Several ETSU math and science faculty as well as other resource individuals provided special learning sessions that enhanced and enriched the classroom studies. All of the ETSU faculty provided "experimental design" sessions in which they shared their research and the experimental design they used to carry out the research. These sessions provide excellent background information for students as they design and carry out their own research projects. The students will also experience an array of off-campus trips ranging from studies at the Gray Fossil Site to the the Carter Family Fold & Museum. The individuals who lead these sessions are also included. A brief bio for each of these individuals is provided below in the Bio section.
Dr. Alissa A. Lange
Alissa A. Lange, Ph.D., is Director of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education, an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Early Childhood STEM Lab at East Tennessee State University. Her line of research focuses on professional learning, pre-service teacher preparation, and program and curriculum development and evaluation in early childhood science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teaching and learning. She and colleagues have secured funding of over $3M in grants and contracts to support this work, including support from the National Science Foundation and foundations. Lange has published 10 journal articles, 8 practitioner articles, and 79 other publications and presentations that include 16 invited engagements nationally and internationally, and a book published by Teachers College Press. She has been an expert advisor, including for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in 2020, the national STEMIE Center, and an invited member of the Family Math Practice Network. Prior to joining ETSU, Alissa was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at SUNY Buffalo, and an Assistant Research Professor at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.
You may contact Dr. Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423)439-7589
Dr. Robert M. Price
Robert Price is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He received his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics from Youngstown State University, his MS degree in Statistics from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of Wyoming. Robert’s undergraduate instructional experience is at a primarily undergraduate institution, and includes 1) Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus, 2) Mathematical Statistics I and II. In addition, he has offered graduate courses in statistics. He has chaired many MS projects. His research interests are in applied statistics and meta-analysis. He has experience in Latex, Minitab, Matlab, R, and SAS.
Dr. Price may be contacted at (423)439-5359 or pricejr@etsu.
Dr. Trevor Chapman
Trevor Chapman is a lecturer in the ETSU Department of Biological Sciences. He typically teaches introductory courses (cell and molecular, organismal), and he also supervises graduate students in introductory laboratories and biochemistry laboratories. Additionally, Dr. Chapman teaches Biometry for graduate students. His research is currently focused on salamander species in southern Appalachia that are restricted to high elevation habitats. Specifically, He is interested in better understanding the behavior, stress physiology, and small-scale habitats, or microhabitats, in which these animals are found up in the mountains. Using a variety of approaches from molecular (stress hormones) to ecological (niche modeling), Dr. Chapman hopes to better understand why these salamanders appear restricted to specialized habitats, and how they might cope with habitat degradation caused by climate change.
Dr. Chapman may be contacted at (423)439-4329 email@example.com
Amanda has been an educator at Dobyns-Bennett High school since 2012. She was Kingsport City Schools 2022 teacher of year for grades 6-12.
Amanda may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evie is a biology educator at Dobyns-Bennett High school in Kingsport City Schools. She has a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from ETSU and her doctorate is from Milligan College. Evie has thirteen years of teaching experience.
Evie may be contacted at email@example.com
Angela T. Haga
Angela serves as the Assistant Director for the Tennessee Governor's School in Integration of Biological & Statistical Sciences, the Executive Secretary for the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education and the Public Relations Coordinator for the ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovative Hub.
She is a native of the Southwest Virginia area, and currently resides with her two daughters in Bristol, TN. Angela is a graduate of Honaker High School in Honaker, VA and brings many skills to her position. She has a wide array of work experience, including: office manager, executive secretary, executive administrative assistant, administrative assistant, rental car manager, substitute teacher, finance specialist, customer sales associate.
Her hobbies include: crafting, interior decorating, gardening, reading, cooking, and tennis.
Angela may be contacted at (423)439-7592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Experimental Design Class Instructors
Dr. Gary D. Henson
Dr. Thomas J. Jones
Field Trip Hosts
John J. Carley
John is responsible for managing the Snap-on Tools in Elizabethton, TN manufacturing facility with 400+ employees. Primary products produced are wrenches, ratchets, pry bars, punches, and chisels. Processes include hot forging, machining, heat treating, chrome plating, and assembly. He has worked for Snap-on Tools since September 2005. His former positions include, HNI Corporation, the HON Company and Hearth and Home Technologies.
Jon is a graduate of Lindenwood University in 1991 with an MBA in Management and from Western Illinois University in 1989. He is a board member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and President of the Elizabethton/Carter County Association for Business & Industry. He enjoys gold, racquetball, traveling and investing. He may be contacted at 423-543-5771 or 423-895-0835 or Jon.J.Carley@snapon.com
Mr. Culler is the Senior Naturalist at Bays Mountain State Park in Kingsport, TN. He was responsible for arranging our tour and scheduling the viewing of t the wolves and raptors habitats, he also arranged for the GS students to attend the Nature Program and viewing the area fauna and flora. He may be contacted at 423-229-9447 or email@example.com
Mary Jane Reynolds
Mary Jane Reynolds has been employed by Aerojet- Rocketdyne for 25 years. Over the course of her employment with Aerojet- Rocketdyne she has worked in many areas including Manufacturing, Quality, and Process Engineering; however, she has found her passion in working with people within the Human Resource Department. She currently holds the position of Human Resource Manager for the Tennessee facility. Mary Jane attended Northeast State Community College to complete general core classes and then transferred to Milligan College where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in December of 2002. She may be contacted at 423-753-1200 or MaryJane.Greene@Rocket.com
Mrs. Morelock is the contact person for the Eastman Chemical Company-Eastman Laboratories in Kingsport, TN. She is the Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist and Global Community Affairs-Education. She had a vital role in arranging our field trip to the Eastman Laboratories. Sherry scheduled our visit to the Biotech Lab, the Polymer Synthesis Lab, and the Physical Testing Lab. She also arranged the bridge building contest, and lunch at the Eastman visitor center. She may be contacted at 423-229-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mitchell Robinson
Dr. Robinson is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. He is currently Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. He is a native of western North Carolina and holds a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from Wake Forest University. As Associate Dean, he oversees admissions, curriculum and all academic activities in the M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in the College of Medicine. Dr. Robinson is active in teaching a variety of subjects in both the graduate and medical curriculum including intermediary metabolism, lipid metabolism, biochemistry and scientific ethics. He currently serves as the course director for the Medical Biochemistry course taught to all first year medical students. He may be contacted at 423-439-2028 or email@example.com .