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Melinda Hamilton
Project Co-Director
Director of STEM Initiatives
College of Education
University of Idaho
(208) 885-7803

Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Ph.D.
Project Co-Director
Dean and Professor
College of Education
University of Idaho
(208) 885-6773

Innovation Team

Traci Craig
Traci Craig is an Associate Professor and is currently serving as Associate Dean for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dr. Craig's research interests include: Small Group Processes, Diversity in the Workplace, Stereotypes and Prejudice, Sexual Harassment, and Gender Differences. Her interest in STEM education is driven by an interest in diversifying the workplace and creating inclusive climates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a member of the STEM team, she hopes to find synergies that will allow STEM education to benefit a larger and more diverse population, as well as exploring ways in which STEM information is relayed to and received by the public.
Jane Estocin-Klaiber
Jane Estocin-Klaiber is a Budget Specialist with the Office of Research and Economic Development. Jane also works with other departments on campus as a Departmental Grant Administrator for grant proposal submission and other grant-related duties. She has worked in higher education since 1999 primarily with grant administration at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Jane assists in the coordination of financial matters that affect this project.
Melinda Hamilton
Melinda Hamilton is the Director of STEM Education for the University of Idaho. She joined the University in October 2012 after 22 years at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Melinda has a strong commitment and leadership role to STEM education around the state and has established statewide relationships and programs including the i-STEM state network. Melinda serves as a national leader and the key interface with national STEM education organizations and sponsors such as TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM); Change the Equation; and STEMx, the Multi-State STEM Network. Melinda is serving as co-director and brings her leadership in STEM education and experience fostering partnerships to the project.
Stephanie Kane
Stephanie Kane is the former Project Manager and statistician at the Social Science Research Unit (SSRU) in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Holding Master’s degrees in both Zoology and Statistics, Stephanie is highly versed in the technical aspects of the design and analysis of observational and experimental research. She possesses a strong ability to convey technical information to lay audiences, which she has developed as a function of both her statistical consulting and teaching experience. For the STEM Education Research Project, Stephanie consulted on the research design, assisted with questionnaire development, and served as the primary data analyst for the survey data.
Susan Stauffer
Susan Stauffer is a former statistics and math teacher with an academic background in chemistry. She is a research associate in the College of Education at the University of Idaho. Susan brings her professional experience as a high school teacher, her statistical and scientific research expertise, and her commitment to public education to this project. She will assist in the development and administration of surveys; edit reports, press releases, this website and presentations; and help coordinate innovations in partnership with schools, industry, communities, and educators.