Who's Who

Leadership Team

The Mentor-Connect initiative is led by some of the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program’s most experienced and successful Principal Investigators (PIs) and mentors.

Our team has implemented a mentoring system that is effectively harnessing the collegial peer-sharing culture that exists within ATE by leveraging and expanding the use of available ATE and NSF resources, including the talents of successful PIs and former NSF Program Officers, to engage and support the involvement of new, diverse technician educators and develop their leadership skills while facilitating knowledge transfer from the more to the less experienced.

The Mentor-Connect leadership team is increasing the capability of faculty to prepare competitive NSF ATE grant proposals and the capacity of the nation’s two-year colleges to acquire NSF funding to advance technician education and broadening the impact of the NSF ATE Program demographically and geographically.

Elaine Craft

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Rick Roberts

Managing Director, SCATE Center and Co-Principal Investigator

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Emery Dewitt

MENTOR-CONNECT PROJECT MANAGER & CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Dennis Faber

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

FCC, Inc.

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Ellen Hause

Co-Principal Investigator

American Association of Community Colleges

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Osa Brand

Senior Personnel/Mentor

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Dave Hata

EXTERNAL EVALUATOR

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Mentor-Connect Staff

Tynisha Ferguson

COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Jon Anderson

Financial Program Associate

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Gloria Campbell

Program Associate

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Laura Floyd

Research Development Specialist

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Madeline Patton

Writer/Consultant

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Emily Kelly

EXTERNAL EVALUATOR

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HSI ATE Hub Staff

Elaine Craft

Principal Investigator

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Caroline VanIngen-Dunn

Principal Investigator

Arizona State University

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Cynthia Pickering

Co- Principal Investigator

Arizona State University

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Emery Dewitt

Co- Principal Investigator

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Rick Roberts

MANAGING DIRECTOR, SCATE CENTER AND CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Gloria Campbell

Program Coordinator

Florence-Darlington Technical College

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Anna Tanguma-Gallegos

Co- Principal Investigator

Arizona State University

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Judith Slisz

External Evaluator

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Dave Hata

EXTERNAL EVALUATOR

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Meet our Mentors and Mentor Fellows

Our Mentors

Mentor-Connect Mentors give back to the ATE Program by transferring knowledge and helping to develop the next generation of STEM faculty leaders for the ATE Program.

Our Mentor Fellows

Mentor Fellows shadow master mentors to develop the knowlege, skills, and experience to transition into a mentor role for the Mentor-Connect project.