Staff and Faculty

The Park Scholarships program combines the benefits of a small community with the extensive resources of a preeminent research university. Talented faculty and community leaders serve in various capacities to assist and guide the Park Scholars.

Park Scholarships Staff

Eva Feucht ’02
Joy Tongsri
Joy Tongsri
Senior Associate Director
Meghan Hunt
Assistant Director,
Kimberly Bloomfield ’02
Assistant Director,
Recruiting and Selection
Danyal Mahmud
Graduate Assistant
Christina Garrett
Associate Director, Enrichment

Mary Kornegay
Assistant Director,
Temporary Staff
Lakeisha Collins
Business Services Coordinator

Adrian Teegarden
Adrian Teegarden
Program Assistant, Selection
Angela Swicegood
Angela Swicegood
Program Assistant, Selection

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Park Faculty Scholars

Park Faculty Scholars provide academic enrichment for class-related activities. They have four areas of responsibility in working with the Park Scholarships program:

  • To monitor and guide class enrichment activities, including the Learning Laboratories;
  • To provide the class with an overview of its group responsibilities;
  • To advise students individually and as a group on academic issues; and
  • To interact with Park Scholarships administrators, serving as communicators to and for both class activities and individual Park Scholars.

Class of 2023 Park Faculty Scholars

Cyndi Edgington
Cyndi Edgington
Associate Teaching Professor, Mathematics Education Undergraduate and MAT Program Coordinator
Kanton Reynolds
Kanton Reynolds
Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Class of 2024 Park Faculty Scholars

Suzie Goodell
Suzie Goodell
Associate Professor, Director of Interdepartmental Graduate Program, Nutrition
Russell Gorga
Russell Gorga
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor – Textile engineering, Chemistry and Science

Class of 2025 Park Faculty Scholars

Trino Ascencio-Ibanez
Trino Ascencio-Ibáñez
Teaching Associate Professor, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Kay Sandberg
Kay Sandberg
Teaching Professor, Chemistry

Class of 2026 Park Faculty Scholars

Karey Harwood
Karey Harwood
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Naji Husseini
Naji Husseini
Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Park Advisory Committee

The Park Advisory Committee provides counsel to Park Scholarships staff on academic enrichment activities.

  • Lisa Parks, Chair
    Teaching Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Sarah Ash
    Professor Emerita, Nutrition Science
  • Ricky Bloomfield ’02
    Clinical and Health Informatics Lead, Apple and CEO, G-Whizz! Apps
  • Sean Cassidy
    Director, University Honors and Scholars Programs
  • Landra Cunningham ’03
    Senior Marketing Technical Communicator, SAS Institute
  • Mary Elting ’07
    Assistant Professor, Physics
  • George Hess
    Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Spencer Johnson ’09
    Technical Staff Member, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Sarah Khan
    Associate Teaching Professor – IT & Business Analytics, Poole College of Management
  • Susan Navey-Davis
    Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs, Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Kanton Reynolds
    Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Doneka Scott
    Vice Chancellor and Dean, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Melanie Simpson
    Professor and Department Head, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
  • Shweta Trivedi
    Teaching Associate Professor, Animal Science and Director, VetPAC

Park Enrichment Grant Committee

The Park Enrichment Grant Committee reviews proposals and awards funding for Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends.

  • Sarah Ash, Chair
    Professor Emerita, Nutrition Science
  • Veronica Catete
    Research Scientist, Computer Science
  • Holly Hurlburt
    Assistant Dean and Executive Director for Academic Enrichment Programming, University College
  • Josh Chappell ’14
    Treasurer, Park Alumni Society and Senior Manager, Consumer & Guest Insights at Hilton
  • Lisa M. Marshall Bedward
    Director of the Outreach, Retention & Engagement Program, Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Jim Martin
    Professor, Chemistry