SPUR Editorial Board

Meet the Scholarship and Practice of
Undergraduate Research Editorial Board

Patricia Ann Mabrouk


Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Northeastern University


Dr. Patricia Ann Mabrouk, SPUR editor-in-chief, is professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern University in Boston. She earned her AB in chemistry and mathematics from Wellesley College and her PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Dr. Mabrouk held an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University before she joined Northeastern University, where her administrative roles have included co-director of undergraduate research and associate dean for academic affairs and faculty affairs for the College of Science. Her research interests encompass pedagogy of undergraduate research, research ethics, active learning methods, mentoring, and green chemistry. Dr. Mabrouk has mentored more than 125 undergraduates and high school students.  She served as the editor for two ACS Symposium series volumes and has authored 55 peer-reviewed publications of which 17 were coauthored with undergraduate and high school mentees. Dr. Mabrouk was an associate editor for the Analytical Sciences Digital Library and an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching. For SPUR, she has served as the divisional editor for chemistry and editor of the SPUR volume 4 content on the theme “Undergraduate Research during Times of Disruption.”

Associate Editors

Kymberly Harris

Elementary and Special Education
Georgia Southern University


Shauna Reilly

Experiential Learning
Northern Kentucky University


Lorraine Wallace

Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
The Ohio State University


Editorial Advisory Board

BOOK REVIEW Dana Jackson-Hardwick

Office of High-Impact Practices
University of Central Oklahoma

Jennifer G. Coleman

School of Behavioral Sciences
Western New Mexico University

Merinda Kaye Hensley

University Library
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Edray Herber Goins

Mathematics and Statistics
Pomona College

Michelle Hayford

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program
University of Dayton

Hasitha Mahabaduge

Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
Georgia College & State University

Claire McLeod

Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science
Miami University of Ohio

Niharika Nath

Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
New York Institute of Technology

Kristin Picardo

Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations
St. John Fisher College

Julio Rivera

School of Business
Carroll University

Aaron R. Sakulich

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Jing Tian

School of Resource and Environmental Sciences
Wuhan University


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