eTutorial Facilitators

Meet our team of 2017 eTutorial moderators! Each eTutorial module is moderated by a NACADA leader with many years of advising and administrative experience in higher education. Together we are excited to work with you in this terrific online environment! 

Melinda Anderson
 

Melinda Anderson

Melinda J. Anderson serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the University College at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Melinda has over 16 years of experience in academic advising and higher education administration at four-year and two-year institutions. Previous to this role she served as the Director of Pre-Health Advising at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been an active member of NACADA since 2009 and has held several regional level positions including Region 2 Chair and Virginia liaison. She has also served as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). Currently she serves as the Region Representative on the NACADA Council. She earned her EdD in Higher Education Administration from the College of William and Mary.

 

 Chrissy Davis Jones

 

Chrissy Davis

Chrissy Davis Jones joined NACADA in 2004. Chrissy serves on the Administrators’ Institute Advisory Board, Core Values Taskforce, Finance committee, Publication Advisory Board. Over her years of membership with NACADA, Chrissy feels privileged to have served on various advisory boards, commissions, councils, and other task forces. She has over 18 years of experience working at different post-secondary institutions.  Currently, Chrissy is the Acting Vice President of Student Services at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) in Spokane, WA. She has worked at SFCC for seven (7) years serving in different capacities including Director of Academic Advising & Counseling. 

Melissa Johnson

 

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson serves as the associate director of the Honors Program at the University of Florida, as well as an affiliate faculty member for the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Her NACADA involvement has included serving as a faculty member for the Research Symposium, past chair of the Advising High Achieving Students Commission, Emerging Leaders Program mentor, and editorial board member for the NACADA Journal. Melissa is the author of several publications related to high achieving students, first year experience, and professional development, and is a member of the Academic Advising Consultant and Speaker Service. She received her PhD in educational technology from the University of Florida.

Julie Larsen

 

Julie Larsen

Julie Larsen is a Program Manager with First Year Programs at the University of Washington Seattle campus. Her current work includes overseeing student leadership training and curriculum development for the First-year Interest Group (FIG) program that serves over 3,200 students each year. She has over 10 years of experience managing student staffs, and recently developed a competency based student hiring and training system that eliminates bias within the hiring process. Within NACADA, Julie served as the Chair of the Technology in Advising commission from 2013-2015, served on the Webinar Advisory board from 2013-2015 and the Technology Committee from 2013 – 2016.

Cecilia Olivares

 

Cecilia Olivares

Cecilia Olivares is the Senior Student Services Coordinator at the University of Missouri. Prior to coming to Mizzou, Cecilia was the Interim Experiential Learning Credit Coordinator at the University of Memphis, where she previously served as the Director of the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services and has over 10 years of experience as an academic advisor and advising administrator. She is a current member of the NACADA Council (Administrative Division) and past chair of the Emerging Leaders Program.

Susan Poch

 

Susan Poch

Susan Poch calls Washington State University in Pullman, WA home.  As an advising administrator, she has been a member of NACADA for more than 20 years.  Susan has participated in NACADA Winter Institutes, worked as faculty for the Summer Institutes, and now enjoys her time as a moderator of NACADA’s eTutorials. She received NACADA’s Advising Administrator Award in 2012 and recently completed a chapter in the upcoming Advising First Year Students book.  

 George Steele

 

George Steele

George Steele has been a member of NACADA for over 25 years. He coordinated the exploring advising services at Ohio State University in the 1990 and was Executive Director to the Ohio Learning Network, an organization that coordinated distance learning for higher education in Ohio, during the first decade of this century. He is author and co-author of a numerous articles, predominately on working with exploring students and technology in advising. Currently he teaches part-time at Ohio State and assists NACADA on various projects. 

 Susan Campbell

 

Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell most recently served as Senior Director for Academic and Student Affairs in Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. Prior to this, Susan worked at the University of Southern Maine and holds emerita status as Chief Student Affairs Officer. Susan served as President of NACADA, has held other leadership positions within the Association, and received NACADA’s Virginia N. Gordon Award in 2005. Her publications include contributions to the NACADA Guide to Assessment in Academic Advising (2005), the 2005 NACADA guide, Peer Advising: Intentional Connections to Support Student Learning, both editions of The Distance Learner’s Guide (1999 and 2004) published by Prentice-Hall, as well as the 2nd edition of the Academic Advising Handbook (2008) published by Jossey-Bass. More recently, Susan co-authored chapters in the 2013 NACADA/Jossey-Bass publication, Academic Advising Approaches: Strategies that Teach Students to Make the Most of College and in Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Academic Advisor, released in October, 2016. She received her doctorate in higher education management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Vanessa Harris

 

Vanessa Harris

Vanessa Harris has over six years of experience as the former Director of University Advisement at the University of New Mexico UNM-West campus and over 15 years in the field of academic advisement.  She is the current chair of the NACADA Advisory Board for Academic Advising Consultant and Speaker Service (AACSS). She has over 10 years of service with NACADA. She has served in various areas such as Emerging Leader Program, Assessment Institute Advisory Board and the Diversity Committee. She is also one of the co-chairs for the new Specialized Network on Advising and Academic Guidance with the Reinvention Center.

Jennifer Joslin

 

Jennifer Joslin

Jennifer Joslin joined Kansas State and the NACADA Executive Office in 2013 as Associate Director for Content Development. Jennifer is a Past President of NACADA and former Board and Council member with over 20 years’ experience as an academic advisor and advising administrator. She is the author and co-editor of numerous articles and books about academic advising including The New Advisor Guidebook: Mastering the Art of Academic Advising and Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century. Jennifer earned her PhD from The University of Iowa. 

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro

 

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro

Megumi Makino-Kanehiro is the director of the Mānoa Advising Center, an advising office for exploratory students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is also a founder and supervisor of the Mānoa Peer Advisor Program, a cross-campus selection, training, and placement program. She was a panelist on the 2013 NACADA webinar, The Peer Advising Advantage: Creating Meaningful Connections, and was chair of the Peer Advising and Mentoring Commission between 2014 - 2016. She was a member of the NACADA Core Values Task Force and currently serves on the Advising Communities Steering Committee. 

Jermain Pipkins
 

Jermain Pipkins

Jermain Pipkins currently serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles Valley College. Throughout his fifteen-year career in higher education, Jermain has gained a broad range of experience as he has held positions in academic advising, instruction, administration, and academic affairs. Additionally, Jermain has been an active member of NACADA for over 10 years and also serves as a faculty member and current chair for the NACADA Summer Institute. He also serves on the Inclusion & Engagement Committee and the Sustainable Leadership Committee.

Kimberly Smith

 

Kim Smith

Kimberly Smith serves as Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives at Virginia Tech. Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in academic advising and higher education administration. She has been an active member of NACADA serving at the national level and holding several regional level executive positions. Most recently she has joined the Academic Advising Consultants and Speakers Service (AACSS) within NACADA.