The BOW Staff is comprised of the Faculty Steering Committee, the BOW Program Coordinator, and the Student Ambassadors. Together, they seek to fulfill the mission of the Collaboration.
BOW Faculty Steering Committee
The Joint Faculty Steering Committee is the driving force of the Collaboration. The overall charge of the Committee is to broaden and deepen interest among the community in the Collaboration. The Committee has a high level of autonomy to experiment and innovate. Each committee member serves as the point person on each campus for communication and dialogue about the Collaboration.
This year’s Faculty Steering Committee members are:
Rick Cleary, Babson College
Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michaels College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee. He is currently on the Nominations Committee and the Polya lecturer selection committee. Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.
Jean Huang, Olin College
Dr. Jean Huang joins Olin from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Microbiology. She received a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Biology from Wellesley College. Dr. Huang has also studied the microbial world at the Marine Biological laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, first as a student and then as a teaching assistant for the Microbial Diversity Summer Course. Dr. Huang is recipient of a teaching award from Caltech, and she was a US EPA STAR predoctoral fellow. She has also been a faculty collaborator for the DOE-JGI Undergraduate Genome Annotation Program and a participant of the NSF/ASM Biology Scholars Program. Dr. Huang is enthusiastic about studying the diversity and physiology of photosynthetic bacteria and about applying bacterial metabolic capabilities towards solving environmental challenges.
Franklyn Turbak, Wellesley College
Professor Turbak is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. He started at Wellesley in 1995 after receiving his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from MIT. His passion is the study of programs and programming languages, which is at the heart of both his teaching and research. His interests include the design, analysis, and implementation of expressive programming languages, graphical representations of programs, and the visualization of computational processes. He is the co-author of the textbook Design Concepts in Programming Languages.
BOW Program Coordinator
Jamie joined the BOW Collaboration in 2018. She has a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master's of Education in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She spent much of her career prior to this role in Student Affairs at Tufts and is excited to join this collaboration and work with faculty, students, and staff from all three institutions.