Staff Profiles
Apapa Photo

Anne Papakonstantinou, Ed.D.

Director of Research
Director of Research and Evaluation

Adem Ekmekci, Ph.D.

Director of Mathematics Programs

Carolyn White M.Ed.

Yildirim photo
Director of STEM Projects

Yetkin Yildirim, Ph.D.,PE

Director of Curriculum Integration

Robin A. Ward, Ph.D.


Lilly Bonner

Administrative Coordinator

Gloria Briones

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Mahtob Aqazade, Ph.D.

Founding Director
Ronny O. Wells, Jr., Ph.D.

Founding Co-Director
Elizabeth Herbert (deceased)

Founding Co-Director
Joe Dan Austin, Ph.D. (deceased)

RUSMP in Leader​ship

Outside of RUSMP's scope of work and responsibilities, the RUSMP staff also serve in leadership positions in various organizations.