IN LSAMP Bloomington Leadership Team

The IUB campus alliance is led by Dr. Newman and Ms. Blunck. Dr. Newman serves as the PI and Ms. Blunck serves as Campus Coordinator. Ms. Pruett 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.
Melissa Blunck
Coordinator IN LSAMP IUB, Director of Women in STEM Living-Learning Center, Coordinator of S-STEM Scholars Program
Melissa Blunck serves at the IN LSAMP Bloomington Site Coordinator. She also is the Director of the Women in STEM Living-Learning Center and Coordinator of the S-STEM Scholars Program.
Elizabeth Pruett
Liz Pruett is the IN LSAMP Bloomington Program Assistant and Engaged Learning Program Support Specialist.