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The COSAM Office of Academic Engagement, Innovation and Opportunity is located in the Sciences Center Classrooms (SCC) room 225. The Drop-In center is in SCC 226 and 228.



Kimberly X. Mulligan, Ph.D.
Senior Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Programs
Phone: (334) 844-4642

Kimberly Mulligan earned her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation research examined the mechanism by which insulin stimulated skeletal muscle glucose uptake is impaired in the presence of inflammation. Upon completion of her degree, she worked for the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach where she was able to merge her love of science and desire to enhance STEM education at the K-12 level in the US and abroad. In Dr. Mulligan’s current role, she works to develop and implement initiatives which create an inclusive environment for a diverse student body, faculty and staff. Dr. Mulligan recognizes the opportunities that have been afforded her through the vested interest others have taken in seeing her develop as a scholar. Therefore, she utilizes her position to explore new avenues to do the same for others by promoting inclusion in higher education to help shape a STEM workforce that reflects our diverse population. She loves that her COSAM family is so supportive of the work done by AEIO and is committed to ensuring many voices and perspectives are represented in scientific fields. 



Marina Martin, M.S.
Program Coordinator III 
Phone: (334) 844-4609

Marina Martin is the Program Coordinator III for the College of Science and Mathematics for the Office of Academic Engagement, Innovation and Opportunity. Marina is a native of Washington State. She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate studies where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences. After this, she went on to pursue her masters degree from Colorado State University and obtained her masters of science in Student Affairs in Higher Education. 
Marina has a great passion for working in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and Higher Education. She loves the ability to work with students and helping them along their journeys while in college. In Marina's spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog and catching up on shows on Netflix and Hulu. 



Edward T. Wiggins, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator II 
Phone: (334) 844-4615

Edward Wiggins is a native of Jackson, MS. Before joining the COSAM AEIO team, he earned his Bachelors of Arts in History with minors in English and theology from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA and his Masters in Education from the University of Mississippi. In his spare time, he enjoys reading comic books. As the AEIO Program Coordinator, Edward is excited to empower students by helping them to see themselves represented in their intended career fields.


Janice Brown
Administrative Support 
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Janice Brown's love for Auburn started in 1981 (she wanted to highlight that she's not that old) when she worked as a secretary for Auburn at 20 years old. After four and a half years though, she felt like she needed a change. She then transitioned from the campus life to the City of Opelika Municipal Court System as a Municipal Court Magistrate for almost twenty years. There, she learned a great deal about different personalities as they attempted to navigate issues pertaining to the court. As an extrovert, she welcomed all personalities and concerns and helped whenever it was possible. These early years taught her a great deal about life and she thanks God that years of hardship in some of these situations has built her into a stronger woman and has allowed her to love and help the students in the Drop-in-Center. She loves Auburn and is so amazed by the wonderful and diverse group of students she sees and helps each and every day. She sees the Office as their second home and loves to be seen as the mother figure that she is. She had not really considered what diversity meant to her until she worked with a great leader in Dr. Mulligan, but her working definition is as follows: “Believe that you are created equal, believe that you are great, believe that you are different from the inside and out and always bring your uniqueness to the table. Now, if others would do the same, you'll see many positive dimensions to explore within ourselves."  



Erin Lumpkin
Student Employee
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Jarious is a current senior majoring in Genetics here at Auburn University. He was born and raised in Gadsden, AL and graduated from Gadsden City High School in the top 5% of his class. Outside of class, he volunteers at the National Museum of History, serves as a cabinet member in the Black Student Union, and works in COSAM OIED as a student worker. 

Erin is a sophomore 


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Mailing address:

College of Sciences and Mathematics
Office of Academic Engagement, Innovation and Opportunity
315 Roosevelt Concourse
Auburn, AL 36849-5370