Meet the 2011-2012 Participants

(UNT RET Site: NSF Grant #1132585)


UNT RET 2011 Teacher Participants. Clockwise from top left: Barbara Lightfoot, Sharon Wood, Randall Dupree, Blaine Chamberlain, Donn Arnold, Laura De Lemos, Kimberly Garrett, Ashley Sink, and Dawn Chegwidden.


High School Educators (Alphabetical Order)

Donn Arnold Donn Arnold's Picture
Science Teacher
Krum High School, Krum ISD


Degrees Held:
  • MS Science
  • BS Math and Science
Years Teaching: 34 years

Extracurricular Involvement:
  • Krum HS DC BEST Robotics Team
  • Junior Class Sponsor
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • Introduction to Physics & Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Science Enrichment
Email: donn.arnold@krumisd.net
Blaine Chamberlain Blaine Chamberlain's Picture
Biology Teacher
Newman Smith High School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Degrees Held:
  • B.S. in Horticulture
Years teaching: [Please check back later]

Extracurricular Involvement:
  • National Honor Society Sponsor
  • Student Venture Sponsor
  • Sophomore Executive Sponsor
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • Biology
Email: chamberlainb@cfbisd.edu
Dawn Chegwidden Dawn Chegwidden's Picture
Science Teacher
Lewisville High School, Lewisville ISD
Degrees Held: [Please check back later]
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • Aquatic Science
Email: chegwiddendm@lisd.net
Laura De Lemos Laura De Lemos's Picture
Mathematics Teacher & Facilitator
Newman Smith High School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Degrees Held:
  • BS Mathematics
  • BA Secondary Mathematics Education
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Pre-calculus
Email: delemosl@cfbisd.edu
Randall Dupree Randall Dupree's Picture
Science Teacher
Guyer High School, Denton ISD

Degrees Held:
  • MS Education (in progress)
  • BS Physics
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • Physics
  • Pre-AP Physics
Email: rdupree@dentonisd.org
Kimberly Garret Kimberly Garret's Picture
Science Teacher
Northwest High School, Northwest ISD

Degrees Held: [Please check back later]
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • STEM Physics First
Email: kgarrett@nisdtx.org
Barbara Lightfoot Barbara Lightfoot's Picture
Science Teacher
Krum High School, Krum ISD

Degrees Held:
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Library Science
Years Teaching: 9
Extracurricular Involvement:
  • DFW Chem & STAT
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • Pre-AP Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Cheerleading
Email: barbara.lightfoot@krumisd.net
Elizabeth (Ashley) Sink Elizabeth (Ashley) Sink's Picture
Science Teacher
Northwest High School, Northwest ISD

Degrees Held:
  • BS in Aerospace Engineering
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching:
  • STEM Engineering Design & Problem Solving (Aeroscience)
  • STEM Chemistry
Email: esink@nisdtx.org
Sharon Wood Sharon Wood's Picture
Science Teacher
Marcus High School, Lewisville ISD

Degrees Held: [Please check back later]
Years Teaching: [Please check back later]
Extracurricular Involvement: [Please check back later]
Classes Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: woods@lisd.net

UNT Faculty Mentors (Alphabetical Order)

Dr. Miguel Acevedo Dr. Miguel Acevedo's Picture
Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering

RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
Years with RET: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Biophysics
  • ME Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: Acevedo@unt.edu
Dr. Shengli Fu Dr. Shengli Fu's Picture
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coord.
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering

RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • MS Computer Engineering
  • MS Communication and Electronic Systems
  • BS Telecommunication Engineering
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: shengli.fu@unt.edu
Dr. Xinrong Li Dr. Xinrong Li's Picture
Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering

RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Electrical Engineering
  • ME Electrical Engineering
  • BE Automation (Control Systems)
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: Xinrong.Li@unt.edu
Dr. Kamesh Namuduri Dr. Kamesh Namuduri's Picture
Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering

RET Project Role: Faculty Mentor
With RET From: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Computer Science and Engineering
  • MS Computer Science
  • BS Electronics and Communications
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: Kamesh.Namuduri@unt.edu
Dr. Ruthanne Rudi Thompson Dr. Ruthanne "Rudi" Thompson's Picture
Assistant Professor
UNT Dept. of Biological Sciences

RET Project Role: Co-PI
With RET From: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction
  • MS Counseling and Human Development
  • BS Secondary Biology
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: Ruthanne.Thompson@unt.edu
Dr. Murali Varanasi Dr. Murali Varanasi's Picture
Professor and Chair
UNT Dept. of Electrical Engineering

RET Project Role: PI
Years with RET: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Electrical Engineering
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Physics
  • BS Electronics Engineering
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: Varanasi@unt.edu
Dr. Christina Wasson Dr. Christina Wasson's Picture
Associate Professor
UNT Dept. of Anthropology

RET Project Role: Virtual Collaboration
With RET From: 2011-current
Degrees Held:
  • Ph.D. Anthropology
  • M. Phil. Anthropology
  • A.B. Anthropology and Linguistics
Courses Currently Teaching: [Please check back later]
Email: christina.wasson@unt.edu

UNT Student Assistants (Alphabetical Order)

Regina Edziyie Regina Edziyie's Picture
Post-Graduate Assistant
UNT RET

With RET From: 2011
UNT Department: Biological Sciences
Degrees Held:
  • PhD Environmental Science
Email: ReginaEdziyie@my.unt.edu
Shane Heffley Shane Heffley's Picture
Graduate Assistant
UNT RET

With RET From: 2011-current
UNT Department: Biological Sciences Degrees Held: [Please check back later]
Degree Seeking: [Please check back later]
Email: ShaneHeffley@my.unt.edu
Mitchell Horton Mitchell Horton's Picture
Graduate Assistant
UNT RET

With RET From: Summer 2011
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees Held:
  • BS Electrical Engineering
Degree Seeking: MS Electrical Engineering Email: MitchellHorton@my.unt.edu
Christina Reeder Christina Reeder's Picture
Graduate Assistant
UNT RET

With RET From: 2011-current
UNT Department: Biological Sciences
Degrees Held:
  • BS
Degree Seeking: Master's Degree
Email: ChristinaReeder@my.unt.edu
Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams's Picture
Graduate Assistant
UNT RET

With RET From: 2011-current
UNT Department: Electrical Engineering
Degrees Held:
  • BS Electrical Engineering
Degree Seeking: MS Electrical Engineering
Email: Jennifer.Williams@unt.edu