Dr. Doug McMillen
IN LSAMP IUSB Director, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. McMillen has been at IU South Bend since 1995 and currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. His administrative responsibilities include all curriculum development and management processes (e.g., general education, high impact practices, transfer student policies and articulation agreements, course enrollments). He serves as the campus accreditation officer (ALO) and oversees the IU South Bend Elkhart Center. His academic training is in STEM (Organic Chemistry) and he was a colleague of Dr. Muna in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry several years before moving into his current administrative role. McMillen has engaged in high impact practices, such as undergraduate research, and is a strong supporter of the LSAMP Program.
Dr. Grace Muna
IN LSAMP IUSB Coordinator, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Muna teaches analytical chemistry and introductory general chemistry courses as well as the labs associated with them. She enjoys helping students, especially incoming freshmen to develop a love for science. As an instructor for freshmen classes, she has the opportunity to identify URM students and inform them about the LSAMP program early in their academic journey so that they can engage and benefit from all the activities planned throughout the academic year. Muna will work closely with other STEM faculty to identify potential LSAMP Scholars across STEM disciplines. IUSB has a strong tradition of providing mentoring and rich research opportunities to their undergraduates. Muna delights in having undergraduates conduct research and get hands-on experience in the lab. She believes that engaging in undergraduate research is transformational and highly beneficial to students and is looking forward to seeing many URM research scholars reap the benefits of the research process.