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 assist all faculty and students. To view OURI's presentations, along with publications, visit the Presentation and Publications page.  Meet the staff that helps make this possible!

The Office of Undergraduate of Research and Inquiry can be reached at 561-297-6874 (OURI) or by email via OURI@fau.edu. 

 

Donna Chamely-Wiik

Donna Chamely-Wiik, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Fellowships 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

 

Jennie Soberon

Jennie Soberon, Associate Director

Education
MBA, Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests
Web Analytics, Big Data, Data Analysis, Undergraduate Research in Business.
Email  jsoberon@fau.edu
Phone  561-297-1033 

 

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Patricia E. Sampedro, OURI Business Operations Coordinator

Education
BBA Accounting, Florida Atlantic University
Favorite Hobbies 
Traveling with my daughters, Sewing, Arts and Crafts, Movies
Something on my “Bucket List"
Learn Hebrew
Email  
psampedr@fau.edu
Phone 
561-297-4991

 

Jordan

Jordan Merritt, Ph.D., LEARN Postdoctoral Fellow

Education
Ph.D. Integrative Biology: Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests  
STEM Education, Malaria, Immunology
Email   jmerrit8@fau.edu
Phone  
561-297-4878

 

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Jessica Cornely, Assistant Director Prestigious Fellowships

Education
M.A. Education, Defiance College
Research and Professional Interests  
Student Development, Peer Learning, Student Persistence and Retention, Mentoring and Coaching
Email   jcornely@fau.edu
Phone  
561-297-4161

 

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Lauren Melanson, M.S., OURI Program Coordinator    

Education
M.S. Environmental Science, Florida Atlantic University
Research and Professional Interests  
Conservation Biology, Species Conservation, Impact of Invasive Species
Email   lmelanson2015@fau.edu
Phone  
561-297-4879

 

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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

 Last Modified 8/20/21