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Kandi Turley-Ames, PhD

Founding Dean

Office: Administrative Offices, College of Arts &Letters

(208) 282-3053


Kandi is the Dean in the College of Arts and Letters, and the Principal Investigator for INCLUDE. She works with the INCLUDE team members in the development and execution of the INCLUDE project. Kandi works across colleges, with the funding agency, donors, and community stakeholders to ensure the vision and mission of the project is brought to fruition. A clear understanding of the needs of the communities that ISU serves is critical to delivery of resources and building of partnerships.

Holly Kartchner

Director of Outreach & Retention

Office: Administrative Offices, College of Arts & Letters

(208) 282-5362


Holly is the Director of Outreach and Retention for the College of Arts and Letters.  She works directly with the high schools regarding INCLUDE equipment installation and support.  Also, Holly coordinates with students, counselors, career and college advisors, and administration to determine the most beneficial courses to meet student needs.

Patti Overy

Financial Technician

Office: Business Administration Building Room 248



Patti is a Senior Financial Technician serving several units across campus and assisting with the financial processing and equipment purchasing for the INCLUDE project. She works closely with several team members to ensure proper processing of equipment acquisition and inventory tracking.

Elisabeth Curtis

Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters

Office: Business Administration Building #5, Office 337 921 South 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83209, Stop 8087



Headshot portrait of Braeden Tolman

Braeden Tolman

Technology Coordinator

Office: Administrative Offices, College of Arts & Letters

(208) 282-1326


Braeden is the College of Arts & Letters IT Operations & Support Senior Technician and provides tech support for the ISU sites. For this project, he selected the equipment we are hoping to provide in both the high school and ISU classrooms.

Fredi Giesler

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 322

(208) 282-1236