The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowships

2014-15 Woodrow Wilson Fellows

These are the 2011-2012 Woodrow Wilson Fellows who studied at The University of Akron.

Elliott Bardun

Elliott Bardun

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Kent State University ’10, physics
  • Research intern and lab analyst, liquid crystals firm; dean’s list student, honors graduate, and multiple scholarship recipient; Buckeye Boys State Representative; graduate of rural schools.
Leanna Colosimo

Leanna Colosimo

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Akron ’02, chemistry
  • Substitute teacher; former lab technician, UV curing and silicones; student assistant, undergraduate labs; teacher for children’s church program; coordinator of group bringing meals to the elderly.
Sara Conry

Sara Conry

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: John Carroll University ’06, chemistry; minor in mathematics
  • Private tutor, math and science; research assistant, AIDS research laboratory; lead author of article in peer-reviewed journal; former resident aide at camp for mentally and physically handicapped youth.
Duane Dungee

Duane Dungee

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Central Michigan University ’76, mathematics; minor in computer science
  • CEO, business development consulting firm; systems engineer, technology sales manager, and financial advisor over three decades; INROADS intern advisor and high school math tutor; Upward Bound math tutor; soccer coach.
Yao-Min Huang

Yao-Min Huang

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: National Chen-Kung University, Taiwan ’77, naval architecture and marine engineering
  • Graduate college and degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison ’89, Ph.D. in engineering mechanics
  • Former senior research engineer and principal development engineer, major manufacturing firm, with 14 published articles; graduate assistant in engineering, two universities; tutor/substitute teacher at local school.
Derek Light

Derek Light

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Baldwin-Wallace College ‘11, physics; minor in mathematics
  • College physics tutor; elementary school tutor; camp counselor with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association; Slavic Village Boys and Girls Club leadership retreat counselor.
Jillian Little

Jillian Little

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Kent State University ‘11, integrated life sciences; minor in health care ethics/biology
  • Research assistant, animal cognition lab; peer educator on health topics; volunteer in therapeutic riding for special needs children; volunteer safety teacher for pre-schoolers; assistant softball coach; dean’s list student.
Lindsay McCorcle

Lindsay McCorcle

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Evangel University ’07, biology; minor in science
  • Clinical research associate, pediatric palliative care; former research biologist, animal lab; former hospital lab technician; math, chemistry, and anatomy tutor in both high school and college; dean’s list student.
William Metcalf

William Metcalf

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Wheeling Jesuit University ’06, physics; minor in mathematics
  • Part-time community college faculty, physics; substitute technology teacher in high-need rural schools; coauthor of article for Physics Education magazine; undergraduate teaching and research assistant; graduate of high-need rural schools.
Kaleigh Moore

Kaleigh Moore

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Kent State University ’09, biology
  • Education intern at local zoo and aquarium; volunteer at wildlife rehabilitation center; lead teacher for summer camp program; former after-school program assistant, rural elementary school; tutor for Ohio Reads program.
Chad Ostrowsi

Chad Ostrowski

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Walsh University ’08, biology
  • Quality control lab chemist; undergraduate researcher, biomechanics; high school soccer coach and former college player; dean’s list student.
Shawn Roberts

Shawn Roberts

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Akron ’06, chemistry
  • College-level math instructor and tutor for non-traditional students; high school tutor in science, physics and math; former analytical chemist and laboratory technician; recipient of “most interesting commercial potential” award for diabetic detection system.
Sara Rouse

Sara Rouse

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Notre Dame College ’09, chemistry
  • Substitute teacher; dean’s list student and magna cum laude graduate; lifeguard and water safety instructor; former private nanny; recipient, National SMART Grant; graduate of high-need schools.
Karen Smith

Karen Smith

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Missouri-St. Louis ’02, chemistry; minors in biology and psychology
  • Quality control chemist, health care/pharmaceuticals; teaching assistant, accelerated high school program; science and math mentor/tutor through local schools and Mocha Moms, Inc., magna cum laude college graduate; graduate of high-need urban schools.
Sanchez Starks

Sanchez Starks

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: Myers University ’08, business administration; minor in political science; coursework in chemistry
  • Substitute teacher, mathematics; summer instructor, NASA Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy program; basketball coach and college varsity player; volunteer, Red Cross and Boys and Girls Club; graduate of high-need urban schools.
Heather Stoll

Heather Stoll

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Akron ’98, applied mathematics
  • Pension evaluation department head for corporate benefits consulting firm for over a decade; expert witness in 29 Ohio counties; soccer coach soccer for four- and five-year-olds; former actuarial assistant/programmer.
Kevin White

Kevin White

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: The Ohio State University ‘11, mathematics
  • High school math tutor; volunteer, Boys and Girls Club; manager and patron liaison, university library; graduate of Appalachian area schools with understanding of rural poverty and high-need students.
Rachel Widman

Rachel Widman

  • Undergraduate college, class, and major: John Carroll University ‘11, mathematics; minors in Spanish and statistics
  • Undergraduate researcher, statistics; summer camp counselor and gymnastics teacher; new student orientation leader and mentor; varsity track and field athlete, varsity cheerleader; dean’s list student.