H.O.P.E. Academy 2013
Professor Rill Reuter is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Winona State University. She holds a master’s degree in biochemistry from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Connecticut College. Her research interests have focused on nucleic acids and photosynthesis. She has co-authored several scientific articles and had served as an accuracy reviewer for chemistry texts. She has been active both in the university and in the community. In addition to teaching, she enjoys music and history.
Nate Emerson currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs at Minnesota State Southeast Technical College. He has over 26 years of experience in higher education to include: admissions counselor, director of financial aid, director of institutional research and interim director of finance. He dedicated to community service with his involvement with the Kiwanis, Special Olympics and the Human Rights Commission of Winona, Minnesota.
Dr. Joyati Debnath is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Winona State University (WSU), Minnesota. Professor Debnath received M. S. degree in Pure Mathematics and Ph. D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. She received numerous Honors and Awards including the Best Teaching Award from Iowa State University, the Outstanding Woman of Education Award, and Whose Who Among American Teachers. Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Debnath was a faculty member of Mathematics and Computer Systems at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Wisconsin
Dr. Debnath has research interest in the areas of Topological Graph Theory, Integral Transform Theory, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problem, Associations of Variables, Discrete Mathematics, and Software Engineering Metrics and Tools. Dr. Debnath is an author or co-author of over 50 publications in numerous refereed journals and conference proceedings in Mathematics and Computer Science.