Overall Project Management

Dr. Chris Wojick, Project Director
Senior Research Engineer and Faculty Advisor, Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-1623, clwojick@mtu.edu

Dr. Jacqueline Huntoon, Project Lead and Principal Investigator
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-2819, jeh@mtu.edu

Curriculum Development

Dr. Ed Robeck, CoPI, Director of Curriculum Development and Implementation
American Geosciences Institute
(410) 543-6292, ecrobeck@agiweb.org

Ms. Stephanie Tubman, Coordinator of Curriculum Development and Implementation
Michigan Technological University

Professional Learning

Ms. Shawn Oppliger, Professional Learning Specialist
Michigan Technological University

Research and Evaluation

Dr. Chris Wojick, Director of Internal Project Evaluation
Senior Research Engineer and Faculty Advisor, Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-1623, clwojick@mtu.edu

Dr. Amanda Gonczi, Director of Research
Assistant Research Scientist, Michigan Technological University

Dr. Kerry Englert, External Project Evaluation Specialist
Seneca Consulting Company, LLC
(303) 249-8995, kenglert@seneca.consulting.org

Dr. Christer Karlsson, Statistician
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(605) 394-6070, christer.karlsson@sdsmt.edu

Partner School District Leaders

Ms. Sara Beiring
Houghton Portage Township Schools
(906) 482-0450 ext.1760, sbeiring@houghton.k12.mi.us

Ms. Maureen G. Bur
Grosse Pointe Public Schools (prospective)
(313) 432-3042, Maureen.Bur@gpschools.org

Ms. Alison Cicinelli
Midland Public Schools
(989) 923-5146, cicinelliam@midlandps.org

Ms. Megan Coonan 
Saginaw Intermediate School District
(989) 399-7465, mcoonan@sisd.cc

Ms. Jennifer Grivins
Eaton Rapids Public Schools
(517) 663-2231, jgrivins@erpsk12.org

Mr. Jonathan Harper 
Grand Rapids Public Schools
(616) 819-7807, harperj@grps.org

Mr. Matt Johnson
Kalamazoo Public Schools
(269) 337-1575, JohnsonMA@kalamazoo.k12.mi.us

Ms. Chelsea Laurn
Hancock Public Schools
(906) 487-5925 ext. 8225, claurn@hancock.k12.mi.us

Mr. Steve Lishinski
Adams Township Schools
(906) 482-0599 ext. 2201, lishinskis@adams.k12.mi.us

Mr. Darryl Pierce
Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw
(906) 337-0311 ext. 1217, dpierce@clkschools.org

Ms. Susie Tollefson
L’Anse Area Schools
(906) 524-6000, stollefson@laschools.us

Ms. Monica Wyrwicz
Rochester Community Schools
(248) 726-3000, mwyrwicz@rochester.k12.mi.us

Ms. Rebecca Young
Bangor Township Schools
(989) 684-8121, youngr@bangorschools.org

Partner University Liaisons

Dr. Mark Francek, Central Michigan University
(989) 774-6717, mark.francek@cmich.edu

Dr. Thomas Kovacs, Eastern Michigan University
(734) 487-8591, tkovacs@emich.edu

Dr. Steve Mattox, Grand Valley State University
(616) 331-3734, mattoxs@gvsu.edu

Dr. Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University
(269) 387-5488, heather.petcovic@wmich.edu

Ms. Carolyn Wierda, Saginaw Valley State University
(989) 964-7151, ccwierda@svsu.edu

Advisory Board

Ms. Robby Cramer, Board Member
Michigan Science Teachers Association
(734) 973-0433, robby_cramer@msta-mich.org

Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, Board Member
American Chemical Society
(202) 872-4562, M_Kirchhoff@acs.org

Dr. Joseph Krajcik, Board Member
Michigan State University
517-432-0816, krajcik@msu.edu

Dr. Patrick Leahy, Board Member
American Geosciences Institute
(703) 379-2480 ext. 202, pleahy@agiweb.org

Ms. Megan Schrauben, invited Board Member
Michigan Department of Education
(517) 335-3199, schraubenm1@michigan.gov

Dr. Rebecca Thompson, Board Member
American Physical Society
(301) 209-3206, thompson@aps.org

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Mi-STAR was founded in 2015 through generous support provided by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has also received substantial support from the National Science Foundation and the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education.