• Ph.D. Syracuse University
  • M.S. University of Rochester
  • B.A. St. John Fisher College


As Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Center for Civic Engagement,  I provide strategic direction, supervision and management to the center for civic engagement, the college union, leadership development, and the Lula Bell Houston Resource Center.  I cultivate relationships with community leaders to facilitate engaged learning opportunities and support the college’s role as an anchor institution in the community. Each semester, I have the pleasure of teaching a course on high impact experiential learning or community engagement and change.

I have more than 20 years of experience in higher education as a practitioner and faculty member. Throughout my career, I have worked to develop student learning and leadership in various areas, including community-based learning, civic engagement, leadership development, student activities, and union management. Prior to coming to Davidson, I served as a lecturer in the higher education graduate program at Syracuse University and was involved with the development of innovative curricula around learning communities, community-based learning and critical reflection.

It is a true pleasure to work collaboratively with students, faculty and community members on community change projects.