Meet the OURI Faculty and Staff

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry provides resources and support to FAU's undergraduate students and faculty involved in research, scholarship, and creative activity.  OURI was developed to support FAU's Quality Enhancement Plan and assists all faculty and students. Meet the staff that helps make this possible!

Donna Chamely-Wiik Donna Chamely-Wiik, Ph.D., Director, OURI and Associate Scientist, Chemistry
Education
Ph.D. Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests
Science Education: Addressing areas of national need in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) including: 1) Curricular reform, 2) Graduate student and teacher preparation and 3) STEM pipeline.
Undergraduate Research Experience
Synthesis of group IVB metallocene polymers designed to influence plant growth and seed germination.   
Email dchamely@fau.edu
Phone 561-297-1019

 

Anthony L.  Ambrosio, Ph.D., Director, Undergraduate Assessment
Education
Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Research and Professional Interests   
Authentic Assessment, Performance Assessment, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics, Student Learning.
Email   aambrosio@fau.edu
Phone  561-297-4560


Tricia Meredith, Ph.D., Assistant Program Director, OURI and Adjunct Professor, Biology
Education
Ph.D. Integrative Biology, Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests
Sensory biology of vertebrates, particularly olfaction and gustation in marine fishes
Undergraduate Research Experience
The use of chemical defenses by a marine worm to become unpalatable to predators   
Email  tmeredi1@fau.edu
Phone  561-297-4298  

Jennie Soberon
Jennie Soberon, Budget Coordinator
Education
BBA Finance, University of Miami, FL
Favorite Hobbies
Boating, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, reading, sewing, watching old movies, horseback riding, ice skating, hiking, spending time with my family. 
Something on my “Bucket List"
To learn how to fly a plane.
Email jsoberon@fau.edu
Phone 561-297-1033 
Tracy Baker

 

Tracy Baker, M.Ed., Program Coordinator
Education
M.Ed Social Foundations: Educational Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
Ph.D. Student, Higher Education Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests
Self-efficacy of Undergraduate Researchers, Graduate  
Interpersonal conflict resolution, Undergraduate
Email tnlbaker@fau.edu
Phone 561-297-6874


Krystal Taylor
Krystal Taylor, Student Assistant
Favorite Hobbies
Listening to music, Running or anything sporty, Socializing with family and friends
Something most people don't know about me
I'm addicted to cruising!
Something on my “Bucket List"
Travel around the world, Skydiving, Run my own business

 Last Modified 10/20/14