Dean of Student Success
Rio Grande Main Campus
8 to 5 Mon-Fri
current doctoral student
Master of Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs
Bachelor of Science, Visual Communication Technology
I was the typical first-generation college student who did not know what going to college meant, other than family telling me it was a pathway to a better life. During my undergraduate years, I became a student leader in greek life, the university programming board, among other student activities. I developed a passion for creating an outstanding college experience for everyone around me, which led to a desire to pursue graduate education and a career in higher education.
The biggest takeaway I want students to have when they interact with me is that I genuinely care about them and their experience. Students are by the far the best aspect of my career. I continually inspired by students and honored whenever I have a chance to join in a small portion of their journey. I want students to know I am here, I care, I will listen, and will do everything in my power to help them strive for success.
I am an Ohio native from Toledo. Most of my family consists of trade workers where I also developed a passion and hobby of woodworking. In high school, I ran cross-country and track. I still continue running today, although my pace is a little slower. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Mandy, and our three amazing children, Charlotte, Sadie, and Milo.
Please come to visit! I’d love to get to know you!
Appreciative Advising, NCAA female student-athletes, social media and technology, first-generation college students
Presentations & Lectures
Office of Appreciative Education (webinar), Mar 2020
Holistic Student Support Institute, Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Nov 2019
The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA), Annual Conference, Oct 2019
Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA), Annual Conference, Kenosha, WI, Sept 2019
Ohio Academic Advising Association (OHAAA), Annual Conference, July 2019
Adult Student Recruitment & Retention, Annual Conference, Madison, WI, Mar 2019
Appreciative Education Conference, 1st Annual Conference, Jan 2015
Advisor Training, The Ohio State University, Mar 2013, Apr 2013
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), National Conference, Oct 2010
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Administrator, The Patton College of Education, Ohio University, 2019-2020
Experience & Service
Appreciative Advising, Faculty, 2012-present
Appreciative Advising Institute, Faculty, 2013-present
Appreciative Advising Online Course, Instructor, 2012-2013
Qualtrics Research & Core
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Appreciative Advising, Technology and social media in student services