IN LSAMP Bloomington Leadership Team

The IUB campus alliance is led by Drs. Newman and Edwards. Dr. Newman serves as the PI and Dr. Edwards serves as Campus Coordinator. Ms. Erin Edwards is the campus’ program assistant.


Our Leadership Team

Dr. Sharlene Newman
Director IN LSAMP IUB, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Dr. Newman serves as an advocate for enhancing undergraduate student opportunities and success in her role as the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Newman leads the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab, where her team examines the neural bases of cognition as well as addiction, using MRI technology. Her strong STEM background coupled with her university administrative duties position her as a beneficial leadership member of the IN LSAMP team.
Dr. Michael Edwards
Coordinator IN LSAMP IUB, Clinical Associate Professor of Chemistry, Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Dr. Michael A. Edwards teaches courses in chemistry and environmental science through joint appointment with SPEA and the Department of Chemistry. He is an expert in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines.
Ms. Erin Edwards
Ms. Erin Edwards serves as the IN LSAMP Bloomington Program Assistant. Prior to joining the program, she served the IUB Chemistry faculty by assisting with administrative and financial matters. She has 10 years of contract and grant pre-and post-award experience. She looks forward to tackling the initiatives outlined for the Bloomington campus’ alliance site and enjoys working with bright, passionate undergraduate students.