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

Kris Anderson

Kris Anderson

Associate Lecturer

kanderson2@uwlax.edu
715.379.8125

Specialty areas:
Admissions and Recruitment, Strategic Enrollment Management, and Scholarly Personal Narrative Methodology.

Charlotte Davidson

Charlotte Davidson

Associate Lecturer

cdavidson@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
Indigenous/Diné Women, Indigenous/Diné Leadership, and Indigenous Higher Education

Dre Domingue

Dre Domingue

Associate Lecturer

adomingue@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
College student development, student leadership and activism, critical pedagogy and facilitation, campus equity and inclusion, Black feminist theory and intersectionality

Robin Hart Ruthenbeck

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.

Jaimie Hoffman

Jaimie Hoffman

Leilani Kupo

Leilani Kupo

Associate Lecturer
Saby Labor

Saby Labor

Anh Le

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

Heidi Levine

Associate Lecturer

hlevine@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
College Mental Health & Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, and Crisis Management.


Kristen Mckinney

Associate Lecturer

kmckinney@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
Institutional research and assessment.
Research on student experiences and outcomes, particularly related to co-curricular experiences and well being.

Stacy Narcotta-Welp

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.

Larry Ringgenberg

Larry Ringgenberg

Director of University Centers

lringgenberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.8882

Specialty areas:
University Centers, Student Development, organizational development.

Paul Shepherd

Paul Shepherd

pshepherd@uwlax.edu
608.785.8087

Specialty areas:
Student Engagement,  Basic Needs Security, Co-curricular Assessment, Shared Governance, Leadership Development, Administration in Higher Education, Persistence, Sociodemographic differences in student engagement, Community Development.

Kerri Smith

Kerri Smith

Associate Lecturer

ksmith2@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
Faculty and student affairs partnerships, assessment, residence life & housing services.  

Krista Soria

Krista Soria

Brooke Strahn-Koller

Brooke Strahn-Koller

Associate Lecturer

bstrahn-koller@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:
Community College
Leadership and Administration

Mary Vahala

Mary Vahala

Associate Director, University Centers

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, 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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In the news...

Jane Brannan - UWL's Veteran's Education Benefits coordinator and SAAL EdD student, Jane Brannan was recently honored by Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin for her service to her country and community. Habitat's Her Story project is designed specifically to honor women who have served in the armed forces.

Graduation Application Deadline - Planning to graduate in May? If there is even a remote chance that you will graduate in May, please make sure you apply to graduate by Dec. 1st.

MSEd Info Sessions - Thinking about pursuing a master's degree in student affairs? We still have info sessions taking place. The next dates are Dec. 10th and Jan. 11th. Check out the box on the right side of the page for more details.