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 Meet Our Team!

The OSU-HHMI project involves a number of people specializing in life sciences disciplines and in education.  Those people include:

Doctor Donald P. French
Principle Investigator for the project, Edward Bartlett Professor of Integrative Biology


Phone: 405-744-9690
Curriculum Vitae


Coral Rewasiewicz
Program Coordinator

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Phone: 405.744.5664

Coral received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. Her role focuses on providing authentic research experiences to undergraduate students interested in the life sciences. She works with scholars starting in freshman year and provides them with opportunities to enhance their research skills and professional development through faculty mentorship, educational seminars, campus events, social outreach, and ambassador work.

Doctor Lucy Bailey
Associate Professor and Director of Gender and Women's Studies

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Doctor Robert Evan Davis
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management, Spears School of Business



Doctor Wouter Hoff
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

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Tel (office): 405-744-4449
Tel (lab): 405-744-4459
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John Stewart
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology


Jie Ren
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology


Austin Leone
Doctoral Student, Department of Integrative Biology



"My interests cover a variety of topics within science education. My current research interests include improving undergraduate students’ science communication skills and using active learning in introductory biology courses to teach phylogenetic concepts to students. Other interests include evolution education and how localized religiosity interacts with evolution acceptance abroad, specifically in Southeast Asia."

Autumn Brown
Doctoral Student, Department of Social Foundations (College of Education, Health, & Aviation)



Autumn Brown is a doctoral student in the Social Foundations in Education department at Oklahoma State University.  This is her second year working with the introductory BIO1114 course as well as the HHMI research team.  As an advocate for educational equity and inclusion, she also works with faculty at the university on the piloted program "Cowboys Coming Together," a dialogue program tackling race relations on campus aimed at promoting a more diverse and inclusive OSU campus.  Autumn's research interests involve the experiences of Black women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at both predominantly white institutions and historically black colleges and universities.


Other Key Personnel

Doctor John Gelder - Professor of Chemistry, -2017

Doctor John Gustafson - Professor and Department Head of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Doctor Gilbert John - Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, - 2016

Doctor Janette Steets - Associate Professor of Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolution, - 2017

Doctor Yoonjung Cho - Assessment Team, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology; - 2016

Doctor Amy Martindale - Assessment Team, Director of Student Academic Services, Assistant Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences


Course Development Personnel 

Doctor Patricia Canaan - Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, BIOC 1990

Doctor Andrew Doust - Associate Professor of Botany, PBIO 1404

Connie Budd - Director of Undergraduate Microbiology Labs, MICR 2132

Doctor Jacinta Matumbuki - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, CHEM 1314


Advisory Committee

Doctor Jason Kirksey - Associate Vice President of Institutional Diversity

Brenda Morales - Program Manager of Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Institutional Diversity

Doctor Shelia Kennison - Professor of Psychology, Institutional Review Board Chair

Doctor John Chaney - Regents Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for American Indians Studies

Jessica Sullins - Director of Scholar Development & Undergraduate Research