Service

I participate in a variety of service activities to the profession, Kansas State University, the College of Education, and the Department of Special Education, Counseling, & Student Affairs. I will highlight some of my service below.

Service to University, College, & Department (snapshot)

Service to the Profession

  • Co-Editor, NACADA Journal (October 2020-2023)

  • Past Chair, NACADA-NCAA Advisory Board (2020-2022)

  • Appointed to ASHE at 50 Professional Development Strategic Planning Working Group (2019)

  • Inaugural Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Student-Athlete Educational Development and Success (2019-Present)

  • Inaugural Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (2018-2021)

  • Chair, NACADA-NCAA Advisory Board (2018-2020)

  • Division Director for Educational Services & Initiatives, N4A Board of Directors (2019-2020)

    • Developed research request policy for organization/listserv

    • Serve on Strategic Planning Working Group

  • Division Director for Professional Development, N4A Board of Directors (2018-2019)

    • Restarted Research Showcase at 2019 national convention with 18 presenters

  • Academic Integrity Assessment Consultant, N4A Institutional Services (2017-Present)

  • Editorial Board Member, NACADA Journal (2017-2020)

  • Inaugural Editorial Board Member, Journal of Higher Education Athletics and Innovation (2015-Present)

  • Secretary/Treasurer, American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Research Focus on Education and Sport Special Interest Group (SIG) (2016-2019)

  • Member-at-Large, NACADA-NCAA Advisory Board (2015-2017, 2017-2018)

    • Chair, Content Review sub-committee for NCAA Academic Success and the Student-Athlete online course

  • Research Committee Chair, N4A: The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (2015-2017)

    • Established partnership with UW’s Center for Leadership in Athletics to disseminate monthly research briefs designed for practitioners

    • Developed and implemented survey of unit directors in the membership on a 3-year cycle

    • Encouraged a culture of research to inform practice

    • Introduced research consultation table at national convention to support member-driven research

    • Successfully received Board approval to add a second Research Award to recognize research in both Academics and Student-Athlete Development and increased honorarium from $250 to $500 per award

    • Grew committee from 5 members to over 100 through term

  • AERA Session Chair, Promising Programs and Practices to Support College Athlete Development (2017)

  • Texas Higher Education Symposium Discussant, Institutional and Family Support for Minority Males, Latina/os, and Non-Traditional Students (2016)

  • Case Study Competition Judge (Graduate Level), College Sports Research Institute (CSRI) Conference (2016)

  • Monograph Proposal Reviewer, Routledge (2015), Peter Lang (2019)

  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), AERA, Conference on the First-Year Experience, NACADA (2014-Present)

  • Secretary, N4A Region V (2011-2013)

  • Board of Directors/National Convention Program Planner, N4A (Salt Lake City 2010 National Conference) (2009-2010)

  • Co-Chair, Life Skills (now Student-Athlete Development) Committee, N4A (2008-2009)

  • Conference Coordinator, N4A Region V (Las Vegas Regional Conference) (2008)

Professonal Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

  • College Sports Research Institute (CSRI)

  • N4A: The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A)

  • NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA)

Conferences Attended

  • AERA - National 2017 & 2018

  • ASHE - National 2013 -2014, 2017 & 2019, Athletics Pre-Conference 2014-2015 & 2019, CAHEP Pre-Conference 2017

  • Black Student-Athlete Summit - National 2015, 2017, 2020

  • Conference on the First-Year Experience - National 2015

  • CSRI - National 2013, 2016, 2019

  • NACADA/Advising Conferences - International 2018, National 2015, 2017-2019, Regional 2016, State 2008 & 2010

  • N4A - National 2006-2012 & 2015-2020, Regional 2008 & 2018

  • NCAA - Career Connections 2005, Regional Rules 2010, 2014 & 2020, National 2019

  • Texas Higher Education Symposium - 2016