Assistant Dean for Diversity, The Graduate School
Director, Center for Inclusive Education
Nina Maung-Gaona is the Assistant Dean for Diversity in the Graduate School and Director of the Center for Inclusive Education at Stony Brook University. In this capacity, she oversees all the graduate diversity programs (W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, NSF Bridge to the Doctorate, GEM Fellowship) as well as a postdoctoral fellowship program (NIH Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award). She currently chairs a diversity fellowship committee, serves as a Regional Specialist for the Institute for Broadening Participation, and is a member of the Middle States Reaccreditation Committee. Nina has 16 years of experience in education programming and advocacy with previous experience in the Office of Disabled Student Services and the United Nations working in various war torn countries in East Africa and Southeast Asia. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. Nina has been at Stony Brook University since May 1, 2000.
Program Coordinator, CIE & NSF-AGEP
Kathryne Piazzola is the Program Coordinator for the CIE and the NSF-AGEP project. She has been since inception of the NSF-AGEP Program and the CIE in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Kathryne's main duties involve oversight of fiscal matters and the programmatic events and activities of the CIE such as the Summer Research Institute, the annual Gathering of Science Scholars Conference, the Naturally obsessed film event an othe rday-to-day activities. Kathryne has over 10 years experience in higher education administration with previous professional history in finance and management.
Program Coordinator, Dr. W. Burghardt Tuner and GEM Fellowship Programs
Toni Sperzel is the Program Coordinator for the W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship program, a state funded fellowship program through the Graduate School that supports the academic success of underrepresented Graduate Students at Stony Brook University. Toni has five years of previous experience in educational administration in both departmental administration within the social sciences, and admissions and recruitment of graduate and international students. Toni received her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and went on to complete her M.A. in Higher Education Administration, also at Boston College.
Ann M. Gardner
CIE Program Manager
NIH IRACDA NY CAPS
Ann M. Gardner is the CIE Program Manager overseeing NIH IRACDA NY CAPS and other CIE activities. Ann has three decades' experience in obtaining and conducting funded projects in the areas of public policy, public health and medical research, as well as program planning and operations. She currently serves as an instructor for the Medicine in Contemporary Society course in the School of Medicine. Ann obtained her B.A. with a History concentration from Harvard University. Her education has continued at Stony Brook with coursework in management, and she is completing her M.A. in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics.
Angel Gonzalez is a postdoctoral fellow at the CIE. He is responsible for several of the CIE core programming and activities such as the Research Cafes Series, the Keeping it Real Series, Community of Student Mentors, outreach to minority students and scholarly activities in STEM education. His research interests include how the experience of discrimination can impact thinking and emotion; and the concerns that members of historically marginalized groups may have about being rejected by fellow in-group members. During his time as a graduate student at Stony Brook, Angel was very active within the campus community serving in numerous capacities such as: Vice President of the Graduate Student Organization, Chair of the GSO Social Concerns Committee, and member of the Student Life, Campus Environment, and University Senate committees. Angel received his Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2012.