Jeri Bryant, PhD
Position title: UW-Madison BioCommons
Jeri earned her Ph.D. in biomedical science with a concentration on neuroscience from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University, she had an opportunity to participate in the Scientist in the Classroom Program and to design robust STEM curriculum for a Nashville middle school. With a new focus on STEM education, Jeri joined the BioCommons Program at the Wisconsin Institute of Science Education and Community Engagement. She is currently the program director for the BioCommons, a STEM resource center on the first floor of Steenbock Library at UW-Madison. The BioCommons partners with various campus units to facilitate students’ access to opportunities, community, and resources. The Learning Analytics Masters Program offers an opportunity for her to evaluate the changing needs of UW-Madison STEM students and to customize programming accordingly. Learning analytics also offers new skills to help evaluate how informal learning about the STEM community and resources leads to student success.