Stephen Haynesworth, PhD

Emerging Scholars Program

Stephen Haynesworth, director of the Emerging Scholars Program, is senior advisor to the dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. For more than 20 years, he served as an associate dean, overseeing the college’s Office of Research Administration and Support as well as facilities, information technology, and fellowship programs for students and faculty.

Haynesworth holds a primary faculty appointment of associate professor in the Department of Biology and secondary faculty appointments in the departments of orthopaedics and general medical sciences in the School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and holds 12 U.S. patents for inventions in his research field, adult stem cell technology. In 1992, Haynesworth co-founded Osiris Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company whose mission is to develop therapeutic stem cell products to regenerate damaged or diseased tissue and treat inflammatory diseases. The firm was acquired by Smith+Nephew, a global portfolio medical technology company, in 2019.

Haynesworth graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of arts in education from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and his doctorate in biology from Case Western Reserve. He conducted postdoctoral research in the Medical Research Division of the American Cyanamid Company and at CWRU before joining the faculty.



Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts
Allegheny College
Bachelor of Science
Allegheny College