One of our strongest assets are our people. They build trusting partnerships, support the incubation and development of new projects, broker research relationships, and oversee the progress of our research programs. After 15 years of community-based research experience, CUP has become a necessary and important voice around tables in the community and on campus.  

CUP is guided by a Steering Committee that provides guidance to Karen Edwards (Director) in her leadership of CUP operations. Karen is supported by a collaborative team:  Rebecca Gokiert, Maria Mayan, Stanley Varnhagen and Jason Daniels. Rebecca and Maria lead specific research areas within CUP.  Stanley and Jason provide evaluation and ethics expertise  Click on the photo to read their bio.

Leadership Team

Karen Edwards

Dr. Laurie Schnirer (on leave)

Dr. Rebecca Gokiert

Dr. Maria Mayan

Photo of Stanley Varnhagen

Dr. Stanley Varnhagen

CUP Steering Committee

CUP Steering Committee - June 2015