Meet the Team

Harry Price, PhD 

Faculty Director

Harry Price joined Stetson in 2001 and is an Associate Professor of Chemistry. He has taught and conducted research at the university level since 1995. Harry received his BS in Biology and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His graduate research focused on characterizing the binding and chemical reactivity of carcinogens to different forms of DNA. As a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he carried out tropical disease research that focused on the development of drug resistance in the blood-borne parasite that causes African sleeping sickness in humans and related diseases in livestock.

Melinda Hall, PhD

Brown Faculty Fellow for Scholarship and Publication

Melinda C. Hall (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stetson University. She specializes in bioethics, Continental philosophy, and the philosophy of disability. Hall is the author of The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics (Lexington Books 2016). The book draws on the work of Michel Foucault to demonstrate that disability is central to the debate over human enhancement. Hall’s academic research is also published in Disability Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to BioethicsThe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and Philosophy Compass, among other venues. Hall is the co-director of the Community Education Project, Stetson’s higher education in prison program

Lamerial McRae, PhD

Brown Faculty Fellow for Equity and Inclusion

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Lamerial McRae is currently an Assistant Professor at Stetson University. She earned a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. She is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and Approved Qualified Supervisor (AQS) in Florida and her clinical experiences include working with children, adolescents, and adults in hospitals, agencies, schools, and private practice. Beginning her time at Stetson, she served two consecutive years as a Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow under the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. For the center, she now serves as the Faculty Fellow for Equity and Inclusion, focusing on diversity training, development, and workplace culture among faculty in order to improve student learning and experiences.

Douglas Phillips, D. MA

Brown Faculty Fellow for Conferences and Colloquia

Douglas L. Phillips is Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music in the School of Music at Stetson University where he serves as music director and conductor of the University Symphonic Band& Concert Band, oversees all aspects of the university’s comprehensive band program, serves as an academic advisor, and teaches courses in music education, wind band literature, and instrumental conducting. Prior to his appointment at Stetson Dr. Phillips served as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Western Illinois University, Associate Director of Bands at The University of Virginia, and taught public school in the state of Florida where he was Director of Bands at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, and Director of Instrumental Music at Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island. Dr. Phillips was twice nominated as an “Outstanding Academic Advisor” at Western Illinois University, and was awarded a Stetson University Top Hatter Award for “Outstanding Organization Advisor.”

William Sause, PhD

Brown Faculty Fellow for Remote and Digital Learning

William Sause is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Business Systems and Analytics at Stetson’s School of Business.  He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and has over fifteen years of professional experience as a software developer for corporations such as Lockheed Martin and McKesson.  At Stetson’s School of Business, William teaches courses in programming, databases and big data, management information systems, and spreadsheet modelling.  His research interests include virtual environments for e-learning and data visualization, software development, and artificial intelligence.  As the Brown Center Fellow for Digital and Remote Learning, William consults with faculty colleagues on the transition to online delivery of classes and promotes faculty development in digital and remote learning.

Christopher Griffin

Program Manager

Chris Griffin possesses over 10 years of experience in administrative support through his work at Mainland High School, Stetson University Office of Continuing Education, and the US Army. This experience was built on the positions of core teacher and advisor to student clubs at Mainland High School, Director of Summer Conferences at Stetson University, and senior medic to an infantry company in the US Army. He has also recently graduated from Stetson University with a Master’s in Education Leadership.

Chris will be providing administrative support for the diverse programming offered by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. His primary responsibilities will be managing a number of programs and events including: new faculty orientation, teaching and learning consultations, communities of practice, small grant programs, course design institutes and workshops, and an annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning.

As a program manager he performs clerical and administrative duties related to operations and enrichment of the Center. He will be providing comprehensive concierge faculty services such as managing the resource room and expanding its inventory, supporting inclusion and equity strategies for faculty development that maximize diversity as a learning asset, creating contracts for speakers/ guests to Stetson University and managing event planning and logistics coordination for external constituencies.

STUDENT EMPLOYEES

Lola Jin

Budget Management Intern – Graduate Assistant

Lola Jin was born and raised in Shijiazhuang, China. She came to the United States on a full scholarship in 2015 to play volleyball for the University of Missouri, before her junior year, she transferred to Stetson University to continue her volleyball career, majoring in economics.

She has an extensive experience in being a leader on her team. Lola made the ASUN Honor Roll in 2017, was named ASUN Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, and included in the 2018 ASUN Second Team All-Conference.

Prior to working in the Brown center, Lola gained experience in the Finance office as a Student Worker. In her free time, Lola enjoys shopping and traveling.

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