Academy Coaches

Academy Coaches possess a strong record of external grantsmanship and volunteer to guide and mentor Academy Scholars through the grant proposal submission process. They meet regularly with their Academy Scholars, review their proposals and suggest improvements. The following faculty members and administrators have or continue to serve as Academy Coaches.

The persons listed in bold have coached in multiple cohorts.  Those persons with an asterisk (*) have coached in three or more cohorts.

Academy Coaches Cohort V (2016-2017)

Rico Chapman
Fengxiang “Frank” Han
Bessie House-Soremekun
Tor Kwembe
Jerzy Leszczynski
Lin Li
Lennie Little
*Robert Luckett, Jr.
Ifedayo Victor Ogungbe
*Safiya Omari
B. D’Andrae Orey
*Paresh Ray

Julie Schroeder
Manoj Sharma
*Rodney Washington

Robert Whalin
Deidre Wheaton


Academy Coaches Cohort IV (2015-2016)

Ashton Hamme
Nicholas Hill
*Lurlene Irvin
Jacqueline Jackson
Hyunju Kim
Ken Lee
Yiming Liu
*Robert Luckett, Jr.
*Safiya Omari
B. D’Andrae Orey
*Paresh Ray

Jacqueline Stevens
Paul Tchounwou
*Rodney Washington
Hongtao Yu


Academy Coaches Cohort III (2014-2015)

Hafiz Ahmad
*Mario Azevedo
Robert Blaine

*Lurlene Irvin
*Evelyn Leggette

Mukesh Kumar
*Safiya Omari
Olga Osby
Marinelle Payton
Manoj Sharma
*Paul Tchounwou
*Rodney Washington

Deidre Wheaton


Academy Coaches Cohort II (2013-2014)

*Mario Azevedo
Deborah Barnes
Robert Blaine
Ronica Arnold Branson
Marino Bruce
Johnny Gilleylen
*Lurlene Irvin
Ramzi Kafoury
*Evelyn Leggette
*Robert Luckett, Jr.
Loretta Moore
Jimmy Mumford
*Hongtao Yu


Academy Coaches Cohort I (2012-2013)

Kamal Ali
Richard Alo
*Mario Azevedo
Amy Burks_Berry
Melvin Davis
Michelle Deardorff
Olugbmiga Ekundayo
Raphael Isopheki
*Evelyn Leggette
Jerzy Leszczynski
*Safiya Omari
Marinelle Payton
Lawrence Potter
*Paresh Ray
Daniel Sarpong
Tigran Shahbayan
Priscilla Slade
*Paul Tchounwou
Nikisha Ware
Mary White
*Hongtao Yu