Meet the Consultants

Spring 2022 POWER Consultants

Faculty Consultants

Dr. Patricia Goodson

Dr. Patricia Goodson

POWER Director and Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building and Skype
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Dr. Jim Izat

Dr. Jim Izat

Senior Research Development Officer, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building, room 321
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Dr. Sandra Acosta

Dr. Sandra Acosta

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Languages: English, Spanish
POWER Hour location: Skype
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Dr. Christina Howard

Dr. Christina Howard

Research Development Officer, Division of Research

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Williams Administration Building
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Dr. Sharon Matthews

Dr. Sharon Matthews

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower
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Dr. Jiling Liu

Dr. Jiling Liu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Languages: English, Chinese
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building, room 316
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Suzanna Ramos

Suzanna Ramos

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower
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Dr. Nicola Ritter

Dr. Nicola Ritter

Instructional Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex
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Dr. Selina M. Stasi

Dr. Selina M. Stasi

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: School of Public Health
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Diana Wandix-White

Diana Wandix-White

Post Doc Research Associate, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower
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Graduate Student Consultants

Rafael Almanzar

Ph.D. Student, Higher Education Administration

Languages: English, Spanish
POWER Hour location: Biochemistry Building, Room 103C (West Campus)
Research interests: First generation college students, STEM graduate students, and students and women of color

Kim Currens

Graduate Assistant, Accelerated Preparation for Underserved Schools (A-PLUS)

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Education Preschool Research Center, Suite 201 (1411 Hensel St.)
Research interests: Self-directed learning using the written word as a primary learning resource

Willie 'C.J.' Harmon

Ph.D. Student, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building
Research interests: Military connected students of color, equality in urban schools, and African American history within a critical pedagogy framework

Qian Ji

Ph.D. Candidate, Health Education

Languages: English, Chinese
POWER Hour location: Academic Building
Research interests: Relationship between expressive writing and health outcomes with an emphasis in stress management among graduate students

Agata McNew

Ph.D. Student, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity

Languages: English, Polish
POWER Hour location: John Kimborugh Blvd
Research interests: Metabolic phenotyping, muscle quality, and energy requirements in obesity during weight loss

Daenuka Muraleetharan

Ph.D. Student, Health Education

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building
Research interests: Evaluation including cost analysis of public health programs and network analysis

Jihye Oh

Ph.D. Student, Human Resource Development

Languages: English, Korean
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower
Research interests: Leadership, social capital/networks, career development, and knowledge sharing

Sarah M. Ray

Ph.D. Student, Adult Education

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: School of Public Health Administration Building, Google Hangouts
Research interests: Community education, global adult education, multi-culturalism, race and equity, and feminist teaching perspectives

Dena Rezaei

Ph.D. Candidate, Human Resource Development

Languages: English, Farsi
POWER Hour location: Skype
Research interests: Talent development, technology and social media, and innovative methods of teaching and learning

Liam Sheppard

Ph.D. Student, Adult Education

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Skype
Research interests: Mindfulness, meditation, and nature therapy and how they can advance adult learning

Pilar Suarez-Martinez

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemical Engineering

Languages: English, Spanish
POWER Hour location: Jack E. Brown Building
Research interests: Polyelectrolyte complexes, polymer thin films and coatings

Inyang Uwak

DrPH Candidate, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: School of Public Health, Skype
Research interests: Environmental exposures and their impact on human health

Sanikan (Sani) Wattanawongwan

Ph.D. Student, Special Education

Languages: English, Thai
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower
Research interests: Coaching families and paraprofessionals of individuals with autism to use evidence-based behavioral strategies to enhance communication and social skills.

Leily Ziglari

Ph.D. Student, Reading and Language Arts

Languages: English, Persian
POWER Hour location: Harrington Tower, Skype
Research interests: Language acquisition and development in children, and statistics in language science

Amie Klein Carreon

Ph.D. Student, Health Education

Languages: English, Spanish
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building
Research interests: School health and sexuality education

Carly Jennings

Ph.D. Student, Sociology

Languages: English, Spanish
POWER Hour location: Academic Building
Research interests: Education and race, class, gender, and social psychology

Jordan Nelon

Ph.D. Student, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building
Research interests: Adolescent risk behaviors, community-based participatory learning, and social network analysis

Jeong Hyun Park

Ph.D. Candidate, English as a Second Language

Languages: English, Korean
POWER Hour location: Skype
Research interests: Investigation of the role of suprasegmental processing in reading among bilingual speakers

Lisa Sanchez

Ph.D. Candidate, Special Education

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: 650 Harrington Tower, Google Hangouts
Research interests: Coaching and training teachers to implement evidence-based practices that address social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes, positive behavior supports, and preventing challenging behavior in early childhood settings.

Mandy Spadine, MPH, CPH, CHES

Ph.D. Student, Health Education

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building
Research interests: Investigation of exercise as an adjunctive treatment for substance or behavioral addictions

Aditi Tomar

Ph.D. Student, Department of Health Education

Languages: English, Hindi
POWER Hour location: Evans Library
Research interests: Improving HPV-related health outcomes in minority population groups

Crystal Vinal

Master's Student, Health Education

Languages: English, Hindi
POWER Hour location: Google Hangouts
Research interests: First responder (firefighters, police officers) health promotion and disease prevention

Bo Yu

Ph.D. Student, Sport Management

Languages: English, Chinese
POWER Hour location: Gilchrist Building, room 216
Research interests: Consumer behaviors and athlete brands in both sports and eSports contexts

Other Consultants

Dr. Kayla Sweet

Former high school Agricultural Science Instructor

Languages: English
POWER Hour location: Phone
Degree: Ph.D. Educational Psychology in Learning Sciences
Research interests: Child/adolescent development and distance education