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  • Associate Director of Admissions

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toledo, 1990
  • Master of Arts, University of Toledo, 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan 1995

Biography

Having grown up in a nearby Cleveland suburb and working with Oberlin admissions since 1998, I consider myself a “pseudo-Obie.” As a firm believer in the value of education, I have earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology at the University of Toledo and a doctorate in higher and postsecondary education at the University of Michigan. After attending large state universities, I truly appreciate the individual attention Oberlin students receive from our faculty.

I’ve been working in college admissions for many years and love working with students and their families in the college search process. Although I work out of a regional office (aka, home) in the Chicago area, I hope to meet you during my travels and share my love of Oberlin with you.

I have two sons; the oldest is a second-year college student and my youngest is a senior in high school, so I can relate to what you’re going through at this time in your life. As “growing boys,” they love to eat—a lot—so they’re lucky that I enjoy cooking. I also enjoy gardening, going to art shows, theater productions, and reading. I’m always on the hunt for a great book, so let me know if you have any “must reads.”


Regions

New York (NYC), New York (Westchester), Wisconsin