Stephen Haynesworth, director of the Emerging Scholars Program, is an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he oversees the college’s Office of Research Administration and Support as well as facilities, information technology, and fellowship programs for students and faculty.
Dr. Haynesworth holds a primary faculty appointment of associate professor in the Department of Biology and secondary faculty appointments in the departments of orthopaedics and general medical sciences in the School of Medicine. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and holds 12 U.S. patents for inventions in his research field, adult stem cell technology. Dr. Haynesworth is co-founder of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company whose mission is to develop therapeutic stem cell products to regenerate damaged or diseased tissue and treat inflammatory diseases. During the early years of Osiris, he served as a consultant to the company, a board director, and a member of its scientific advisory board.
Dr. Haynesworth graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of arts in education from Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., and his doctorate in biology from Case Western Reserve. He conducted postdoctoral research in the Medical Research Division of the American Cyanamid Company and at CWRU before joining the faculty.
Arthur Evenchik, the coordinator of the Emerging Scholars Program, is assistant to the dean for special projects in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is also the editor of art/sci, the college’s alumni magazine.
Before he joined the staff of Case Western Reserve University in 2004, Mr. Evenchik was a literacy tutor and volunteer coordinator at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he worked as an editor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland and as a writer for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Evenchik earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins and a master’s degree in English from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Goucher College, Towson University, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
At CWRU, Mr. Evenchik conducts workshops on reading instruction for Project STEP-UP, which recruits undergraduates to tutor children in local schools and libraries. He is also a consultant for a program at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) in which CWRU medical students help high school seniors write their college admissions essays. In this role, he often tutors CSSM students who later enroll at Case Western Reserve and participate in the Emerging Scholars Program.