Meet the New NDSU Faculty Researchers

Get to know the newest faculty researchers who have joined NDSU in the 2021-2022 school year. Check back weekly for new profiles!

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Jayme Steig, PharmD / Pharmacy Practice

What are your primary research and scholarly interests?
My primary research interests involve design and implementation of programs to improve outcomes in community pharmacy practice. This includes the Opioid & Naloxone Education (ONE) Program, improving immunization rates, and chronic disease management/prevention.

Where are you from and where did you pursue your education?
I grew up on a farm near Sawyer, ND and currently live in Casselton, ND. I received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from NDSU.

What excites you about NDSU?
I am excited for the opportunities to collaborate with faculty and the pharmacy professionals in North Dakota. The practice environment in the state provides opportunities to develop innovative programs.

What motivates you?
I am motivated to see the role of pharmacy continue to evolve to improve patient outcomes in our health care system.

If you could have coffee / tea with anyone, who would it be?
My grandparents. They taught me a lot and I miss them dearly.

What was your first job?
Mowing grass on the family farm.

What does your very best day include?
Spending time outdoors, hanging out with my family, and having time for reflection.

Kelsey Slater, PhD / Health, nutrition and Exercise Science (Sport Management)

What are your primary research and scholarly interests?
Sports Diplomacy and Sport and New Media.

Where are you from and where did you pursue your education?
Originally from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, completed my bachelors degree in political science and environmental studies at Lafayette College. Completed my Masters and PhD in Kinesiology with a concentration in sport studies from Mississippi State University.

What excites you about NDSU?
I am excited to be part of a department that is growing and where I get to be a part of developing strong students in sport management.

What motivates you?
I am motivated by my colleagues as well as my own internal motivation for greater knowledge. I pursue research projects to find answers that will hopefully contribute to society and future researchers.

If you could time travel, where would you go?
I would probably go to Ancient Greece or Rome to see the some of the architectural wonders that have been lost over time.

If you could have coffee / tea with anyone, who would it be?
If I could have coffee with anyone it would be Johann Olav Koss, Olympian and founder of Sport for development organization Right to Play. I would want to learn more about how he took his platform as an Olympian and used it to motivate others to contribute to humanitarian work.

What was your first job?
Working in the admissions office at Lafayette College while I was an undergraduate student.

What does your very best day include?
Playing beach volleyball with my friends and family.

What’s your favorite quote?
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair."  - Nelson Mandela

Lei Jiang, PhD / Education

What are your primary research and scholarly interests?
My primary research interests focus on equitable and inclusive educational leadership, TESOL and bilingual education, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Where are you from and where did you pursue your education?
My educational backgrounds include a Ph.D. in Education & M.S. in Statistics, University of Georgia Master of Education, Harvard University; a B.A. in English and Economics, Fudan University (Shanghai, China); visiting undergraduate student, University of California, Berkeley; visiting undergraduate student, University of Cambridge (UK)

What excites you about NDSU?
NDSU has a friendly and welcoming campus. I am excited about the student-centered and research-oriented environment.

What motivates you?
I am motivated by the opportunity to work with my colleagues and students and make our community a better place.

What was your first job?
Instructor at Harvard University

What does your very best day include?
Reading, teaching, writing, running, and chatting with my family and friends

What’s your favorite quote?
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Seungmin Kang, PhD / Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences

What are your primary research and scholarly interests?
My research focuses on examining the role of shared leadership on different human resource-related constructs and organizational outcomes in the context of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) to help achieve desired social change goals of these nonprofit sport organizations.

Where are you from and where did you pursue your education?
I am originally from South Korea and I did my Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.

What excites you about NDSU?
I am excited about the department's plan to develop sport management program as well as its research-oriented environment.

What motivates you?
I am motivated by a sense of achievement. I set small goals whatever they are and the process of achieving them makes me move forward.

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