Provost Scholars Program Team

Portrait of Dr. Faye Gary

Program Directors

Dr. Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, is the Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing at the Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU. Dr. Gary also holds a secondary appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. Her passion for excellence and assisting the next generation of Provost Scholars inspired her to build and expand the Provost Scholars program through the plans of two visionary leaders: Provost William Baeslack and Superintendent Ms. Myrna Loy Corley. Her work with these leaders has resulted in the Provost Scholars serving over 95 students in the city of East Cleveland and impacting the future of middle and high school students over the past six years. Dr. Gary received her bachelor's degree in Nursing and Sociology from Florida A & M University, her master's degree in Psychiatric Nursing (Child and Adolescent) and Anthropology from Saint Xavier College in Chicago, Illnois, and her doctorate degree in Childhood Behavioral Disorders and Anthropology from the University of Florida in Gainsville, Florida.

Lee Thompson portrait

Dr. Lee Thompson, is the Associate Director of the Provost Scholars Program and a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at CWRU. She has been Mentoring the same student in the Provost Scholars Program for five years. In her other work supporting the Provost Scholars, she has presented for the University Intensive Seminar, served on the steering committee, and secured outside grant funding for the program. Dr. Thompson may be reached via email at


Program Staff 

Livia T-P

Livia Timpanaro-Perrotta is a recent graduate of CWRU with a Masters in Medical Physiology with honors in Clinical Neuroscience. As a component of her studies, she worked at University Hospitals of Cleveland in the General Neurology, Neuromuscular, and Stroke departments. She conducted research to determine patient outcomes after health-related interventions, and is currently co-instructing a Clinical Reasoning course series at CWRU School of Medicine. Ms. Timpanaro-Perrotta grew up in California, but her family is originally from Rome, Italy. She enjoys working with and empowering youth to pursue excellence in their academics, which led to her mentoring and working with the Provost Scholars Program. 

Maranda Priah

Maranda Priah is the Research Assistant for the Provost Scholars and a Junior at Case Western Reserve University double majoring in Sociology and Psychology. She is part of a youth council for a nonprofit in Cleveland called Empowering Youth Exploring Justice (EYEJ). Maranda is also a Provost Scholar Alum! She looks forward to developing and supporting the many components of the Provost Scholars Program, particularly alumni engagement.