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School of Natural Science and Mathematics Resources

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is an advisory council composed of alumni and friends of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. The members volunteer their time and talents and serve as a resource to strengthen the quality of programming and student experiences in the academic program areas offered by the School of Natural Science and Mathematics - Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology.

How Board Members are Engaged with Students

Board of Advisors members might choose to be engaged with students and faculty in some of the following ways:

  • In coordination with appropriate faculty, help to arrange internships, "shadowing" opportunities, and other experiential learning components.
  • As a resource for students in preparing for admission to professional and graduate schools.
  • Participate in formal meetings on campus to learn about our programs, to interact directly with students and faculty and other Board of Advisors' members.
  • As a general resource and "sounding board" for the Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics regarding all aspects of the marketing, recruitment and success of our programs.

Ordinarily, members serve terms from one to three years in length, beginning in August of each academic year, as appropriate to their particular needs and availability. The Board of Advisors meets formally once per academic semester, with meetings beginning in the afternoon and concluding that same evening. Informal contact and communications take place as needed throughout the academic year.The Board of Advisors offers insights and guidance of significant benefit to our students, faculty, and, of course, to the Dean. Their interactions with some very talented students and faculty can only serve to open up new opportunities and collaborative possibilities that Board members find as rewarding as we do.

Board of Advisors

  • Dr. William Paul Beierschmitt, C'80
  • Dr. Rebecca Burke, C'05
  • Dr. Joseph P. Cardinale, C'68
  • Dr. Thomas A. Cavalieri, C'73
  • Mr. Joseph A. DeMino, C'82
  • Dr. Ethan Dmitrovsky
  • Dr. Edward A. Dolan, C'67
  • Dr. Larry Donato, Jr., C'96
  • Dr. H. Stephen Fletcher, C'63
  • Ms. Kristy Galante, C'00
  • Dr. David Ginty, C'84
  • Mr. Geoffrey E. Grant
  • Dr. Cynthia Lauta Kratz, C'99
  • Ms. Jessica Martin, C'03
  • Dr. Ewy Mathe', C'00
  • Dr. Frank C. McGeehin, III, C'76
  • Dr. Frank Merolla, C'63
  • Ms. Mary Molinaro, C'74
  • Mr. D.J. Monagle, III, C'84
  • Dr. Daniel G. Muldoon, C'89
  • Dr. Edward A. Palank, C'67
  • Mr. Russell Potee, III, C'04
  • Mr. J. Anthony Rose, C'74
  • Dr. John S. Salaki, C'67
  • Ms. Robin Shine, C'78
  • Dr. Mark Sobus, C'89
  • Dr. Sarah McGinley Turner, C'99
  • Capt. Christopher W. Zukowski, C'76

Faculty Activities 2020-21

Scholarly Publications

D Haslwanter, ME Dieterle, A Wec, Cecilia O'Brien, M Sakharkar, C Florez, K Tong, CG Rappazzo, G Lasso, O Vergnolle, Ariel Wirchnianski, R Bortz, E Laudermilch, JM Fels, A Mengotto, R Malonis, G Georgiev, J Quiroz, D Wrapp, N Wang, Kathryn Gunn Dye, J Barnhill, J Dye, J McLellan, J Daily, J Lai, A Herbert, L Walker, K Chandran, R Jangra. 2021. “A combination of RBD and NTD neutralizing antibodies limits the generation of SARS-CoV-2 spike neutralization-escape mutants.” Accepted for publication, August 2021. mBio.

Sherman, R.E., R.N Hartnett, E. Kiehnau, L.J. Weider and P.D. Jeyasingh. 2021. Quantitative Genetics of phosphorus content in the freshwater herbivore, Daphnia pulicaria. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90(4), pp. 909-916. doi:10.1111/1365‐2656.13419

Kallarackal, AJ. 2021. “Benefits of Using the Invertebrate Model Organism C. Elegans in an Inquiry-Based Laboratory Activity” Teaching of Psychology. Advance online publication.

Murray, B. and Kreke, P., editors. Engaging Students in Organic Chemistry ACS Publications, (May, 2021).

Falligant, J. M., Kranak, M. P., Schmidt, J. D., & Rooker, G. W. (2020). Correspondence between fail-safe k and dual-criteria methods: Analysis of data series stability. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 43, 303-319.

Falligant, J. M., McNulty, M. K., Hausman, N. L., & Rooker, G. W. (2020). Using dual‐criteria methods to supplement visual inspection: Replication and extension. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(3), 1789-1798.

Falligant, J. M., McNulty, M. K., Kranak M. P., Hausman, N. L., & Rooker, G. W. (2020). Evaluating sources of baseline data using dual-criteria and conservative dual-criteria methods: A quantitative analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(4), 2330–2338.

Hagopian, L. P., Frank‐Crawford, M. A., Javed, N., Fisher, A. B., Dillon, C. M., Zarcone, J. R., & Rooker, G. W. (2020). Initial outcomes of an augmented competing stimulus assessment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(4), 2172-2185.

Kranak, M. P., Falligant, J. M., Bradtke, P., Hausman, N. L., & Rooker, G. W. (2020). Authorship trends in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis: An update. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(4), 2376–2384.

Nevill, R. E., Rey, C. N., Javed, N., Rooker, G.W., Yoo, H., & Zarcone, J. (2020). The Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Social Impact of Repetitive Behavior Scale in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(2), 127-140.

Rooker, G. W., Hagopian, L. P., Becraft, J. L., Javed, N., Fisher, A. B., & Finney, K. S. (2020). Injury characteristics across functional classes of self‐injurious behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1042-1057.

Book chapters: Hausman, N. L., Rooker, G. W., Bednar, M. K., & Javed, N. (2020). Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Aggression and Disruption. In Handbook of Dual Diagnosis (pp. 331-341). Springer, Cham.

Scholarly Presentations

Dye, Kathryn Gunn and Rosina Bolen. “Lessons Learned from an S-STEM Program: Promoting Success in a Diverse Population of Science Majors.” American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. Virtual Platform, June 2021.

Lopez, J., Hartnett, R.., Parr, T. and C. Vaughn. 2021. Mussels in their element: Freshwater mussels associated with macro- and micronutrient availability. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Virtual. May 23-27.

Salazar, P. and Hartnett, R.. 2021. Dynamics of plankton in small OK reservoirs and impacts of HABS on plankton communities. Central Ecology and Evolution Conference, Virtual. April 9th.

Hartnett, R., & P. Jeyasingh. 2020. Exploring stoichiometry beyond C:N:P: multi-element variation among reservoirs. Great Plains Limnology Conference, Virtual. October 12-15.

Hook, Jonelle: “Recent developments of star-critical Ramsey numbers”, 52nd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, Florida Atlantic University, March 12, 2021.

“NEAAHP Professional Development Committee: New Advisor Workshop”; B. Brookins, P.Kreke, K. McJunkins et al NEAAHP Conference, June, 2021.

Sakowski, Eric G., Keith Arora-Williams, Funing Tian, Ahmed A. Zayed, Olivier Zablocki, Matthew B. Sullivan, and Sarah P. Preheim. "Interaction dynamics and virus–host range for estuarine actinophages captured by epicPCR." Nature Microbiology 6, no. 5 (2021): 630-642.

Chopyk, Jessica, Daniel J. Nasko, and Eric G. Sakowski. "BACTERIOPHAGE AND VIRAL ECOLOGY IN THE “OMICS AGE”." Studies in Viral Ecology(2021): 49-87.

Oleskey, J., Slezak, J.M. (2021). Using stimulus control to enhance sensitivity to delay in a delay-discounting task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Activities

Hartnett, R.N

  • July 23-Aug 4, 2021. Attended BIOME Summer Institute "From Pieces to Patterns: Building a Scientific Worldview"
  • June 17-19, 2021. Attended Study of STEM Interventions (SOSI) Center virtual summer institute.
  • Facilitated Make Teaching R in Undergraduate Biology Less Excruciating (TRUBLE) Faculty Mentoring Network.
  • Dec 5, 2020. Visualizing Data and Presenting Analyses workshop for Oklahoma Science and Engineering Fair (OSSEF) K-12 teachers.
  • Nov 30, 2020. Mentoring Diverse Graduates workshop for Entomology and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association.

Hook, Jonelle

  • AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 6-9, 2021.
  • 52nd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, Florida Atlantic University, March 8-12, 2021.
  • Referee for Discrete Mathematics, 2021.
  • Referee for Journal of Graph Theory, 2021.

Kreke, Patricia

  • Chesapeake Local Area Network 2021 conference for Health Professions Advisors, co-organizer and moderator.
  • Co-author ACS organic chemistry unsecured exam questions, fall, 2020.
  • Author, online interactive ACS practice organic chemistry exam, 2020.

Rooker, Griffin

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the editorial board, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the editorial board, Behavioral Development
  • Member of the editorial board, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
  • Reviewer, Behavioral Interventions
  • Reviewer, Behavior Analysis in Practice
  • Reviewer, Developmental Neurorehabilitation
  • Reviewer, Perspectives on Behavioral Science

Sakowski, Eric

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Freshwater Ecology

Slezak, Jonathan

  • Journal Reviewer for Behavioral Pharmacology, 2020-21.


Kallarackal, Angy J., Ward, Dana P

  • “MRI: Acquisition of a Confocal Microscope to Establish a Multi-Institution Core Facility for Undergraduate Research and Education”, National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation proposal. $519,596 – Submitted January 2021. Currently pending council review.

Rooker, Griffin

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 1R03HD096180. “Assessing precursors to severe problem behavior,” 2019-2021 ($100,000).