New Team Members Added to Scale Up DEI Innovations

Onawa Gardiner, Marketing Specialist

The DEI team is excited to announce that we have added three full-time team members to our growing organization. Stephanie Haley, Bryon Maxey and James Park have joined DEI as Project Coordinators within the Digital Education and Innovation Lab (DEIL). As Project Coordinators, they work closely with world-class faculty, instructional designers, technologists and media specialists at U-M to manage ongoing digital course operations and initiatives at DEIL. These three team members bring a diverse set of experiences, interests and knowledge to DEI as we continue to redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university through the creative use of technology and targeted experimentation with digital programs in order to enable engaged, personalized and lifelong learning for the entire Michigan community and learners around the world.


Stephanie HaleyStephanie Haley’s background includes a B.A. in Film and Video studies from U-M, and a M.A. from USC as well as an MSI from U-M. She has extensive experience working in a variety of technology, design and research-based roles, including recent work as a Research Assistant in the Learning Education and Design Lab (LED). Additionally, Stephanie has promoted women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics), designed and managed a website focused on giving women a voice in the online technology community, and also led the “Inspire Her” initiative through the Ann Arbor start-up, GameStart.


Bryon Maxey

Bryon Maxey is also a Wolverine, having received his B.A. in History, Afroamerican & African Studies with a minor in Ethnography from U-M. Prior to DEI, Bryon played an integral role in launching the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum at U-M, where he first worked on leading and collaborating with institutions through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) in order to build and share courses focused on Islamic Studies across geographic boundaries. Currently, Bryon is working towards an M.A. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and North African Studies at U-M. Additionally, Bryon has spent time working as a teacher with middle-school aged children in Chicago and Detroit, which stemmed from his passion to engage in community development.


James ParkJames Park hails from the Northeast, where he earned his A.B. from Princeton in Music with Certificates in Finance and Violin Performance. He also holds an M.A. and MPhil and is currently completing a Ph.D in Music History from Yale. While at Yale, James worked on several initiatives focused on digital education and collaborated with Professor Craig Wright on the “Introduction to Classical Music” MOOC offered through Coursera. In addition to his scholarly endeavors, James has played the violin with the Adrian, Jackson and Livonia symphonies.


We are delighted to welcome these three new additions to our team and look forward to exploring new opportunities for academic innovation and redefining excellence in higher education together.


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