Dean's Circle

Wright State University, College of Science and Math Dean's Cirlce

The Dean's Circle consists of undergraduate students who represent the college’s eight comprehensive departments. The Dean’s Circle will meet twice a month during fall and spring semesters to discuss college-related issues that are high on the minds of students in the College of Science and Mathematics. In addition to their major, the members of the Dean’s Circle are selected based on their interests, academic achievement, and leadership skills.


The College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Circle seeks applications from enthusiastic students who share the Dean’s commitment to growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), enhancing student success, advancing undergraduate experiential learning, and sharing our many successes with the Wright State communities. Appointed students will serve a two-year term beginning the Fall Semester of 2020.

Students appointed to the Dean's Circle will:

  • Serve as liaisons between their classmates and the Dean's Office by bringing matters of importance before the group;
  • Promote awareness of CoSM programs and opportunities to both current and prospective students;
  • Represent CoSM at events such as Raider Open House, The STEM Experience, and other recruitment events; 
  • Interact with CoSM faculty, staff, and administrators to help identify and address any challenges that may arise throughout the year; and 
  • Serve a two-year term (seniors appointed will serve only one year). 

Interested students should submit a completed CoSM Dean's Circle application online (Qualtrics survey) by February 28, 2020 to be considered for the 2020-2021 term.


New Program: CoSM Engagement Mentoring Program (C-SEMP)

C-SEMP is more than a one-day event.  It is a structured transition program that provides mentoring throughout the entire first year of a student’s college journey.

If you are a CoSM student interested in being matched with a mentor to help coach and guide you through your student career journey then please take a moment to complete the "Mentee" survey.

If you are CoSM faculty, staff, or a student who has completed your freshman year and would like to coach an in-coming freshman through their student career journey, then please complete the "Mentor" survey.

Visit the C-Semp webpage for more information. 


To learn more about the concerns of undergraduate students in the college, in 2008, Dean Wheatly established a new student advisory board called the Dean’s Circle.

Check out STEMulations, the presentation and demonstration series presented by the Dean's Circle to highlight STEM fields with exciting and informative events.

2019-20 Members

Zack Carpenter

Hi! My name is Zack Carpenter, and I am a junior majoring in psychology. After the completion of my degree here at Wright State, I aspire to attend graduate school and ultimately obtain a Ph.D. in educational psychology.

A'Maria Carter

Hi! My name is A’Maria Carter. I am a senior with a concentration in Psychology and minor in Crime and Justice. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school for Applied Behavioral Sciences with hopes of working in a Juvenile Detention Center as a counselor.

Christina Davis

Hi! My name is Christina Davis and I am a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. After completing my undergraduate degree, I aspire to attend graduate school and become a researcher in synthetic biology. 

Ryan Elam

Hi! My name is Ryan Elam. I’m a junior double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience and minor in Statistics. After graduation, I plan to attend medical school to receive an MD/Ph.D. to become a fetal surgeon. 

Lauren Hecht

Hello! My name is Lauren Hecht and I'm a senior honors student majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Public Health. After graduating, I plan to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician.

Lea Kelty

My name is Lea Kelty! I am currently a senior, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Public Health with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, I am planning to attend graduate school to obtain my MPH. I currently do ecology research in Dr. Rúa’s lab. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and work for the financial aid office on campus.

Bobby Leeper

My name is Bobby Leeper, I am a junior honors student majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish with a pre-medicine focus. After graduating, I plan on furthering my education in medical school and pursuing a career as a physician.

Nate Mack

Hello, my name is Nate Mack. I am a Sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences. I am also a residential assistant in Hawthorn Hall. I am planning on pursuing a career in medicine as an Emergency Medicine Physician.

Michael McKean

Hello, my name is Michael McKean, I am a senior majoring in Earth Science within the Earth and Environmental Science Department. I plan in the future to minor in Biology and after I earn my Bachelor's Degree I look forward to going to graduate school.

Peter Papaioannou

My name is Peter Papaioannou and I am the Chair of Dean's Circle and a Senior, Pre-Med student majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Biochemistry.

Rebecca Reese

Hi! My name's Rebecca Reese and I'm currently a Junior majoring in Medical Laboratory Science with a minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Garrett Reinhard

My name is Garrett Reinhard and I am a sophomore honors student majoring in chemistry. I am also a Learning Assistant for Chemistry 1010 and 1210.

Alexandria Robertson

Hello! My name is Alexandria Robertson and I am a senior majoring in Biology. After completing my undergraduate degree, I hope to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician.

Jeemi Shah

Hi! My name is Jeemi Shah. I am a sophomore, majoring in biology and minoring in deaf studies on a pre-med track. I am currently doing research on respiratory physiology on insects, and I also tutor for physics at Tutoring Services.