Ph.D., Univ. of Kansas Medical Center (1996)
B.A., Clark Univ. (1992)
Alison J. Draper is the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science and a Lecturer in Environmental Science at Trinity College (Hartford, CT). As Director of the Science Center, Dr. Draper has responsibilities to the entire science division, including natural and physical science, mathematics and engineering. In this position, she writes external grants to support science education, she directs the Supplemental Instruction program, a peer-led study program designed to improve retention and success in introductory science courses, and she coordinates functions of the division, such as national fellowship advising, an annual research symposium and summer research programs. Additionally, she directs the Interdisciplinary Science Program, an honors-like program for first-year students who are interested in science. She teaches the first-year seminar for this program and advises all the student participants.