Meet the Team
A Designer, Educator, Geneticist & mom who has completed research work on in-group bias, language discourse, virtual reality & genetic variants for immunology. In addition to consulting work for publishers, such as Pearson Publishing, she has designed Ready-to-Go Genetics Teaching Modules for other higher education faculty across the nation. She has assisted in coordinating a Latina STEM program, funded through several grants while engaging with other colleagues to share the impact of such programming. She is currently finishing up a doctoral degree at Texas Christian University and working at a medical school in Fort Worth, TX. Her recent research work is around intersectionality for identity development and a book chapter on leadership adaptation in response to COVID-19. She spends her spare time dancing, co-authoring work with colleagues and enjoying time with family.
A Mechanical Engineer, Designer, Graphic Designer, and holds a patent (pending) focussing on designing more efficient, durable and precise drill bits for the Oil and Gas industry. Prior publication work includes “Peak oil vs. Export Land Model”. In his spare time, he enjoys being outside, spending time with family, working with his hands, and in general enjoys improving everything around him.
Jennifer James is a Founder of StrategyHous, a Strategy and innovation firm located in Dallas, Texas focussed on Consumer Products, Technology, and Social impact ventures. Through much success with working with many inventors, tech startups and global brands, Jennifer expande her innovation efforts across the US helping companies build their portfolios through collaborations. In between driving what’s next in products and technology, Jennifer serves on the TCU Young Chancellor Advisory Board, TCU Neeley School of Business Entrepreneur & Innovation Institute and St. Philip’s School & Community Center Board. Jennifer resides in Mansfield, Texas and is married with three children, Nathan (9), Riley (5), and Ayden (1) and married to Joe James.
DR. FRANK PAPA
Dr. Frank Papa serves as a medical faculty member with research interest in a learning sciences-based approach to educating current medical students. His research endeavors began in 1979, and have continued on into integration of programming and math skills, that will provide a computer-based model of understanding how to diagnose patients. This computer-based model for diagnostic reasoning led to the construction of an artificial intelligence tool called KBIT. He has received numerous awards and published educational research from groups such as the AAMC, AACOM, Decision Sciences Institute, and ACEP. He has received funding from organizations including the United States Department of Education and NBOME. He earned his DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and later received a PhD in Higher Education/Computer-Based Education and Cognitive Systems from UNT.