Dr. Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas is the Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Academic Affairs at West Virginia University where he is also a Professor in the Department of Biology. Professor Thomas earned his PhD in Plant Physiology from Clemson University. He held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Duke University before joining the faculty of West Virginia University in 1995. Prior to his appointment as Associate Provost for Graduate Academic Affairs, he served as the Chair of the Biology Department for 12 years.
Dr. Allison Dagen
Assistant Provost for Graduate Education
Dr. Jessica Queener
Assistant Provost for Graduate Education Policy
Dr. Nancy Caronia
Nancy Caronia is a Teaching Associate Professor with the Department of English and an Honors Excel Faculty Affiliate. She co-edited Personal Effects: Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (Fordham University Press) and wrote the introduction for the reprint of DeSalvo's novel Casting Off (Bordighera Press). She received the WVU Nicholas Evans Faculty Award for Advising Excellence in 2019, a WVU Teaching MVP Award: "Queen of Online Instruction" in 2020, and the first ever Honors Excel Mentor Award in 2021. She has curated American Dime Novel: Racialization / Erasure for the WVU Libraries' Art in the Libraries Faculty Exhibit Award.
Dr. Snehalata Huzurbazar
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Dr. Betty Mei
Program Director for Graduate Student Success
Micalyn Stump, M.A.
Micalyn currently serves as OGEL's program coordinator, managing operations and strategic planning. She has a professional background in program management, professional development cultivation, and issues in graduate education. She has previously worked as a research analyst at the West Virginia state legislature. She earned an M.A. in political science and is currently pursuing an MBA in the WVU Chambers College of Business & Economics.
Zachary Duff is from upstate New York. He attended West Virginia University for undergrad and earned a B.A. in Criminology in 2017. He is now a graduate student at WVU studying for an M.A. in Counseling with an emphasis on School Counseling. He is interested in working with elementary students, and his research interests lie in LGBTQ+ youth as well as student success from different types of socioeconomic backgrounds.