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Directors and Staff

Chris Myers

Chris Myers

Co-Founder and Director, Project Dragonfly/Earth Expeditions

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

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Project Dragonfly

Lynne 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

Director of Communications and Research

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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Kerry Boulton

Kerry Boulton

Curricular Support Assistant

Kerry Boulton has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and an MAT in life science from Miami University’s College of Education, Health, and Society. Kerry has worked as a community…

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Ramana Callan

Ramana Callan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Rama 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

Software Developer

Before joining Dragonfly, Mark Celsor spent over 20 years 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

Senior Program Assistant

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

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Graduate Assistant

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

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Assistant Director of Field Programs

Jill Korach earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis where she focused on tropical rainforest ecology, a master’s from Miami University’s Institute of Environmental Sciences…

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Mary Jo Lahrmann

Mary Jo Lahrmann

Senior Program Assistant

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

Interactive Media Developer

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

Student Assistant

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

Graduate Student Services Manager

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

Associate Director, Master’s Programs

Kevin Matteson serves as an instructor, administrator, and academic adviser for Project Dragonfly. His research looks at the diversity of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in community gardens and other green…

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Marcia Nantz

Marcia Nantz

Program Associate

Marcia Nantz’s work with Project Dragonfly primarily relates to 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

Curricular Support Assistant Spencer

C. 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

Assistant Director/Instructor, Advanced Inquiry Program

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

Curricular Support Assistant

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

Visiting Assistant Professor

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

Graduate Assistant 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

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Rachel Yoho

Rachel Yoho

Visiting Assistant Professor

Rachel Yoho earned a Ph.D. in Biological Design from Arizona State University, where she studied microbial electrochemical systems. Also from Arizona State University, Rachel completed a Certificate in Scientific Teaching in Higher…

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