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Dr. Eggleston Williams received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Masters of Science in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from State University of New York at Albany. Her research interests include matriculation, attrition and persistence of transfer students at junior and senior institutions of higher education. More specifically, she has studied transfer students in STEM at the two-year and four-year college levels. Dr. Eggleston Williams is passionate about looking at access and academic achievement holistically for underrepresented populations and minorities in higher education.


William (Nate) Sanders came to CSU in September of 2011 from Grambling State University.  Nate received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1998 and a Master of Arts in Teaching Social Sciences with an emphasis in Sociology in 2002 from Grambling State University and a Master of Science in Non-Profit Management from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in August 2014. For more click here


Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Ph.D. is currently a Professional of Biological Sciences at CSU and the Faculty-in-Residence for IER. He has spent the past 10 years as a Professor of Plant Biology. He is currently involved in research in the fields of stress physiology of selected crop plants and biochemistry using both in vitro and in vivo techniques. In addition, he has participated in research involving Algal and other biofuels and the characterization of corn and sorghum mutants. He is the current program director for the MBRS-RISE Grant. He is also a current member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Horticultural Sciences, American Society of Plant Biologists, Physiological Society of America, and the Illinois State Academy of Science. Devi Prasad Potluri earned his doctorate degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and his Masters of Science in Botany from Bhopal University, Bhopal, India.