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Stiner-Jones, LaTonia


Dr. Stiner-Jones is the AFRL ML-RCP director. At Ohio State, she is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Practice in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. As Associate Dean she provides leadership of graduate affairs and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. She also oversees strategic recruitment of graduate students with a focus on increasing diversity. As Associate Professor, she is responsible for participating in teaching, scholarship, and service to the department. Dr. Stiner-Jones recently won funding for the College’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates SITE program. She and her co-investigators aim to provide students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a 10-week research immersion and prepare them for graduate school. Dr. Stiner-Jones is a member of the National GEM Consortium Executive Committee, which supports underrepresented minorities in obtaining graduate degrees in STEM. She is the recipient of the 2018 College of Engineering Faculty Diversity Excellence Award for achievements that support the College’s goal of excellence through diversity and inclusion. She and her co-author are the recipients of the 2019 Best Paper and Best Diversity Paper Awards from the American Society for Engineering Education for their paper citing the changes made to the way graduate students are evaluated for admissions. She also serves as the Associate Director for the $18M Center of Emergent Materials.

Dr. Stiner-Jones received her Bachelor’s and PhD degrees from Wright State University and her MBA from Capital University. Dr. Stiner-Jones is an immunologist and after completing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences, she completed postdocs in neuroimmunology and psychoneuroimmunology at Ohio State. Her area of expertise is the impacts of psychological stress on the immune response.  Her work has been published in numerous scientific journals and presented both nationally and internationally.