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
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

  • Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship Program Manager
April DePaulis

April DePaulis

  • Office Assistant

Laura Kasson Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor of English Literature, Humanities

Specialties

  • Victorian media
  • Interdisciplinarity in teaching, research, and programming

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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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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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Amy Karagiannakis

Amy Karagiannakis

  • Manager of Marketing and Digital Content

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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Daena Makela

Daena Makela

  • Multimedia Specialist

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Videography
  • Post production
  • Photography
  • Social media 
Mary Raber

Mary Raber

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College
  • Director of Global Leadership
  • Co-Director of the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

Specialties

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Darnishia Slade

  • Manager, Global Engagement Programs

Specialties

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

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Joseph Thompson

Joseph H. Thompson

  • Associate Director, Industry Engagement

Specialties

  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Product Development
  • Foundation/Corporate/Alumni/Nonprofit Project Sponsorship
  • Student Engagement Strategies

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