Vernon A. Wall

Vernon A. Wall (he/him/his) has accumulated over 30+ years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC- Charlotte, and UNC-Chapel Hill and has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education, and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC and is the Director for Business Development at LeaderShape, Inc. Vernon is also President and Founder of One Better World, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in engaging others in courageous social justice and equity conversations. 

With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. He has received several awards for his contributions to the quality of student life, is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon’s volunteer involvement with ACPA began with his graduate school professor, Dr. Nancy Evans. Nancy was chair of the Commission for Professional Preparation (Commission XII at the time). After attending his first conference, Nancy (who was the Chair of the Commission) asked if he would be interested in joining. In Nancy’s words: “We need some graduate student voices on this cranky – but wonderful – group.” After a year, he became a Directorate member of the Commission and went on to chair the Task Force on Recruitment. Later, he became a member of the National Careers in Student Affairs Week Executive Committee – which ultimately developed into what we know now as National Careers in Student Affairs month. He served as program chair and as a member of the executive committee for the Sexuality & Gender Identities Coalition (the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness at the time). He has also been an active member of the Commission for Student Involvement (Commission IV at the time) and the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs (which is now represented by some amazing networks). Vernon coordinated the professional development “Roadshow” Beyond Tolerance— based on one of the two books that he and Nancy Evans co-edited. He also served on the Executive Council as a Member-at-large and as one on ACPA’s representatives on the ACPA/NASPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on Consolidation. After serving on several convention planning teams (including one of the joint ACPA/NASPA conventions) in various capacities, President Nancy Evans asked him to be the Convention Chair for her convention in Long Beach in 2002. It was at this conference that he and Nancy unveiled the Voice of Inclusion Award. Vernon also worked for 5 years in the ACPA International Office as Senior Director for Professional Development, Research and Scholarship. Vernon is currently serving as the association’s President. Vernon is honored and excited to serve the association in this capacity as we continue to boldly transform higher education!

KerryAnn O’Meara

KerryAnn O’Meara (she/her/hers) is Professor of Higher Education and 2020 President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). KerryAnn's research examines faculty careers and academic rewards systems with a particular focus on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and faculty of historically minoritized identities. KerryAnn is an internationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion in faculty affairs, and has completed longitudinal and randomized control trials on faculty retention and workload reform projects, showing positive results from evidence-based interventions. Her work has been widely published and funded. KerryAnn spent 10 years as Director of the University of Maryland ADVANCE program, leading hiring, retention and leadership efforts and 3 years as Associate Dean of Faculty and Graduate Affairs in her College. She consults with universities on promotion and tenure policy reform, faculty development programs, and organizational practices that sustain equitable workloads. KerryAnn is PI of an NSF ADVANCE grant, the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, to work with academic departments on workload equity and senior researcher with the UMD System AGEP PROMISE project to examine inclusive hiring in STEM fields. KerryAnn teaches on issues of organizational change and behavior, women in higher education, the academic profession, and ranking systems and mentors 9 doctoral students in her program. She is a sought after speaker, consultant and partner on reforms to make academe more inclusive.  

Robert Brown

Robert Brown (he, him, his) serves as the Director of Social Justice Education at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he leads several curricular and co-curricular social justice education initiatives. Robert holds a BS in Finance and Community Service Studies from DePaul University, MA in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University. Robert’s research interests explore topics related to equity and inclusion in higher education; faculty development and critical pedagogy; and identity-conscious supervision and management. Rob has presented and facilitated regionally and nationally on topics related to social justice education, racial justice, inclusive pedagogy, identity-conscious supervision, assessment & evaluation, college men & masculinities, and civic engagement. Most recently, he co-authored Identity-Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs: Building Relationship & Transforming Institutions, which was published by Routledge. Rob works diligently to bring his professional experiences, research interests, and passion for social justice to life through his work as a social justice educator always seeking to create space for community building, healing, and liberation.

Timothy K. Eatman

Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D. (he/him/his), an educational sociologist and publicly engaged scholar, serves as the inaugural dean of the Honors Living - Learning Community and Associate Professor of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark. From 2012 – 2017 his primary network of operation and leadership was with the national consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life serving as Faculty Co-Director. Tim currently serves as national co-chair of the Urban Research Based Action and chair of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement board. In January 2019 Tim was elected to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Also with AAC&U Tim serves as a faculty member of the Institute on High Impact Practices for Student Success. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement and the National Advisory board for Bringing Theory to Practice. Pursuing a rigorous scholarly agenda, Tim publishes widely, serves on editorial boards and reviews for scholarly journals, publications and conferences. He has written several book chapters and research reports including the widely cited Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship and a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars. Tim is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement published in 2017. A widely sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator, and collaborator who has earned local, national and international recognition for his leadership in advancing understandings about the multi-faceted impact of publicly engaged scholarship in the university of the 21 st century, Tim was recognized by the University of Illinois College of Education with its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information see his webpages at http://timothykeatman.com.

Luoluo Hong

The eldest daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Luoluo (pronounced “lō-lō”) Hong (she/her/hers) is a passionate educator, courageous leader and energetic student advocate who joined the CSU Chancellor’s Office as the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management starting August 1st, 2019. Prior to the CSU, Luoluo served as Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Title IX Coordinator for San Francisco State University from May 2014 to July 2019, and as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiˈi at Hilo from January 2008 to April 2014, where she concurrently took on the role of Acting Athletic Director for one and a half years. She began her career at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge as a health promotion professional (1992-2000). Subsequent senior administrative roles have included Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students at Shepherd College (2000-2002); Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002-2005); and Dean of Student Affairs at the West campus for Arizona State University (2005-2007).

At each campus where she has worked, Luoluo has taught undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and been an affiliated faculty member in a variety of disciplines, including Kinesiology, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Psychology, and Criminal Justice & Criminology. Luoluo was also an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at ASU and was tenured as an Associate Professor in Public Health Leadership & Education in UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy. Luoluo holds a BA in Psychology from Amherst College, a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research from LSU in Baton Rouge. A nationally-sought after speaker and trainer in the areas of violence prevention, social justice, and leadership, Luoluo has delivered over 3,000 presentations, keynoted over 75 conferences and meetings, and authored several book chapters. Formerly a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health (2000-2008) and recognized as a Fellow by the American College Health Association in 2006, Luoluo is the faculty coordinator for the American College Personnel Association’s Aspiring SSAO Institute and is a member of the Women’s Network Executive Council for the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group. She also completed a term as chair-designee for the Pacific West Athletic Conference from 2011-2013. An alumna member of the Delta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Luoluo has volunteered with numerous rape crisis centers across the country and with Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce in the East Hawaiˈi Island community. Luoluo is the proud parent of two rambunctious felines: an 11-year old orange tabby named Phoenix and a two-year old flame point Siamese who loosely answers to Daario and believes he is a dog. Luoluo can occasionally be found masquerading as a level 120 human warlock in World of Warcraft. 

Danielle Morgan Acosta

Danielle Morgan Acosta (she/her/hers) is passionate about finding and cultivating potential, facilitating change, developing socially just spaces, and investing in students and staff so they grow personally and professionally.  She currently serves as Associate Dean of Students at Clark University and ACPA’s Vice President.  Throughout her career, she has cultivated vibrant and inclusive student experiences, supporting student governance, advocacy, engagement, and community building.  She has written about leadership, student governance, identity and student organization advising.  Danielle, a first generation college student from California, received her BA and MAT from Clark University, her M.Ed in Higher Education Student Affairs from Salem State University, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University where she explored how the parental divorce experience during childhood influences female undergraduate student leaders.  An active member of ACPA since graduate school, Danielle has served ACPA through numerous leadership roles, including representing graduate students and new professionals, chairing the ACPA17 Annual Convention, and currently serving on the ACPA Governing Board.