Cathy Carlson,

Commission Co-Chair

Cathy Carlson is the Associate Dean of Academic Services at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. She directs the staff and operations of the Advising Center and works with members of the Student Affairs staff on individual student issues which affect them both academically and personally. Cathy holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont, a master's degree in Counselor Education from Penn State University and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Muhlenberg College. Prior to joining Bentley in summer 2014, Cathy was the Assistant Dean for Student Services at the University of Vermont, School of Business Administration.

Ceceilia Parnther,

Commission Co-Chair

Ceceilia Parnther is a Doctoral Candidate in the department of Education Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University. In this role she supports the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program, serves as a part-time faculty member and provides faculty research support in higher education. Ceceilia holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University in Chicago. She is also a King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow. Her reserach is focused on academic integrity initiatives in higher education. Prior to joinng WMU, Celicia worked in student conduct, residential life and business school administration.

Wendy Chetcuti,

Website and Social Media Chair

Wendy Chetcuti is the Director of Academic Programs and Advisor for both graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University.  She has an AAS in Computer Programming from Clark State Community College, a BA in Psychology from Wright State University and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Wright State University.

Jamie Cooper,

Past Commission Co-Chair

Dr. Jamie Cooper serves as the Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Jamie holds a master’s and doctoral degree in developmental psychology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in counselor education from Tennessee Tech. He has presented nationally and lead webinars on topics related to career preparation in the liberal arts, customer service models in higher education, student mental health and academic affairs, and student privacy rights.

T. Lynn Hogan,

Faculty In Residence

T. Lynn Hogan is the Associate Dean for critical thinking at Florida State University and Associate Professor in the School of Theatre. He holds the PHD in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University, and an MA in journalism and BA in public relations from The University of Georgia. He has published and presented nationally on topics such as client services, career development, relationships between academic and student services and HIV/AIDS in higher education.

Ana Castillo-Nye,

Outreach, Awards, & Strategic Initiatives Chair

Ana Castillo-Nye is the Assistant Director for the Pennoni Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry (CII) at Drexel University. After receiving her BA with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Rutgers University in 2011, she continued with graduate studies at the School of Education where she received her EdM in College Student Affairs. Ana's primary responsibilities include advising students of the Custom-Designed Major (CSDN) Program, co-teaching CSDN introductory seminars, and facilitating educational programming related to the major as well as the unit's yearly themed interdisciplinary course series, the Symposium. She believes in leadership development that approaches problem solving in the systemic mindset and tries to challenge students to learn how to move between  “small lens” and “big lens” thinking. Outside of work, Ana is a trained citizen lobbyist and is particularly interested in issues regarding educational access, poverty, civic participation, and critical citizenship.

Christina Wright-Fields,

Programs Chair

Christina Wright Fields is a Clinical Fellow for Community Partnerships and Professional Lecturer within the Education Department at Marist College. She has worked with numerous campus-wide initiatives focusing on diversity, internationalism, student retention, student affairs and academic affairs partnerships, campus collaborations, and community partnerships. Her research focuses on culturally relevant pedagogy, internationalization, academic access and success, and campus collaborations.  Dr. Wright Fields received American College Personnel Association (ACPA)’s Support Latino/a Student Success Award, and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) African American Knowledge Community KUUMBA New Professionals Award and most recently received NASPA’s Excellence Award for International, Multicultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, and Disability programming. Within ACPA, she has served as an annual convention program proposal reviewer, Next Gen Program planning committee member, Graduate Students and New Professionals Research Chair and currently as the Commission for Academic Affairs Sponsored Programs Chair.

Katherine Madden,

Webinars Chair

Katherine Madden is the Master’s Program Coordinator in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) at the University of Michigan. Katie is a proud Notre Dame alumna, in addition to holding a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) from Michigan State University. She is a past chair for the ACPA Standing Committee on Disability, now the Coalition for Disability.