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Dr. Stephanie Santorico is a distinguished academic, known for her contributions to undergraduate and graduate education, leadership in academic and professional settings, and impactful research on genetic causes of diseases. A first-generation student from a low socio-economic family and a rural area of Oklahoma, she is dedicated to helping all individuals succeed. Since joining the faculty of the University of Colorado in 2008, she has held various leadership positions, such as Director of Statistical Programs, Graduate Chair, Acting Associate Dean of Research and Creative Activities, and Acting Associate Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her research, funded through multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the intersection of statistics and genetics. Dr. Santorico's collaborations with the Denver Police Department's crime lab and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science show her commitment to engage with the broader community as does her membership on the Board of the Directors for the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.
Dr. Santorico was most recently an American Council on Education Fellow at Montana State University, where she developed critical leadership competencies for a changing system of higher education and led a cross-campus committee to study needs for an increased culture of mentorship. Following her fellowship, she was elected to the Council of Fellows Board where she also serves on the Professional Development committee. As a Professor of Statistics with over 15 years of experience at the University of Colorado Denver, she’s received numerous awards for her work, including faculty and student mentoring awards, awards for her research and leadership, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecturer, and the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.