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

James H. Banning

Professor Emeritus, Instructor, School of Education

Degree Background:

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Student Affairs Administration

Role in SAHE: Faculty
Course Taught:

  • EDHE 674: Campus Ecology

Research Interests: Campus Physical Environments, Campus Ecology, and Organizational Place Building

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

Hermen Diaz

Assistant Director of Involvement, Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE)

Degree Background:

  • B.A., Grand Valley State University
  • M.S., Buffalo State College – SUNY
  • In progress – Ph.D., Colorado State University

Role in SAHE: Instructor

Research Interests: Campus ecology, Latinx students and Latinx Cultural Centers

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

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

John Henderson

Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Parent and Family Program

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Political Science, UC Davis
  • M.A. Multicultural Education, University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D. Cultural Studies/Education, University of Colorado – Boulder

Role in SAHE: Instructor, Advisor
Courses Taught:

  • CN 2395: Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession

Research Interests: Racial Identity Development, Social Construction of Learning

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

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

Kelly Nolin

Senior Associate Director, Office of Admissions

Degree Background:

  • B.A. English and Philosophy, University of Redlands
  • M.A. English, Old Dominion University
  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, University of Denver

Role in SAHE: Advisor

Research Interests: Student character development, recruitment and enrollment management

Tae Nosaka

Director, Key Communities and Community for Excellence

University Learning Communities Coordinator

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Natural Resources Management with Concentration in Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
  • M.S. Student Affairs and Higher Education, Colorado State University

 

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

Moises Padilla

Assistant Director, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Degree Background:

  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
  • In progress – Ph.D. Educational Leadership & Higher Education

Role in SAHE: Instructor
Courses Taught:

  • EDRM 660: Financial Management in Student Affairs
  • EDRM 670: College Student Personnel Administration

Research Interests: 

  • Access, adjustment and success of underrepresented students
  • Higher education administration

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

Dafina-Lazarus (D-L) Stewart

Professor, School of Education

SAHE Program Tri-Chair

Pronouns: ze, zim, zir

Degree Background:

  • B.A. Sociology, Kalamazoo College
  • M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. Educational Administration and Higher Education, The Ohio State University

Role in SAHE: Program Tri-Chair, Professor
Course Taught: EDHE 673 – College Student Development Theory
Research Interests: Dr. Stewart’s research is focused on empowering and imagining futures that sustain and cultivate the learning, growth, and success of minoritized groups in U.S. higher education institutions.  Zir work is motivated by an ethic of love grounded in justice and informed by an intersectional framework that recognizes both the lived experiences of individuals with multiple marginalities, as well as the material effects of interlocking systems of oppression.  Ze has focused zir research most intently on issues of race and ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, as well as religion, faith, and spirituality in zir research, teaching, and service to professional organizations and institutions across the nation.

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

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