Winthrop University: Eagle STEM Scholars Program - About the Program: Staff

Eagle STEM Scholars Program

About the Program

Staff Information

Amanda Cavin

113A Sims Science Building  

Staff: Cavin, Amanda


Amanda Cavin attended Winthrop University as a post-traditional student, graduating in 2015 with a BS in Early Childhood Education and again in 2017 with two MEds, one in Literacy and one in Special Education Intervention. She was a McNair Scholar while at Winthrop and later served as the program’s graduate assistant and then programming assistant. She taught in the public school system briefly before becoming the director of the Eagle STEM Scholars Program. Cavin is married with four amazing children. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband, loving on their four dogs, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.



Cliff HarrisStaff: Harris, Cliff
Assistant Director

302 Sims Science Building

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.


Velbert Ervin Staff: Ervin, Velbert
Program Assistant

113A Sims Science Building

Velbert Ervin is the Program Assistant for Eagle STEM Scholars Program at Winthrop University where she serves in a supportive role to the program director, staff and scholars. With over 40 years of successful work in banking, real estate, and accounting, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Strayer University of Charlotte, NC.  She is a Rock Hill native. Velbert and her husband have three adult children and four grandsons.  She is a dedicated member of Turn Around Ministry where she is the prayer coordinator and teacher.  During  her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, walking and listening to music.



Jordan DeLoachJordan DeLoach
Student  Assistant
113A Sims Science Building


Jordan DeLoach is the Student Assistant for the Eagle STEM Scholars Program.  Jordan received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University in Biology, where she participated in two years of undergraduate research.  She is currently enrolled in Winthrop's MAT program with an anticipated graduation of Spring 2023.  After graduation, Jordan hopes to work as a High School Biology Teacher.  During her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.


Last Updated: 7/13/22