Pavlis Honors College

Administration/Staff

Lorelle A. Meadows

  • Dean of the Pavlis Honors College

Specialties

  • STEM Education Research
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Service-Learning

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Jim Baker

Jim Baker

  • Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Specialties

  • Intellectual property/patents
  • Technology licensing
  • Corporate research
  • Spin-off/start-up business development

Becky Barnard

  • Marketing and Content Specialist

Specialties

  • Pre-admission student outreach and communications
  • Pavlis Honors College application and admissions process
  • Student engagement and onboarding
  • Website and social media
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Pavlis Honors Ambassadors
  • Pavlis Honors pathways and components

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Richard Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice
  • Director, The Enterprise Program
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies

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Lisa Casper

Lisa Casper

  • Husky Innovate Program Manager
Vienna Chapin

Vienna Chapin

  • Study Abroad Program Specialist

More About Vienna

  • Vienna was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula
  • Vienna received her first Bachelors degree from Finlandia University in liberal arts and communications, and minor in philosophy. She received her second Bachelors degree from Michigan Tech in scientific and technical communications (STC), with a concentration in media studies.
  • Vienna has traveled to Australia, Cyprus, India, Italy, and Spain
  • In the summer, Vienna enjoys spending time outdoors on the water and trails. In the fall and winter she enjoys binge-watching Netflix. 

Specialties

  • Oversees all University outbound study abroad advising, programming, events, outreach, marketing, as well as pre-departure and reentry orientations
  • Manages study abroad global ambassadors
  • Assists with incoming international exchange student admissions 
  • Manages study abroad web pages 
  • Assists with PHC event programming
April DePaulis

April DePaulis

  • Office Assistant

Laura Kasson Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavlis Honors College
  • Assistant Director of the Pathway Program, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor of English Literature, Humanities

Specialties

  • Victorian literature
  • Gender studies
  • History of the book
  • Children’s literature
  • Music and performance history 
  • Humor
  • Emotion/affect studies
  • Qualitative educational research
  • Curriculum Development

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Paige Hackney

Paige Hackney

  • Director of College Administration
  • Pavlis Honors College

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Budget management
  • Competitive scholarship process management
  • Pavlis program planning/coordination

Kari B. Henquinet

  • Director, Peace Corps Master's International Programs
  • Director, Peace Corps Prep Program
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • International/transnational development
  • Faith-based development
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Global service learning
  • African studies (Niger)

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Angela Hoffman

Angela Hoffman

  • Instructor

Specialties

  • Educational Leadership
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • College Access and Student Retention
  • Program Design
  • Intersection of Identities and Experiences
  • Foster Care and Family Privilege

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Kristi Juntunen

Kristi Juntunen

  • Student Program Coordinator

Links of Interest

Honors Pathway Program Components

 

Specialties

  • Event planning and coordination
  • Honors Pathway Program student support
  • LEAN

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Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

  • Assistant Director of Educational Partnerships, Enterprise Program

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Enterprise Program Management
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrification of Mobility
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Professional Development Training
Mary Raber

Mary Raber

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College
  • Director of Global Leadership
  • Co-Director of Husky Innovate

Specialties

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Program Management
  • Product Development Process
  • Design Thinking
  • Lean Startup

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Sigrid Resh
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
—Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Sigrid Resh

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Coordinator, Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area
  • Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Programs, Pavlis Honors College

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest carbon dynamics
  • Soil sustainability
  • Invasive species education/outreach, control, and research

Marika Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Rhetoric of health and medicine
  • Feminist theory
  • Women's rhetorics
  • Rhetoric of science and technology
  • Technical communication
  • Usability
  • Writing program administration
  • Undergraduate education
Darnishia Slade

Darnishia Slade

  • Manager, Global Engagement Programs

Specialties

  • Experiential Learning
  • International Education
  • Career Planning
  • Student Engagement

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Briana Tucker

Briana Tucker

  • Enterprise Program Coordinator

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Coordinates campus engagement with industry and alumni
  • Enterprise curriculum and programming
  • Design Expo 

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