Name: Sue Ann Miller
Present Position: Professor of Biology
Organization: Hamilton College
Address: 198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Chapter Affiliation: Hamilton College
Candidate's Statement: As the first director of this new constituency group I have represented interests of baccalaureate colleges at meetings of the Board of Directors and conducted our annual gatherings of delegates in a flexible and useful format. I continue to work with staff at headquarters to make using our constituency listserv attractive to more members, so that effective exchange of ideas and information can occur between chapters throughout the year. I kept my promise not to be intrusive by generating projects that could not receive the support of busy constituents. Finally, I represented interests of undergraduates and their mentors by serving as chair of the Grants-in-Aid of Research committee. That chair must be a board member, so I cannot continue that service if I am not elected to another term as Constituency Director. I would like the opportunity to build on experience and continue service in these roles. I hope you will agree that we are off to a good start and re-elect me as your constituency director.
Sigma Xi and Other Activities: Sigma Xi: Member, 72-; Hamilton Col Chap, VP-Program Chair, 81-82; Hamilton Col Chap, Pres, 82-83; Hamilton Col Chap, Sec/Treas, 84-; Del to Sigma Xi Ann Mtg 85, 88, 93, 99, 00, 01. Other: Ed Affairs Comt, Am Assoc Anatomists, 98-02; Ed Subcomt, Soc Develop Biol, 97; Amer Assoc Anat Sci Exch Deleg to PRChina, 84; Health Professions Adv Comt, Hamilton Col, 75-; Chief Health Prof Adv, Hamilton Col, 91-92; Pol Comt Admis Fin Aid, Hamilton Col, 79-83, Chair 81-82; Inst An Care Use Comt, Hamilton Col, 83-; VP Adv Comt, Hamilton Col, 85-89; Appointments, Admis, Trust Curric Cmtes, Kirkland Col, 75-78; NSF Rev Panel, Instr Sci Equip Prog, 78. Curric panels-workshops, AIBS, BSCS, BioQUEST, PEW, 69-; Peer Rev, Anat Record, Clinical Anat, Dev Dynam., Amer Biol Teach, Rev tenure portfolios, textbks. Var fellowships, research and instit grants incl NSF CAUSE.
Biographical Information: b 1947 Education: Univ of Colo, Boulder, BA, 69; MA 71; PhD 73; NSF Summer Trainee; Friday Harbor Lab, Univ of Wash, 72; Inst for Comp Anat, Univ of Wash, Seattle, 84; NSF Immunol Chataq, 90. Prof Exp: Asst Prof Biol, Oberlin College, 73-74; Res Fellow Anat, Harvard Medical School, 74-75; Asst Prof Biol, Kirkland College, 75-78; Asst to Prof Biol, Hamilton College 78-. Memberships: Soc Develop Bio 72-; Am Soc Cell Biol 75-; Am Assn Anatomists 75-; Soc Integ Comp Biol 72 -; Sigma Xi, 72-. Research: roles of differential cell division and cell death (apoptosis) in morphogenesis of avian and mammalian embryos.
Name: Stephen Robert Van Horn
Present Position: Assistant Professor of Geology
Organization: Muskingum College
Address: Department of Geology
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, OH 43762
Chapter Affiliation: Muskingum College
Candidate's Statement: I feel that the relationship between Sigma Xi and faculty/students at Baccalaureate Colleges is a very important relationship that needs to be strengthened. The students undertaking research at these schools are very capable of completing significant research projects. I would like to strengthen the Grants-in-Aid of research so that these students have a better opportunity of having their research proposals funded. I would also like to investigate others ways that Sigma Xi would be able to help or encourage research at Baccalaureate Colleges.
Sigma Xi and Other Activities: I have been a member of Sigma Xi since 2000 and I am currently the vice-president of our local chapter. I'm an active member of The Geological
Society of America, The American Geophysical Union and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
Biographical Information: I have a B.S. degree in Geology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in Geology from the Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of Connecticut. I've been an adjunct instructor at Eastern Connecticut State University. I've been a visiting porfessor at Johnson State College and Lafayette College. I'm currently at Muskingum College as an Assistant Professor of Geology and I'm the co-director of our Environmental Science program. This academic year I have five students (geology and environmental science majors) completing senior research projects under my supervision.
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