Stephanie Danette Preston

Staff

Sue Rankin

Sue Rankin

Stefani Bjorklund

Stefani Bjorklund

Genevieve Weber

Genevieve Weber

Emil Cunningham

Emil Cunningham

Dan Merson

Dan Merson

Mitsu Narui

Mitsu Narui

Dian Squire

Dian Squire

Lissa Stapleton

Lissa Stapleton

Becky Crandall

Becky Crandall

Alexandrea “Alex” Davenport

Alexandrea “Alex” Davenport

Jason DeRousie

Jason DeRousie

Jason Garvey

Jason Garvey

Annette Marie Hestres Garcia

Annette Marie Hestres Garcia

Jean-Pierre Laurenceau-Medina

Jean-Pierre Laurenceau-Medina

Kadian McIntosh

Kadian McIntosh

Emily Nkosi

Emily Nkosi

Julie A. Del Giorno

Julie A. Del Giorno

Andrea Perkins Nerlich

Andrea Perkins Nerlich

Allison Subasic

Allison Subasic

Kenjus T. Watson

Kenjus T. Watson

Stephanie Danette Preston

Stephanie Danette Preston

Jordan S. West

Jordan S. West

Alphonso Walter Grant

Alphonso Walter Grant

Rodney Hughes

Rodney Hughes

Janet Brubaker

Janet Brubaker

Maryann Stassen

Maryann Stassen

Kristine Subasic Nichols

Kristine Subasic Nichols
Stephanie Danette Preston
Senior Research Associate

Stephanie Danette Preston, PhD, leads The Pennsylvania State University Graduate School’s efforts to advance diversity and foster a welcoming climate for underrepresented groups as Senior Director of the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs (OGEEP).

Dr. Preston is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology (Chemistry) and Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Science education respectively. Upon completing her Master’s degree, Dr. Preston relocated to State College to pursue a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education at The Pennsylvania State University.

Prior to assuming her role as Senior Director, Dr. Preston worked as a consultant for the Educational Testing Service, served as a National Science Foundation/Math-Science Partnership (NSF/MSP) Postdoctoral Scholar in the College of Education, served as the Assistant Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, and worked as a high school teacher in Louisiana. Her current research interest focuses on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.