Current Higher Education Leadership Students

Listed below are the current students in the Doctor of Philosophy in higher education leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University. 

     Alexia Alexander, Associate Director, Western Michigan University/Financial Literacy

  Justin Arnold, Business Consultant, Self-employed - Research Interest:  protean career development, workforce development and higher education, high impact entrepreneurship

 Paul Ballard, Executive Director of Student Affairs, Davenport University - Research Interest: continuous improvement in higher education, leadership development in undergraduates in pre-professional programs

       Kimberly Beistle, Professor, Ferris State University - Research Interest: critical thinking among students in accredited associate degree dental hygiene programs

  Joe Bishop, Academic Advisor, Davenport University - Research Interest: transitioning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from high school to a liberal arts college

George Brown

 


George Brown, Associate Dean, WMU College of Fine Arts - Research Interest: Artists as Academic Leader

 

Gerald Browning

 


Gerald Browning, Director of College Writing, Baker College of Muskegon 

 

Laurie Burgess

 


Laurie Burgess, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Cornerstone University

 

Soong Min Chow

 


Soongmin Chow, Interim Director of International Admissions and Services, WMU - Research Interest: international student experiences; trends in transnational education practices; quality assurance in higher education

 

Alisha Davis

 


Alisha Davis, Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences, GVSU 

 

Vunsin Doubblestein

 


Vunsin Doubblestein, Director, Mentoring for Success Program, WMU

 

 

    Lisa Garcia, Director, Western Michigan University Business Connection - Research Interest: Latina community college leadership, educational technology

   Anne Marie Gillespie, Director of Student Academic Affairs, Ferris State University - 

     Sarah Good, Counseling (Faculty) Specialist II, Western Michigan University - Research Interest: retention and sense of belonging for students of color; professional development for White higher education employees serving diverse students

Rita Gordon

 


Rita Gordon, Director, Wayne State University

 

 

 Jessie Grant, Director, Aquinas College

    Tomika Griffin-Brown, Assistant Director of Advising, HCoB, Western Michigan University - Research Interest: contributing factors of success for minority students at predominantly white institutions

Peter M. Grostic

 


Peter M. Grostic, Teacher of Mathematics, East Kentwood High School - Research Interest: K-12 educational purpose and K-12 guiding statements

 

Luann Harden

 


Luann Harden, Director, Western Michigan University/Southwest

 

    Diana Hernandez, Director, Western Michigan University/Division of Multicultural Affairs - Research Interest: experiences of senior Latina administrators in higher education

Chad Inabinet

 


Chad Inabinet, Dean of Student Services, West Shore Community College - Research Interest: executive leadership; student persistence, retention and completion

 

Jeffery Jackson

 


Jeffery Jackson, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Managment and Director of Career Center, Bowling Green State University

 

 

    Tina Koepf, Assessment Development, NOCTI - Research Interest: multiple choice assessments, focusing on item length, for CTE student

Tammy Looman

 


Tammy Looman, Instructor in Writing and Director of the Writing Center, Cornerstone University

 

Vincent Maltese

 


Vincent Maltese, Dean of Science/Mathematics, Monroe County Community College

 

       Dawn MarkellDean, Cleary University - Research Interest: organizational identity of small, private colleges

      Ron McKean, Interim Dean, Ferris State University/College of Engineering Technology - Research Interest: international education, engineering technology, competency base assessment in higher education, non-traditional education

C. Annie Moretz Stanger

 


C. Annie Moretz Stanger, Grants Development Specialist, Midland College (Texas)

 

Tyler Norman

 


Tyler Norman, Director of Fitness, West Hills Athletic Club, WMU

 

    Nicole Peterson, Elementary Principal, Rockford Public Schools - Research Interest: adult learning theory, job-embedded professional development for principals

Karika Phillips

 


Karika Phillips, Health Equity Coordinator, Kalamazoo County Government

 

 

    Julia Pimentel Jimenez, Registrar, Universidad Iberoamericana UNIBE - Research Interest: URE, automation of processes, curriculum design and implementation

Theresa A. Raglin

 


Theresa A. Raglin, Academic Department Head, Ferris State University - 

 

 

    Jennifer Riggs, Respiratory Therapy Instructor, Muskegon Community College - Research Interest: national board pass rates, how to improve them, is there something that leads to success on first time pass attempt

   Malia Roberts, Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment Services - Western Michigan University - Research Interest: professional staff development and mentorship

   Robert Robins, Senior Affiliate Professor, Grand Valley State University - Research Interest: educational technology; hybrid-flipped class methodology; adventure tourism

     Christine Robinson, Director of Undergrad Admissions and Advising, Western Michigan University - Research Interest: student success, students on probation, access, equity, inclusion, social justice, shame, identity

Gail Rouscher

 


Gail Rouscher, Faculty Specialist and Lecturer, College of Aviation, WMU

 

 

    Ibrahim Rustamov, Doctoral Associate, Western Michigan University/Extended University Programs - Research Interest: innovations in higher education; program development; alternative credentials, prior learning assessment and competency-based education 

Mandy Seiferlein

 


Mandy Seiferlein, Director, External Clinical Operations, Ferris State University

 

 

  Jennifer Sims, Doctoral Assistant, WMU  

 Chow Soongmin, Associate Director, International Admissions and Services, Western Michigan University - Research Interest: international student experiences; trends in transnational education practices; quality assurance in higher education

   Candis Thomas, Teacher, Saginaw Public Schools 

    Kara Werner-Sanders, Head Athletic Trainier and Adjunct Instructor/Beacon Health System and IU South Bend - Research Interest: student identity and affect on education, assimilation, engagement

Jay Wise

 


Jay Wise, Assistant Dean for Residence Life, Calvin College

 

 

           Yvonne (Yuqian) Zhang, Associate Professor, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, China  - Research Interest: cross-border higher education

 Terah Zaremba, Director, Academic Advising and Student Life, Kellogg Community College