas Sobisch, Assoc. Professor, Political Science

Dr. Anthony Tarescavage, Assoc. Professor, Psychology

Gabriela Wanless, Assistant Registrar for Catalog and Scheduling, Office of Registrar

 

Guest Judges: 

Cheryl Ainslie-Cameron, Ph.D.
Assist. Prof., CWRU School of Medicine
Department of Nutrition, Systems Biology & Biostatistics Program
BS, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Univ. of British Columbia
Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology, Western University (Ontario)

Deby Auerbach-Brown
Director of Development at Malachi Center, a non-profit organization serving those dealing with socio-economic, structural, and trauma-based barriers to economic, academic, and interpersonal success.
BA, sociology and anthropology, Earlham College
MA, medical anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Mark Cameron, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof., CWRU School of Medicine
Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
BSc, Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology, Western University (Ontario)

Nic Goodall 
Regulatory Specialist, University Hospitals’ Clinical Research Center
BA in Biology and German, Albion College
MSW in social administration, The Ohio State University

Mitch Huang, Ph.D.
Platform Technology Leader/Advanced Product Development Specialist, 3M, Austin, TX
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University
M.S., Ph.D., Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Mark Kadrofske, MD, Ph.D.
Adjunct professor, chemistry, Hillsdale College
Assist. Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan State University School of Medicine
Former clinical instructor in neonatology, MetroHealth Medical Center
BS, Chemistry, University of Michigan
MD, Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University School of Medicine

Matthew Kennedy, Ph.D. 
Chair of Mathematics, K-12 and Upper School Mathematics Teacher, Laurel School
Principal Consultant, Mathematics Intervention and Inclusion
Past positions: Principal Investigator, Department of Genetics, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University; Post-Doctoral Research, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles
BS, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Applied Mathematics, Purdue University
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Purdue University

David Krus Jr., Ph.D. 
Global Market Director: Powertrain/Industrial
Materion, Mayfield Heights, OH
BS, Physics, University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Physics, CWRU

David Krus, Sr.
Krus & Associates, Radiation Detection Consultants
Director of Marketing, Saint-Gobain Crystals (retired)
BS, Physics, CWRU
MS, Physics, JCU
MBA, JCU

Rober Kusner, Ph.D.
Innovation Pipeline Manager
Materion, Mayfield Heights, OH
BS, Electrical Engineering, MIT
MS, Ph.D., Physics, CWRU

Jennifer Leeds, Ph.D.
Executive Director at Novartis, USA
BS, Microbiology, Cornell University
Ph.D., Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Post-Doctoral Research in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School

Steffen Mack 
Team Leader Sales 
Materion Brush GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany 
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart 
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart 

Savita Singh, Ph.D.  
Former Research Associate 
Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart 
MS, Biotechnology, AMU, India 
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Cleveland State University 

Kimberly Tausz
Teacher, Firestone High School, Akron Public Schools
Head of Social Studies Department, teaches APUSH, IB Psychology, and Sociology.
BS, education with concentrations in history, psychology, and sociology, Kent State University