Department Chair & M.S.Ed. Program Director

Tori Svoboda  Profile of Tori Svoboda  Meet with me

Associate Professor
345F Morris Hall
tsvoboda@uwlax.edu
608.785.6759

Specialty areas:

intersections of gender, racial/ethnic, and social class identities; orientation, transition and retention programs; program assessment; budget management; supervision; social justice education

Ed.D. Program Director

Becki Elkins  Profile of Becki Elkins

Associate Professor
345 Morris Hall
belkins@uwlax.edu
608.785.6489

Specialty areas:

Higher education organization and governance; higher education history; student affairs law and policy; assessment of student learning and program efficiency; social class identity; and college students in recovery.

Full-time Faculty

Becki Elkins  Profile of Becki Elkins

Associate Professor
345 Morris Hall
belkins@uwlax.edu
608.785.6489

Specialty areas:

Higher education organization and governance; higher education history; student affairs law and policy; assessment of student learning and program efficiency; social class identity; and college students in recovery.

Adele Lozano  Profile of Adele Lozano

Assistant Professor
345 Morris Hall
alozano@uwlax.edu
608.785.6871

Specialty areas:

Latinx Student Leadership Development; Student Development; Student Retention

Tori Svoboda  Profile of Tori Svoboda  Meet with me

Associate Professor
345F Morris Hall
tsvoboda@uwlax.edu
608.785.6759

Specialty areas:

intersections of gender, racial/ethnic, and social class identities; orientation, transition and retention programs; program assessment; budget management; supervision; social justice education

Jörg Vianden  Profile of Jörg Vianden

Professor
345D Morris Hall
jvianden@uwlax.edu
608.785.6870

Specialty areas:

College student persistence; Men and masculinities in higher education; Whiteness studies

Clinical and Affiliated Faculty

Kristina Anderson  Profile of Kristina Anderson

Associate Lecturer
kanderson2@uwlax.edu
715.379.8125

Specialty areas:

Admissions and Recruitment

Strategic Enrollment Management

Scholarly Personal Narrative Methodology

Richard Breaux  Profile of Richard Breaux

Associate Professor
rbreaux@uwlax.edu
608.785.8309

Specialty areas:

African American History, African American Studies, Black Students at PWIs, African American Film and Music, Queer Black Studies, African American Sport History, Race and Mental Health in Media, Syrian/Lebanese American History to 1965

Charlotte Davidson  Profile of Charlotte Davidson

Associate Lecturer
cdavidson@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Indigenous/Diné Women; Indigenous/Diné Leadership; Indigenous Higher Education

Robin Hart Ruthenbeck  Profile of Robin Hart Ruthenbeck

Associate Lecturer
rhartruthenbeck@uwlax.edu
608.785.6869

Specialty areas:

Specific areas of interest include new student transition, belonging, first-generation and underrepresented students, equity and inclusion and student accessibility.

Anh Le  Profile of Anh Le

Associate Lecturer
ale@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

College Student Development, College Student Personnel, International Education, Asian and Asian American student development, International student development

Heidi Levine  Profile of Heidi Levine

Associate Lecturer
hlevine@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

College mental health & counseling

Higher education leadership

Crisis management

Kristen McKinney  Profile of Kristen McKinney

Associate Lecturer (Ss)
kmckinney@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Student Affairs assessment, student development, student health and wellness, engaging students in assessment.

Stacy Narcotta-Welp  Profile of Stacy Narcotta-Welp

Director, Student Support Services
snarcotta-welp@uwlax.edu
608.785.8534

Specialty areas:

Leadership development training and instruction, including Strengths-based Leadership, Culturally Intelligent Leadership, and NCBI workshops.

Adjunct Faculty in Student Affairs Administration Graduate Program.

Larry Ringgenberg  Profile of Larry Ringgenberg

Director of University Centers
lringgenberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.8882

Specialty areas:

University Centers, Student Development, organizational development.

Brooke Strahn-Koller  Profile of Brooke Strahn-Koller

Associate Lecturer
bstrahn-koller@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Community College, Leadership and Administration

The clinical/adjunct faculty above only includes those who are teaching in the current academic term or who are serving as members of our core faculty. Members of our community who are not listed individually above include:

  • the many alumni who support our program in numerous ways, including volunteering their time to assist with recruiting, generously donating scholarships, and advancing our field in their positions.
  • the other clinical/adjunct affiliated with our department who are not teaching this term but might be next (we have 20 clinical/adjunct faculty, most of whom work at institutions across the U.S. and only teach during one of the summer, fall, or spring terms), or
  • the site supervisors at UWL and several other campuses who support master's students in graduate assistantships or practicum, or
  • the many graduate faculty affiliated with our department who graciously support our doctoral students by serving on dissertation committees.

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