Department Chair

Jörg Vianden Profile of Jörg Vianden Office hours
Associate Professor
345E Morris Hall
jvianden@uwlax.edu
608.785.6870
Specialty areas:

student persistence; men and masculinities in higher education; student affairs - academic affairs collaboration

Academic Department Associate

Nhouchee Yang Profile of Nhouchee Yang Office hours
Academic Department Associate
345 Morris Hall
nyang2@uwlax.edu
608.785.6869
Specialty areas:

Art & Photography

Ed.D. Program Director

Becki Elkins Profile of Becki Elkins Office hours
Assistant 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.

M.S.Ed. Program Director

Tori Svoboda Profile of Tori Svoboda Office hours
Assistant Professor
345 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

Faculty and Instructors

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

Anh Le Profile of Anh Le
Associate Lecturer
345 Morris Hall
ale@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

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

Becki Elkins Profile of Becki Elkins Office hours
Assistant 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.

Jörg Vianden Profile of Jörg Vianden Office hours
Associate Professor
345E Morris Hall
jvianden@uwlax.edu
608.785.6870
Specialty areas:

student persistence; men and masculinities in higher education; student affairs - academic affairs collaboration

Krista Soria Profile of Krista Soria
Associate Lecturer
345 Morris Hall
ksoria@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Higher education and student affairs assessment, quantitative data analysis, social class in higher education, high impact educational practices, academic libraries, academic advising, first-generation and working-class college students, adult education theories and philosophies, administration and leadership, leadership, community engagement, strengths-based education.

Kristen McKinney Profile of Kristen McKinney
Associate Lecturer
345 Morris Hall
kmckinney@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

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

Larry Ringgenberg Profile of Larry Ringgenberg Office hours
Director of University Centers
3228 Student Union
lringgenberg@uwlax.edu
608.785.8882
Specialty areas:

University Centers, Student Development, organizational development.

Mary Vahala Profile of Mary Vahala
Associate Director, University Centers
3224 Student Union
mvahala@uwlax.edu
608.785.8888
Melanie Guentzel Profile of Melanie Guentzel Office hours
Associate Lecturer
345 Morris Hall
mguentzel@uwlax.edu
608.785.8888
Specialty areas:

Graduate education, graduate student services, assessment of student learning, academic and student affairs partnerships.

Nizam Arain Profile of Nizam Arain Office hours
Director of Equity & Affirm Action
131 Graff Main Hall
narain@uwlax.edu
608.785.8541
Specialty areas:

Title IX Coordinator
Equity, diversity & inclusion
Affirmative action
Discrimination
Civil rights
Legal issues.

Richard Sims Profile of Richard Sims Office hours
Assistant Director-Retention
1110 Centennial Hall
rsims@uwlax.edu
608.785.8838
Specialty areas:

Academic Retention, Advanced Opportunity Program, Financial Retention and Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant.

Robin Hart Ruthenbeck Profile of Robin Hart Ruthenbeck Office hours
Associate Lecturer
345 Morris Hall
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.

Stacy Narcotta-Welp Profile of Stacy Narcotta-Welp
Student Services Coordinator
1140 Centennial Hall
snarcotta-welp@uwlax.edu
608.785.6949
Specialty areas:

Career Advising for Exercise Sport Science, Recreation, and Health Professions majors in the College of Science and Health.

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

Tori Svoboda Profile of Tori Svoboda Office hours
Assistant Professor
345 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

Graduate Assistants

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Becky Hawkins
Mitch Berry profile photo
Mitch Berry Office hours
Student
berry.mitch@uwlax.edu
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Paige Kieler Office hours
Student
kieler.paig@uwlax.edu