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  • Assistant Dean of Students


I have had a lovely 20-plus-year career at Oberlin College. I would characterize my time as a very healthy river that has curved and shifted with both calm and rough waters. As I look back I realize each curve created a rich and fertile switchback system. At every curve in the river, I have attempted to model empathy and humanity to those I encounter, with particular light shining on first generation, low income, students of color, LGBTQ+ and students with disabilities. 

My undergraduate degree is in English literature, and I have a MPA with a focus in public works and environmental studies.

I am a SHARE advisor, and have served as an academic advisor for many years. I teach the following LEAD (Learning Enhancement Across the Disciplines) courses: LEAD 110 - Oberlin F1RST, LEAD- 180 Building Habits for Success, and LEAD 185 - Adulting in the New Normal.