Bellarmine Capacity Building Project Team

Project Co-Directors:

  • Dr. Akhtar Mahmood (STEM Faculty - Professor of Physics)
  • Dr. Kristin Cook (Education Faculty/Associate Dean of Education)

Research Assistant:

  • Cody Nygard (Ph.D Student-School of Education)

Collaborators from Kentucky Science Center (KSC): 

  • Ms. Mellisa Blankenship (Director of Programs & Partnerships)
  • Ms. Mira Gentry-Johnson (Senior Manager of Education)

Collaborators from Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS):  

  • Dr. Diane Calhoun-French (Former Vice President for Academic Affairs at Jefferson Community and Technical Community College-JCTC)
  • Dr. Drew Wilkerson (Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at Jefferson Community & Technical College-JCTC)
  • Dr. Marilyn Akins (Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Bluegrass Community and Technical College -BCTS)

Collaborators from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) District:

  • Ms. Christy Rogers (Assistant Superintendent of JCPS)
  • Mr. Jimmy Adams (Chief of Human Resources)
  • Dr. Aimee Green-Webb (Executive Administrator Personnel)
  • Ms. Diane Mackenzie (Recruiter-Student Teachers)

Collaborators from the Academies of Louisville:

  • Ms. Brandy Scott (Career and Technical Education Coordinator)
  • Mr. Joseph Simon (Career and Technical Education Coordinator)

External Evaluator:

  • Dr. Anne-Maree Ruddy (Associate Director, Center for Evaluation, Policy, and Research (CEPR), Indiana University)