2013 Foundations for Professional Practice Faculty Biographies Adam Goldstein, [email protected]
Adam Goldstein is an Associate Dean of Students at The Florida State University where he supervises the Offices of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Greek Life, and Withdrawal Services and provides support for students and families experiencing personal, medical, and mental health crises. He serves as chairperson of FSU’s Veterans Center Advisory Board, a University Hearing Officer, and an instructor in the Ethics and Values Clarification Seminar for students sanctioned under the student conduct code. Adam’s professional interests include learning assessment in student conduct administration, campus life risk-reduction, and hazing prevention and response (http://hazing.fsu.edu). In 2010, Adam worked with Greg Phlegar, Denison University, Dr. Matthew Stimpson, Performa Higher Education, and Mark Green, Florida State University, to facilitate an audit of the assessment practices of ASCA’s membership. Their findings were presented during a pre-conference session and Senior Student Affairs Seminar at the 2010 ASCA conference. Receiving his M.Ed. (1994) and Ph.D. (2004) from the University of Georgia, Adam’s dissertation explored the perceived importance of learning outcomes among faculty and student affairs professionals at small liberal arts and large research institutions. He has been in student affairs administration for 18 years and has worked at both private and public institutions. Adam is grateful for the love and support he receives from his wife Diana, and their children Emma (12) and Noah (8). Adam was a member of the Mid-Level faculty for the Gehring Academy in 2011, and returns in 2012 as coordinator of the Training Track.
Edward “Ed” Stoner, [email protected]
Edward N. “Ed” Stoner is a founding member of ASCA and has been the principal author of two editions of his Model Code for student conduct, Navigating Past the “Spirit of Insubordination”: A Twenty-first Century Model Student Conduct Code with a Model Hearing Script. He is the lead author of numerous other law review articles in the area of student conduct. He has been a regular speaker at the Gehring Academy and the ASCA annual conference. Ed was awarded ASCA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1995 as well as the Thomas S. Biggs Award in 1996 by the Stetson University College of Law and the NACUA Life Membership Award in 2006. Ed was a general partner in the Reed Smith law firm, based in Pittsburgh, where he represented many colleges and universities (1972-2004). He was the 2001 President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and serves on the advisory board for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
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Ed is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and of the University of Virginia Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, in Florida and before the United States Supreme Court. In retirement, he and his wife, Mari-Etta, live in Key Largo, Florida.
John Wesley Lowery, [email protected]
Dr. John Wesley Lowery is department chair, graduate coordinator, and associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In August 2009, John joined the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) as an affiliated consultant. He previously served on the faculty at Oklahoma State University and the University of South Carolina. In addition to teaching, he coordinated graduate preparation programs at both those universities. He earned his doctorate at Bowling Green State University in Higher Education Administration. He previously held administrative positions at Adrian College and Washington University in St. Louis. John is actively involved in numerous professional associations including ACPA, ASCA, and NASPA. John holds a Masters degree in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Religious Studies. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to student affairs and higher education, particularly legislative issues (including Clery, FERPA, & Title IX) and student conduct on which he is widely regarding as a leading expert. Over his career, John has been honored by several professional organizations. At the 2007 Association for Student Judicial Affairs Conference, he received the D. Parker Young Award for “outstanding ongoing scholarly research contributions to the fields of higher education and student judicial affairs.” In 2007, he was recognized by the Higher Education Administration doctoral program at Bowling Green State University as the alumnus of year in “recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession through teaching, research, and service.” At the American College Personnel Association’s 2005 meeting, he received the Tracy R. Teele Memorial Award from the Commission on Campus Judicial Affairs and Legal Issues for “outstanding contributions to the area of judicial affairs and legal issues.”
Michael Mardis, [email protected]
Michael Mardis has more than seventeen years of professional experience working in Student Affairs. Michael previously served as an Intramural Sports Coordinator and Judicial Affairs Officer at the University of Louisville (UofL). In July of 2001 he was hired as the Associate Dean of Students at Radford University, eventually being promoted to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. At Radford, Dr. Mardis oversaw the following campus life functions: Student Activities, Student Union, Intramurals and Campus Recreation, Leadership, Greek Life, Judicial Affairs, Academic Integrity, Student Organizations, Off-Campus Student Services, Disability Resource Office, Multicultural and International Student Services, Student Support Services, Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Education, Student Media, Parent and Family Services, and Residential Life. In July of 2007, Michael accepted the position of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at UofL. As Dean of Students at UofL, Michael’s responsibilities include 2013 Foundation for Prof. Practice Faculty Bios
Intramurals and Recreational Sports, Student Conduct, the Disability Resource Center, Student Activities, Student Activities Center Administration, Commuter Student Services, Greek Life, Recognized Student Organizations, Service Learning, Student Leadership Programs, International Service Learning and advising the Student Government Association. Michael received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from UofL. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Organizational Development from UofL. Michael has served as an adjunct instructor for the graduate programs at Radford University and the University of Louisville. Dr. Mardis is an active presenter at national conferences, webinars and regional conferences on a wide range of topics including behavioral intervention teams, victim advocacy, student conduct, student engagement, campus safety, pandemic preparation, new professionals, professional balance, student organizations, the power of partnerships, leadership and international service learning. Michael is a graduate of the 1999 Gehring Institute. Michael has previously served as the site coordinator and as a faculty member for the NASPA/SACSA New Professional Institute, was the NASPA Kentucky Director for three years and served on the NASPA Region III Board. . He is currently serving as the ASCA National Coordinator for Communities of Practice on Threat Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Teams. He is also the NASPA Excellence Award Chair for Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management, and Campus Security.
Matthew Stimpson, [email protected]
Dr. Matthew Stimpson is Director of Assessment in the College of Engineering at NC State University. He is also one of the cofounders of the NASCAP Project, a national project aimed at assessing the outcomes of student conduct systems. Dr. Stimpson received his B.A. degree (1999) in Political Science and M.Ed. degree (2002) in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Ph.D. degree (2009) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Dr. Stimpson has experience working in a variety of student affairs areas, including student conduct and residence life. His research interests focus on outcomes assessment, and Dr. Stimpson has presented and published on the topics of access, assessment, and retention. He is a former Co-Editor of the Student Affairs Law and Policy Weekly, produced by the Council on Law in Higher Education. Currently, Dr. Stimpson serves as Editor of the Journal of Student Conduct Administration. He is the 2008 recipient of the American College Personnel Association Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues Outstanding Research in Student Conduct and Legal Issues award.
Mary Beth Mackin, [email protected]
Mary Beth Mackin is the Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she is responsible for the areas of student conduct administration, ombuds, crisis management and debriefing, Title IX and threat assessment. Mary Beth has been actively involved in the Association for Student Conduct Administration for many years, serving as President, Treasurer and Conference Chair. In addition, she has served for many years as a faculty member at the Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration, and she has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences during her tenure in Higher Education. She co-authored the book “The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Administrators”. In 2013 Foundation for Prof. Practice Faculty Bios
2009, ASCA awarded Mary Beth with the Donald D. Gehring Award for outstanding contributions to the field of student conduct administration. Mary Beth also serves as an adjunct instructor for UW-Whitewater’s higher education graduate program.
Chris Loschiavo, [email protected]
Chris Loschiavo currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at the University of Florida. He has served in this capacity for 6 years where he has developed the Conflict Resolution Initiative as a way to provide conflict resolution services to the campus community by working with the UF law school to train volunteer conflict resolution specialists. Prior to this Chris served for eight years as the Director of Student Judicial Affairs at the University of Oregon. While at the University of Oregon, Chris co-created the Restorative Justice Program and revised the Student Conduct Code from a very legalistic model to one that was more consistent with the Model Code. Chris has also revised the University of Florida’s Student Code to reflect the Model Code while also infusing conflict resolution. Prior to working at the University of Oregon, Chris worked at UF while in Law school as the Graduate Judicial Assistant in housing and also as the Assistant Director of Student Judicial Affairs. Chris received his BA from UF in political science and his JD from UF in 1998. Chris has been directing conduct programs at large public, research institutions since July 1999. Chris has been an active member of ASCA since February 1997. During this time, he has served in a number of leadership roles including Oregon State Representative, Circuit Nine Representative as well as on several committees and Member Interest Councils. Chris completed the Gehring Academy in 1999 and the mediation track in 2010. Additionally, Chris has presented at the ASCA Conference every year since 1999. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Student Conduct Administrators as President. Chris also made chapter contributions to Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens (Stylus, 2009) and Engaging in Difficult Dialogues with Men in the College Student Affairs Journal, 2007.
Tamara L. King, J.D., [email protected]
Tamara L. King joined Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 as the University’s Judicial Administrator and Director of Judicial Programs. Prior to her work at Washington University, Ms. King practiced law for ten years (1988 to 1998) and served as a criminal prosecutor for six years (1992-1998) in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. In her role as Judicial Administrator, Ms. King works with students, faculty, and staff to establish and uphold the University’s community expectations. She presents information on the student conduct process, academic integrity, ethics, proactively promoting student conduct resources on campus, case adjudication, file maintenance, and sexual misconduct. Since 2004, Ms. King has been an adjunct faculty member at the Washington University School of Law. She teaches a class on Pretrial Practice and Procedure. She has taught a variety of courses at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Pennsylvania State University in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania and Northampton County Area Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ms. King received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the New York University School of Law in 1988 and was a member of The Review of Law and Social Change. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985. In February 2009 Ms. King became the first African2013 Foundation for Prof. Practice Faculty Bios
American to serve as President of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). She enjoys traveling to various campuses to do independent consulting work on a variety of higher education topics.
Brent Ericson, [email protected]
Brent Ericson is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to student conduct, he also serves on the university threat assessment team (CAIT), Care team (for students of concern), and supervises the Office of Student Support and Case Management. He has been active in ASCA since 2001 when he attended his first conference, and since then has presented on numerous topics including: effective sanctioning, the DCMA, spiritual development, advanced degree attainment, off campus student behavior, and the ‘Net’ generation and social media, among others. He has held several leadership roles in the Association including: service on the conference planning committee for many years, Conference Chair (2010), Board of Directors, East Region Chairperson, and has made presentations several at regional events as well. Brent has attended four Gehring Academies, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as a faculty member in the summer of 2013. Prior to working at Mason, Brent worked at Boston College for 9 years serving in both Residential Life, and as the Associate Dean of Students for Community Standards. Brent holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College (Illinois), as well as a Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Higher Education from Indiana University and Boston College, respectively. His dissertation explored the relationship between student use of social media and its impact on engagement and involvement in the undergraduate experience. Brent is a budding home chef always looking for a new dinner to prepare, and especially enjoys hiking on weekends with his wife (Jennifer), three year old son (Will), and with their black Labrador retriever as well.
Faculty Fellow Rod Kelley, [email protected]
Rod Kelley is the Associate Director for the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities in the Dean of Students department at The Florida State University. Rod’s responsibilities include reviewing reports for alleged Student Conduct Code violations, conducting formal hearings and appeals, and supervising graduate assistants and graduate interns in the execution of their duties. Rod also works with a variety of student leaders through the Student Conduct and Greek Conduct boards. Rod stays connected to the greater University community by serving on various search committees, serving on the MLK Celebration committee, and serving as co-advisor for the FSU chapter of Golden Key, to name a few. Prior to his arrival at Florida State, Rod earned his Bachelor’s degree from Furman University in 2006. He worked full-time in Furman’s Housing and Residence Life department from 20062008, developing and coordinating living learning communities at the institution. In 2008, Rod was accepted into the Higher Education program at Florida State and became a graduate student that fall. Rod received his Master’s degree in spring 2010 and has served as Associate Director since May 2010. 2013 Foundation for Prof. Practice Faculty Bios