GWC Staff and Faculty Council

George Washington Carver Program Staff

Tracy Heath, Ph.D.

Professor in Charge, Carver Academy

phylo@iastate.edu

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Denise Williams-Klotz, PhD.

Interim Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

dnwill@iastate.edu

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Jasmine Tappin

Senior Retention Coordinator  George Washington Carver Program

jtappin@iastate.edu

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Hannah Dong

Graduate Assistant - George Washington Carver Program

msa_huanjiao@iastate.edu

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Mansi Patel

GWC Graduate Assistant

msa_mpatel01@iastate.edu

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Olivia Garcia

GWC Lead Student Adviser 

msa_orgarcia@iastate.edu

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Ellington Smith

GWC Lead Student Adviser 

msa_ellsmith@iastate.edu

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Jaclyn Tungesvik

Office of Admissions

 

George Washington Carver Faculty Council

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Jeanne Dyches, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Education

College of Human Sciences

jdyches@iastate.edu

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Amani Elobeid, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor, Economics

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

amani@iastate.edu

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Tracy Heath, Ph.D.

Professor in Charge, Carver Academy

Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal biology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

phylo@iastate.edu

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Ayodele Iyanalu

Associate Teaching Professor, Architecture

College of Design

aiyanalu@iastate.edu

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Novotny Lawrence, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Greenlee School of Journalism/Communication

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

novotnyl@iastate.edu

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Betsy Matos, Ph.D. 

Assistant Director & Biosafety Officer, Environmental Health & Safety

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 

bmatos@iastate.edu

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Mark Mba-Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

markmw@iastate.edu

 

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Annaleena Parhankangas, Ph.D.

Kingland Professor of Entrepreneurship / Associate Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship 

Ivy College of Business

leena@iastate.edu

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James Wright, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor of Entrepeneurship/Associate Professor of Management and Entrepaneurship 

Ivy College of Business

jowright@iastate.edu

 

George Washington Carver Peer Mentors

 

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Turner Anderson

Peer Mentor | Animal Science/Animal Ecology​

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Valentina Bohoquez

Peer Mentor | Aerospace Engineering

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Arianna Burkes

Peer Mentor | Management Information Systems

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Gabrielle Casini

Peer Mentor | Animal Ecology

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Arunadee Fernando

Peer Mentor | Biology

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Zakiya Johnson

Peer Mentor | Psychology

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Zac Komanapalli

Peer Mentor | Aerospace Engineering

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Avani Laharia

Peer Mentor | Biochemistry

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Samantha Lemus

Peer Mentor | Biology

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Heather Santiago

Peer Mentor | Design

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Victoria Silvar

Peer Mentor | Marketing

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Durga Sritharan

Peer Mentor | Biology

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Victoria Tobias

Peer Mentor | Kinesiology