Ethical Leaders in STEM: Announcing the Second Cohort of Leadership Fellows

Author: John Lubker


The Graduate School is pleased to announce its second cohort of the Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year PhD graduate students.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goals of the program are to provide an opportunity to become aware of and further develop one’s leadership strengths; to provide an ethical foundation for decision-making; and to positively impact the community.

Each participant will engage in a self-identified leadership practicum on campus or in the community throughout the year of the program. Fellows have proposed a variety of projects—from creating improved mentoring programs for women in STEM to teaching calculus to offenders at Westville Correctional Facility to designing a career-counseling program focusing on college preparation for students from difficult socioeconomic backgrounds. Seminars will occur every three weeks, with a few all-day experiences. Participants will receive course credit and a stipend.

“Our vision is for graduate students to gain a better understanding of themselves, others, and the organizations in which they serve,” explains Dr. John Lubker, associate dean for academic affairs, and program director for Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD). “As future leaders in their fields, these students will engage in leadership training informed by the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission, and leadership in excellence.”

Students selected for the second cohort of the program:

2016–2017 Leadership Fellows

  • Bethany Blakely – Biology
  • Jon D’Amico – Biology
  • Jenna Davidson – Biology
  • Jamee Elder – History and Philosophy of Science
  • Karla Gonzalez – Electrical Engineering
  • Maryann Kwakwa – Political Science
  • Gabe LaBonia – Chemistry
  • Sarah Lum – Chemistry
  • Jeremy Mann – Math
  • Michelle Marvin – History and Philosophy of Science
  • Josh Mason – Biology
  • Tom Meyers – History
  • Triet Nguyen – Chemistry
  • Hallie Nuzum – Psychology
  • Siva Seetharaman – Electrical Engineering
  • Carolyn Shirey – Biochemistry

Read more:

Ethical Leaders in STEM website