Faculty

Reyna Anaya– (she, her, hers) is the Dean of Students at the Community College of Aurora (CCA), the most racially and ethnically diverse college in Colorado. In her role, she works directly with Student Intervention & Conduct, the CARE/BIT Team, Military and Veteran Services, Counseling Services, Women’s Resource Program, NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, and SAMSHA grant management. Prior to her time at CCA, Reyna served as the Assistant Director of Community Standards & Conflict Resolution at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) from 2013 to 2018. As a conduct administrator, Reyna served on the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA) Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and as a 2018 Faculty Fellow for ASCA’s Gehring Academy- Restorative Justice track. Reyna also is the current President-Elect for the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinxs (COCEAL), a coalition of post-secondary and professional educators devoted to the educational success of the state’s Latinx population. In addition, Reyna is a current PhD Candidate in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership program at UNC, and received her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from UNC in 2009. Her research focus is on Brown graduate students women’s ethnic identity and self-authorship development from an intersectional and mestiza consciousness paradigm. Reyna is also a published scholar with works focused on intersectionality in graduate school for graduate student mothers of color, and self-care in higher education. Last and most importantly, Reyna is the mom of three to Aiyana, Mateo, and Antonio.


 

Kecia Baker-Morris– is the Director of Student Conduct and Prevention Education/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Tarrant County College (Southeast Campus). In her role, she also chairs the CARE Team, the Autism Awareness and Education Committee, and the DASHH (Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Harassment and Hazing) Prevention Squad.

Kecia has a student-centered approach to conduct that fosters personal growth, effective problem solving, and critical decision making.  Her work with the DASHH Prevention Squad promotes healthy behaviors through proactive education.

Prior to Tarrant County College, she was Assistant Dean of Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Dallas and Assistant Dean of Residence Life/Community Rights and Responsibilities at Occidental College.  She holds a Masters in College Student Personnel from the University of Central Missouri and is working on her doctorate in Community College Leadership at Morgan State University.

 

 


 

Dr. Denise Balfour Simpson– is currently the director of academic initiatives at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a Sino-US partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University, located in the Jiangsu province of China. Her role includes designing, organizing, and executing a variety of new initiatives at a rapidly growing university, as DKU welcomed its first undergraduate student class in Fall 2018. Part of her role also entails the facilitation of diversity, inclusion, and conflict resolution training in a global environment where roughly 60% of the students are Chinese, 20% of the students are from the US, and 20% are from other countries around the world.

 

Prior to DKU, Simpson served as the dean of students at Johnson and Wales University – Charlotte Campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as a volunteer mediator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Center. Her additional professional experiences include direct roles in student conduct, residence life, campus recreation, and student involvement. Simpson received her PhD from Old Dominion University in higher education, her MEd in educational leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and her BA in psychology and communications from DePaul University. Her research lies in issues related to student engagement, student conduct and conflict resolution, and the development of new and emerging student affairs professionals. Outside of student affairs, Simpson enjoys traveling the world with her partner, living life vicariously through The Food Network, and, when she’s in the US, spending quality time with her four-legged best friend, Anakin.


 

James Bond– is Assistant Director in the Office of Student Conduct at the University of Maryland. He has worked at Maryland for 14 years, working with residential misconduct, non-academic misconduct, academic dishonesty, and character and ethics education. He has served in many roles with ASCA, including Director of Diversity and Inclusion for two terms, the conference committee for several years, and he currently sits on the Goldstone Foundation Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) and of Georgetown University Law Center (Hoya Saxa!). He enjoys spending time with family and friends, charity work, watching movies, learning about food, and running in 5ks.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fran’Cee Brown-McClure: Track Coordinator- is Dean of Students at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as a bridge between the student body and the College administration. She has oversight of Student Life and Engagement, Commuter Student Services, Campus Inclusion efforts, the Student Access Center, and Student Conduct. She also serves as a Deputy Title IX coordinator.

 

Prior to joining the Spelman College administration, Dr. Brown-McClure was an Associate Dean of Residential Education at Stanford University. During her career she has served as an administrator in both public and private universities as well as large and small colleges and universities. In addition, she has had experience working at predominately white institutions as well as historically black institutions.

 

Dr. Brown-McClure received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration in 2015, A Masters of Social Work from Boston University in 2006, and Bachelor of Science in psychology from Jackson State University in 2004. In addition, Dr. Brown- McClure has participated in the Senior Leadership Academy sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and is a member of the 2018 Class of LEAD Atlanta.

 

The most important role that Dr. Brown-McClure holds is that of mom. She is the mother of an 9-year old competitive cheerleader named McKenzie. She tries every day to give to students what she was given in college and what she hopes future leaders will give to the future generations of students.

 


 

Dr. Patience Bryant– currently serves as the Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development at California State University at Long Beach, where she is overseeing the creation and implementation of the university’s first restorative justice program: W.A.V.E. (Welcoming Accountable Voices in Education). Dr. Bryant holds a doctoral degree in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University. She formerly served as the Associate Director for Campus Life & Student Development, ‎Texas A&M University-Commerce and the first Student Conduct Coordinator for the Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi, where she also introduced restorative justice into their traditional student conduct programs. Dr. Bryant was named a faculty fellow for the 2015 Donald D. Gehring Academy and has previously served as a faculty member and/or track coordinator for the Restorative Justice track and Conflict Resolution with a Focus on Bias Response track. Most recently, Dr. Bryant contributed to the book Conduct and Community: A Residence Life Practitioner’s Guide and serves as the Director of Education for the ASCA board.

 

 

 


 

Cathy Cocks– has been a student affairs professional for over thirty years and is currently serving as the Past President of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).

 

Cathy was the Director of Community Standards for the University of Connecticut for over 13 years. She oversaw and managed the student conduct process and behavioral intervention programs for the University. She also chaired the Student Care Team (threat assessment). Cathy Cocks has been a student affairs professional for over thirty years. Cathy was the Director of Community Standards for the University of Connecticut for over 13 years. She oversaw and managed the student conduct process and behavioral intervention programs for the University. She was also the chair of the Student Care Team. Prior to that, she held several positions within Residential Life at the University of Connecticut and at Roger Williams University.

 

She has also been a faculty member for ASCA’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. She was the 2015 recipient of ASCA’s Donald D. Gehring Award. She is a past recipient of the NASPA Region I Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award and the NASPA Region I Continuous Service Award.

 

She served in a variety of roles in the University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program which included teaching “The Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making in Student Affairs”.

 

She earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Connecticut and Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Media from Fitchburg State University.

 


 

Dr. Christina Cox-Leisinger– has 20 years of experience working in higher education.  She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.  Her current responsibilities include:  Student Conduct, Behavior Intervention Team, Student Counseling Services, Buff$mart (Financial Literacy), the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Student Engagement and Leadership (Orientation, Student Activities, Greek Life, Rogers LeadWT), and StrengthsQuest. Prior to West Texas A&M University, Christina worked at Texas Tech University for 13 years in Residential Living and Student Conduct, and Briar Cliff University for 3 years in Residential Living.  She received a B.S. in Biology from Briar Cliff University in 1998, a M.Ed. in Education from Texas Tech University in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Texas Tech University in 2015

 


 

Dr. Léna Crain– serves as Associate Dean of Students at Denison University, where she works primarily with the departments of Community Values & Conflict Resolution and Residential Communities. Her role has included the transformation of Denison’s conflict resolution program into a multifaceted resource that emphasizes a restorative philosophy and includes new methods of alternative dispute resolution. Similarly, Denison’s approach to Residential Communities is centered on community building and dialogue through difference. Crain is a frequent trainer and speaker on conflict resolution and skill building, Restorative Justice, and the role of national culture in conflict and meaning making. She received her BA from Baldwin-Wallace College, MS from Oklahoma State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, and has been recognized by ACPA with the Annuit Coeptis award. She enjoys traveling, watching sports, reading voraciously, and spending time with her family. She most recently participated in the Donald D. Gehring Academy in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Joe DiMaria: Track Coordinator – Joe has twelve years of experience in the field of student conduct and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts where he is the institution’s chief student conduct officer and chair of the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team. In this role, Joe is also the student grievance officer and Title IX co-investigator for cases involving students. He firmly believes in the principles of restorative justice and the transformative power of an educational approach to student conduct interventions. Joe routinely collaborates with faculty and staff to identify and address student issues while balancing support with accountability.

 

Prior to joining Massasoit Community College, Joe was the inaugural Director of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he led the University in the planning efforts related to transitioning from a commuter to a residential institution. Additionally, he was part of the Residence Life team at Tulane University in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina where he assumed a leadership role in campus evacuation, rebuilding, and renewal efforts.

 

Committed to naming and dismantling barriers to access in education, Joe is passionate about social justice and the pursuit of equity on campus. He regularly presents on racial justice issues, specifically the discipline gap, cultural dissonance, systems of white supremacy, and implicit bias. Joe received his juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law where he was a fellow in the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, a legal clinic committed to researching and supporting policy initiatives to address anti-civil rights violence and other miscarriages of justice in the United States between 1930 and 1970. He also received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Boston University School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire.

 

When he is away from the office, Joe enjoys taking day trips with his husband, hosting board game nights, making music, and spending time with his dogs.


 

Dr. Derrick Dixon: Track Coordinator–  is the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct for the University of Mississippi where he has served since 2013. In this role, Dr. Dixon oversees the student conduct/conflict resolution process for the Department of Student Housing.

 

Since coming to the university, Dr. Dixon has been tasked with updating and developing student conduct practices as well as implementing conflict resolution programs both campus-wide and within student housing. He has also gained extensive experience utilizing conflict resolution practices including but not limited to, Conflict Coaching, Mediation, Restorative Justice and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

 

In addition to the work that Dr. Dixon has done with the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct and the Department of Student Housing, he has also worked with the UM School of Law to develop a law practicum opportunity for third-year law students hoping to gain experience in higher education. After completing the practicum, the students are eligible to serve as mediators within the Mississippi courts.  Dr. Dixon himself is a certified mediator through the University of Mississippi’s Continuing Legal Education department. Dr. Dixon has also facilitated Conflict Resolution training for both the University of Mississippi’s and Oxford Police departments.

 

During the summer of 2018, Dr. Dixon was featured as a contributing author in the Conduct and Community: Residence Life Practitioners Guide. The chapter co-authored by Dr. Dixon primarily focused on Crafting and Revising Conduct Processes.  Additionally, Dr. Dixon served as a faculty member for the Restorative JusticeTrack at the 2018 ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy.

 

Dr. Dixon is a proud native of Camden, Mississippi and holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. His dissertation topic was

 

“Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Education: An Analysis of the Athletic Department’s Influence on The Proactive Approaches Utilized to Address Title IX Issues among College Student-Athletes”


 

Dr. Brent Ericson– is currently serving as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has worked in higher education and student affairs for nearly 20 years and has expertise in student conduct, academic integrity, sexual misconduct, learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning, residence life, threat assessment and behavioral intervention, mediation, and has advised on legislation at both the state and federal levels. Brent earned his undergraduate degree from Augustana College (Illinois), an M.S. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Boston College, where his research focused on college students and social media. Outside of work, Brent is a budding home chef, and enjoys hiking in the Virginia countryside with his family.

 

 


 

Chris Fiorello– is the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Chris is a speaker and consultant on issues of gender, masculinity, and student conduct, including for the U.S. Department of State sponsored IREX Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program. Through 18 years in student affairs, he has experience in student conduct, housing and residence life, student activities and leadership development at public and private, large and small, and religious and secular institutions. He is passionate about helping professionals to transition into careers in student conduct. Chris currently serves on the ASCA research committee and has previously served on ASCA’s finance committee, conference committee, and diversity and inclusion strategic planning task force. Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in computer animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University, and he is a current doctoral candidate at George Mason University.

 


 

 

Laura Harlow– has been a member of ASCA for 11 years. She is a former chair of the Fraternity/Sorority Life Community of Practice and assisted in the creation of ASCA’s inaugural Fraternal Title IX Institute and “Communication and Collaboration Guidance for Inter/National Fraternal Organizations and Campus Student Conduct Professionals.” As of March 2019, she serves as the Director of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence for Indiana University South Bend (IUSB). Prior to this role she was the Director of Student Conduct for IUSB, Director of Loss Prevention for Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, and Alumnae and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority. She is a doctoral student in Higher Education Administration at Indiana State University where her research focuses on campus civility and free speech.

 


 

 

Kateeka Harris-currently serves as the District Title IX Compliance Officer in the Office of Human Resources at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas. Her previous higher education professional experiences includes serving as: Director of Student Conduct, Director of Multicultural Programs, and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Before transitioning into higher education, Ms. Harris worked in the Juvenile Justice System at Mahoning County Juvenile Court in Youngstown, Ohio. She began her career in the Probation department then was promoted to County Intake Supervisor. It was during that time at the Juvenile Court that she implemented the county’s first Victim Offender, Truancy, and Family mediation programs.

 

Ms. Harris took her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and her Master of Arts Degree in Student Personnel from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU). Ms. Harris is pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at Texas Wesleyan University and anticipates graduation later this fall.

 

Ms. Harris has over 20 years of experience establishing conduct programs, revising policy, establishing fair and impartial procedures, resolving conflict, and successfully building coalition among students, staff, faculty, and communities.

 


 

 

Adam Jussel: Track Coordinator– serves as the Dean of Students for University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Before UWM, Adam was the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct/Community Standards at Washington State University. He previously represented WSU as an assistant attorney general, and has a certification in higher education law and policy from NASPA Adam served as a faculty member for the Foundations Track at the 2018 Gehring Academy, and has been fortunate to speak at a number of conferences about how to better serve students, including the National Conference on Law and Higher Education, University of Vermont Legal Issues Conference, the National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault and Violence.  Adam was also a member of NASPA’s Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Advisory Board. Adam received his juris doctorate from Seattle University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from California Lutheran University.

 

 

 

 


 

Seann Kalagher is the Chief Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, where he oversees institutional compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations and serves as a member of the College Cabinet. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in Manhattanville’s educational leadership doctoral program.  Prior to Manhattanville, he worked for nearly nine years at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, serving as Associate Dean of Students.  At Quinnipiac, he oversaw the student conduct system, served as deputy Title IX coordinator and worked with other student affairs initiatives. Seann also worked in the Student Conduct and Community Standards office at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode.  He has given presentations and conducted research on areas such as the Clery Act, campus crime, Title IX, higher education legal issues, organizational due process, cyber-cheating, drug law and policy, and student conduct officer training.  Seann is an active member of ASCA and NASPA, and currently serves as the president of ASCA.  He has served on the ASCA Board of Directors since 2016, served as the chairperson for the 2014 ASCA National Conference and as co-chair of the ASCA Public Policy and Legislative Issues Committee. In addition to his ASCA service, he served as the NASPA Region I representative to the NASPA Public Policy Division from 2014-2018.  He also engages in consulting work related to student conduct, Title IX and regulatory compliance.

Kalagher earned a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, a Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University and a JD from Cornell University.  While at Cornell, Kalagher served as Executive Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and as a student officer in the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic.  He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

 


 

Christina Liang– serves as an Associate Judicial Administrator in the Office of the Judicial Administration (OJA) at Cornell University. Her primary responsibilities include investigating and adjudicating referrals to the OJA. Additionally, she serves on the Bias Assessment and Review Team (BART) and the Alcohol and Other Drug Incident Review Team.

 

Christina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) in Buffalo, New York. Prior to joining Cornell, she worked in both Residential Life and Student Conduct roles at UB. As an active member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), Christina was awarded the New Professional of the Year award in 2016 and currently serves on ASCA’s Board of Directors as Treasurer. In her spare time, she enjoys watching documentaries, reading, testing new vegan recipes, creating info-graphics, and attempting to train her two cats, Archie and Rosie. Christina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

 


 

Keira Martone– is the Assistant Director of Resident Life for Student Conduct at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2012 she has managed the Office of Rights and Responsibilities, overseeing incidents occurring in and around the residence halls, which house approximately 12,000 students.

 

Keira Martone is dedicated to supporting students through the disciplinary process and creating a safe environment for the residential community.

 

In addition to providing training and oversight of the Resident Life Conduct system, Keira has been an active contributor to adjudication processes involving sexual assault prevention at The University of Maryland. She has served as a member of the Sexual Misconduct Policy Working Group and the Title IX Deputy Coordinator Investigator Group. She has also served as a STEP-UP facilitator (UMD bystander intervention program).

 

Keira is certified through ATIXA as a Title IX Investigator. She has also been committed to educating, supporting, and mentoring LGBTQIA+ students and organizations.

 

Keira holds a M.A. in Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership (with a concentration in Higher Education Administration) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 


Nicky Renault– (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Manager of Student Conduct at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Once a theatre student by trade, Nicky enjoys finding a way to balance her research and performance experience with student conduct, student development, and identity theory. She earned her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Drama, Dramaturgy, and Dramatic Criticism from the University of Alberta and has recently completed a Certificate in Law at Queen’s University. Her experience in higher education includes: sessional theatre and performance faculty at the University of Alberta and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz Germany, a Residence Life Coordinator at MacEwan University, and both the Coordinator and Manager, Residence Conduct at Queen’s University.

 

 


 

Kathleen Shupenko: Track Coordinator- is an Associate Director of the Office of Student Conduct at The Pennsylvania State University. She served as a faculty member for the inaugural Organizational Conduct Track at the 2018 Gehring Institute. At Penn State University she is responsible for the management of all organization conduct cases at the University Park campus. There are over 1000 recognized student organizations for which the code applies. She has participated in each part of the process including decisions on interim actions, investigations, and assigning outcomes. Additionally, she is the liaison for all conduct professionals at the 23 Commonwealth Campuses, including on-boarding, on-going training, and case consultation for individual and organization conduct cases. Kathleen earned her master’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

 

 

 

 


 

DuJuan Smith– currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Community Standards at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he manages the student conduct system for 32,000 students and 350 student organizations. He is also a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration Ph.D program at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, IL. DuJuan’s impressive career includes serving as Assistant Dean of Students for Semester at Sea, where he and 600 students traveled by sea to 12 countries in four months. He was the Assistant Dean of Students for University of Houston and Coordinator of Judicial Affairs at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. He holds a B.A. in Applied Sociology with a minor in Black Studies and an M.S.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Illinois University (NIU).

 

DuJuan is also a member of the 2018-2020 cohort for the NASPA Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence (SERVE) Academy. In 2015, he served as an inaugural member of the Chicago Surge Fellowship, which identifies and accelerates promising African-American and Latinx education talent to enhance their expertise and aptitude, empowering them to transform the education ecosystem. Furthermore, DuJuan enjoys giving back to professional organizations through service as the ASCA Black Male Summit Co-Chair, NASPA NUFP Board of Directors, and the Chicago Scholars Associate Board of Directors.

 

DuJuan is affiliated with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA), Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC), the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). He is active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and currently resides on the South Side of Chicago

 


Bonnie Taylor- serves as an Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Student Integrity at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The Office of Student Integrity (OSI) oversees the Non- Academic and Academic Misconduct process, educational outreach for community standards, as well as joint responsibility for Title IX case resolution. Prior to joining the yellow jacket community in 2015, Bonnie worked at Georgia State University as a Coordinator for Student Conduct and Tusculum College as the Senior Student Life Coordinator.

 

Bonnie has over 13 years of progressive experience in student affairs in the areas of student conduct, advising student organizations, multicultural education, housing and residence life, student activities, first year student transition,  training student conduct boards,  student leadership development, and mentoring graduate students. She is a member of ASCA, NASPA, and SACSA, where she is actively involved in service to various committees. She is a two- time Gehring Academy attendee, Mid- Level and Senior-Level tracks.

 

Bonnie holds a BA in Speech Communication from Muskingum University, MA in Business Administration from King University and is currently a doctoral candidate at East Tennessee State University.

 


 

Lance Watson: Track Coordinator- currently serves as  Client Support Specialist and Trainer for Maxient. Prior to joining the Maxient team, he was the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas. He has broad experience in student conduct, behavior teams, Title IX, and training campus partners. Prior to KU, he was Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at Northwestern University and served as Assistant Commandant of Cadets at the California Maritime Academy. Lance received his Bachelors Degree from KU and his Masters Degree from Clemson University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Brandon Williams– has been a member of ASCA for 11 years.  He is currently an Equal Opportunity Investigator at the University of Kentucky.  This role includes training the University community on harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct.  Additionally, Brandon investigates allegations of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct under Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX as well as working with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure the University is compliant with all aspects of Title IX.

 

Prior to working at the University of Kentucky, Brandon served as the Associate Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinator at Kentucky State University.  In this role he served as the Director of Residence Life and the Director of Student Conduct.  He Chaired the committees to revise the Student Code of Conduct and Title IX Policy as well as serving on the Behavioral Intervention Team and the President’s Forum.  Previously, he was the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Eastern Kentucky University where he revised policies, trained hearing boards, and oversaw the student judicial committees.

 

Brandon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and his Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

 


Dr. Kyle R. Williams- is a native of Cincinnati, OH. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Otterbein College, Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Leadership from Old Dominion University and Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Over his 10+ years of experience, Dr. Williams has experience with Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Enrollment Management, Diversity and Inclusion and Student Conduct. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his dog Huck (named from Scandal) where he serves as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Washington University in St. Louis and Adjunct Faculty member within College Student Personnel Administration program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 

 


 

 

Stephanie M. Wright is native of Bridgeton, New Jersey. Her commitment to service, leadership and excellence, has groomed her to be an innovator in the areas of Greek Affairs and Student Development. Having begun her career in Higher Education in 2004 as a Financial Aid Counselor, she has become a trailblazer in changing the face of Sororities and Fraternities, especially Greek Letter Organizations of Color.  In her current role as Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Rutgers University, she works closely with Academic Affairs, Off-Campus Housing, Residence Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life to name a few. Her work aims to address organizational misconduct, restore community standards and set student organizations on a path to success.

 

 

Stephanie is a dynamic speaker and presenter, addressing topics of student leadership, service, and hazing at various colleges and universities. With an extensive repertoire of knowledge, Stephanie can be found presenting and facilitating conversations at several conferences with both students and professionals to challenge their ideologies in Student Affairs.  Stephanie founded the Cultural Greek Leadership Conference, a New Jersey based conference for Culturally Based Greek Letter Organizations, in 2013 to provide a space to address issues specific to these organizations.  She is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. since 2003 and has held several leadership positions within the organization since then.
She founded SMW Services, LLC in 2017 in order to provide consultation and developmental programming to organizations and institutions.
Stephanie is a 2003 graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Public Relations and matriculated on to complete a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University in 2007 and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication: Public Relations from Kent State University in 2014.


 

Mary Zabriskie J.D.– is the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Conduct at St Louis Community College. In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing policies consistent with best practices specific to the community college experience. Her efforts include launching Behavior Intervention Teams on multiple campuses, ongoing oversight of districtwide student conduct processes, and working with a broad cross-section of campus partners to build support for the STLCC Cares initiative. Mary provides leadership at the College for equity and compliance efforts in all areas including sexual harassment, sexual assault and disability discrimination. She works closely with colleagues on a number of educational initiatives and outreach to students and employees.

 

An honors graduate of Regis College and Northeastern University School of Law, Mary practiced law, including serving as a public defender in state felony cases. She began working in higher education at Washington University in St. Louis. There Mary served as chair of the Anti-Hazing Task Force, was a member of the University Sexual Assault Investigation Board and oversaw the student organization conduct process.

 

Mary is a member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (and has served as the Community College Community of Practice co-chair), the Association of Title IX Administrators, the Association on Higher Education and Disability, and the Missouri Community College Association. Mary has been a featured speaker at local, state and national conferences on topics related to Title IX, ADA/504 Compliance, student conduct, inclusive practices to support student success and more.

 

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Mary is a big fan of her chosen hometown of St. Louis, Missouri where she lives in a historic neighborhood and takes advantage of all that the city has to offer.


 

Joseph Zichi– serves as the Associate Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) at the University of Michigan, where Joe is responsible for the oversight for OSCR services outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence.  Additionally, Joe delivers trainings to colleges and universities interested in the Spectrum Model of Conflict Resolution and incorporating restorative justice into campus culture.  Joe received both his Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University.  Joe received training as a Restorative Justice facilitator from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), a facilitator from the National Coalition Building Institute, and in motivational interviewing.  Joe’s involvement in ASCA includes serving as the ASCA Michigan State Coordinator between 2014-2016, and as ASCA Midwest Region Chair from 2016-2018.  Additionally, Joe participated in the Director/Aspiring Director track at the 2017 Donald D. Gehring Academy and served as a faculty member for the Restorative Justice track at the 2018 Donald D. Gehring Academy.