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Directors and Staff

Chris Myers

Chris Myers

… received his Ph.D. in ecology from Vanderbilt University and is now a professor of Zoology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University. His research areas include community-based conservation, participatory…

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Lynne Born Myers

Lynne Born Myers

… received her B. Phil. from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University. As a founder and co-Director of Project Dragonfly, she oversees national exhibits, participatory media, and…

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Jamie Bercaw Anzano

Jamie Bercaw Anzano

… has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in journalism, a master’s in environmental science with concentrations in environmental education and public policy from Miami’s Institute of…

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Ramana Callan

Ramana Callan

… is a reintroduction biologist and field ecologist who loves plants and animals and working in remote locations that most people never get to see. Her research interests focus on plant-animal…

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Mark Celsor

Mark Celsor

… spent over 20 years before joining Project Dragonfly helping Fortune 500 companies plan and build websites and other internet marketing technologies, working for creative firms in San Francisco and Cincinnati…

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Meggan Davison

Meggan Davison

… has a bachelor’s degree in Theater Production from Ball State University. After working in professional theater settings, she found her way back to Oxford where she became involved in mentoring…

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Katie Feilen

Katie Feilen

… is a primatologist and conservation biologist, who has chased 12 monkey species through the jungles on three continents. As part of Disney’s Conservation Team, she coordinated conservation efforts of the…

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Archer Hill

Archer Hill

… is a Bermudian student serving as one of Project Dragonfly’s Graduate Assistants while also studying toward a Master of Environmental Science degree at Miami University. He holds bachelor’s degree from Miami…

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Shafkat Khan

Shafkat Khan

… received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology in August 2016. Shafkat completed his B.A. in environmental studies at Goshen College in Indiana. Shafkat’s ecological interest…

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Jill Korach

Jill Korach

… is Project Dragonfly’s Assistant Director of Field Programs where she instructs multiple Earth Expeditions courses each year, advises graduate students, and partners with global conservation organizations worldwide. Jill has a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, and environmental biology…

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Mary Jo Lahrmann

Mary Jo Lahrmann

… has a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a master’s in environmental science from Miami’s Institute of Environmental Sciences. Through her role with Project Dragonfly, she provides overall administrative…

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Zac Lawson

Zac Lawson

… earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in computer information systems from Lindsey Wilson College, where he was also selected as a two-time first team college football…

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Caitlin Leach

Caitlin Leach

… is a sophomore at Miami University majoring in life and earth science education with plans to teach high school biology after graduation. She is currently one of the Project Dragonfly’s undergraduate…

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Connie Malone

Connie Malone

… loves her work with Project Dragonfly! After completing a B.S.Ed. in physical education from Miami University, a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia, and working in…

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Kevin Matteson

Kevin Matteson

… currently works as an instructor, administrator, and academic adviser for Project Dragonfly at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Before arriving in Ohio, Kevin conducted research on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators

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Marcia Nantz

Marcia Nantz

… works with Project Dragonfly to perform the accounting functions for the program. Marcia has 35 years of experience in bookkeeping/accounting, 24 of which were spent working for small or corporate…

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Spencer Pate

Spencer Pate

… earned his bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education (with concentrations in math and science) from Miami University in 2011, and he received his master’s degree in transformative education from…

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Karen Plucinski

Karen Plucinski

… is the Assistant Director and Instructor of the Advanced Inquiry Program, Project Dragonfly. Prior to this, she was on the biology faculty at Missouri Southern State University and…

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Mary Sticklen

Mary Sticklen

… is a business specialist in the recycling industry and focuses on assisting organizations with zero-waste, waste reduction, and organics recycling initiatives. She earned an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business from Western…

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Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan

… earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Illinois Chicago where her dissertation work focused on vole foraging and how it affects tallgrass prairie remnants and restorations…

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Shachi Vaish

Shachi Vaish

… is a computers enthusiast serving as one of Project Dragonfly’s Graduate Student Assistants. She has a bachelor’s degree in technology majoring in Computer Science Engineering from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University in India.

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