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IU-MSI STEM Initiative

MSI Faculty Preparation Workshop Webinars

The Preparation Workshops for the Faculty Research Development Institute sponsored by the Indiana University - Minority Serving Institutions STEM Initiative will be facilitated by Dr Maureen Powers and Patrick Torrey. The Preparation Workshop is designed for faculty participants to explore their collaborative approaches toward shared ownership of grant preparation and execution, keeping in mind the goal of successful grant applications, provision of funding and successful research projects conducted on multiple campuses. These are interactive workshops that are designed to engage faculty participants actively as they consider and explore professional and personal boundaries regarding collaboration efforts and inclusive approaches with new colleagues in a productive and thoughtful atmosphere.


Dr. Maureen H PowersDr. Maureen H. Powers is a respected international speaker on risk reduction/management, diversity and inclusion, safety, and legal and international issues in higher education. She has delivered influential presentations on diversity and inclusion and cross cultural competency to faculty, administrators and students in the USA and twelve other countries and served as a diversity and inclusion advisor to the CEO of Lockheed Martin UK. Dr. Powers has served in several senior leadership roles at universities in the US and abroad, most recently as the Dean of Students at Plymouth University in the UK, and previously served as the Dean of Students at Stanford University in California, and the Vice President for Student Affairs at The City College of New York and at Saint Leo University in Florida. She holds dual citizenship in Ireland and the USA and has lived in Africa, Europe and the United States. Dr. Powers received her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and her Ph.D. at Indiana University Bloomington.

Patrick TorreyPatrick Torrey, CEO and founder of GutMonkey, Inc. is a nationally recognized facilitator and trainer known for his powerfully engaging programs that inspire teenagers, educators, and executives alike to believe in their own ability to break routine, overcome challenges, and find lasting behavioral change as a result. He has designed and implemented experiential and adventure education trainings and expeditions for professionals and staff teams nationwide for over twenty years. Pat conducts organizational development programs for large corporate clients, international higher education institutions, and national chronic medical foundations. Some of his clients include Nike, Boeing, Comcast, the Universidad de Monterrey, the National Hemophilia Foundation, and the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. Pat's hands-on approach, experiential methodology, and knack for engaging with others has been standard in over a hundred conference presentations and with several thousand groups.

Sarah Larson
Program Coordinator
IU-MSI STEM Initiative
Indiana University

Dr. Jack L. Schmit
Assistant Dean, University Graduate School
Coordinator, IU-MSI STEM Initiative