Our Team

RISE has a professional staff who specialize in research, evaluation, and assessment as well as talented doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students who are developing their skills and expertise.


Professional Staff

Name Title Office Phone Email
Kemis, Mari Director E005A Lagomarcino 515-294-9452 mrkemis@iastate.edu
Abraham, Todd Research Scientist E006 Lagomarcino 515-294-3947 abrahamt@iastate.edu
de la Mora, Arlene Research Scientist E005B Lagomarcino 515-294-6919 adelamor@iastate.edu
Galloway, Robin Research and Evaluation Scientist E006 Lagomarcino 641-430-1508 rgal@iastate.edu
Geisinger, Brandi Research and Evaluation Scientist E005D Lagomarcino 515-294-9622 brandige@iastate.edu
Mitchell, Joshua Project Manager, PSRI/GPI E005C Lagomarcino 515-294-6234 jjm1@iastate.edu
Polush, Elena Research and Evaluation Scientist E006 Lagomarcino 515-294-5239 epolush@iastate.edu
Callen, Beth Postdoctoral Research Associate E006 Lagomarcino 515-294-7009 ecallen@iastate.edu