Meet The Gehring Team

Kristen Harrell, Ph.D. (Gehring Academy Chair) (she/hers) 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.

Léna Crain, Ph.D. (Track Coordinator, Advanced Restorative Justice) (she/her/hers) 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.

Vin J. Ciampolillo (Faculty, Advanced Restorative Justice) (he/him/his) serves as Associate Director in the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (OSCCS) at Cornell University. Primary responsibilities include oversight and progression 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 and arbitrator for New York State through the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) in Tompkins County. Vin also served as a faculty member for the 2022, Gehring Academy for Restorative Justice.

Dr. Derrick Dixon (Faculty, Advanced Restorative Justice) is the Assistant Dean for Student Administration at the New York Institute of Technology for the Arkansas campus. In this role, Dr. Dixon serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Dixon served two and a half years as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct at the University of Oklahoma and six and half years in various roles in the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct at the University of Mississippi.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dixon has been tasked with updating and developing student conduct practices as well as implementing conflict resolution programs both campus wide and within student housing departments. As a result, Dr. Dixon has gained extensive experience utilizing conflict resolution practices that include but are not limited to conflict coaching, shuttle diplomacy, and restorative justice.

As a contributing author, Dr. Dixon has been featured in all three of the most recent ASCA endorsed books that were released to support student conduct/higher education practitioners: Conduct and Community, Student Conduct Practice, Reframing Campus Conflict.

Additionally, as a curriculum developer, Dr. Dixon supported the ASCA Gehring Academy in various ways.

Mathew J.L. Shepard (Faculty, Advanced Restorative Justice) (he/him/his) is the Associate Director for Student Conduct & Community Standards at New York University in New York City. He oversees student conduct data and assessment, student bias/discrimination allegations, and the student organization misconduct process. He is also a co-lead of the restorative practices implementation team which is working to incorporate restorative practices throughout the NYU Division of Student Affairs. 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 of education degree from the University of Vermont. Mathew is currently a doctoral candidate in higher education administration also at NYU.

Jessica Welsch (Faculty, Advanced Restorative Justice) (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she advises the student-led Honor System. Her career interests began in undergrad at Appalachian State University as a student leader of the Student Conduct Board where she later received her Masters in College Student Development. She has a passion for developing leaders of integrity and helping students make informed decisions.
She enjoys cheering for her Mountaineers (Go App!), being a dog-mom to Harper, and trying new ice cream and coffee shops.

Greg Meyer (Track Coordinator, Foundations of Professional Practice: New Professionals) (he/him/his) 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 (Senior Faculty, Foundations of Professional Practice: New Professionals) (any pronouns) 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) (he/him/his) 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) (he/him/his) 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.

Alexis Piñero-Benson (Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) currently serves as Director and leads the Office of Community Standards team at the University of New Hampshire in the overall administration of the university-wide conduct system, including its component campuses at UNH-Manchester and the Franklin Pierce School of Law.

Prior to UNH, Alexis served as Director of Student Conduct at the State University of New York at Oswego, was the Assistant Director of Community Standards at Berklee College of Music and one of the institution’s Equity and Title IX Investigators and held other professional roles at Mitchell College, Barry University, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Institute and Festival, and Tanglewood Music Festival.

At UNH, Alexis co-chairs the Title IX Advisory Council and is a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team and previously was the Vice-Chair of Equity and Inclusion for Region 10 ASCA and Treasurer for SUNY-Student Conduct Association. A native of New York, Alexis is a two-time graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, holding master's and bachelor’s degrees in voice performance and a minor in collaborative piano. In 2021, ASCA honored him with the Individual Award of Excellence.

James Bond, J.D. (Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) (he/him) is the Director of Student Conduct at the University of Maryland College Park. In his 18-year career, he's worked with a myriad of behavioral issues, including resident student conduct, academic misconduct, and Title IX issues. He has a history of service with ASCA, including serving for years on its Board of Directors, Goldstone Foundation, and conference committee. This will be his second year with the Gehring faculty and is excited to return. He’s also a huge Terp fan and will find some way to incorporate humor into a conversation with you.

Cecilia Dockery (Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct at Georgia Southern University. She moved to Georgia from Northern Utah, where she served as the Director of Student Conduct at Weber State University from 2020-2022. She earned a bachelor's degree in Aquaculture, but has been working in higher education since completing her master's degree at the University of West Florida in 2013. She has worked in housing, conduct, and Title IX, and has enjoyed being involved in ASCA since 2015. Outside of work she enjoys running, hiking, baking, and cake decorating.

Alex Lewin (Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) (she/her/hers) has been working at the University of Toledo since June 2019 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Alex received her BFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts and her Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Alex is also currently pursuing her Doctorate in Leadership Studies at BGSU. Prior to her career in higher education, Alex worked in film production in Los Angeles, CA, where she gained a lot of unique work experience. Alex is passionate about empowering others and infusing social justice work into her daily life.

April Pavelka (Faculty, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice) (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Associate Director for Student Accountability in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Utah. She is the primary accountability case manager for the university, and serves as a core member of the Behavioral Intervention Team. Prior to this role, April also worked in the Office of Student Conduct at the University of Georgia, where she served as a conduct officer, and advised and trained the student conduct board, University Judiciary. She has also worked in other functional areas of student affairs, and enjoys teaching group fitness classes in her spare time.

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.

Chrissy Feil (Faculty, Case Management) currently serves as the Director for Wellbeing and Resiliency at Rowan University where she oversees a comprehensive case management program, manages the Care Team, and utilizes assessment to raise the voices of the experiences of students who are challenged with navigating the university environment. Additionally, Chrissy facilitates the Rowan Thrive model, which provides education around well-being for all students, faculty and staff to ingrain well-being into the fabric of the Rowan experience.

Chrissy earned her BS from the University of Delaware followed by her MEd from Clemson University (Go Tigers!)

She is excited to be a part of the Gehering Academy team for this year!

Kipp Van Dyke (Faculty, Case Management) joined Iowa State University in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Student Assistance, offering coordinated care and support to students with a case management lens. In 2015, he became the Assistant Dean/Director and in 2020, he was promoted to the Associate Dean of Students for Student Assistance and Academic Success, responsible for overseeing Student Assistance, Student Accessibility Services, and the Academic Success Center. Kipp has been a part of the Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA) since 2011, including serving as the Director of Training and Development in 2018-19. Prior to Iowa State, Kipp worked at Kansas State University as an Area Coordinator and Residence Life Coordinator for five years, and before that, as an Assistant Complex Director at Minnesota State University while completing his Master's in Science in Community Counseling. Kipp earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Family Services from Iowa State University. He enjoys helping students and professionals who work with students, and manages his own self-care by spending time with family, friends, and following Iowa State Cyclone sports. He uses his hobbies, such as being an amateur magician as a way to connect with others.

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.

Kathleen A. Shupenko (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) (she/her) currently serves as an associate director for the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned her masters’ degree in education from The Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and has spent the subsequent 18 years working within the Pennsylvania State University 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, 2019, and 2021, 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.).

Nick Wiard (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) brings 18 years of professional experience to his position as the Director of Student Conduct at Auburn University. He started his career at Western Kentucky University, serving as the Coordinator for Housing and Residence Life and the Student Conduct Officer for the Division of Student Affairs. In 2009, he was hired as the Area Director for Housing and Residence Life at Auburn University. Nick has worked in Student Conduct at Auburn University since 2014.

Nick has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. Nick is responsible for providing leadership for Student Conduct, supervising the Student Conduct Coordinators, and overseeing the student and student organization conduct processes.

Dr. Stephanie M. Wright (Faculty, Student Organization Conduct) is native of Bridgeton, New Jersey and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Her commitment to service, leadership, and excellence, has groomed her to be an innovator in the areas of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and Student Development. Wright is committed to the overall betterment of fraternity and sorority life, with a particular interest in advocacy for Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations (CBFOs). Her work aims to address systemic issues within institutional policies, address organizational misconduct, restore community standards, and set student organizations on a path to success.

Stephanie is the founder of the Cultural Greek Leadership Conference (CGLC) in 2013 and SMW Services, LLC.

She is a 2003 graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Public Relations and matriculated on to complete a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University in 2007, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication: Public Relations from Kent State University in 2014. And completed her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Stockton University in 2022.

Danny Shaha, Ed.D. (Track Coordinator, Senior Conduct Officers) (he/him/his) 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; Faculty, Mini: Assessment)  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.

Joe DiMaria, J.D. (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers) (he/they) has over 15 years of experience in the field of higher education and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Success at Bristol Community College. Prior to joining Bristol, Joe served in various roles in higher education including student conduct, student activities, new student programs, and housing and residence life.

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.

Jake Kasper (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers; Faculty, Mini: Academic Integrity)

With over 15 years of professional student conduct work at various institutions of higher education, Jake Kasper has developed a passion for engaging with students and being a part of their "zone of proximal development."

Jake currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Support & Accountability at Michigan State University. In his current role, Jake manages and facilitates the campus-wide academic integrity policies and procedures at MSU.

Denise Balfour-Simpson (Faculty, Senior Conduct Officers)

As the associate dean of students, I support a number of accountability- and restorative-based initiatives for Davidson College students and student organizations, and provide oversight to case management, student conduct, 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 student conduct, crisis response, case management, residence life, campus recreation, student activities, and as an adjunct faculty member. My professional passion lies within creating transformative experiences for students - sometimes during their greatest time of need, and the development of new student affairs professionals. I have several publications related to campus leadership, supporting student conduct programs, and high impact practices surrounding student engagement.

Heather Cohen (Faculty, Mini: Effective Sanctioning) (she/they) serves as an Equity Specialist at Northwestern University in the Office of Civil Rights and TIX Compliance (OCR). Prior to joining OCR, Heather spent seven years working in the Offices of Community Standards at Northwestern and University of Illinois at Chicago. In her roles within Community Standards, Heather led or developed training on issues such as sanctioning, student's psychological responses to being involved in conduct cases, trauma-aware processes, and bias management. Heather frequently presents on topics such as sanctioning and assessment. Heather has worked in Higher Education since 2006, in roles encompassing Orientation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Res Life, and faculty affairs.

Heather earned a BA in Political Science from Ohio University and her M.Ed from North Carolina State University.

Diana d'Arc (Faculty, Mini: Building & Revising Codes) (any pronouns) is the Assistant Director of Residence Life at California State University - Long Beach. They previously have worked at The Evergreen State College, Nova Southeastern University, and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in various capacities. Skilled in Conflict Resolution, Student Conduct, Education, Transformative Justice, and Gender Justice Issues.

Michael Fernbacher (Faculty, Mini: Writing Workshops) currently serves as an assistant director in the office of Community Standards & Conflict Resolution at the University of Delaware. Primary responsibilities include managing all academic honesty cases, coordinating operations of the Appellate Board and serving as the primary Level 5 Maxient user for the campus.

He has served ASCA in a number of roles, include state and circuit rep, core conference planning committee member, Gehring faculty and member, and chair of the Raymond H. Goldstone Foundation.

Heather Kloeker-Webster (Faculty, Mini: Threat Assessment) is the Interim Campus Behavioral Threat Assessment Coordinator and Case Manager for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Kloeker-Webster joined the Office of Safety & Security in August of 2023. In her role, she coordinates threat management for the University community and chairs the Campus Behavioral Intervention Team. Prior to this role, Dr. Kloeker-Webster worked in behavior management for over a decade within the field of student conduct. Dr. Kloeker-Webster has served on the ASCA Board of Directors, completed Behavioral Threat Assessment training with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, conducted doctoral research on threat assessment and management teams within higher education, and presented with US Secret Service special agents on the importance of threat assessment teams on college campuses.

In addition to her involvement in ASCA, she is an active member of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and has published in the ATAP D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter Quarterly Newsletter. Dr. Kloeker-Webster is also Certified in Threat Management by National Association for Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment (NABITA).Portland State University.

Angie Kneflin (Faculty, Mini: Threat Assessment) received her Masters of Higher Education from Ohio University. After working in Career Services at Ohio University, she determined she wanted more student contact. That decision led her to spend 15 years in Residence Life at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2015 she became the first person to serve as a Care Manager on Xavier's campus. In this role she oversees the University's Student Emergency Fund, Student Food Pantry and the Xavier Action and Care Team, Xavier's Behavioral Intervention Team. She has been a member of NaBita and HECMA since 2015 and was the Director of Communications for HECMA in 2018.

Anne Schrumpf (Faculty, Mini: Threat Assessment) currently serves as Assistant Dean of Students at University of the Pacific. In this role she oversees two full time Care Managers, leads Pacific's interdisciplinary CARE Team, and serves on the university's Behavioral Intervention Team. Anne has more than seven years of experience with case management, student intervention, crisis response, and threat assessment, and holds certifications with the National Association for Behavioral Interventional and Threat Assessment (NABITA) in the NABITA Risk Rubric, Violence Risk Assessment, and Case Management and Intervention.

This is Anne's first time serving as a faculty for Gehring and she is thrilled to be combining her day-to-day work of supporting students with teaching and facilitation. When not supporting students, Anne enjoys reading, yoga, snuggling with her dog Raider, and traveling with her husband.

Christina Shafer, Ph.D. (Faculty, Mini: Effective Sanctioning) has nearly 20 years of experience as a higher education practitioner and approaches her work by centering students' needs. Christina works at Portland Community College, in the office of Student Conduct & Community Support. In her role, Christina supports students, staff, and faculty in multiple processes (conduct, TIX, CARE, and harassment & discrimination).

She earned her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, her graduate degree from Western Kentucky University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Portland State University.

Jessie Townsend (Faculty, Mini: Academic Integrity) currently serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Integrity in the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at the University of South Carolina. Jessie is in his third year in this role at USC as he works closely with faculty members to develop proactive academic integrity strategies, designs initiatives and programming targeted to faculty and staff, and adjudicates academic misconduct cases. Jessie holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from The Citadel and B.S. in Exercise Science from Winthrop University.