Meet The Gehring Team

Adams' professional headshotJonathan Adams (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) serves as Director of Student Conduct & Outreach at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He earned a BA in political science (2005) and an MA in higher education administration (2007) from The University of Alabama. Prior to joining UAB in 2018, Adams served in various conduct-related roles at Southern Methodist University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Appalachian State University, and UNC Charlotte. Adams has participated in the Gehring Academy multiple times, including the Foundation Track in 2006 and the Mid-Level Track in 2014. Adams also has served ASCA in various capacities and authored a chapter in the second edition of Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals. Through his work, Adams is passionate about creating a culture of care for students and helping students navigate the college experience so that they can achieve success.

Alvarez professional headshot Linda Alvarez (Faculty, Sexual Misconduct) has worked in higher education for over thirteen years. For the past 5 years, she has worked in the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX (EOTIX) at Minnesota State University, Mankato and has served as its Director since December of 2018. In this capacity Linda serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University. In this role, Linda is responsible for ensuring that equal opportunity and Title IX principles and requirements are being followed in all aspects of the University's strategic planning and operations, which includes compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity legislation and regulations, including Title VII. Prior to joining Minnesota State Mankato, Linda was an Assistant Director in the previously named Student Judicial Services office for 6 years at The University of Texas at Austin. 
Linda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and her Master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel (College Student Affairs track) from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Brooks Professional headshot Danielle Sims Brooks (Facilitator, Community Colleges) is Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Under her leadership, Danielle has the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, the Access*Ability Resource Center, Office of Student Engagement, Ready to Work, GED+, Student Advocacy and Title IX, and The HUB. Prior, Danielle's professional  experiences included multicultural affairs, housing, and residence life. Danielle has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Tennessee State University and a Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from Lipscomb University. Currently, Danielle is pursuing her Ed.D at Western Kentucky University in Postsecondary Leadership.  Danielle also serves as Past President for the College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK) which falls under the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Bryant professional headshot Dr. Patience Bryant, she/they, (Facilitator, Informal Resolution for Title IX) currently serves as the Director for Black/African American Equity at San Jose State University. Prior, she served as the director for student conduct and ethical development at California State University, Long Beach, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of the university’s first restorative justice program and served as the university’s chief judicial officer. Dr. Bryant holds a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Bryant has been featured as a contributing author in multiple books including Student Conduct Practice (2nd Ed) and the ACUHO-I/ASCA collaborative book Conduct and Community: Residence Life Practitioners Guide. Committed to making higher education more inclusive and accessible for vulnerable student populations, Dr. Bryant has been a member of the ASCA board of directors and will serve the association as president in 2022.

Ciampolillo professional headshot Vin J. Ciampolillo (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors & Facilitator, Conflict Resolution) serves as an Associate Judicial Administrator in the Office of the Judicial Administrator (OJA) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Primary responsibilities include investigating and resolving referrals to the OJA, serving on various committees, and acts as the liaison to Housing and Residential (HRL), West Campus Housing System (WCHS), and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution (SICR). 
Vin has served in various volunteer and committee roles within the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and is the Vice Chair of Membership for Region 10. Vin also serves as a meditator for the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC).

Compton professional headshot Martha Compton (Facilitator, Informal Resolution for Title IX) currently serves as a Director of Strategic Partnerships and Client Relations with Grand River Solutions, a firm dedicated to providing K-12 and institutions of higher education with accessible support in the areas of Title IX, Clery, and institutional equity by subject matter experts with extensive practical experience in this space. Martha has over 20 years of experience in higher education, specifically investigating and resolving student conduct, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence matters. Throughout her career, she has served institutions across the country as a student conduct officer, Dean of Students, and Title IX Coordinator. Martha is a nationally recognized expert in Title IX and student conduct and has held several leadership roles within the Association for Student Conduct Administration, including President and her current role as Past-President. She is frequently sought after as a trainer and has trained hundreds of individuals across the country on developing policy and conducting thorough and impartial investigations and hearings.

Crain professional headshotDr. Lena Crain (Facilitator, Conflict Resolution) is the Associate Dean of Students for Conduct, Health, and Wellness at Bucknell University. She is an experienced builder of collegiate conflict resolution programs centered on community building, restorative principles, and dialogue through difference. Léna received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and served as a 2019 Faculty Fellow with the Gehring Academy.

Die professional headshot Rony Die (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director for the Office for Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. His expertise includes student conduct, Title IX, alternative dispute resolution, bias assessment, threat assessment, and crisis management. Rony is the Co-Chair for the Research Committee for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education through Illinois State University with a research interest in analyzing First Amendment events on college campuses.

DiMaria professional headshot Joe DiMaria, He/Him/They/Them, (Track Coordinator, Director/Senior Conduct Officers & Facilitator, Community Colleges) currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students at Massasoit Community College where he is the institution’s chief student conduct officer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, chair of the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team, and student grievance officer. Joe is also responsible for overseeing Basic Needs Security, the late withdrawal/tuition appeal process, immunization compliance, and leads the LGBTQIA+ Equity Team on campus. Joe is currently a doctoral candidate in Community College Leadership at Morgan State University. Previously, Joe earned his/their juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Joe also earned 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.

Duff professional headshot Julia Duff (Faculty Fellow, Sexual Misconduct) is passionate about student development and restorative justice. Her background in higher education is in Residence Life and Student Intervention Services. Prior to working in higher education, Julia worked in domestic violence shelters doing intake, programming, overnight advocacy, and crisis response. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor's in American Studies with a concentration in Philosophy of Law, with minors in Leadership and Dance. Following her graduation, she attended Slippery Rock University where she earned her Master's degree in Student Affairs and Development. Julia spent time living and working in Alaska, where she enjoyed hiking, watching the Northern Lights, and looking for moose. In 2019, Julia moved to DC to work in her current position as a Senior Student Conduct Officer at GW. 

Earley professional headshot Mick Earley (Faculty Fellow, Director/Senior Conduct Officers) currently serves as the Associate Director for Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution in the Dean of Students Office. In his role, Mick works to promote the safety and well-being of the campus community by ensuring students and registered student organizations are aware of University expectations and are engaging in behaviors that would uphold University policies. Mick has had a passion for education from an early age and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Moderate/Intensive Special Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida. Mick is also a part-time student, working to complete his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida. Mick believes that times of challenge can be particularly educational and provide significant growth opportunities that will benefit people throughout their personal and professional lives. Mick enjoys the opportunity to work with students and student organization leaders to seek creative outcomes that can serve as these life-long learning lessons.

Easton professional headshot Daniel Easton (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) is the Associate Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He oversees the Student Conduct processes both within SCCR and Residence Life, serves on the Student of Concern Team, and expanded the use of restorative justice and principles within SCCR.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Denver, his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Kansas, and his Ed.D. at the University of Colorado Denver in Leadership for Educational Equity.  His dissertation focused how organizational structures and cultures can be used to enhance the leadership capacity of student affairs staff at all levels of the organization.  He has worked in higher education since 2010 primarily in Residence Life, Registrar, and Student Conduct.  His current interest is looking from a systemic level at the referrals and outcomes of student conduct and honor code processes for under-represented students at CU Boulder.

Gilmer professional headshot Michael Gilmer (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) currently services at the Director of the office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Before working at UCF, Michael has worked at several universities in fulfilling the institutional priorities of Student Conduct, New Student Orientation, and Housing and Residence Life while supporting institutional initiatives such as strategic planning, town and gown, institutional effectiveness, crisis response, media spokesperson, faculty mediation, and policy/process development point person. Michael began his career in higher education at Valdosta State University directly after earning his BS is Psychology. Following his employment at Valdosta State University, Michael attended the University of South Florida where he earned an M. Ed. Currently, Michael is working on his dissertation to fulfill the requirements of an Ed.D. at the University of Central Florida. 

Glassman professional headshot Dr. Valerie Glassman, she/her/hers, (Facilitator, Restorative Justice) is an award-winning scholar-practitioner and author whose research interests center on the lived experiences of student conduct administrators as they are impacted by federal legislation, public scrutiny, students' attorneys, mass media, and institutional policy. She earned her Doctor of Education from East Carolina University in 2021, and has been recognized by ACPA for both outstanding research and student impact. Valerie co-authored a chapter in the second edition of Reframing Campus Conflict and is currently working on a chapter on student conduct for a volume about religious, spiritual, and secular identities. She currently serves as the Associate Editor for Special Issues for the Journal of Trauma Studies in Education and is the co-chair of ASCA's Research Committee. 

Gregory professional headshot Dr. Matt Gregory (Faculty, Director/Senior Conduct Officers & Facilitator, Threat Assessment) is Dean of Students, Associate Vice Provost and Title IX Liaison for Students at Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech, Matt’s supervision portfolio consists of the Center for Campus Life, Office for Student Conduct, Risk Intervention Safety Education Office, Students of Concern and Behavior Intervention Team, and Student Counseling Center.  Matt has over 25 years of experience working in the university environment in a variety of capacities including student housing, fraternity and sorority life, campus law enforcement, student conduct, and students of concern.  Matt previously served the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) on the Board of Directors as the Secretary and President.  Matt has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from Western Kentucky University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Southern Illinois University.  

Harrell professional headshot Kristen Harrell, PhD (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) currently serves as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. Dr. Harrell has served in a variety of conduct roles including conduct work in Residence Life as a Resident Director and at various levels as a direct student conduct professional in Texas A&M University's Student Conduct Office. Dr. Harrell currently serves as the chairperson for the University Disciplinary Appeals Panel. Dr. Harrell also has experience in curriculum development, training, facilitation, and prevention education. Dr. Harrell's dissertation was focused on nonverbal indicators of sexual consent amongst college students.

Hicks professional headshot Dr. Ron Hicks (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at Arizona State University. His portfolio includes:  Student Conduct, Student and Cultural Engagement which works with 7 socio-cultural and identity based coalitions, Disability Support and TRiO Student Support Services.  His prior experience in education includes working at Adams State University (Alamosa, CO) Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO), and Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO). At Colorado State University he served in Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services where he was trained and executed alternative dispute resolution including restorative justice and Back on TRAC (Treatment Responsibility Accountability on Campus).  Hicks earned his bachelor’s degree in History/Government and Psychology from Adams State University, and his master’s degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University.  He earned his PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

Horvath professional headshot Michelle R. Horvath (Faculty, Director/Senior Conduct Officers) has served as the Assistant Dean of Students—Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Florida International University (Miami, FL) since March 2020; her previous roles in higher education have included Judicial Administrator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Director of the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards at Truman State University (Kirksville, MO). Originally from Michigan, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in History from Grand Valley State University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now Western Michigan Cooley Law School), and a Master of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi. Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a certified mediator, and has been a member of ASCA since 2014.

Jacoby professional headshot Dr. ​Chelsea Jacoby (Facilitator, Restorative Justice) currently serves as the Director for Title IX Compliance & Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Coordinator for The College of New Jersey. Prior to assuming that position, Chelsea served as the Title IX & Student Conduct Investigator for the College. Chelsea is a leader within the Division of Student Affairs and oversees the College’s compliance with Title IX and other laws and rules relating to discrimination and violence based on sex/gender. Additionally, Chelsea has experience conducting and supervising formal investigations and administrative hearings for Title IX and sexual misconduct matters. Chelsea holds a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University, a MS from Kent State University, and a BS from Merrimack College.

Kloeker-Webster professional headshot Heather Kloeker-Webster, Ed.D, (Facilitator, Threat Assessment) works in Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has worked in the field of student conduct for over eight years. Additionally, she previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Student Conduct Administration as the Director of Four-Year Public Institutions (2019-2021). Her interest in threat assessment began in 2015 when she began coordinating UNC's Pre-Admission Safety Review Committee. Since then, Heather has piloted the role of case manager for UNC's Campus Behavioral Intervention Team, attended Behavioral Threat Assessment (BeTA) training with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and conducted research on threat assessment. Dr. Kloeker-Webster’s dissertation focused on threat assessment and management teams in the context of higher education and associated competencies.

Knight professional headshot Shawn Knight (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) serves as an Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at UNC Charlotte. Shawn is originally from Michigan and holds a Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in Business Administration and a Master's in Counselor Education from Clemson University. Shawn is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at UNC Charlotte, where his research focuses on the impact of masculinity on accountability in fraternities. Shawn's prior professional roles include work with LGBTQ Programs, serving as a judicial officer, and advising a student conduct board. Shawn has been an ASCA member since 2012, serving on the extended conference committee and as a COP Chair.

Leeper professional headshot Erin Leeper, she/her, (Faculty, Sexual Misconduct) is the Director, Non-Discrimination Initiatives/Title IX Administrator and 504 Coordinator at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. In this role, Erin oversees the College’s Title IX compliance, in addition to serving as the 504 coordinator, processing non-academic accommodation requests, supporting veteran and military-connected students, and other compliance related initiatives. Erin is currently completing her PhD in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University at Albany and writing her dissertation on the impact of sexual violence on college completion. She earned her Master’s degree from Springfield College and Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State College. Over the last 10 years, Erin has held various roles in higher education, including in student conduct, human resources, and equity and compliance. Erin has also been an active volunteer within ASCA, serving as the 2020 annual conference chair, state coordinator, and is currently the chair of the Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Community of Practice.

Liang professional headshot Christina Liang (Faculty, Director/Senior Conduct Officers) currently serves as Interim Judicial Administrator at Cornell University. 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. Before 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), she currently serves on ASCA’s Board of Directors as Treasurer. Her areas of passion and expertise include student organization investigations, free speech issues, and bias-related incidents and resolution. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, watching documentaries, trying new vegan recipes, and creating info-graphics. Christina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Lorello professional headshot Dr. James A. Lorello (Track Coordinator, Equitable and Inclusive Practices) is Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at UNC Charlotte. In this role he provides overall leadership and direction to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, and serves as Chief Conduct Officer for the University. James previously served in conduct, adjunct faculty, housing, and residence life roles at Appalachian State University and Georgetown University.

James received a B.A. from the University of South Florida in Religious Studies, an M.A. from Appalachian State University in College Student Development and an Ed.D from UNC Greensboro in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations, a program dedicated to social justice foundations. He has served as a Co-Chair of the Men and Masculinities Knowledge community of NASPA and is actively involved in both NASPA and ASCA. He is co-author of the chapter on Ethics and Decision Making in the 2nd edition of "Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals". He also served as a Gehring Faculty Member for new Student Conduct Practitioners in 2020.

Professional headshot of Pamela Malyk, Gehring Academy Assistant Chair

Pam Malyk- (2021 Assistant Chair & 2022 Chair) is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) at the University of Florida where her responsibilities include overseeing the student conduct and honor code processes and supervision of the SCCR team. In addition, Pam serves on the University’s Behavior Consultation Team and Emergency Operation Team, and has responsibilities in crisis response, policy development, and training. She earned both her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and is currently working on a PhD in Higher Education at the University of Florida. Pam has worked professionally in Higher Education for 18 years in a number of roles related to student conduct and housing in the Northeast and Florida. Pam has been a member of the ASCA Board of Directors as Secretary and Parliamentarian, served as Conference Chair for the ASCA 2018 30th Annual Conference, and spent several years in various volunteer roles within the ASCA conference committee. Most recently, Pam is one of the authors of ASCA’s Knowledge and Skills project.

Martin Scoufield professional headshot Ali Martin Scoufield (Faculty Fellow, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) is the Associate Dean of Students, Community Standards and Advocacy at Cleveland State University overseeing CARE Management, Community Standards, and the Lift Up Vikes! food pantry and resource center. Ali has worked in higher education for over fifteen years in various functional areas including civic engagement, residence life, community standards, Title IX, and equity. Ali holds a BA in History from Western New England University, a MS in College Student Personnel from Miami University, and a MLS in Human Rights and Social Justice from Southern Methodist University. When not working, Ali enjoys reading sci-fi and fantasy books, traveling, cheering for her Philadelphia Eagles (Fly – Eagles – Fly) and volunteering as a troop leader with Girl Scouts.

Meyer professional headshot Greg Meyer (Track Coordinator, Foundations of Professional Practice) is the Associate Dean of Students at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. In this role, Greg oversees student conduct and student life on-call response, chairs the threat assessment and behavior intervention teams, and supervises the director of the counseling center. Greg is also a member of the college's bias response and intervention team. Greg has proudly served ASCA in volunteer roles including Pennsylvania State Coordinator and East Region Chair. He currently serves as the Region 10 Coordinator. Greg first participated in the Gehring Academy as a Faculty member for the Foundations of Professional Practice track in 2020. Greg earned a B.A. in Music from Lehigh University and an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University.

Morehead professional headshot Dr. Mikiba W. Morehead (Track Coordinator, Sexual Misconduct) is a Student Affairs professional and Student Conduct practitioner specialized in the areas of Title IX, crisis management, and student advocacy. Mikiba has served as the Director of Student Disability Services and Title IX Coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, Director of Community Standards at The University of Texas at Arlington, and Program Coordinator for Student Conduct at Texas A&M University. Mikiba earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Mikiba’s research interests include cyber sexual violence, specifically the impact of nonconsensual pornography on college students and college-aged individuals. She is currently conducting research as part of a team from the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and Florida International University on the prevalence and consequences of cyber sexual abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic funded by the National Science Foundation. Mikiba is an active member of ASCA most recently serving as State Coordinator for Texas from 2015 – 2019 and becoming the recipient of the State Coordinator of the Year Award in 2019. She served as faculty for the Sexual Misconduct Institute at Swathmore College in 2018 and as Gehring Academy Faculty for the Advanced Sexual Misconduct track in 2018 and 2020.

Myrick professional headshot Alicia Myrick (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) currently serves as the Assistant Director for Community Standards and Case Manager at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga. She received her B.A in Spanish Literature and International Business from Georgia State University and her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family. You can follow her on twitter at @atlsunshine.

Professional headshot of Travis Overton, Gehring Academy ChairTravis E. Overton (Gehring Academy Chair) of Nashville/Murfreesboro, Tenn., has been with Coastal Carolina University since July 2007. As vice president for executive initiatives/chief of staff, his duties include supervision of CHANT411, Information Technology Services, Scheduling and Event Services, Special Events and Title IX, as well as assisting the Office of the President with special projects.

Most recently serving as vice president of student rights and responsibilities/dean of students, Overton has worked in various areas of student affairs and is a member of the National Association for Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE), Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). He served as the 2017 ASCA Annual Conference chair.

Ricke professional headshot Dr. Matt Ricke, he/him/his, (Facilitator, Informal Resolution for Title IX) serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator for the University of Central Florida, where he has worked since 2018. During his career, Matt’s has worked in residence life, student life, leadership development, care and case management, threat assessment, and civil rights compliance. He has also served a faculty member teaching courses in sociology, campus cultures, first-year experience, and diversity and multiculturalism. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University Mankato, and a B.A. in Spanish from Western Michigan University.

Shupp professional headshot Sarah McDowell Shupp (Faculty, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Shippensburg University. As a one-person office, Sarah oversees the entire process for general misconduct, academic integrity, and organization misconduct. She also serves on the university care team and assists students in crisis. In addition to her role at Shippensburg University, Sarah is a third-year doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying administration and leadership in education. Her research interests include exploring college students’ experiences with student conduct programs through narrative inquiry.  Sarah also volunteers with national fraternity and sorority organizations as a speaker and facilitator on leadership, risk management, and equity and inclusion issues. 

Julia Licorish Thompson, J.D. (Track Coordinator, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) is the Director of Student Conduct with Emory University’s Campus Life and has over 14 years of experience within the university setting. In her current role, she oversees the undergraduate student conduct process, training, and innovation for the department. Prior to joining Emory University, she was the Director of Student Conduct at the University of South Carolina.  Julia has experience in addressing higher education legal topics of due process, COVID compliance, and fraternity and sorority life cases. She has been involved with the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) for over 13 years serving in a variety of roles including State Coordinator, Gehring Academy Track Coordinator, Gehring Faculty Fellow, and Annual Conference Committee member.  She led the creation of the Southeastern Student Conduct Institute (SSCI) and the SSCI Bootcamp opportunity for new student conduct administrators. Julia holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of South Florida and law degree from The Florida State University’s College of Law.  She is involved with NASPA, Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA), Association for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), and locally the Junior League of Dekalb County, GA.

Weber professional headshot Andrea Weber, Ed.D. (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) is the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct at Missouri State University. Andrea has been at Missouri State University since 2008 and started her higher education career in Fraternity & Sorority Life. Not only does Andrea serve as the administrator of the university conduct process but also serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team, as advisor to the Student Affairs Graduate Student Associate and also as an affiliate faculty member in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. Andrea is involved as an international volunteer for her sorority and locally in her children's PTA as the treasurer. Andrea has also served in a variety of roles on the ASCA Conference Committee and recently was the 2021 Conference Chair.

Williams professional headshot Dr. Kyle Williams (Faculty, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) currently serves as the Dean of Students at Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA). Prior to this role, he served as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards and faculty affiliate for the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and adjunct faculty member in the College Student Personnel Administration program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Dr. Williams completed his Bachelors of Arts in Music from Otterbein University (College), Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University, and Doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Williams' research area is on the impact and influence mattering has on the persistence of Black males within higher education settings and has presented on this topic for the Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA) as well as various institutions. Williams is currently the chair of ASCA's Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Zilmer professional headshot Jeremy Zilmer (Faculty, Sexual Misconduct) is an Associate Dean of Students at Bowling Green State University where his responsibilities include oversight of the Student Conduct, Student Case Management, and Crisis & Emergency Services areas within the Office of the Dean of Students. In addition, Jeremy serves as the Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator with oversight for adjudication of Title IX cases. Jeremy also serves as the case manager for University's CARE Team and co-chairs the Clery Compliance Committee. Jeremy has worked in higher education since 2008 with experience in Residence Life, Greek Life, and Student Conduct. Jeremy has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming, Master's degree from Bowling Green State University, and is finalizing his dissertation proposal for a Doctor of Education degree from Bowling Green State University.