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The Team

The Signature Experiences initiative is led by a Senior Faculty Associate, a Special Programs Coordinator, and a committee of leaders from across the University. Within the Office of the Vice Provost, the Signature Experience team also works on other Special Programs, including establishment of interdisciplinary degrees and contributions to Cooperative Education.


Esther Ruder, Program Director (Interim)

Department Name Title Email
African American Studies Patricia Dixon Associate Professor
Applied Linguistics & ESOL Kris Acheson-Clair Director of Undergraduate Studies
Communication Douglas A. Barthlow Undergraduate Studies Director
Neuroscience Kyle Frantz Professor
Physics & Astronomy Brian Thoms Undergraduate Director
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Julie Kubala Lecturer, Senior
Accountancy Galen Sevcik Director
Computer Information Systems Shuguang Hong Associate Professor, Clinical
Risk Management & Insurance Barry Wood Academic Professional
Nursing Michelle Nelson Assistant Professor, Clinical
Respiratory Therapy Chip Zimmerman Assistant Professor, Clinical
Social Work Brian Bride Director