Ginger Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. She then worked as a nuclear and electrical engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat. While there, she completed her Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Connecticut. She started conducting research at Andrews University with Dr. Desmond Murray during high school. Her research experiences began in Grade 10 continuing on through her college years and resulted in co-authorship on two publications. Ms. Anderson's experiences and passion for research provides her with competitive advantage as she now applies for entrance into an MD/PhD program.
Sylvia T. Callender-Carter, is currently a Curriculum Specialist in the Department of Mentoring Education and Training at Partners in Health. Sylvia has a Doctor of Public Health with an MPH in Health Education and Health Promotion from Loma Linda University, California. She has a career of more than 15 years in the area of environmental and occupational health in academic, municipal and healthcare facilities. Her key experiences include: hazard communication trainer & hazardous materials management (Downstate Hospital, Brooklyn, New York). As a trainer in hazardous waste site emergency response (Hunter College) she worked with the Teamsters Union and NY State Dept. of Environmental Protection. Her public health experience included: needs assessment, program planning, implementing and evaluation of public health programs. Most recently she served as the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Bugema University in Kampala, Uganda.
Jerome Joseph is an Associate Professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and a former Chair of the Biology Department of the University of the Southern Caribbean. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Andrews University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies. For over twenty-five years he has taught at all levels and has held a number of administrative positions. In collaboration with Andrews University, Dr. Joseph designed and developed the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of the Southern Caribbean. His present research interest focuses on the role of Neuroscience in Education.
Paula Mark is an Independent Education Consultant. She holds a BSc in Chemistry and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Science Education from the University of the West Indies. She also holds an Ed.D; M.Ed. (Curriculum and Teaching), and M.A. (Psychology) from Teachers College, Columbia University. A former high-school Science teacher at Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain, Trinidad, she served for eighteen years as a science teacher educator at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She has consulted on several education development projects across the Caribbean, and is a member of the technical team of the Caribbean Community Task Force for Teacher Education.
Marva Ribeiro has served for the past 44 years at all levels of the education system. She was a Teacher, Head of Department and Vice Principal at the secondary level before moving to the Ministry of Education as a Curriculum Officer and later Assistant Director Research and Evaluation and Programme Director, International Cooperation Initiatives in Education. Representing Trinidad and Tobago, she served as President and Vice President of the Inter-American Committee on Education from 2003 to 2009. Dr Ribeiro was a part-time lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Education. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the SITAL College of Tertiary Education and the Inter-American Teacher Education Network. Dr Ribeiro holds a Ph.D. in Education, post-graduate Dip. Ed., M.Ed. and B.Sc. degrees from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a post graduate Dip. Sp. Ed. from the University of Sheffield. Presently she is an Independent Education Consultant. Her professional skill set includes Teacher Education, Special Education, Programme Development and Evaluation, Supervision of Classroom Teaching and Research Methods.
Ria Collingwood-Boafo is the Programme Coordinator of an IDB-funded Grant at the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to the MOE, Ria worked with the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA), as a Tom Ford Fellow in Philanthropy, on its higher education programmes in nine African countries. In 2006, she founded Poised for Success, an academic enrichment programme that has helped over 700 students in Ghana. Ria earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons and Distinctions) in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Claude J. Douglas is Chair of the Social Sciences Department at the T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC; http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/) in Grenada, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Child Protection Authority, a member of the National Training Awards and Selection Committee (Scholarship Committee), and Chairman of the Grenville Secondary School’s Board of Governors. He is the author of six books and two professional articles. Douglas has been conducting personal and staff development training for the past fifteen years with government, non-government agencies and business enterprises. He is also a social and political commentator.
James H. Hageman received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at UCLA (1968) and was a postdoc at Yale University. As a faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University for 29 years, he served as mentor for high school, undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs. Over 45 undergraduate students from historically underserved groups did research in his lab; several authored publications. He served as Graduate School Dean and V.P. for Research at Central Michigan University (2000-2006) and as Associate V.C. for Research at the University of Colorado, Denver (2006-2011).
Trevor Lewis, Ph.D is an industry expert in the Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Biotechnology fields. He has a BS degree in Biochemistry from Andrews University, a MS degree in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana State University and a Ph.D in Analytical and Organic chemistry from University of Cincinnati. He currently is the Vice President of quality and regulatory at Qualicaps. Dr. Lewis has over 30-years experience including leadership positions in Quality, Regulatory, GxPCompliance, Drug development, Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation, and Research and Development for sterile, inhalation and oral solids dosage forms. He has also worked extensively with CRO/CMO organizations, API's and Excipient manufacturing facilities. He has extensive regulatory experience in leading and managing FDA, EMA and MHRA audits and facility approvals. Dr. Lewis is a Lean Six Sigma leader and provides strategic guidance, leadership and solutions to several organizations. He works with industry senior management to restore healthy company relationships with regulatory authorities and customers. Dr. Lewis also supports senior-level management in areas of Corporate Compliance, Consent Decrees, Regulatory Negotiations, Due Diligence Evaluations (facilities, products, technologies), Sales and Marketing.
Sean A. Nedd received degrees in Chemistry at the B.S. (Morgan State University; 2002), M.S. (Long Island University; 2008), and Ph.D. (Iowa State University; 2012) levels and he was a post-doctoral associate at UCLA with papers involving cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. He is the owner of The STEM Centre in Tobago, founded for spreading the STEM fields. As a project specialist in the Ministry of Tobago Affairs, he led in developing the dairy industry. As a candidate in the recent local elections, he led in promoting the agricultural and fisheries industries. He is a strong advocate for research and development.
Desmond H. Murray is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Andrews University, Chemistry Instructor for Berrien County Math Science Center, and Founder of Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST Early). Over the last 20 years teaching both high school and college he has advocated for and facilitated seamless early research. Murray has mentored about 1000 students in early research experiences he describes as ‘incubators of innovators.’ He was recognized as the 2012 College Science Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Science Teachers Association for his ongoing passion, mission and work to realize the universal adoption of early research.
Sherine O. Obare is a Full Professor and the Associate Chair in the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on nanoscale science, environmental chemistry and has significant experience in methods to improve student success. Dr. Obare’s research program has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Department of Education, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She was named as one of the top 25 Women Professors in Michigan. She is co-Editor of ‘Green Technologies for the Environment’ and serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Nanomaterials.
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