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
Senior Associate Director

Christina Garrett
Associate Director, Enrichment

Kimberly Bloomfield ’02
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Selection

Mary Kornegay
Assistant Director, Communications

Danielle Romanello
Assistant Director, Engagement

Amanda Dietrick
Business Services Coordinator

Adrian Teegarden ’19
Program Assistant, Selection

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.

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

Kay Sandberg
Teaching Professor, Chemistry

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Karey Harwood
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Naji Husseini
Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Mary Elting
Associate Professor, Physics

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Nathan Goldman
Associate Professor, Accounting

Jeremy Feducia
Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry

Sarah Khan
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Business Management

Park Advisory Committee 2023-24

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

  • Kanton Reynolds, Chair
    Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Sarah Ash
    Professor Emerita, Nutrition Science
  • Ricky Bloomfield ’02
    Clinical and Health Informatics Lead, Apple and CEO, G-Whizz! Apps
  • Landra Robertson ’03
    Senior Marketing Technical Communicator, SAS Institute
  • Michael Dickey
    Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mary Elting ’07
    Associate Professor, Physics
  • Myron Floyd
    Dean of the College of Natural Resources
  • Karey Harwood
    Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • George Hess
    Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Holly Hurlburt
    Associate Dean, University College and Professor of History
  • Spencer Johnson ’09
    Technical Staff Member, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Sarah Khan
    Associate Teaching Professor – IT & Business Analytics, Poole College of Management
  • Veena Misra
    Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  • 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 Cateté
    Research Scientist, Computer Science
  • Josh Chappell ’14
    Treasurer, Park Alumni Society and Senior Manager, Consumer & Guest Insights at Hilton
  • Courtney Hughes
    Director, University Fellowship Office
  • Jim Martin
    Professor, Chemistry
  • Susan Navey-Davis 
    Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures