Administration and Staff


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Dr. John Stamm

Director, Honors Program

Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Room 240

Dr. John Stamm, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics, serves at the Honors Program Director. Dr. Stamm joined the faculty of UE in 2005 after obtaining a B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Stamm has two main research interests in biophysics and plasma physics. He uses electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy of site-directed mutant proteins to elucidate structure-function relationships in membrane proteins. He also collaborates with NASA-Goddard to improve all aspects of plasma impedance measurements of the Earth’s ionosphere. Undergraduate projects have included simulations and fits of rocket data and pinpointing and eliminating probe circuitry error. Dr. Stamm teaches all levels of undergraduate physics including classes in biophysics, advanced lab and thermodynamics.
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Mrs. Cherie Leonhardt

Asst Dir Honors Program & Coordinator of Veterans Affairs

University Libraries, Room 264

Cherie Leonhardt is the Assistant Director of the Honors Program and an academic advisor. About her role, Cherie explains, “As an administrator of the Honors Program, my purpose is to ensure that students feel supported and inspired throughout their experience. My goal is to help them gain as much as possible from their involvement in the program.”|

On working with Honors students, Cherie notes, “I am proud to work with Honors students because they are highly motivated and passionate people. Besides excelling in the classroom, they are involved in all aspects of our campus and take advantage of every opportunity presented to them. The Honors projects they complete are especially interesting to me. Examples of Honors projects range from researching cures for cancer to designing storage devices for wind power generation, and everything in between. The incredible work that they do prepares them for great success after college. I always come away from conversations with Honors students feeling excited about their futures. “

Cherie holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Evansville.


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Mrs. Jayme Williams

Program Assistant

Koch Center for Engineering and Science, Room 238

Jayme Williams serves as the Program Assistant for the Honors Program. About her role, Jayme comments, “I enjoy working with Honors students because they are motivated and full of great ideas and plans for the future. My goal is to help the program and its students excel in whatever way I can.” Jayme holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Room 238, Olmsted Administration Hall