# Course Instructors

## Chemistry

**Laura Chamness**

B.S. Chemistry - University of Southern Indiana

B.A. German Studies - University of Southern Indiana

Ph.D. student studying membrane protein folding and evolution.

**David Ferguson**

B.S. in Biochemistry at Taylor University

Graduate student studying the effects of sulfonamides on bacteria.

**Carley Folluo**

B.A. Chemistry - Monmouth College

Graduate student conducting reactivity studies in the gas phase.

**Brendan Godsel**

B.S. Chemistry - Valparaiso University

Graduate student in materials chemistry with a specific interest in catalytic studies.

**Carrie Lierz**

B. S. Biochemical Sciences - Peru State College (minor biology)

Graduate student studying the structure function relationship of SMC proteins in bacterial chromosome maintenance.

**Claire Mammoser**

B.S. Chemistry - Valparaiso University

Departmental honors, minors in music and humanities

Currently a graduate student in analytical chemistry.

**Mattea Scanlan**

B.S. Chemistry - Western Illinois University

Graduate student studying the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles.

**Rebecca Skalla**

B.A. Chemistry - University of Colorado, Boulder

Graduate student studying the chemical synthesis of colloidal nanomaterials.

## Mathematics

**Mihyun Jeon**

B.S. Mathematicas - Seoul Women's University

B.A. Internationl studies - Seoul Women's Universty

M.A. Mathematics Eduction - Sogang University

I am a third-year doctoral student in Mathematics Education at Indiana University Bloomington. I have experience teaching mathematics for secondary school students in South Korea and am currently teaching Geometry for undergraduates here at IU. I have investigated preservice secondary mathematics teachers' mathematical understanding and explored Korean middle schoool mathematics textbooks on function.

**Justin Lin**

B.A. Mathematics - Northwestern University

Ph.D. student in mathematics studying algebraic and geometric topology.

**Weverton Ataide Pinheiro**

B.S. Mathematics - University of Brasilia

M.S. Mathematics Education - National Taiwan Normal University

I am currently a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education at Indiana University Bloomington. I particularly research how college-level students generalize in advanced mathematical domains, and how teachers learn to design and implement specific curricula that support secondary students to generalize. I also develop work in how students majoring in mathematics construct their mathematician identity.

**Ben Rosenzweig**

B.A. Mathematics - Yeshiva University

M.S. Computer Science - Indiana University

PhD Candidate in Computer Science studying applications of machine learning algorithms in phylogenomics.

**Iwan A. J. Sianturi**

B.Ed. Mathematics Education - State University of Medan, Indonesia

M.Ed. Mathematics Education - National Chiayi University, Taiwan

Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education. I had experience teaching mathematics for senior high school students in Indonesia and teaching algebra and calculus for undergraduates at a university in Taiwan. I was involved in preparing preservice teachers to teach in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Taiwan. I particularly focus on solving mathematical problems using efficient and flexible strategies by adhering to conceptual understanding. More details about me and my research are available here.

**Selim Yavuz**

B.S. Mathematics - Yildiz Technical University

M.S. Mathematics - Yildiz Technical University

I am currently a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education at Indiana University Bloomington. I have experience teaching mathematics for five years to high school students in Turkiye. I have written six textbooks and practice textbooks related to high school mathematics and geometry. As a researcher, I am interested in studying teaching and learning high school math and geometry.

**Matthew Hardee**B.S. Mathematics - Southern Methodist University

M.A.T. - Austin Peay State University

He is a Ph.D. student in mathematics education at IU Bloomington. His research interests include studentsâ€™ mathematics intentions beyond high school and the development of reasoning and proof in the curriculum. I have prior experience as a high school mathematics teacher and a Mathnasium instructor.

**Hyunjeong Lee**B.S. Statistics - Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

M.S. Mathematics Education - Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education. I have experience teaching mathematics for secondary school students in Korea and Ethiopia and am currently teaching finite for undergraduate students at Indiana University.

## Neuroscience

**Taryn Bosquez**

B.A. Biology - Ripon College Ph.D. student studying the endocannabinoid system and biological pathways of addiction.

**Emily Hibbard**

B.S. Biology - Indiana University

B.A. Psychology - Indiana University

Ph.D. student studying traumatica peripheral nerve injury and neural circuitry plasticity after repair.

**Michelle Murphy**

B.A. Psychology - Franklin College

M.S. Biotechnology - Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate student studying the endocannabinoid system and neurological development.

**Taylor Woodward**

B.S. Neuroscience - Brigham Young University

Ph.D. student studying the neurobiology of addiction and novel treatments for substance abuse.

## Biology/Environmental Science

**Megan Freiler**

B.A. Biology - Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate student studying the evolution of communication and social behavior.

**Curteisha Jacobs**

B.S Biology - Harris-Stowe State University

Ph.D. candidate in Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Graduate student studying the oncogenic protein HSF1 and its role in repelling cytotoxic CD8+ T cells from entering the tumors microenvironment.

## Computer Science

**Md Taufique Hussain**

B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Ph.D. student in Intelligent Systems Engineering studying high performance graph algorithms.

## Physics

**Dane Cross**

B.S. Physics (Astrophysics) - University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. Computer Science - University of California, Santa Cruz

Ph.D. student in Astrophysics, studying different models of dark matter and how they affect objects like star clusers, galaxies, and galaxy clusters.