Director

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Richard Allen

Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Outcomes • Director of HHMI Inclusive Grant • Principle Investigator for MARC USTAR Scholarship • Director of the APLU Student Experience Project • Coordinator of the APLU Completion Grant
Dr. Richard M. Allen is a Professor in the University of Colorado Denver Department of Psychology and serves as the Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Allen earned his PhD in Neurobiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999, and has been a member of the faculty at CU Denver since 2001. Dr. Allen...

Administration

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Erika Larson

Executive Director for Student Success Initiatives at University of Colorado Denver • SEP Team Member
Erika Larson is the Executive Director of Student Success Initiatives at CU Denver. She is a member of the SEP team and is crucial in keeping the SEP project in touch with the priorities and initiatives of CU Denver administration.

Project Leads

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Lindsey Hamilton

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology • Director of the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Lindsey Hamilton is a Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology. She is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
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Laurel Hartley

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology • CoDirector of STEM Learning Assistants Program • CU Denver STEM lead on the SEP project
Dr. Laurel Hartley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Co-Directs the CU Denver STEM Learning Assistant Program. In addition to her role as CU Denver STEM lead on the SEP project, she leads and/or supports multiple projects in STEM education primarily funded through the NSF IUSE and Noyce Programs. Dr. Hartley has active research in STEM education and ecology. Dr. Hartley is a University of...

Project Managers

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Amanda Beyer-Purvis

STEM Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Project Manager • Project Manager for the APLU Student Experience Project • Project Manager for the APLU Completion Grant • Co-Manager of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant
Dr. Amanda Beyer-Purvis is an alumni of CU-Boulder where she got her master's degree in Religious Studies in 2009. After getting her PhD in 2017, she set her sights on returning to Colorado and resuming her connection to the University of Colorado where she seeks to work on improving equity in education.
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Jeremiah Ramos

STEM Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Project Manager • Co-Manager of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant • Program Coordinator for the MARC USTAR Training Grant

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kelsey Funkhouser

Dr. Kelsey Funkhouser is a postdoctoral researcher in the College of Liberal Arts and Science Dean’s Office and in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Dr. Funkhouser earned her PhD in Astrophysics at Michigan State University in July, 2019. Dr. Funkhouser’s background is in physics, astronomy, and education research within those disciplines. At the University of Colorado Denver she is a researcher in the Office of Inclusive Excellence in...