2022 Florida PKAL Meeing: Keynote Speakers

Harry Price

Dr. Harry Price has taught and conducted research with undergraduates since 1995. He received his BS in Biology and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he carried out tropical disease research that focused on the development of drug resistance in the blood-borne parasite that causes African sleeping sickness in humans and related diseases in livestock.

As a faculty member at Stetson University, he has devoted his career to helping students realize their potential. He has been recognized for teaching excellence receiving two prestigious Stetson awards, the John Hague award (2011) and William Hugh McEniry award (2013), and the American Chemical Society’s Outstanding Teacher at a Four-Year College award (2011).

Since 2016, he has been actively involved in the Project Kaleidoscope Stem Leadership Institute (PKAL-SLI); first as a participant and then as a faculty coach/mentor supporting the annual PKAL-SLI institute. As part of a four-member coaching team formed in 2019, he coaches faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) engaged in leadership training as part of the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) program. He credits his success as a coach and leader to the training he has received and continues to receive via the PKAL-SLI program. Training that allows him to engage in work in organizational dynamics, strategic planning, conflict resolution, interpersonal dynamics, team building, mental health and wellness as it relates to work-life balance, and equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and leadership.

Currently, Dr. Price is serving as the faculty director for Stetson’s Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. In this role he is tasked with representing the Brown Center, leading faculty development initiatives, and collaborating with partners across Stetson University to create professional development opportunities for faculty and teaching staff.

In his free time he enjoys sitting in his backyard with his dogs Levi and Lily, working in his yard, listening to and playing music, cooking, and most of all, spending time with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Mary Crowe has over 30 years of experience in higher education. Prior to arriving in August 2020 as a rotating program officer within the Division of Undergraduate Education she was a Professor of Biology and the Associate Provost of Experiential Learning at Florida Southern College. In that role she oversaw many of the college’s offerings of high impact practices such as undergraduate research, study abroad, as well as the Teaching Learning and Center and the Honor’s program. She was the president of the Council of Undergraduate Research in 2012. Dr. Crowe served as the director of campus-wide Offices of Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Xavier University of Louisiana. Prior to taking on administrative roles, Dr. Crowe was a faculty member who taught, advised, and mentored undergraduate students in her research on the behavior of burrowing animals such as dung beetles and fiddler crabs.