Meet The Gehring Team

Denise Balfour Simpson, Ph.D. (Faculty, Restorative Justice)- As an assistant dean of students, I support accountability- and restorative-based initiatives for Davidson College students and student organizations, and provide oversight to case management, residence life, and academic access and disability resources. My philosophy on student accountability rests with working collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty to cultivate an educational, restorative, and inclusive experience where students can learn, grow, and thrive. Prior to coming to Davidson, I supported academic policies and services at Duke Kunshan University (located in the Jiangsu province of China), and I have additional experiences in and publications related to student conduct, crisis response, case management, residence life, campus recreation, student activities, and as adjunct faculty at UNC Charlotte. My passion for student affairs work lies within student conduct and restorative justice practices and the development of new student affairs professionals. When not engaged in campus life, I find solstice in volunteering as a mediator with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Center, traveling with my partner, teaching group fitness classes, and spending quality time with our double doodle, Kylo.

Nikki Barone (Facilitator, Community Colleges) has worked in Higher Education since 1995 when she started as a Community Safety Officer at Reed College. She transitioned to Portland Community college in 1997 where she worked in both Public Safety and Student Development for 19 years. She is now the Coordinator of Community Standards, Care, and Retention for Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham Oregon, where her responsibilities include managing the student conduct and complaint system, chairing the behavioral intervention team, and participating in threat assessment. Nikki holds a bachelor’s of science in Criminal Justice, a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counselling. When not working, Nikki enjoys the beauty of the Pacific NW by playing outdoors, kayaking, hiking or fishing. She plays guitar, teaches adult Sunday school at her church, often quotes movies to make her point, and adores her sweet fur babies Brady and Chuck who are cats.

Amy Beltran, she/her, (Faculty Fellow, Restorative Justice) is currently a Senior Student Conduct Officer at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, where she works to resolve academic integrity and non-academic misconduct cases. A New Jersey native, with her Bachelor’s in Criminology from The College of New Jersey, Amy moved to the DMV to get her Master’s from the University of Maryland, College Park in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy. Amy’s philosophy within conduct work is based in restorative principles, focusing specifically on individualized education for students. Amy has facilitated different kinds of restorative circles and is currently developing an Alternative Resolution Process at GW. In her spare time, you can find Amy petting her cat, cooking new recipes, and doing home renovation projects.

Meg Brower (Facilitator, Conduct Boards) is an Assistant Director with the Office of Student Conduct at Penn State University–University Park. In this role, she focuses on working with students through the individual conduct process. She is also responsible for overseeing the University conduct hearing process, to include member recruitment, training, and conduct board facilitation. Additionally, she is fortunate to serve on committees both within and cross-functionally to Student Affairs, to include the bias response committee. Raised in Texas, Meg earned her B.S. in Administration of Justice from Penn State and her Master of Management from the University of Mary in North Dakota. She began her professional career as a probation/parole officer, focusing on supervisee rehabilitation and accountability. She then returned to her Penn State roots, joining the business college for several years, where she held various student-focused roles and had the opportunity to serve in an adjunct capacity, teaching different first-year undergraduate seminars. During that time, she volunteered with the Office of Student Conduct as an Administrative Hearing Officer, student adviser and Title IX Panel member before ultimately transitioning into her current role.

Jill Childress, Ed.D., she/her, (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice & Facilitator, Supervision/Leadership) serves as the Manager of Student Conduct and Retention and Title IX Coordinator at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon, a role she has served in since 2020. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards in housing for over eight years at Oregon State University. Altogether, she has 15 years of professional experience in student services across various housing and conduct roles and with experience in crisis management, compliance, sexual violence response, bias response, threat assessment, policy development, training, and trauma informed practice. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Millersville University, a master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University. Her dissertation research centered on student leader’s learning and development through conflict with their peers. Jill has been a member of ASCA since 2005, serving in various roles including as planning committee member for the PNW Sexual Misconduct Institute, co-chair of the Women in Conduct COP, and current member of the newly-formed Archive Committee.

Vin Ciampolillo, he/him/his, (Faculty, Restorative Justice) currently serves as Associate Director in the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCS) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Primary responsibilities include oversight of informal resolution and restorative justice programs, as well as assessment, including overall program effectiveness and measurement of behavioral trends and student learning. Additionally, Vin serves as a mediator for New York State through the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Tompkins County. Vin also served as a faculty member for the 2021 Gehring Academy for the Mid-Level / Aspiring Director’s Track and Informal Resolution Mini-Track.

Léna Crain, Ph.D. (Track Coordinator, Restorative Justice) serves as Associate Dean of Students at Bucknell University, where she provides leadership for student wellness-related programs and services (student health, counseling, nutrition services, interpersonal violence prevention and advocacy, and student conduct and conflict resolution). Dr. Crain is a frequent trainer and speaker on restorative justice, 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 co-coordinator for Conflict Resolution. 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.

Ruth Davison, Ph.D. (Faculty Fellow, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) most recently served as the Director for Student Conduct at Pensacola State College and managed all aspects of behavioral and academic misconduct. Her role encompassed investigations, facilitation of hearings, training hearing officers/board members, policy development and coordinating program initiatives to encourage personal responsibility. Dr. Davison also served as a Title IX investigator. Prior to joining Pensacola State College, Dr. Davison spent eleven years as the Director of Housing & Residence Life at the University of West Florida. During her tenure, she also served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Hearing Officer, and member of the Behavioral Intervention Team. Dr. Davison is familiar with student behavioral, medical, and psychological issues through her co-leadership of the PSC BIT Team and contributes to the institutional assessment of and response to students of concern.

Dr. Davison received her PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville where her dissertation research focused on public school law. Dr. Davison has taught Higher Education Law and Budgeting & Financial Management for the College Student Affairs Administration graduate program at UWF for fourteen years. In August Dr. Davison will be joining the University of Mary Washington as the Director of Compliance for Title IX and ADA.

Brittany L. Dawson (Faculty Fellow, Student Organization Conduct) is currently the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct and a current PhD. student in the Higher Ed program at The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Brittany’s primary roles include adjudicating on and off campus violations through restorative measures, facilitating decision-making seminars, and serving on the Student Organization Conduct Intervention Team. Brittany is a Memphian by choice, as she is a two-time Alumna of The University of Memphis with a B.A. in Political Science and African and African-American Studies and a M.S. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Personnel. Brittany began her student conduct journey as a Sophomore on the Judicial Board and has been in love with the field ever since. When not working, Brittany enjoys traveling, crafting, and watching The Real Housewives.

Joe DiMaria, J.D., he/they, (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers & Facilitator, Community Colleges) has over fifteen years of experience in the field of student conduct and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Success. In this role, Joe serves as the institution’s chief student conduct and student grievance officer, as well as overseeing a number of student service areas. As an equity-minded professional, he/they are committed to naming and dismantling systems, policies, and practices that result in inequity in student conduct. Joe earned a juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law where he/they were 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. 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. He/they are currently a doctoral student in the Community College Leadership program at Morgan State University.

Dr. Brent Ericson (Asynchronous Content Developer & Facilitator, Trauma's Impacts) is currently the Assistant Dean of Students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he supervises several student affairs units in the University Life Division. Brent serves on the University’s Threat Assessment and Title IX assessment teams, and has responsibilities in risk management, student safety, policy development, Title IX and learning outcomes assessment, among others. Brent holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College (IL), as well as a Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Education from Indiana University (IN) and Boston College, respectively. Brent is an accomplished speaker and professional development facilitator, published author, and is a Certified Master Coach from the Center for Coaching Certification and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. A certified Virginia state mediator, Brent has experience working in a variety of conflict resolution practices including conflict coaching, group facilitation, and restorative justice. Brent enjoys time with his son and family, cooking a meal with ingredients purchased at the local farmers’ market, a good binge watch, and hiking or mountain biking in the Virginia countryside to escape the grid.

S. Nicole Ferguson, Ph.D. (Faculty Fellow, Senior Conduct Officers) currently serves as the Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator at Colorado State University Pueblo. Previously, Nicole held the role of Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards for six years at CSUP. Prior to her time in Colorado, Nicole had the opportunity of creating the UARK CARES program at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville while serving as the Student Affairs Case Manager. In her spare time, Nicole teaches in the Department of Psychology on her campus and provides consultation services to campuses seeking to improve their diversity and conduct processes through qualitative assessment. Nicole earned her PhD from University of Colorado Colorado Springs, her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, and her Associate's degree from Northwest Arkansas Community College. Nicole's research is focused on positive student experiences, campus violence prevention, and behavioral intervention.

 Michael Fernbacher, Ed.D. (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) I have been a member of the University of Delaware Office of Student Conduct staff since 2002. I am primarily responsible for managing academic honesty cases, and have previously managed residence life case and University Police case. I am also the technology specialist in the Office, which includes managing our websites and serving as the primary Maxient administrator for our campus. I have served in a variety of positions within ASCA, including Delaware state coordinator, Circuit 3 coordinator, and currently serve as the chair of the Raymond H. Goldstone Foundation.

Alexandra Froehlich Hankinson (Facilitator, Academic Integrity) currently serves as the Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development at San José State University leading a team of professionals that serves a diverse population of over 33,000 students while fostering a safe community. She also serves as the co-chair for the Academic Integrity Community of Practice. Formerly she has worked in Student Activities, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Residential Life and Leadership. She loves sending greeting cards and DIYing!

Dr. Valerie Glassman, she/her, (Facilitator, Trauma's Impacts) is an award-winning scholar-practitioner whose fields of research and practice include inclusive conflict excellence, the impacts of judicialization and workplace trauma on student conduct administrators, and the intersections of student behavior and religious, spiritual, and secular identities. Within the association, Valerie is chair of the Research Committee, is a member of the Creative Content Committee, and is working with the Equity and Inclusion Committee on a white paper regarding bias in the conduct process. Currently serving as the director of the Clinical Support Division at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing and as Visiting Assistant Professor at Salem State University teaching Supervision and Legal Issues, she is a former student conduct administrator with over thirteen years of experience in investigations and adjudication.

Brian M. Glick, Ph.D. (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) currently serves as the Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards at Adelphi University, located in Garden City, New York. Prior to starting the position at Adelphi University, Dr. Glick worked in the Student Conduct office at Northern Illinois University for 13 years. Dr. Glick also has prior professional experience in the field of residence life and emergency services. Dr. Glick's doctoral research established the practice of student conduct is a profession, as defined by published criteria. Glick earned a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science degree in college student personnel administration from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Kansas State University.

Harrell professional headshot Kristen Harrell, Ph.D. (Gehring Academy Assistant Chair) currently serves as the 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.

Mrs. Lauren Harris (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) is a Student Affairs professional with fourteenth years of experience at public and private colleges and universities across the Atlanta Metropolitan area. These diverse experiences have contributed to her well-rounded background in several areas of Higher Education, including roles as an Admissions Manager, Assistant Director and Dean of Students, Conduct Investigator, and Conduct Coordinator/Title IX investigator. She also enjoyed serving on various college-wide committees focused on academic integrity, students' well-being, and strategic planning, implementing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In addition, she has worked closely with faculty and staff in conducting Title IX investigations and advising student organizations and clubs. Over the last five years, Mrs. Harris has been actively engaged in student advocacy work. She is professionally trained in Restorative Practices, Mediation, and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolutions. She is well-versed in students' educational rights and advocates for the conduct process to be fair, impartial, and educational for all students.

Hicks professional headshotRon Hicks, Ph.D. (Track Coordinator, Senior Conduct Officers) is the Senior Associate Dean of Students at the Arizona State University- Downtown campus. The scope of his portfolio provides oversight for engagement, conduct and support services for students at ASU. His prior experience includes primarily working in housing at Adams State University, Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) and the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO). While at UNC his portfolio shifted to focusing on adjudicating and oversight of the student conduct process. When he transitioned to Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), he refined his role in student conduct by placing a heavy emphasis on threat assessment as well as learning and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques such as Restorative Justice. Hicks earned his bachelor’s degree in History/Government and Psychology from Adams State University, a master’s degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University and his PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University with his dissertation entitled: Threats of Harm Posted on Facebook; the Viewing and Response by Friends.

Wesley Highley (Faculty, Advanced Sexual Misconduct) is the Title IX Investigator in the Office of Community Standards at Miami University. His primary responsibility is the investigation of sexual misconduct allegations involving student respondents. As the Interim Director of Community Standards, Wesley also oversees any matter related to the Code of Student Conduct. Wesley is an alumni of Miami University and earned his Master's degree at Liberty University. Wesley has more than 15 years of higher education experience, primarily as an administrator at midsize and large public institutions.

Michelle R. Horvath, J.D. (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) 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. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and trying random Groupon adventures.

Heather Kloeker-Webster, Ed.D, (Facilitator, Threat Assessment) works in Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has worked in the field of student conduct for over nine 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 the Pre-Admission Safety Review Committee at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; this Committee is responsible for conducting threat assessments of applicants applying to the University. Since then, Heather has piloted the role of case manager for the Campus Behavioral Intervention Team at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 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.

Kaela Lindquist, she/her, (Faculty, Advanced Sexual Misconduct & Facilitator, Academic Integrity) currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution (SACR) at UNC Charlotte. Her responsibilities include overseeing the student conduct and academic integrity processes, policy development, sexual misconduct resolutions and adjudication, and supervision of the SACR team. Kaela has worked professionally in Higher Education for over a decade in a number of roles related to student conduct and housing. Kaela earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Education in Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University.

Erin Logan, D.P.A. (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers) holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of West Florida, a master’s degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University and a doctorate in public administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Logan has nearly 17 years experience as a professional in higher education administration, spanning three states, four institution types and six different colleges and universities. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Logan has served as the Chief Student Conduct Officer at two different community colleges and the University of Central Oklahoma, where she now serves as the Title IX Coordinator. Dr. Logan believes that to build stronger communities, it is important to give back to the people and organizations within the community. Professionally, she is a 17-year member of the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA), holding a variety of positions on the ASCA within the association, including Director of Community Colleges, Region 5 Chair, Coordinator and the Director-Level Professional Development Chairperson for the ASCA annual conference.

Lorello professional headshotJames A. Lorello, Ed.D. (Track Coordinator, Equitable and Inclusive Practices) currently serves as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution at UNC Charlotte. In this role he provides overall leadership and direction to the office, and serves as Chief Conduct Officer for the University. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at PACE University in New York City in their online Higher Education Masters degree and as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Educational Leadership Program at UNC Charlotte. James has previously served in roles within conduct, other adjunct faculty appointments, as well as housing and residence life 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.

Candice Lott (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) currently serves as an Associate Director for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role, Candice administers the conduct process for academic, non-academic, and student organization matters. Candice also oversees outreach and marketing initiatives and leads content development for educational programming and sanction development. Prior to this position, Candice served in a variety of conduct roles at Texas A&M University.

Professional headshot of Pamela Malyk, Gehring Academy Assistant Chair

Pam Malyk (Gehring Academy 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.

Ali Martin Scoufield (Faculty, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) has worked in higher education nearly seventeen years in various functional areas including Equity, Service-Learning, Residence Life, and Title IX. She has facilitated over 100 regional and national presentations focusing on community engagement, advocacy, and policy development. This is her third year participating in Gehring. She was a participant in 2020, a Faculty Fellow in 2021, and a Faculty Member for 2022.
Currently, Ali is the Interim Dean of Students at Cleveland State University, overseeing CARE Management, Community Standards, the Lift Up Vikes! Food Pantry & Resource Center, Student Wellness, Campus Engagement, and the Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center.
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. She is currently working on her PhD in Urban Education Policy at CSU, focusing on the intersections between trauma and policy.
When not working, Ali is an avid reader, traveler, and passionate about community service. She is a long-term volunteer supporting food access and the Girl Scouts.

Jason McKean (Asynchronous Content Developer) serves as a Senior Equity Specialist in the Office of Equity at Northwestern University, conducting investigations into sexual misconduct, as well as issues of discrimination and harassment. Prior to that role, Jason held an Assistant Director role in Northwestern's Office of Community Standards, and worked as an Area Coordinator in Residential Life at the University of Illinois. Jason's prior work in residential life and program/leadership development informs how he engages in conduct work, with a concern for the development of just communities, built by engaged community members who attend to the needs and interests of others. In addition to that kind of heady thinking, Jason also enjoys fishing, baking, spending time with his four kids, and the Green Bay Packers.

Greg Meyer (Track Coordinator, Foundations of Professional Practice) 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 director of the counseling center, the director of accessibility services, and the health center coordinator. 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. Greg earned a B.A. in Music from Lehigh University and an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University.

Christine Nye, she/her/hers, (Faculty Fellow, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) is the Associate Director for Group Behavior and Development in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Cornell University. In this role, she works with student organizations on preventative education and resolving behavioral concerns with a focus on restorative based resolutions. Prior to joining Cornell University, Christine was the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at The College of New Jersey and prior to full-time student conduct work has served in various roles in residence life and housing at The College of New Jersey, the University of Rochester, and Southeast Missouri State University. Christine has her B.A. from the University of Delaware in Women's Studies and Sociology and her M.A.E. from Western Kentucky University in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Christine is involved in Region 10 as the Vice-Chair for Legislative Tracking and is actively involved in the Public Policy and Legislative Issues Committee and the Equity and Inclusion Committee for ASCA.

Christina Parle (she/they) (Track Coordinator, Student Organization Misconduct), is an equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) educator and consultant. Christina believes she has a social responsibility to educate others and create space for dialogue related to foundational EID concepts. Much of her work is rooted in unlearning, conflict resolution, and effective communication skills. Christina is a Kansas City, Missouri native. She recently served as the Director of Chapter Services and Conduct for Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc. (ZBT). Prior to her work at ZBT, Christina served as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Kansas (KU) where she served as the Student Housing liaison and then transitioned to a focus on student organization misconduct. Before KU, she served as a Fraternity and Sorority Advisor at Western Carolina University where she advised the Panhellenic, Interfraternity, and National Pan-Hellenic Councils.  Christina earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice and political science at the University of Central Missouri. Christina then attended Penn State where she earned her master’s in higher education with an emphasis in student affairs.

Alyssa Reddy, she/her, (Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice) is the Director of the Center for Honor Integrity & Community Standards at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. In this role, she oversees Student Conduct and Academic Integrity related concerns, chairs the Behavior Intervention Team, is a member of the Threat Assessment Team and assists with University policy review and other special projects under the VPSA. Prior to CNU, Alyssa served as the Senior Associate Dean of Students at Northern Arizona University overseeing Student Conduct, Title IX and Behavior Intervention related areas. Prior to NAU, Alyssa served as the Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Dean College. Alyssa has been in student conduct work for 11 years and has supervised staff for the past 8 years. A native of Maryland and a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland and the University of Connecticut, Alyssa is just starting the journey towards receiving an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Alyssa has been a member of ASCA for 12 years, served as a Region 9 coordinator in ASCA for the last 2 years, presented at past ASCA’s annual conferences, and has assisted with the student conduct certification project. Alyssa lives with her partner (also in Student Affairs work) and three young children and enjoys running, exercising and traveling with her family.

Heather Ryan (Facilitator, Assessment) has co-lead the ASCA Assessment Community of Practice since May 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in student conduct at multiple institutional types. Heather currently serves as the Director of Community Standards at the University of Notre Dame.

Vicki Schreiber, Ph.D. (Faculty, Advanced Sexual Misconduct) serves as the Title IX Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Dr. Schreiber has 30 years of professional student affairs experience in Residence Life, New Student Orientation, student conduct and in a Dean of Students office providing advocacy and adjudicating processes at private and public institutions. Dr. Schreiber has had primary responsibility for training and enforcement of Title IX compliance and sexual misconduct support since the April 2011 Dear Colleague letter. As the Title IX Coordinator at her current institution, her focus is on equity in processes and support of the entire campus community. She has a passion for working with complainants and respondents who have been involved in the sexual misconduct process by ensuring they have appropriate supportive measures for their health and safety while participating in a fair and unbiased process.

 Matthew Scruggs, Ed.D. (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors & Facilitator, Academic Integrity) serves as an 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 Student Conduct, Community Engagement, and Housing and Residence Life. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the College of Education, Leadership Studies, & Counseling at the University of Lynchburg. 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 10 years, his 6-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter, and puppy. Matt is an avid fan of most sports, vintage video games, and superheroes. Dr. Scruggs is a two-time graduate of the Gehring Academy, specifically the Foundations for Professional Practice and the Aspiring Director tracks, and excited to serve for the first time as a Faculty Member.

Mathew J.L. Shepard (Faculty Fellow, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors & Facilitator, Assessment in Student Conduct) is the Assistant Director for Student Conduct & Operations at New York University in New York City where he oversees the office's data and assessment efforts and serves as a Vice Chair of the Student Affairs Divisional Assessment Team. Previous to NYU, Mathew worked at the University of Maryland, College Park and Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas and his master's of education from the University of Vermont. Mathew is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education administration from NYU.

Tara Shollenberger, Ed.D. (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers) has worked in the field of higher education for 16 years. She earned her bachelor's degree at Franklin Pierce College in Psychology. As a student worker she managed the campus recreation facility which was a bubble! She then earned her Master's in Sport Psychology from Texas Tech University while continuing to work in campus recreation and then athletics. 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, most recently in the role of Assistant Vice President for Student Life. 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.

Additionally, she has served as the club field hockey head coach at High Point University since 2008. She has also authored 4 fiction novels under the penname, T.S. Krupa

Kathleen A. Shupenko, she/her, (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) currently serves as an associate director for the Office of Student Conduct at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). She earned her masters’ degree in education from Penn State in 2005 and has spent the subsequent 17 years working within Penn State system. She has been instrumental in developing the university’s student organizational conduct process, which is applicable to all Penn State commonwealth campuses system wide. Since helping to establish the university’s new organizational conduct model in 2017, she has led the investigative team for the respective conduct process. In 2018 and 2019, Kathleen served as a faculty member in the Organizational Misconduct track for the ASCA Donald D. Gehring Academy. In 2020 she co-developed and co-taught the Student Organization Conduct Institute on behalf of ASCA. Additionally, in 2020 she co-authored the chapter, Student Organizations Through the Student Conduct Lens in the Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals (2nd ed.).

Sarah McDowell Shupp (Faculty, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) is currently the Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. She oversees student engagement, service and volunteerism, spiritual development, student conduct/title IX, and division-wide strategic planning and assessment. In addition to her role at Lebanon Valley College, Sarah is in the dissertation phase of her doctorate in education administration and leadership. 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. Outside of work and school, Sarah enjoys traveling as often as possible with her partner, brewing craft beer with her family, and spoiling her cat, Phoenix.

Jackie Stelmaszczyk, she/her, (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) is a student conduct practitioner at Johns Hopkins University. She works with undergraduate and graduate students across JHU in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Italy, China, and online-based programs. She investigates and adjudicates student organization, non-classroom, and academic misconduct. Prior to this role, Jackie served as an Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Indiana University-Bloomington and Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Houston. She is passionate about creating partnerships with student leaders, campus colleagues, and Headquarters staff that prioritize safety, accountability, and integrity. Jackie received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from UMBC and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development for Educational Leadership from Towson University. She is currently a HESA doctoral student at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her interests include hazing, increased reporting of hazing as a prevention method, and collaborative resolutions for student organization misconduct. Jackie is a native of Baltimore City, MD. She loves indoor cycling, good bagels, sour beers, and making extremely detailed itineraries for trips of any length.

JW Tabacchi, Ed.D (Facilitator, Threat Assessment) has worked in the field of Student Affairs for 13 years working at both public and private colleges. He currently works at Penn State University-New Kensington as the Director of Student Affairs. In this role, he oversees the Student Affairs Department that consists of Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, International Student Services, Student Life and Transportation Services. The Department also oversees the CARE Team, Behavior Threat Management Team process, Student Conduct process and Title IX. Prior to joining Penn State New Kensington, JW served in a variety of roles at Point Park University including the Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Conduct, Director of Student Development and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Additionally, he served as an interim director for the offices of Orientation, Career Development and Title IX. At both institutions, he has led assessment, retention and strategic planning efforts. He received his BA from the University of Valley Forge, MA from Indiana University of PA & Ed.D from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his ASCA membership, he is currently the President elect of the American College Personnel Association's Foundation.

Darius A. Thomas (Track Coordinator, Mid-Level and Aspiring Directors) currently serves as Assistant Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where he works as a student conduct administrator and assists students going through the student conduct process while educating students on responsible and ethical decision making and community membership. Darius is a member of the Behavioral Assessment Team, CARE Team, and the Bias Education and Support Team at UNCG. Mr. Thomas possesses previous conduct experience as a Student Conduct Specialist: Case Manager, Interim Director for Community Standards, and as a staff and student hearing panel member at three public institutions in the southeast region. Darius has held leadership roles as the ASCA State Coordinator for Georgia and served as Chairperson for the University System of Georgia’s Regent Advisory Committee for Student Conduct Officers (RAC-SCO). In addition, Darius has also served as a Title IX investigator, Hearing Chair, and Panel Member. Mr. Darius A. Thomas believes that student conduct is about holding space for students to reflect on their decision making and model self-accountability while advocating and protecting the rights of students.

Becca Wallace (Faculty, Advanced Sexual Misconduct) currently serves as a Senior Conduct Coordinator at the University of California Berkeley, where she primarily manages the adjudication of incidents involving sexual violence and sexual harassment. Prior to her work at Berkeley, Becca served as the Assistant Director for Student Conduct at the University of Cincinnati where she specialized in developing pre-hearing processes for the adjudication of Title IX incidents and training Title IX hearing board members. Becca is particularly interested in the development and implementation of evidence based interventions for individuals who have engaged in sexual harm.

Andrea Weber, Ed.D., (Faculty, Mid-Level/Aspiring Directors) is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Missouri State University. Andrea has been at Missouri State University since 2008 and started her higher education career in Fraternity & Sorority Life. In addition to being the Dean of Students, Andrea also serves as advisor to the Student Affairs Graduate Student Associate and 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 was the 2021 Conference Chair.

 Kyle R. Williams, Ed.D., he/they, (Faculty, Equitable & Inclusive Practices) A native of Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Kyle R. 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, 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 has served as the Chair for the Equity and Inclusion Committee and Gehring Faculty Fellow and Faculty member for the Mid-Level Aspiring Director Track. In 2021, they served as one of the inaugural Faculty members for the Equitable and Inclusive Practice Track and is very excited to return to this track in 2022. Dr. Williams most recently served as Dean of Students at Oglethorpe University where he worked to expand the Campus Life Team as well as infusing equitable and inclusive practices into the newly formed Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Dr. Williams holds memberships and active within ASCA, ACPA, NASPA, and SACSA. Outside of work, Dr. Williams is a furry father to Gladiator Huck and member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Kyrsti Wyatt (Facilitator, Conduct Boards) serves as Assistant Director & Sr. Case Manager for the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability at Louisiana State University. Kyrsti is an investigator by training, working as a fraud investigator before joining higher education in 2015 as a Title IX investigator. She has since served in student conduct administration, adjudicating all forms of alleged misconduct, where she found a passion for student development through the accountability process. She co-authored Boise State University's Faculty Guide for Addressing Student Behavior and served on the 2021 CAS Student Conduct revision expert panel. Outside of work, Kyrsti enjoys traveling with her family.

Jeremy Zilmer (Track Coordinator, Advanced Sexual Misconduct) is an Associate Dean of Students and Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Bowling Green State University. Jeremy has oversight of the student conduct, student case management, and crisis/emergency service areas within the Office of the Dean of Students. Jeremy serve as the chair of the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Board and as the Single Decision-Maker in Single Decision-Maker Title IX hearings. Additionally, he serves as co-chair of the Clery Compliance Committee. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and is a doctoral candidate in the Leadership Studies program at Bowling Green State University with a dissertation focusing on the moral and ethical implication of Title IX Compliance and is hopeful to graduate in August of 2022.

Mary Zuchovicki (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct & Facilitator, Supervision and Leadership) - I received my B.A. in Business Administration, M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and currently pursuing my PhD in Public Administration. I am an educator by trade and an advocate by heart. I find passion in meeting with my students and staff to learn and find their greatest potential. More specifically, to have difficult conversations when others are afraid of leaning into the discomfort of life experiences. I believe in collaboration to progress our disciplines. I serve as the ASCA Region 8 Chair by facilitating platforms for student conduct administrators to have open discussions and to share their best practices within our region. I am an advocate for self-care and squad-care practices when it comes to addressing our secondary trauma. I love mentorship and learning from our future leaders and scholars. Feel free to reach out if wish to talk, collaborate, or network.