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The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479
hc@oakland.edu

The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479
hc@oakland.edu

Female faculty mentor speaking to students seated in bright green chairs

Mentors

One of the many benefits of an honors education is the guidance you’ll receive from Honors College mentors. These mentors will help guide you through your field of study as well as your HC-specific courses.

HC1000

HC 1000: Staff, Student Fellows & Teaching Assistants.

We are all here to help you!

 "Welcome to HCA woman posing. 1000! My name is Karen Conn, and I am the member of The
Honors College staff who works with HC 1000. Your TA will usually be your primary contact
but if there is anything you need extra help with, I am always here to assist you.

 I look forward to meeting and getting to know you this year!" - Karen

DEAN'S STUDENT FELLOWS

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Francesca Bonello
Major
Health Sciences (Pre-Professional Concentration)
Campus
Involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta, Honors College Student Association, Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Inter-professional Education (ECLIPsE) and Oakland's Figure Skating Club.
Areas of Expertise
Math, science, organization and time-management, figure skating,
coaching and working with children.
Fun Facts: 
I started figure skating at age 3. But I spent my first 2 months sitting in a chair on the ice as I refused to skate in my brother's old hockey skates. I wanted pretty white figure skates. Also, I am the go-to person to build anything from IKEA.

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Alexis Boron
Major: 
Clinical Diagnostic Science Pre Professional
Campus Involvement: 
Honors College Student Mentor, part of the Honors College 
Areas of Expertise: 
Organization, Planning, Communications, Logic, Human Anatomy, Taekwondo, Marvel Superheroes (specifically Spider Man).
Fun Facts: 
I once got a phone call from Bob Seger and didn’t realize it was him until two days later. Within one month after getting my first car, it was hit four times while parked. I have never seen a Star Wars movie. SpiderMan into the Spider-verse is the best Spider Man movie.

young woman in a pink shirt smiling at the cameraRiley Druia
Major:
Biology (Pre-Veterinary Concentration)
Campus Involvement:
OU Club Soccer Treasurer, Pre-Vet Club, OU Resident, and Intramural Sports
Areas of Expertise:
Soccer, Volleyball, Biology, Time management
Fun Facts: My dream job is to work at a zoo, I am from a really small town, and I love to travel.

young man smiling at the camera Jonah Grove
Major:
  Human Resources Management

Campus Involvement: HC Student, HCSA member.
Areas of Expertise:
Organization, planning, time management, some math,
some American Sign Language, communication skills.
Fun Facts:
I come from a big family of 4 brothers. I have one dog named Max.
I am was a varsity swimmer for 4 years. Now I am an active kick-boxer.

young man in a black suit and blue tie, smiling at the cameraGiuliano Romano
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement: Honors College Member
Areas of Expertise: Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physics), Pre-med,
Spanish, Time Management, Study Skills
Fun Facts: I am a huge marvel fan! I also work at Comerica Park in the Summer.

A woman posing.Sydney Torres
Major:
Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement:
Pre-Medical Society President, Research Assistant, Presidential Scholar & Future Leader Dogs Club Secretary
Areas of Expertise:
Pre-Med tips, puppy raising, planning, volunteering
Fun Facts:
I am raising a Future Leader Dog named Summer. I love coffee and ice cream. I have a twin sister who also goes to OU!


SMALL GROUP LEADERS /TEACHING ASSISTANTS (TA's)
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Abeer Abukamil
Major
: Biochemistry w/Pre-Med Concentration & Business Minor
Campus Involvement:  Member of ASA & MSA
Areas of Expertise : Time management, organization, public speaking, & anything biology related!
Fun Facts: I love traveling and going out of my comfort zone! Anything that seems out of the ordinary is sure to get me excited and eager to explore. 
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Olivia Bales
Major:
 Biology
Campus Involvement: Member of the Biomedical Science Society, Oakland University Rugby Club, and Historian of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Areas of Expertise: Biology, genetics, athletics, baking, rapport building, leadership,
punctuality, and time management.
Fun Facts: I am actually an All-State Powerlifter! I hold Michigan's state record in
women's deadlift with a total 385 lbs!

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Rebekah Beyerlein
Major
Medical Laboratory Technology 
Campus Involvement: Honors College and Clinical and Diagnostics Sciences Society member
Areas of ExpertiseBiology, anatomy, baking, playing Rummikub, leading with kindness, making Quizlet study guides
Fun Facts: I'm adopted and my favorite flavor of ice cream is blue moon. I like to watch supernatural TV shows, and I want to become fluent in American Sign Language. I can't dribble a basketball to save my life, but show me some sheet music and I'll play it for you on the piano! 

A woman posing.Anna Bronkhorst
Major: English Secondary Education
Campus Involvement: Honors College and Grizz Gang
Areas of Expertise: Organization, Time Management, Writing, and Sports 

Fun Facts: I love kayaking, hiking, camping and basically anything else outdoors. I love to read memoirs and listen to all kinds of music.


A woman posing.Kristina Campbell
Major:
English
Campus Involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta, volunteering with th!nk it LOUD, Honors College member
Areas of Expertise:  Organization, time management, reading, crafts, advice, and study techniques!
Fun Facts:  I have 3 dogs, I love to recommend books to people, I have learned 3 different band instruments, I love musicals, and New York City is one of my favorite places to visit! 
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Hailey Crocker
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Neurology Club, and Criminal Justice Club
Areas of Expertise: Advice, Camping, Hiking, Plants and gardening, the show 'Friends'
Fun Facts: Almost all the music in my favorites playlist consists primarily of either
70s/80s rock or show tunes, I love to travel and I keep a travel journal for everywhere I  go, and I am actively working on my photography skills;
I especially love urban and travel photography!
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Megan Cser
Major
: Math Secondary Education 
Campus Involvement: Honors College Member
Areas of Expertise:  Math, volunteering, organizing, online communities, and walking in the woods
Fun Facts: I have friends all across the world, I am a brand ambassador for Pura Vida (a jewelry website), I love musicals, and I have been on 2 missions trips (One in Arizona and one in Tampa, Florida).
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Olivia Davis
Major
: Nursing
Campus Involvement: HC student, member of Alpha Lambda Delta, SNAOU
Areas of Expertise: Writing, reading, time management, anatomy, organic chemistry
Fun Facts: I love to read and write in my spare time. I want to improve my drawing and photography skills. I've played piano for the past 9 years and am currently trying to teach myself how to play the ukulele. 


A woman posing.Melody DeBan
Major:
Nursing

Campus involvement: HC Student and member of the Lebanese Student Association (LSA)
Areas of expertise: Commuting, piano/singing, spontaneous adventures, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Fun facts: My family is from Lebanon and I go there every summer so I speak fluent Lebanese. I love traveling and music. As I mentioned above, I play the piano and love to sing. Family and friends are everything to me!
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Lauren Gamache
Major:
 CDS Medical Laboratory Sciences and CDS  pre-pharmacy 
Campus Involvement: HC resident, Emerging Leaders, DDS Proctor/reader, Eclipse,
and volunteer 
Areas of Expertise: Dogs, Organization Skills, German language, and Science. 
Fun Facts:  I am a triplet, but we look nothing alike. My favorite music mainly comes from country or 80s style. I love color coordinating my notes. I would also  like to  eventually join doctors without borders after my schooling and become a surgical pathologist. 

A man posing.Patrick Gehringer
Major
: Linguistics
Campus Involvement
Areas of expertise: Anything associated with language (grammar systems, vocabulary studying, etymology, etc.), optimizing and time management, efficient writing, reading, and studying skills. Also am a Tolkien Encyclopedia. 
Fun Facts: Have experience with 6 world languages including fluent French, as well as Quenya, Sindarin, and Adunaic, and experimented with the synthesis of 52 artificial languages. Ran cross country for 7 years and I play violin/mandolin. 

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Alicia Hart
Major
Pre-Business (Human Resource Management)
Campus Involvement: Emerging Leaders, Honors College member, Business Ambassadors, Alpha Lambda Delta
Areas of Expertise Organization, crafting, German, anything relating to Harry Potter, music
Fun Facts: I am Harry Potter and Disney (especially Stitch) obsessed. I go to Mackinac Island every year and have been since I was five. I used to be in a band that went around and performed in bars (I sang). 

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Brooke Hineman
Major: Exercise Science
Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador, Greek Life, ECLIPSE, Alpha Lambda Delta member
Areas of Expertise: Health and Nutrition, organization, time management, and volunteering
Fun Facts: I have donated my hair five times, I know how to wake surf and I love to read!

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Bella Javier
Major: Linguistics
Campus Involvement: Fil-Am Students of OU (FASOU), Linguistics Club, Feminists of OU, International Allies Org
Areas of Expertise: Thrifting, mindful and effective word choice, public speaking, buying too many books and not having enough time to read all of them, team building, and wellness advice. I'm also a great person to bounce ideas off of and a seasoned listener.
Fun Facts: I'm allergic to avocados and managed to work at Chipotle for six months without getting an allergic reaction! Now I work as a bobarista despite me having lactose sensitivity. More importantly, I can do winged eyeliner in under five minutes.

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Mark Kamash
Major
: Biochemistry with a pre-med concentration
Campus Involvement: Peer advisor for the honors college, researcher at a Biochemistry lab, and member of the Emerging Leaders program.
Areas of Expertise: Science, pre-medicine advice, honors college requirements, and
time-management
Fun Facts: I enjoy driving cars, I have a pet turtle named D.C., and I love food.

A woman posing.Alexa Khacho
Major:
Pre-Biomedical Sciences, concentration in Pre-Med
Campus Involvement: Honors College Member, Intramural volleyball, basketball, and soccer, Secretary of newly-founded Unicef at OU
Areas of Expertise: Sports, Mario Kart, sciences, writing, music, organization, painting, binge-watching 
Fun Facts: I am from Macomb, Michigan. I have two younger sisters, one of which is joining the Honors College at OU this fall! I played soccer in high school and was named All-District goalie during my senior year. And I can speak Arabic.

A woman posing.Hala Khasawneh
Major
: Biochemistry
Campus Involvement: Honors College TA, Treasurer of Arab Student Association(ASA) 
Areas of ExpertiseChemistry, working with children, volunteering, and baking! 
Fun Facts: I love to run outside and I am a huge movie fanatic.

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Gloria Kim
Major:
Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement:
 Presidential Scholar, Research Assistant in the Biological Sciences Department, Pre-Medical Society, Neurology Club
Areas of ExpertiseOrganization, Korean, Tutoring, Journaling
Fun Facts:
 I was run over by a car when I was 1 — I went to the ER that same year because I got a popcorn kernel stuck in my nose! 

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Anthony Kmita
Major: Actuarial Science
Campus Involvement: Honors College Member, Society of Actuarial Science, American Red Cross Club, HCSA Member, Alpha Lambda Delta
Areas of Expertise: Calculus, Statistics, Anatomy, Biology, Economics, Spanish, & Geography
Fun Facts: I am really good at ping-pong, Played Varsity Tennis in High School, Big sneakerhead, love to collect rocks, really enjoy metal music and I am a type 1 Diabetic.

 
A woman posing.Lauren Leonard
Major
Health Science (Pre-Professional Concentration)
Campus Involvement: HC !000 TA/member of the Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Areas of Expertise:  Organization and time management, Math, Science (Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy), Writing. 
Fun Facts: I work at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the summers and can make pretty bomb smoothies:) Also, I love to travel and have a condo on Ft. Myers Beach, FL. 

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Kaylie Lukomski
Major: English and Linguistics & minor in Chinese
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Mission: Kindness member, Catholic Campus Ministry member
Areas of Expertise: Literature and language (mainly Chinese), organization and taking pretty notes, and arts & crafts
Fun Facts: I have a cat named Snickers who is my best friend, I love going to concerts, and I learned three new hobbies during my time at home during the quarantine: embroidery, painting, and playing the ukulele!

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Celeste Mado
Major:
Pre-Business
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Business Ambassador, member of Alpha Lambda Delta, OASIS, and Women in Business
Areas of Expertise: Gardening, organization, baking, listening/advice
Fun Facts: I want to become a CPA. I am Romanian, yes I can speak it. My favorite Avenger is Captain America.

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Brooke Majewski
Major: Elementary Education
Campus Involvement: Volunteer with Alternative Spring Break, Aspiring Educators of Michigan, Emerging Leaders
Areas of Expertise: Math, time management, singing, working with children, volunteering
Fun Facts: I am a swim teacher and I love volunteering in my free time! I have been the leads in two of my high school’s musicals! I am also addicted to Dr. Pepper.

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Kari Martel
Major
:Public Relations & Strategic Communications
Campus Involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Honors College, Treasurer of OU's Running Club, Regular volunteer on and off campus, and now an Honors College TA.
Areas of Expertise: Communication, Hard working, Positive thinking; very good at binge watching Youtube videos.
Fun Facts: My little sister has downs syndrome which is unique, I have a single mom, 2 kittens, and 7 older siblings. I love video editing and recently started long boarding. I ran cross country for 2 years and made a best friend from Germany in the process, so I also traveled to Germany & The Netherlands in 2019 and am learning the German language:) 

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Malik Meri
Major: Health sciences pre-professional. 

Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, HC Student, Marketing Director for OU Rocket League club, emerging leaders member.
Areas of Expertise: Science, Arabic, Clutching for exams, managing my time, and communication.  

Fun Facts: I come from a big family of 7 and I’m the oldest of 4 siblings. I love gaming, meeting new people, and playing any sport. My greatest gaming achievement has been hitting the highest rank in Rocket League and playing with other incredible Oakland students in collegiate Rocket League tournaments. 

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Murray Meri
Major: Psychology (Pre-Med)
Campus Involvement: Muslim Student Association, Pre-Med Society, Honors College Member
Areas of Expertise: Sciences, Pre-med, Arabic, Technology, Teaching.
Fun Facts: I can speak both Arabic and English fluently! I love building computers and collecting shoes. I volunteer at an animal shelter every week!

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Megan Miottel
Major
: Psychology
Campus Involvement
Treasurer of OU Glee Club, member of the Emerging Leader Cohort, Telefund! Phonathon Ambassador, and Symphony Chorus. 
Areas of expertise:  Organization and time management, classical singing, giving advice and lending a listening ear to anyone who needs it
Fun facts: I am only child and was raised by my grandparents, and we have a dog named Benji. I have a passion for performing arts and danced at a studio for 13 years, took classical voice lessons for 6 years, and performed in theatre for 3. 

A woman posing.Caroline Morris
Major:
Philosophy and Political Science
Campus Involvement:
OU Presidential Scholar, President of the OU Philosophy Club, Alpha Lambda Delta Member
Areas of Expertise:
Philosophy, Politics, Organization, Time Management, Knitting
Fun Facts:
I lived in Oxford, England and traveled to London and Bath last year as part of study abroad. I love reading, listening to podcasts and watching documentaries in my free time.

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Sam Palmeter
Major: Pre-Law
Campus involvement: Honors College, OU Men's Ice Hockey Club Player/Secretary
Areas of Expertise: Camping, Hockey, Movie quotes, and hiking
Fun Facts: I enjoy hiking and camping with friends as well as spending time outdoors. I play hockey here at Oakland University but I also enjoy snowboarding, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

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Fiona Reichstein
Major: Biology
Campus Involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta, Cosplay Club, HC student
Areas of Expertise: Biology and natural sciences, arts and crafts, dungeons and dragons
Fun Facts: I was born in Germany, I have two cats, and I absolutely love drawing and painting digitally


A man posing.Emilio Romano
Major:
Biomedical Sciences
Campus Involvement: Honors College Member and TA, TA for Anatomy, IM Basketball
Areas of Expertise: Biology, Anatomy, Calculus, Pre-med, Study Skills, Naps
 Fun Facts: I love listening to music. I have 2 siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. I work at Comerica Park. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by playing tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
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Alex Rye
Major
: English 
  Campus Involvement:Intramural Soccer, Honors College Teaching Assistant, Writing Center Consultant, Docent at Meadow Brook Hall.
Areas of expertise:  British/American Literature, writing, editing, organization, communication. 
coloring/writing, organization, and volunteering.
Fun Facts: I studied abroad at the Oxford University the summer before my sophomore year!
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Nicole Salmo
Major
: Biochemistry
Campus Involvement: Part of the honors college, volunteer at the Golden Grizzlies Pantry,
and member of the Chaldean club.
Areas of Expertise: Math, Arabic, english, computers, organization, planning, anatomy, teaching, volunteering.
Fun Facts: I work at Alex and Ani (a jewelry store), I love to volunteer at hospitals, go
shopping with friends, and travel to places like San Diego and Los Angeles.

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Peyton Schmid
Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor in Spanish Language
Campus Involvement: Presidential Scholar, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society Social Chair, HCSA Secretary, Former Resident Assistant of Hamlin Hall, Outdoor Adventure Club
Areas of Expertise: Music-listening, resume building, interview skills, amateur adulting, long boarding (falling off, specifically), essay writing, and SECS advice.
Fun facts: My grandmother was a yodeler in California. I, on the other hand, did not inherit the yodel genes. I have a Border Collie puppy, if you see me around I would be much obliged to show you a picture or two of her. My music taste is very wide-ranging and random. If you listen to my liked songs on Spotify, you may experience musical whiplash


A woman posing.Caitlin Schneider
Major:
Biomedical sciences w/ pre med concentration (German minor)
Campus Involvement:
Equestrian Team, Cru, Honors College
Areas of Expertise:
Time management, organization, athletics, photography, working with children
Fun facts:
I have been riding horses for 11 years! I also planned to study abroad in Germany this year, but since it was cancelled I now hope to go in summer 2021.

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Alex Schohl
Major: Biology
Campus involvement: Fundraising Director for OU’s chapter of the Golden Key, Honors College TA, Honors College student
Areas of Expertise: Biology, physics, chemistry, calculus, writing/composition
Fun Facts: I am a certified scuba diver. I was a collegiate equestrian at Albion College. I am an avid model horse collector. I hope to become a marine animal veterinarian and conduct shark research.

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Sydney Scott
Major: Health Science
Campus Involvement: OU Club Softball, MedLIFE at OU, ECLIPSE, & America Red Cross at OU.
Areas of Expertise: The Office, volunteering, working with others, lab work, and Excel.
Fun Facts: I like traveling and doing anything outside. In my free time, I like wakeboarding, going up north with my family, and spending time with my dog (Daisy). I have three other dogs for a total of four dogs! 12 years. I also know how to make Jet’s ranch.


A woman posing.Rachel Southwell
Major
: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Campus Involvement: Cru, HC student
Areas of Expertise: Organizing, planning and baking the best chocolate chip cookies.
Fun Facts: My dream vacation would be at the lake sitting on an inner tube, floating beside my friends, and a cold iced tea in my hand. I also enjoy running, journaling and the occasional brass band concert. 
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Jacqueline Squillace
Major
: History with Secondary Education major with a minor in English. 
Campus Involvement: AEM and HCSA officer
Areas of Expertise: Writing, any form of literature, French, cooking and baking
Fun Facts: In my spare time I like to paint, listen to music, hang out with my friends, and do my makeup. I can't wait to start this semester off with the wonderful class of 2024!

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Riley Stevens
Major: Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy concentration)
Campus Involvement: Grizz Gang, Alpha Lambda Delta, Pre Physical Therapy Club, and Gamma Phi Beta
Areas of Expertise: Reality TV, Anatomy & Muscle Movement, Organization, and Planning
Fun Facts: I have about 3 jobs at all times, including being a physical therapy technician. I love to travel, and at the start of this year I will have been to 23 states!

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Maryan Toma
Major: Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Health Professional Studies.
Campus Involvement: Member of the Honors College and Alpha Lambda Delta.t
Areas of Expertise: Science, the languages of Chaldean and Spanish, time
management, organization, volunteer work, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Fun Facts: I love watching TV shows. Some of my favorite shows are Criminal Minds,
Fuller House, and Friends. I also love to watch movies, my favorite being Titanic.
Another fun fact about me is that I was born in Iraq and moved to the United States when I was two.

Dakota WattersonA woman posing.
Major:
Biology & Secondary Education
Campus Involvement:
OU Vitality Dance Club
Areas of Expertise: 
The sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.), education field, working with children, time management, organization, study skills

Fun Facts: I'm a Cedar Point fanatic, I work as a camp counselor during the summer (and love it), I have a cat named Oliver, and I have been dancing since I was two.

A woman posing.Madeline Wilson
Major:
Psychology & Minor in World Music
Campus Involvement:
Research assistant in the Department of Psychology; peer tutor at the tutoring center; Secretary and Research Colloquia of OU’s chapter of PSI CHI; member of OU’s percussion ensemble, steel band, and world percussion ensemble.
Areas of Expertise:
Statistics, psychology, research methods, Caribbean and African music, American Sign Language
Fun Facts: I love traveling and have traveled to both Japan and St. Lucia; Animal Crossing New Horizons and Breath of the Wild are currently two of my favorite Nintendo Switch games; I really enjoy analyzing tv shows and appreciate good storytelling

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Nico Wolf
Major
: Communication, Pre-Business
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta,  OU baseball club,
intramural sports, OU tutoring center, International Allies Organization (IAO)

Areas of Expertise: German, Time Management, Judo, Lifeguarding, Snowboarding,
Skiing,  and movies (especially Harry Potter)

Fun Facts: I am fluent in German and English. I was a competitive judo fighter for 5 out of my 8 years of judo and have a cute dog called Fee.

Research

As an undergraduate researcher, MCUR provides exceptional mentors to help guide you through your field of study. These mentors are regularly conducting research and pursuing their passion for discovery. Mentors can be found in a variety of departments throughout Oakland University including:

Biological Sciences

Amy Banes-Berceli
banesber@oakland.edu
Hypertension and the renal and vascular complications of diabetes

Fabia Battistuzzi
battistu@oakland.edu
When and how species have evolved and investigate the connections between their genetic innovations and variations in environmental conditions

Rasul Chaudhry
chaudhry@oakland.edu
Embryonic stem cell development and differentiation - osteogenesis and neurogenesis; Tissue engineering; Regulation of gene expression; Metabolic pathways of hazardous chemicals; Environmental biotechnology and toxicology

Mary Jamieson
mjamieson@oakland.edu
The effects of global environmental change on species interactions and biological diversity

Lan Jiang
jiang23@oakland.edu 
The regulation of tracheal gene expression and how tracheal-expressed genes control the complex cellular behaviors that result in the formation of a continuous tubular network

Shailesh Lal
lal@oakland.edu
A multidisciplinary approach in genomics, genetics and bioinformatics to study fundamental processes that impact gene expression in plants from a genome-wide perspective

Gerald Madlambayan
madlamba@oakland.edu
Define the integrated roles of different stem and progenitor cell populations in cancer initiation, progression and relapse

Raffel Thomas
raffel@oakland.edu
Understand how parasites influence the ecology and evolution of their hosts, and how ecological and anthropogenic factors affect parasite-host dynamics

Mi Hye Song
msong2@oakland.edu
The molecular and genetic mechanisms of centrosome assembly by applying biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, proteomics and quantitative imaging to the study of centrosome biology in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans model

Scott Tiegs
tiegs@oakland.edu
Use field-based experimental and observational approaches — usually in aquatic ecosystems — with the aim of better understanding how human activities impact aquatic ecosystems

Luis Villa-diaz
luisvilladiaz@oakland.edu
The self-renewal properties of hPSCs, which are influenced by the microenvironment in which they are cultured, in particular the extracellular matrix (ECM)

Satish Walia
walia@oakland.edu
Molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and biodegradation of xenobiotics such as polychlorinated biphenyl, nitrotoluenes, and the mutagenic properties of their biodegradation products

Douglas Wendell
wendell@oakland.edu
Develop molecular markers for rapid-cycling Brassica rapa

Randal Westrick
rjwestrick@oakland.edu
Understanding and preventing the development of pathologic intravascular blood clot formation

Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences

Kristin Landis-Piwowar
landispi@oakland.edu
Cancer biology, cancer therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, familial leukemia

Chemistry

Ferman Chavez
chavez@oakland.edu
Develop small molecule models for the active sites of these enzymes which will help to understand the role of various metals in this family and help to probe the mechanisms involved for these enzymes

Roman Dembinski
dembinsk@oakland.edu
The synthesis of analogs of natural products, particularly coordination complexes of nucleosides and nucleotides

Nessan Kerrigan
kerrigan@oakland.edu
Development of efficient enantioselective and diastereoselective synthetic methods and their application in drug molecule and natural product synthesis

Sanela Martic
martic@oakland.edu
Designing functional bioconjugates for understanding the biological processes at the fundamental level

Michael Sevilla
sevilla@oakalnd.edu
The chemistry of free radical species produced by the high energy irradiation of DNA by gamma irradiation and ion beams

Evan Trivedi
trivedi@oakland.edu
Light activation and near infrared light

Communication and Journalism

Erin Meyers
emeyers@oakland.edu
Digital or “new” media technologies, most notably the Internet, and the audiences who engage with them

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hoda Abdel-Aty-Zohdy
zohdyhsa@oakland.edu
Bio-technology with bio-inspired intelligent signal perception and processing (ISPP)

Jai Li
li4@oakland.edu
Statistical signal processing for biomedical imaging and communications, computer graphics, pattern recognition and algorithms

Engineering and Computer Science

Subramaniam Ganesan
ganesan@oakland.edu
Divisible load scheduling; condition based maintenance for military and manufacturing; real time DSP/multi-core systems for specific applications; agent based health monitoring

Khalid Mahmood
mahmood@oakland.edu
Open source speech and Video API in android platform; programming and GUI design

Gautam Singh
singh@oakland.edu
Information system modeling, management and efficient data retrieval; temporal database design for applications in manufacturing and process monitoring

Jing Tang
tang@oakland.edu
Image reconstruction, evaluation, and analysis in emission computed tomography

Xia Wang
wang@oakland.edu
Fuel cell and battery modeling and testing, biomass pellets optimization, turbulent boundary layers with separation, forced convection turbulent boundary layers

Peng Zhao
pengzhao@oakland.edu
Combustion and reacting flows, internal combustion engines, energy conversion, environmental science

Environmental Health and Safety

Richard Olawoyin
olawoyin@oakland.edu
Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS (nanotechnology), Fire Protection Engineering, Global Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety

Exercise Science

Myung Choi
choi@oakland.edu
Regulation of local and whole body lipid metabolism in sedentary overweight and obese humans before and after exercise training and nutritional intervention

Eye Research Institute

Frank Giblin
giblin@oakland.edu
The possible role of oxidative and free radical processes in the formation of nuclear cataract, resulting in blindness, along with the unusually active antioxidant mechanisms present in the epithelium of the lens that help to keep the tissue transparent

Dao-Qi Zhang
zhang@oakland.edu
The regulation of dopamine release in the vertebrate retina, a simple and accessible model of the CNS

Health Sciences

Jennifer Lucarelli
lucarell@oakland.edu
Prevention and improvement of chronic diseases in children, adolescents and adults in community-based settings

Melissa Reznar
reznar@oakland.edu
Behavioral nutrition, lifestyle interventions food environment, college health

Nursing

Cheryl Riley-Doucet
rileydou@oakland.edu
Developing and testing multi-sensory interventions (MSE) to assist family caregivers and older adults in the symptom management of chronic illness and dementia

Physical Therapy

Sara Arena
arena@oakland.edu
Cardiopulmonary, blood pressure, health promotion and wellness, home care

Deborah Doherty
doherty@oakland.edu
Oncology rehabilitation; Cultural competency

Jacqueline Drouin
drouin@oakland.edu
Exercise training in special populations, oncology rehabilitation

Melodie Kondratek
mdkondra@oakland.edu
Orthopedics: intervention techniques for spinal conditions; Pediatrics: the use of orthopedic manual therapy techniques in the treatment of children

Kristine Thompson
kathomps@oakland.edu
Professional issues, professional development

Physics

Brad Roth
roth@oakland.edu
Biological physics and computational physics: Electrical stimulation of cardiac tissue

Steffan Puwal
smpuwal2@oakland.edu
Biophysical methods in heart defibrillation

Yang Xia
xia@oakland.edu
Multidisciplinary microscopic imaging study of articular cartilage

Psychology

Scott Pickett
pickett@oakland.edu
Investigate the mechanisms that may impact recovery from psychological trauma; examine the interaction between psychological stress, anxiety, and health

Michele Purdie
parkhill@oakland.edu
Predictors and consequences of sexual assault perpetration and victimization, with a particular emphasis on childhood trauma, substance use, and emotion regulation

Todd Shackelford
shackelf@oakland.edu
Human sexual psychology and behavior with special focus on sexual conflict between men and women

Kanako Taku
taku@oakland.edu
The construct of posttraumatic growth (PTG), personal growth experienced as a result of the struggle with major life crises or traumatic events

Jennifer Vonk
vonk@oakland.edu
Cognitive continuities and discontinuities between humans and both closely and distantly related species

Lisa Welling
welling@oakland.edu
Hormonal and psychological sources of individual differences in human mate preferences and behavior

Virgil Zeigler-Hill
zeiglerh@oakland.edu
Self-esteem, narcissism, cognitive representations of the self, and interpersonal relationships

Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

Jon Carroll
jwcarroll@oakland.edu
Cultural transmission, social interaction and integration, political and economic organization, social science applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer modeling and simulation, archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands of North America

Suzanne Spencer-Wood
spencerw@oakland.edu
Feminist theory in anthropology and archaeology, nonlinear systems theory, archaeological theory and method, feminist historical archaeology, historical archaeology of class, ethnicity, market access and settlement, industrial archaeology and cultural resource management