Our Team & Board

The START Team

Luke Bradley, Ph.D.     

Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience 

Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

College of Medicine

University of Kentucky


Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Ph.D.

Professor of STEM Education

Associate Dean for Clinical Preparation & Partnerships

Department of STEM Education

College of Education

University of Kentucky

Anthony Sinai, Ph.D.


Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

College of Medicine

University of Kentucky


Fara Williams, MA



Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

University of Kentucky


Julie Bradley, MA

Assistant Director of Academic Coaching

Department of Transformative Learning

University of Kentucky


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Molly McAndrew, MSEd

START Teach Assistant and Integrated Success Coach

Quantitative and Psychometric Methods PhD Student

University of Kentucky

START Advisory Board

Alethea Bernard, MHA, MPA, Community Partner/Program Director

An innovative leader in multiple capacities for academic, non-profit, private, veterans affairs, and government agencies.

Ron Chi, Ed.D., Chief Academic/Innovation Officer Frankfort Independent Schools

An innovator and leader in developing successful K-16 programming focused on increasing underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Kris Kimmel, Chairman of Space Tango & Founder of Space Tango

Innovating in Space for Solutions on Earth

Anthony Mires, MS, AdvanceKentucky Executive Director at Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

Works with local, state, and national partners to dramatically expand access to, participation, and success in rigorous college-level work, especially in math & science, to high school students, particularly among student populations traditionally underrepresented in these courses.

Cathleen Webb, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Ogden College of Science & Engineering, Western Kentucky University

This project was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number R25 GM132961, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIGMS or NIH.