Meet the Team
Stephanie Hall-Sturgis, PhD aka Dr. S
Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
Stephanie Hall-Sturgis, PhD aka Dr.S (she/ her/hers) is the SI Coordinator. She holds a doctorate in Composition and Rhetoric from Wayne State University and has worked in higher education for 27 years, both as an English Instructor and administrator for student-support programs. Her research interests include community-based pedagogy, critical literacy, and developmental writing. Dr.S has managed SI since May 2021 and was drawn to the program because of the opportunity to help students excel academically, while fostering leadership, communication, and collaborative skills as well as professional development opportunities that will serve them well throughout their lives.
Zeena Whayeb (she/ her/hers) earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology in December 2022 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has worked with SI since 2020, starting as a Supplemental Instruction Leader. Zeena's interest in SI stemmed from tutoring experience and a drive to help students adapt and succeed in academia. Contact Zeena for any questions related to running an SI session, training for SI, organizing program events, and interacting with students and faculty.
Haneen (she/ her/hers) is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Health and Human Services from the University of Michigan Dearborn. She has worked on the Supplemental Instruction team since 2021. Haneen loves the unique approach that SI takes towards learning material and making it accessible to students that want to reinforce their knowledge. You can contact Haneen for information on how sessions are run, SIL training, and how to become part of the SI team.
Zechariah is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Behavioral and Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan Dearborn. He has worked on the Supplemental Instruction team since 2020. Zech was drawn to the SI program because of its collaborative approach to learning and helping other students further their study techniques. You can contact Zech with any questions regarding the program, what sessions entail, how to further your own study techniques and joining the SI program.
Graduate Tech Support Liaison
Samuel (he/him/his) will complete his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) in April 2023, and plans on pursuing his Ph.D in EE at UM-Dearborn with a research focus on robotic perception. Sam has been with SI since 2020, and has supported many EE courses as a Supplemental Instruction Leader. He loves to help other students learn, and his involvement with SI is what ultimately shaped his career goal of working in academia. Currently, Sam handles tech support issues within SI and manages many of the automated systems designed to keep track of statistics in SI-supported courses.