Office Staff

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Jeanne-Marie Ryan
Executive Director

As executive director for the Center for Career Development I lead strategic development. I joined Davidson from State Street Corporation, where I served as a vice president and director of talent innovation. My previous experience includes corporate leadership and talent management positions in investment banking and technology industries across Europe and the U.S., as well as experience in nonprofit education and the wine industry.

I was awarded a joint B.A. with honors in French and history by the School of Arts and Humanities at University College Dublin and an M.A in American Studies by the Clinton Institute at UCD.

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Jeff Kniple
Associate Director for Employer Relations

I serve as the point of contact for many of Davidson's recruiting partners in business, education, nonprofit and healthcare organizations, and I coordinate the Davidson Impact Fellows program. My prior experience includes positions in admissions, orientation, leadership and academic affairs, most of them at liberal arts institutions, and all of which helped prepare me for the professional challenges of my current role. 

I hold a B.A. in sociology from Cornell University, and an M.A. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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Jamie Johnson
Associate Director for Career Development

I serve as the point of contact for career counseling and assessment. My prior experience includes working in higher education in positions as adjunct faculty, and administration and human resources, in both nonprofit and business.

I received an M.S. in counseling from California State University, Northridge, and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), certified in Strong Interest Inventory and a MBTI Master Practitioner.

Tiffany Waddell

Tiffany Waddell
Assistant Director for Career Development

I am the point of contact for career education and professional development programming. In this role, I work to establish strategic partnerships with campus influencers to engage and impact students across academic discipline and varying areas of post-graduate interests. Additionally, I manage the Career Development Ambassador program for our office and facilitate the career development section of Davidson 101. I have worked directly with students in academic and professional development contexts in the private, selective liberal arts setting for over seven years.

In previous roles, I have coached hundreds of students and launched strategic programming initiatives to support multicultural students, first-generation college students, and students in the arts as they navigate their college-to-career journey. I earned both a joint B.A. in theatre and psychology and M.A. in liberal studies from Wake Forest University. I am a certified Career Development Facilitator, and hold certifications in the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Diversity Education.


Jamie Stamey

Jamie Stamey
Assistant Director for Internships

I work to develop relationships with employers in the areas of government and policy, arts and communication, and entrepreneurship. I coordinate internship grant opportunities for the Center for Career Development and collaborate with internship programs across campus such as Davidson in Washington, the DavidsonIE Internship Program, and the Davidson in East Asia Internship Program. I have worked directly with internships at private, liberal arts institutions for six years, cultivating relationships with employers and helping students navigate the process.

I received a B.A. in communication studies and a M.Ed. in organizational leadership and communication from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Sarah Satterwhite Williams

Sarah Satterwhite Williams '11
Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement

I serve as the point of contact for employers in the areas of science, technology, engineering & math. I also build relationships with Davidson alumni and parents, engaging them in career programming and networking initiatives. As the pre-law advisor, I work closely with law firms as well as coordinate the annual Greater Charlotte Law School Fair. Additionally, I manage the Job Shadowing Program and Career Treks, providing opportunities for students to explore careers and connect with Davidson stakeholders and champions. My previous experience includes program management and counseling students from a variety of backgrounds, focusing on business and undeclared students, at both private and public institutions.

I received a B.S. in psychology from Davidson College and a M.S., Ed.S. in school counseling and college counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and am certified in the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory.

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Julie Lucas
Office Manager

I work at the front desk and am often the first contact for our students, alumni, employers and families. I also manage our budget, data entry and provide a wide range of behind-the-scenes support. I have worked in various education environments for more than 25 years, with young children through college age students. I have experience in academics, athletics and administration.