Dr. Rachel Carnell is Interim Dean of the Mandel Honors College and Mandel Professor in Humanities. She has been a professor in the English Department in 1994, where she has taught numerous courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and mentored many Honors English majors. Maintaining an active research agenda, Dr. Carnell is the author or editor of five scholarly books on eighteenth-century literary and political history, including Backlash: Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne. In recent years, her research has become more interdisciplinary, as evidenced in her most recent book, Stewardship and the Future of the Planet: Promise and Paradox. Dean Carnell received her undergraduate BA in French from Haverford College, where the learned to value a small college environment—an experience that inspired her to lead the Mandel Honors College. Her MA and PhD in English are from Boston University, where she learned to appreciate the advantages of large urban university. When she's not in her office you might find her walking, bird watching, reading, or swimming.
Adrienne Pounds, alum of Ohio University, has helped first-generation college students, veterans, adult learners, transfer students, and international students achieve their goals, through recruiting, advising, teaching, and career coaching. She enjoys jazz music and is passionate about individuals reaching their goals.
Aditi Adatiya Mandel Honors College Administrative Assistant
Aditi Adatiya is majoring in biology with a focus in Pre-Med. After her graduate degree, she wishes to pursue obstetrics/gynecology because of her fascination with the science of birth. For the past few years, she has been volunteering at a no-kill animal rescue center that takes care of abused and abandoned cats and dogs. She believes in life with second chances. So far, she has crossed out skydiving, parasailing, and kayaking from her bucket list and is awaiting new adventures in life. In her free time, she enjoys reading and bike riding.
Jamison Schroeder Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant
Jamison Schroeder is majoring in Sports Management at CSU. He hopes to work in the front office for the Cleveland Indians, or any other sports team here in Cleveland. Jamison is extremely passionate about inclusion of people with mental and physical disabilities; it is something he has worked for his entire life. On-campus Jamison is also the Opinion Editor for CSU’s student newspaper, The Cauldron, and is also a member of the Ultimate Frisbee club team. Jamison is a member of the club Best Buddies and ushers at The Wolstein Center. Jamison also works off campus as a Kids Clubhouse Attendant with the Cleveland Indians and as a retail member with the clothing store GV Artwork. He is striving to stay involved here at CSU and hopes to be able to help anyone with anything they may need.
Elaina Casteel Mandel Honors College, Administrative Assistant
Elaina is pursuing a bachelors of science in biology with a focus on Pre-medicine. She plans to continue her education in pursuit of an MD PhD. Cardiology has always been a strong interest of hers, so she hopes to specialize in cardiothoracic surgery. In the future, she would like to work with “Doctors Without Borders” and travel the world giving care to areas in need. On campus, Elaina is the secretary of the CSU American Medical Student Association and is also a part of the Chess Association and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her tropical plants and cycling indoors. When the weather permits, she enjoys heading outside and skiing or jogging with her dog whose name is Tsuki.