Josh Alvarez

Assistant Director, Support & Safety Assessment

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
  • In Progress – Ph.D. Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 675 – Campus Crisis Management

Research Interests:Student Retention and Persistence, Crisis Management

Emily Ambrose

Assistant Director of Pride Resource Center

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Communication and GLBT Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 590K – Leadership and Service in Higher Education Workshop

Research Interests: Leadership Development, Sexuality and Gender, Race and Ethnicity

Ryan Barone

Director, Student Leadership and Development, Aims Community College

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Human Communication, State University of New York, College at Fredonia
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Higher Education, University of Denver

Role in SAHE: Instructor, Advisor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 661 – Inclusive University

Research Interests: Social Justice Leadership, Equity (emphasis on two-year colleges), Violence Prevention, Critical Qualitative Research Methods

Kris Binard

Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Success, Front Range Community College

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Merchandising and Design, Colorado State University
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation, University of Colorado at Denver

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 670 – College Student Personnel Administration

Research Interests: Community College Leadership, Succession Planning

Dwight Burke

Director, Support and Safety Assessment
Director, Title IX Programs

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Natural Resources Management/ Watershed Sciences, Colorado State University
  • M.S. Organizational Leadership, Chadron State College
  • Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught: EDHE 675 – Campus Crisis Management

Craig Chesson

Associate Dean of Students

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Hotel/ Resort Management, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Highe Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor, Advisor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 678: Capstone in Student Affairs

Research Interests: African American Male/ Student Success

Allison Dineen

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, College of Business

Degree Background:

  • BA, San Jose State University
  • MSBSA Business, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught: EDHE 660 – Financial Management in Student Affairs
Research Interests: Fiscal Environment of Higher Education, Internal Controls, Business Ethics

Amy Dinise-Halter

Student Success Projects Manager

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Liberal Studies and Human Services, California State Fullerton
  • M.S.Ed. Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE: Advisor, Teach MOOC, Assistantship Coordinator
Research Interests: New Professionals Identity Development, Graduate Student Transition

Jody Donovan

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs/
Dean of Students/
SAHE Program Co-Chair

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Psychology/ Criminal Justice, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • M.A. Counseling and Educational Psychology (emphasis: College Student Development), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE: Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 673 – College Student Development Theory
  • EDUC 696 – Global Perspectives in Higher Education and Student Services

Research Interests: Parents and Families of College Students, First Generation Students, Multiracial College Students, Internationalizing the Profession, Work/Life Rhythm
Additional Information:

  • Dean of Student Life, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017 Voyage
  • NASPA Pillar of the Profession Award Recipient
  • NASPA IV-W Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient
  • NASPA IV-W Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Mike Ellis

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Executive Director, Lory Student Center
Assistant Professor, School of Education

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Social Ecology, University of California – Irvine
  • M.A. College Student Personnel, University of Maryland – College Park
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Utah

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 670: College Student Personnel Administration

Research Interests: College Unions & Auxiliary Services, Organizational Change in Higher Education
Additional Information: NACAS Vice President

Oscar Felix

Associate Vice President for Diversity and Enrollment and Access

Degree Background:

  • B.A. International Relations, United States International University
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 696 – Global Perspectives in Student Affairs and Services
  • EDHE 672 – Ethical and Practical Issues in Student Affairs
  • EDHE 590J – Access and Opportunity Workshop

Additional Information:

  • 2013 Chair-Elect for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
  • 2014-15 Board of Directors Chair for the COE
  • Former Director of NASPA International Symposium

Jason Foster

Assistant Director, Sport Clubs

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Business Management, Marketing, Sports Management, Slippery Rock University
  • M.S. Campus Recreation Leadership, James Madison University
  • In Progress – Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE: Practicum Coordinator, Co-Advisor
Research Interests: Inclusive Environments, LGBTQ Interests, Student Employment, Student Success

Karen Gardenier

Assistant Director, International Programs

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Art History, Oberlin College
  • M.A. Art History, Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. Educational and International Development Studies, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Course Taught:

  • IE 692 – Critical Issues in International Education

Research Interests: Education Abroad

Paul Giberson

Regional Director of Recruitment

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Exercise and Sports Science, Western State Colorado University
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Courses Taught:

  • EDRM 698 – Research
  • EDUC 686A – Practicum

Research Interests: Higher Education Policy, Transfer Students, Social Media

Laura Giles

Director, Residence Life

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Mathematics and Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College
  • M.A. Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 678 – Capstone in Student Affairs

Pamela Graglia

Student Engagement Coordinator, INTO CSU

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • M.S. College Student Development, Western Illinois University
  • Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor
Course Taught:

  • EDRM 698: Research Methods I

 

Lea Hanson

Assistant Professor, Independent Consultant

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Psychology, University of North Dakota
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Organizational Performance and Change, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 502: Human Relations in Higher Education

Research Interests: Organizational Development, Generations in the Workplace, Leadership, Organizational Values, Organizational Branding

Anne Hudgens

Executive Director, CSU Health Network

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Communications Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ed.S. College Student Personnel Administration, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDUC 502 – Human Relations in Higher Education

Blanche Hughes

Vice President for Student Affairs

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Physical Education, Earlham College
  • M.Ed. College Student Personnel Administration, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Sociology, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Course Taught: EDHE 671 – Higher Education Administration
Research Interests: Higher Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics

Laura Jensen

Associate Provost, Planning and Effectiveness

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
  • Ph.D. Educational Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Colorado State Univeristy

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 662 – Trends, Issues, and Assessment in Higher Education

Jen Johnson

Assistant Director, Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 673 – Student Development Theory
  • EDHE 590K – Leadership and Service Workshop

Research Interests: Service-Learning, Co-Curricular Community Engagement, Racial Attitudes

Dave McKelfresh

Executive Director for Assessment & Research/Co-Director of Higher Education Leadership, Doctoral Program

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Political Science, Colorado State University
  • M.Ed. College Student Personnel Administration, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. College Student Personnel Administration, University of Northern Colorado
  • Management Development Program, Harvard University

Role in SAHE: Former Instructor of Six Different SAHE Classes, Advisor, Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Ethical Development of College Students, Third Place Environments on the College Campus, Today’s College Student

Zach Mercurio

Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Trainer/ Consultant

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Print Journalism/ Cultural Communication, James Madison University
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • In Progress – Ph.D. Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 671 – Higher Education Administration
  • EDHE 676 – Organizational Behavior in Student Affairs

Research Interests: Organizational Behavior and Development, Training and Development, Emotional Employee Commitment, Meaningfulness of Work

Teresa Metzger

Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, Residence Life

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Toledo
  • M.A. College Student Development, Appalachian State University

Role in SAHE: Advisor for SAHE Journal
Research Interests: Student Affairs Trends and Assessment, Retention, High Impact Practices, Learning Communities

Lisa Miller

Director of Specialty Counseling Services, Health Network

Degree Background:

  • B.G.S. University of Iowa
  • MDV San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Course Taught: EDHE673
Research Interests: Substance use, addictions, and spirituality

Janinne Mohr

Associate Legal Counsel, Colorado State Univerity System

Degree Background:

  • B.A., Colorado State University
  • J.D., University of Denver

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 677 – Law in Student Affairs

Research Interests: Constitutional Law

Susana Muñoz

Assistant Professor of Higher Education/Co-Director of Higher Education Leadership, Doctoral Program

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Political Science and International Studies, Iowa State University
  • M.S. Student Affairs and Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 672 – Student Development Theory
  • EDHE 705 – Qualitative Research Analysis
  • EDHE 715 – Public Policy and Higher Education

Research Interests: College Access and Persistence; Identity Development; Diverse Students in Higher Education; Undocumented Students; Critical Perspectives in Latino/a Critical Theory, Chicana Feminist Epistemology, Counterstory-Telling

Heather Novak

Research Manager, Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University
  • M.A. Cultural Anthropology, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Research Methodology, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 666 – Program Evaluation

Research Interests: Undergraduate Student Success – Focuses on Historically Underrepresented Students

Kyle Oldham

Associate Director of Housing and Dining Services for Diversity, Inclusion and Assessment

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Speech Communications, Baldwin Wallace University
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • Ed.D. Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • EDRM 698: Research Methods 1
  • EDRM 698: Research Methods 2

Karla Perez-Velez

Assistant Director, Apartment Life for Staff Selection, Training, and Development of Intercultural Teams

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Sociology, Coastal Carolina University
  • M.A. Education (Emphasis: Counseling and Student Affairs), Western Kentucky University
  • In Progress – Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Role in SAHE:Advisor for SAHE Journal, Instructor
Research Interests: Women in Higher Education, International Issues in Higher Education, Retention and Success, Latina/o College Completion and Academic Support, Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Academia

Andrea Reeve

Educational Consultant

Degree Background:

  • B.A. History, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Education, Western Kentucky University
  • ABD Adult Learning & Postsecondary Education, University of Wyoming

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught: EDHE672 – Ethical and Practical Issues in Student Affairs
Research Interests: Educational Access in Higher Education, Student Persistence and Retention, CAS Standards, Professional Global Competencies, Learning Strategies, Freshman Seminars

Barb Richardson

Associate Director, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, Career Center

Degree Background:

  • B.A. History, Colorado College
  • M.S. College Student Personnel, Miami University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Courses Taught:

  • EDHE 662 – Trends, Issues, and Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDHE 590E – Career Services Workshop

Carmen Rivera

Talent Manager for Organizational Development, Division of Student Affairs

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Spanish & Hispanic Studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • In Progress: Ph.D. Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 672 – Ethical & Practical Issues in Student Affairs

Additional Information: Faculty Member, Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI), Co-Lead Facilitator, LeaderShape

Kathy Sisneros

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Communications, Eastern New Mexico University
  • M.S. Counseling – Student Personnel, Northern Arizona University
  • Ed.D. Education Policy and Leadership, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Course Taught: EDHE 661 – Inclusive University
Research Interests: Students of Color at Predominately White Institutions (PWIs); Inequities in Policies and Practices within Higher Education; Critical Race Theory within Higher Education

Mari Strombom

Associate Executive Director, Housing and Dining Services

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Interpersonal Communications and Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
  • M.Ed. College Student Personnel Administration, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 676 – Organizational Behavior in Student Affairs

Research Interests: Organizational Development, Training, Leadership Development, Housing

Leslie Taylor

Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Communications

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Human Development and Nutrition, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S. Human Development and Nutrition, University of Oklahoma

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 672 – Ethical & Practical Issues in Student Affairs

Paul Thayer

Special Assistant to the Provost and Associate Vice President Emertius

Degree Background:

  • B.A. History, Williams College
  • M.PA Public Management, University of Colorado at Denver
  • Ph.D. Public Administration, University of Colorado at Denver

Role in SAHE: Assistant Professor, Advisor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 662: Trends, Issues, and Assessment in Higher Education

Research Interests: Student Retention and Success, Institutional Policy and Chance, Success of Students from Underrepresented Groups

Kerry Wenzler

Director, Orientation and Transition Programs

Degree Background:

  • In progress – Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University
  • B.S. Psychology, Colorado State University
  • M.A. Student Personnel Services, University of South Carolina

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 670: College Student Personnel Administration

Lance Wright

Director, Campus Activities

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Social Work, University of Kansas
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 661 – Inclusive University