Staff

Lindsey Vincent, M.S., IDEA Place Museum Educator and Interim Director of SciTEC

Ms. Vincent is the resident museum educator at the IDEA Place. As such, she is responsible for the design, promotion, and coordination of programs offered by the IDEA Place. Additionally, she provides support and collaboration for other SciTEC initiatives through the IDEA Place. She has recently completed her M.S., and is a former instructor at Ruston High School.

Christopher Coleman, Information Technology Coordinator

Mr. Coleman serves as the Information Technology Coordinator for the College of Education. As such, he assists the SciTEC program and The IDEA Place by providing IT support ranging from minor computer issues to the coordination and administration of major data storage systems. He is also responsible for all of our websites.

Diane Madden, M.S., Science Education Specialist

Ms. Madden is the science educator for the IDEA Place and SciTEC. As adjunct faculty for the College of Education she has developed and presented graduate level courses in science instruction and serves as a clinical faculty member.

Laura Murphy, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Murphy assists with the day-to-day operations of the SciTEC office.

Tammy Nugent, OPEO Coordinator

Ms. Nugent serves as one of the SciTEC Office Managers, and is responsible for managing resource allocation thoughout the IDEA Place, Planetarium, and for the GEAR UP camps. She is also responsible for organizing professional development programs.

Ginger Ray, LA GEARUP Coordinator

Ms. Ray serves as one of the SciTEC Office Managers, and is responsible for managing resource allocation thoughout the IDEA Place, Planetarium, and for the GEAR UP camps. She is also responsible for organizing LA GEARUP programs.

Dr. Carolyn Talton, Ed.D., STEM Education Specialist

Dr. Talton serves as our STEM education specialist. As a Louisiana Tech University Professor Emeritus from the College of Education, her knowledge and experience is critical in the design and testing of classroom instruction materials.