Meet our New Research Coordinators!

We are so pleased to introduce you to our two new Research Coordinators, Jesse Lewis and Maggie Safronova. Our Research Coordinators will be working alongside research teams in our Experiments Working Group to accelerate the work of our projects. They will play a central role in coordinating classroom innovations and interventions across institutions, recruiting faculty participants, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating findings to SEISMIC members.


Jesse Lewis

Jesse Lewis ( is a 4th year doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Jesse will be coordinating the Office Hours project, which seeks to explore the wide range of practices associated with office hours across SEISMIC institutions. This work will inform recommendations to campuses on best practices for these sessions. Jesse is eager to be able to help faculty get their research out there!


Maggie Safronova

Maggie Safronova ( is the Associate Director at the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning at the University of California Santa Barbara. Maggie will be coordinating the Access to Practice project, which focuses on peer-reviewed, low-stakes writing assignments for students to improve their learning in STEM introductory courses and increase their metacognition. Maggie is excited to establish clearer communication across faculty and universities involved in these projects!


Research Coordinator Role

The SEISMIC Experiments Working Group Research Coordinators work alongside research teams on two projects: (1)  characterizing academic office hours and (2)  promoting disciplinary access to practice.

Research Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Work within an individual project to coordinate project team members
  • Aid in recruitment of faculty to be involved in the Experiments Working Group project
  • Collaborate with project principal investigator and participating faculty to coordinate research activities, collect and analyze results, and communicate findings to SEISMIC members
  • Work alongside research teams to generate and maintain research timelines