I currently serve as an Associate Professor at Kansas State University in the College of Education, supporting our masters programs in College Student Development and Academic Advising, and our doctoral programs in Student Affairs in Higher Education and Leadership in Academic Advising.
My focus is Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics. However, I have a background in a variety of student affairs areas. I began my career as a student worker in the Admissions Office at The University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising magna cum laude and a Master of Education in Kinesiology-Sport Management. Then I became an honorary Cornhusker, working as an Assistant Academic/Life Skills Counselor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's athletic department.
After two years, I moved to the desert where I served as an Athletic Academic Advisor and Life Skills Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). At UNLV, I also was a GA in Student Conduct and Student Organizations & Involvement before becoming the Coordinator of Career Services for the #1 ranked William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.
I also taught first-year experience courses, College and Career Success at Nevada State College (4 years), Academic and Life Success at the College of Southern Nevada, and First-Year Seminar: Exploring Majors at UNLV. I earned my Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership from UNLV in 2012. I joined the K-State faculty in 2014.
Left: Presenting Research Awards at the 2017 N4A National Convention
Right: with colleagues Dr. Carroll (left) and Dr. Craft (right)
and my advisee Trent McGee, winner of the College of Education's
Outstanding Graduate Award in May 2017
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Master of Education in Kinesiology-Sport Management - The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science in Advertising magna cum laude - The University of Texas at Austin
Completion, Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education - University of Michigan MOOC (2021)
Record of Completion, Mental Toughness - National Academy of Sports Medicine (2020)
Statement of Accomplishment, Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs - Colorado State University & SAAL MOOC (2017)
Certificate of Achievement, Elite Sport Performance: Psychological Perspectives - Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology MOOC (2015)
Statement of Accomplishment, Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession - Colorado State University & NASPA MOOC (2014)
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Barre Intensity Certified Instructor
Barre Intensity Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Group Fitness Instructor
TRX (Suspension Trainer Course) Qualified
TRX Yoga Certified (Foundations & Signature Yoga Flow)
JumpSport Certified Trampoline Instructor
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified