The MSEED leadership team draws on the expertise of professors of math, science, and education.


Robert Clark, Ph.D.

Director of MSEED Program
Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Melissa Desjarlais, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


Tiffany Kolba, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


Katie Leach, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Chemistry


Jennifer Easthope

MSEED Program Coordinator
Phone: 219.464.5982

“For me, the overarching theme in everything I do is to foster student success. I want my passions for science and education to contribute in a worthwhile way to making the world a better place.,”