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Assistant Dean of Students
Student Life Office
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Student Development, Conduct education, Restorative Justice, Title IX

Current courses at UWL

SAA 730 Law, Policy, and Governance in Student Affairs


Ed.D. in Leadership, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

M.A. in Human Development, Student Affairs Administration and Social Justice Emphasis - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

B.S.E. in Spanish Education, General Business - University of Wisconsin Whitewater


Teaching history

Graduate Level course, Student Development Theory, 3 semesters

Middle / High School Spanish teacher

Licensed K-12

Professional history

August 2016 - May 2020: Dean of Students, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

June 2013 - June 2016: Residence Hall Director, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire

July 2011 - May 2013: Graduate Assistant Hall Director, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

August 2010 - June 1011: Spanish Teacher, Levels 1 -5

Research and publishing

Researched the lived experiences of students of color in a restorative justice conduct model.

Researched factors affecting the transition into college for first year students.

Researched factors affecting student loyalty in college and why students choose to persist.



Charissa Jakusz, Student Life, presented "A Phenomenological Study of Students of Color Experiencing a Restorative Justice Conduct Approach." at her dissertation on March 16 online. Charissa successfully defended her dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Jakusz.

Submitted on: Mar. 17, 2022