Our Team

Office of the Director

Betty Overton-Adkins, Ph.D. – Director
John Burkhardt, Ph.D. – Founding Director

Noe Ortega (Bio Coming Soon) – Managing Director

Administrative Support, Finance Management and Communications Assistant

Ilana Israel

Graduate and Masters Student Research Assistants

Jeremiah Thompson

Richard Nunn (Bio Coming Soon)

Jeff Grim (Bio Coming Soon)

Amy Fulton (Bio Coming Soon)

Mariama Nagbe (Bio Coming Soon)

Rosario Torres (Bio Coming Soon)

Paula Clasing (Bio Coming Soon)

Office Assistants and UROP Students

Ariel Ragin (Bio Coming Soon)

Sandy Shaba (Bio Coming Soon)


Legendary Musicians

List of all of the individuals we have been privileged to have on our team throughout the years

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