Director, Team Mentoring Program
Samuel earned his PhD in educational psychology at WSU. He has an MA in English literature and a BA in English Secondary Education from the University of Puerto Rico. His professional experience includes teaching at the high school and college levels. Before joining the A&O team, he worked in the WSU Office of Research for over 10 years in different roles both in research administration and development, most recently as the assistant director of the Office of Research Advancement & Partnerships. He is passionate about education and loves to be a facilitator, promote a welcoming environment, and contribute to the success of those around him. He enjoys learning about different cultures and traveling—from educational trips to Quebec, Canada; Panama; and China; work-related trips to Dubai, UAB; Afghanistan; and Pakistan; to vacationing across the country (Alaska and Hawaii + 45 of the 48 continental states). He loves spending his free time with family.