Meet The Gehring Team

Léna Crain, Ph.D. (Track Coordinator, Advanced Restorative Justice) serves as Dean of Students at Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Crain is a frequent trainer and speaker on alternative resolution, conflict resolution skill building, cultural dimensions of conflict, and planning and assessment. She serves as a Director at Large on the ASCA Board of Directors and has served with the Donald D. Gehring Academy as a Faculty Fellow, faculty, and Track Coordinator. In her broader career in higher education, Dr. Crain has been recognized by ACPA as a Diamond Honoree and Annuit Coeptis Scholar. Dr. Crain earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Greg Meyer (Track Coordinator, Foundations of Professional Practice: New Professionals) is the Dean for Community Wellness at Moravian University 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 directors of the counseling center, the director of disability & accommodation services, the health center coordinator, and the case manager. Greg is also a member of the institution's bias response and intervention team and works collaboratively to support Mo's Cupboard, a resource pantry designed to meet student basic needs.

Greg has proudly served ASCA in the past as Pennsylvania State Coordinator, East Region Chair, and Region 10 Coordinator. Greg first participated in the Gehring Academy as a Faculty member for the Foundations of Professional Practice track in 2020 and was the track coordinator in 2021 and 2022 (all online). This will be Greg's FIRST in-person Gehring Academy experience!

Greg earned a B.A. in Music from Lehigh University and an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University.

Love Wallace (s/he/they; Senior Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice: New Professionals) currently serves as an Assistant Dean of Student Conduct & Community Standards at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In this role, Love is the primary data manager and hearing officer trainer for the office. Love is also a frequent facilitator and advocate of circle practice and restorative methods. They have presented locally and nationally on restorative practices and their indigenous roots. Love has spent more than 10 years working in higher education, primarily in residential life and student conduct.

As a former graduate of the Donald D. Gehring Academy Gehring, they are excited to join this year's team as Senior Faculty for Foundations of Professional Practice: New Professionals!

Matthew Scruggs, Ed.D (Track Coordinator, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice: Experienced Professionals) currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Development at the University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Virginia. In his AVP role, he oversees the Community Development portfolio for Student Development. This portfolio includes serving as the Chief Conduct Officer within the Community Expectations and Restorative Practices office and supervising the Directors of the Center for Community Engagement, and the Office of Housing and Residence Life. He serves as an Adjunct Professor with the College of Education, Leadership Studies, & Counseling at the University of Lynchburg. He also serves the University of Lynchburg as the Chair for the Staff Advisory Committee. He has served as a Faculty Member with the Association for Student Conduct Administration Gehring Academy’s Aspiring Directors track and is currently Co-Chair of the Academic Integrity Community of Practice.

Matt has worked in the field of Student Affairs professionally since 2006 with his career split fairly evenly between Residence Life and Student Conduct. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ferrum College, his Master’s degree from Virginia Tech, and his Doctorate degree from the University of Lynchburg. When not working or teaching, he spends his time with his wife of nearly 11 years, his 7-year-old son, and 4-year-old daughter, and puppy. Matt is an avid fan of most sports, vintage video games, and superheroes.

Keith Robinder, Ph.D. (Senior Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice: Experienced Professionals) joined St. Louis Community College in July 2021 as the Vice President for Student Support Programs. In this role, he also serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the Wildwood campus. He also provides district-wide leadership for the counseling department, student advocacy and resource centers, STLCC Cares initiatives, and childcare resource and referral program. Robinder was selected for this role after serving two years as the Vice President for Student Affairs at STLCC-Meramec.

Prior to STLCC, Keith worked for 10 years as an assistant, associate, and Interim Dean of Students at Iowa State University. During his tenure at Iowa State he developed the Student Assistance program, coordinated intrusive and holistic academic support systems, and supervised a comprehensive portfolio including the offices of Student Conduct, Sorority and Fraternity Life, and Multicultural Student Affairs. He also served as the Director of Student Life and Community Engagement at Laramie County Community College. Additionally, Keith has taught undergraduate and graduate courses focused on student success, leadership, student development, and program assessment and evaluation.

Rachael Stark (Track Coordinator, Case Management) joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in November 2011 as the Associate Dean of Students with direct responsibility for the CARE Team. Since Summer 2016, she has been serving as the Senior Associate Dean of Students. Her current portfolio focuses on student resiliency and includes Disability Resources and Services, the CARE Team and the Cherry Pantry.

Rachael earned her doctorate from Colorado State University with a focus in College and University Leadership. Her research area focused on the moral behavior of Resident Assistants.She also attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.

Rachael serves as a Foundations faculty member for the Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA) and as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education Master of Art program at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.

Dr. Kyle R. Williams (Senior Faculty, Case Management) (he/they) currently serves as the Special Advisor to the Sr. Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). A native of Cincinnati, OH, he 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, where he researched the influence of mattering on the intent of Black males persistence at a Regional Predominately White Institution. Within the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), Dr. Williams serves as the Chair for the Raymond H. Goldstone ASCA Foundation Board and Co-Chair for the Equity and Inclusion Committee. He has previously served as Gehring Faculty Fellow and Faculty member for the Mid-Level Aspiring Director Track as well as one of the inaugural Faculty members for the Equitable and Inclusive Practice Track and is excited to join the team as a Senior Faculty Member for the Case Management Track with HECMA for 2023.

L.J Moore (Track Coordinator, Student Organization Conduct)  currently serves as the Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards at Bowie State University (Ayyye BOWIE!). In this role, he oversees processes for academic and non-academic misconduct, which includes organizational misconduct.

L.J. has spent more than 10 years working in higher education, primarily in student conduct and non-clinical case management work. He got his post-grad start at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in the Student Conduct Office, where his role included training Student Affairs professionals who volunteered to conduct investigations on behalf of the Dean of Student Life. He also worked at Georgetown University (Hoya Saxa!) as a case manager for students of concern and as a member of the threat assessment team. Immediately prior to his current role at BSU, L.J. worked for the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) System, where he conducted investigations into any allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, or bullying that occurred within any DCPS school.

L.J. holds a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!).

Scott Irlbacher (Senior Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) is the Director of Student Conduct. Scott received his B.S. in Education and M.A. in Counseling from Edinboro University in 2004 and 2006. Prior to coming to SRU in 2022, Scott was Director of Special Programs and Student Community Standards at Robert Morris University, Assistant Director of Fraternity Life & Leadership at Miami University, and Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Penn State University.

Scott is a Life Loyal member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and volunteers on the national Commission on Standards. When he has spare time, Scott loves music, travel, golf, Division 2 college football, and spending time with his large family.

Danny Shaha, Ed.D. (Track Coordinator, Senior Conduct Officers) received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University, his Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Since the summer of 2017, Danny has served as an Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Student Affairs at Penn State University in State College, PA. In this capacity, he provides functional supervision to the Directors of Student Affairs at Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses and supervises the University’s offices of Student Accountability and Conflict Response (formerly the Office of Student Conduct), Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response, Student Care and Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Compliance, Off Campus Student Support, Respondent Support, and Student Legal Services. He also co-chairs the University's Behavioral Threat Management Team and holds responsibility for the University’s response to student-related crises. During the first year of his tenure as an AVP, Danny also served as the University’s Interim Title IX Coordinator.

Prior to the AVP role, Danny served as the Senior Director of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) at Penn State for seven years. While serving as Senior Director of OSC, from January of 2012 to July of 2017 he served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the University, and from November of 2015 to July of 2017, Danny served as the Interim Director of the University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Prior to joining Penn State, Danny worked in different capacities at The Ohio State University, Texas A&M University, and the College of William and Mary. He also served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, specializing in counter-terrorism and counterintelligence.

Tara Shollenberger, Ed.D. (Senior Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers)  has worked in the field of higher education for 20+ years. She earned her bachelor's degree at Franklin Pierce College in Psychology and where she played Division II field hockey. She then earned her Master's in Sport Psychology from Texas Tech University. She then earned her doctorate in education from North Carolina State University. She started at High Point University in 2007 as the Coordinator of Registration for the Evening Degree Program. Over time she has held several positions at High Point University, ending her role of Assistant Vice President for Student Life in February 2022. In that role, she oversaw fraternity and sorority life, conduct and served as chair of the threat assessment committee. She was also involved in Title IX in a variety of roles before serving in the role as a Title IX deputy. Over her tenure at High Point University, she has worked on reviewing and revising university and departmental policies.

Dr. Shollenberger coached the club field hockey team at High Point University from 2008 until May 2022. Dr. Shollenberger returned to High Point University in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor in Leadership Studies, specifically in the Higher Education certificate program.

Kristen Harrell, Ph.D. (Gehring Academy Chair) currently serves as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. Dr. Harrell has served in a variety of conduct rules 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 hearing appeals of civil rights complaints against students and supervises the Department of Student Community Standards in addition to other division departments. 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.

Jeremy Zilmer, Ed.D. (Gehring Academy Assistant Chair) 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 experiences in Residence Life, Greek Life, Student Conduct, and Student Case Management.

Jeremy has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming, Master's degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctor of Education from Bowling Green State University where his dissertation focused on examining the moral and ethical implications of Title IX compliance.