Meet The Gehring Team

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ruth Davison, Ph.D. (Faculty Fellow, Mary Beth Mackin Foundations of Professional Practice)

In August 2022, Dr. Davison joined the University of Mary Washington as the Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator & ADA Coordinator. In this role she is responsible for policy development, campus wide trainings and providing oversight for
intakes, formal grievances and resolutions for Title IX and ADA complaints. Prior to this role Dr. Davison 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 and a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team. Prior to joining Pensacola State College Dr. Davison spent 11 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 BIT.

Dr. Davison received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville where her dissertation research focused on public school law. Dr. Davison has taught classes in Higher Education Law and Budgeting for the College Student Affairs Administration graduate program at UWF for 15 years.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

Harrell professional headshot Kristen Harrell, Ph.D. (Gehring Academy 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.

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.