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AAU STEM Project Team

Dr. James S. Fairweather serves as co-Principal Investigator of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative.  He is Professor Emeritus of Higher and Adult Education, Michigan State University.  Dr.

Tara King has served at AAU since December 2016. As the Higher Education Project Coordinator, she supports the policy department’s advancement of strategic and grant-funded initiatives.

Toby Smith has served at AAU since January 2003. As Vice President for Policy, he oversees AAU’s policy projects, initiatives and activities including the AAU Undergraduate STEM education and PhD education initiatives.

Linda Slakey is a graduate of Siena Heights College (BS in Chemistry), and the University of Michigan (PhD in Biochemistry). She was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1973.

Emily Miller has served at AAU since November 2012. As the Associate Vice President for Policy, she has primary responsibilities for collaborating with member campuses on institutional policy efforts related to undergraduate and graduate education.