2016–2017

KUPA Executive Committee

Huili Yao, Ph.D.
President and Treasurer
Research Associate
Department of Chemistry
hly@ku.edu

Rita-Marie T. McFadden, Ph.D.
Vice-President (Fall 2016)
Webmaster (Fall 2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Biosciences
ritamcfadden@ku.edu

Lorne Jordan, Ph.D.
Vice-President (Spring 2017)
Co-Chair of Diversity and Equity
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Biosciences
lornejordan@ku.edu 

Pinakin Sukthankar, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Co-Chair of Diversity and Equity
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Biosciences
pinakin@ku.edu

Andrew Lison, Ph.D.
Humanities Liaison
Postdoctoral Fellow
Digital Humanities, Hall Center for the Humanities
andrewlison@ku.edu

Alana Alexander, Ph.D.
Biodiversity Institute Liaison / Survey Committee
Postdoctoral Fellow
Biodiversity Institute
alana.alexander@ku.edu

Jessica Torres, Ph.D.
Website and Social Media Manager
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemistry
j.torres@ku.edu

Pradip Maity, Ph.D.
International Postdoc Representative
Research Associate
Department of Chemistry
pmaity@ku.edu

Cynthia Siew, M.A.
Public Outreach Chair / Survey Committee
Doctoral Candidate
Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Psychology
csqsiew@ku.edu

Kaila Colyott
Graduate Student Representative
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
kcolyott@ku.edu

KUPA Advisory Committee

Professor Mario Rivera
KUPA Faculty Advisor

Rodolfo Torres
Office of Research

Mary Lee Hummert
Faculty Development

Damon Talbott
Office of Graduate Studies

Mike Rounds
Human Resources Management

Saida Bonifield
Diversity and Equity

David Gaston
University Career Center

Dan Hirmas
Center for Teaching Excellence faculty fellow