Rachel C. LawDirector
113A Sims Science Buildinglawr@winthrop.edu
Rachel Law was named the Director of the Eagle STEM Scholars Program in 2011. The science diversity program is part of the five-year INBRE (Internal Network for Biomedical Research Excellence) Grant, and it aims to increase the number of science scholars from underrepresented minority, low income, and first generation college students planning to matriculate to Ph.D.'s in biomedical sciences.
Law has been an adjunct instructor at Winthrop since fall 2009 following an extended career in industry. After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering, Law pursued a career in industry which included the position of director of research for a major chemical corporation.
She has been engaged in the academic community in various capacities serving on numerous committees and boards, including the Industrial Advisory Committee for the Department of Chemical Engineering at WVU and the Board of Trustees for York Technical College. She has been active in organizations such as NOBCChE and has served as a diversity advocate. Law's awareness of other cultures has been enhanced by her travels to Europe, the far East, Africa, and North America. She was a contributing author to the Wiley-VCH publication Cellulose Acetates: Properties and Applications.
Cliff HarrisAssistant Director
302 Sims Science Buildingharrisc@winthrop.edu
Cliff Harris is a new faculty member at Winthrop, joining the Chemistry department in July 2011 as a visiting assistant professor, where he currently teaches Chemistry 105. He also serves as the assistant director of the Eagle STEM scholars program. Cliff Harris received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he was a member of the prestigious Meyerhoff scholarship program. Afterwards, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he received his PhD in Chemistry, with a research focus on electron transfer in semiconductor assemblies for solar energy assemblies.
Mary C. AbellAdministrative Assistant
113A Sims Science Buildingabellm@winthrop.edu
Mary Abell is a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College and More Than Conquerors College, both of Charlotte, NC, and York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC. During a long career of 28 years at a Fortune 500 company, Mary held several positions which included the plant manager’s administrative assistant, human resources support, network specialist, and computer operator. After the closure of the plant, she attended York Technical College and received an Associate Degree in Computer Technology followed by an internship at Abitibi-Bowater. In the summer of 2011, Mary joined Winthrop as the administrative assistant for the Eagle STEM Scholars program. She serves in a supportive role to the program director and staff. Mary and her husband are the proud parents of one daughter. She is very active in her church as the praise team leader, choir director, and the adult Sunday school teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family and baking.
Alicia Bragg LiseeGraduate Assistant113A Sims Science Buildingbragga5@winthrop.edu 803/323-4934
Alicia Bragg Lisee graduated cum laude from Erskine College in 2013 with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She was a member of the Volleyball Team at Erskine College. After graduation Alicia worked at Palmetto Rehabilitation Specialists for two years then decided to work on her masters. Presently enrolled at Winthrop University, she is completing the MAT in Secondary Biology, with plans to graduate May 2017. Alicia is the Co-director for Palmetto Rage Volleyball Club.