Meet the staff
Project PI - Dr. Stephanie Ivey
Stephanie Ivey is an A2H Fellow and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis. She manages the Networking and STEM Club programs for MemphiSTEM. She received her B.S.C.E in 1996, M.S. in civil engineering in 1998, and Ph.D. in engineering in 2003 from the University of Memphis. Her primary research interests are in intermodal freight modeling, truck safety, transportation policy, and engineering education.
co-PI - Dr. John Haddock
John R. Haddock is a Professor of Mathematical Sciences and former Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Memphis. He manages the Math Bootcamp program for MemphiSTEM. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 1966 and 1970, respectively. His research interests include dynamical systems, qualitative behavior of solutions of differential and integral equations, and issues related to mathematics and science education.
co-PI - Ms. Regina Hairston
Regina J. Hairston is the Director of the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program at the University of Memphis funded by NSF and the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP Memphis) funded by the Department of Education. She provides professional counseling to students majoring in STEM fields through programs such as MemphiSTEM and NSF-sponsored S-STEM and CSEMS programs. She received her B.A. from Cleveland State University in 1979, her M.S. in counseling psychology in 1996, and an MBA in 2002 from the University of Memphis.
Data Manager - Dr. Rachel Arthur
Rachel Arthur manages all of the data and project evaluation strategies for MemphiSTEM. She received a B.Sc. in Social Psychology and Sociology from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland in 1994, a M.Sc. in Research Methods in Psychology from Strathclyde University, Scotland in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from South Bank University, London in 2003. Her research interests include lexical acquisition, reading comprehension strategies and processes, and STEM education.