Amy L. Burkert, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Education at Carnegie Mellon University. Her portfolio of responsibilities spans both undergraduate and graduate education and includes a range of programs and services focused on educational innovation, integrative learning, holistic advising, and student success. A member of the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences and former Assistant Dean, Amy has been a leader in STEM educational reform to broaden access, advance learning, and improve completion. A former NEAAHP president, advising has been at the core of her work throughout her career. She is currently overseeing a campus-wide initiative on advising.
Dr. Steven P. Dandaneau is Executive Director of the Reinvention Collaborative and Associate Provost at Colorado State University. In these roles, Dr. Dandaneau provides executive leadership for a national consortium of leading research universities focused on innovation in undergraduate education and collaborates with colleagues to strengthen the undergraduate experience at CSU. Steve has served as faculty for the NACADA Administrators’ Institute, Track B, since 2016.
Dr. Dandaneau previously served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at Kansas State University; Associate Provost and Director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Halsam Scholars Programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park; and Director, University Honors & John W. Berry, Sr. Scholars Programs at the University of Dayton. He earned a B.A. in Economics (with honors) from Michigan State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University.
Stephanie Hands is the Director of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is responsible for all advising functions within the college including the benchmarking and data collection, staff hiring and training, student transition and completion, structure and policy reform, and communication within the college and to other stakeholders within the academic community. Stephanie has worked in advisement since 1989.She earned both a BA in Psychology and an MBA at UNM. She is currently taking courses in the graduate Educational Psychology program.
She has been a member of NACADA since 2001 and has sat on various boards for the past nine years. Her interests include advising administration, advising models and structures, technology, assessment, and relationship building with other student success units. Stephanie is serving as the Outgoing Chair for the Administrators’ Institute.
Chrissy Davis Jones
Chrissy Davis Jones has over 17 years of experience developing, restructuring and implementing successful student service-related programs with an expertise in academic advisement systems. She starts with the ‘end in mind’ and utilizes data and research to inform her practices. Prior to her administrative roles, she served as an academic advisor at different institutions. And because of her frontline experience in student services, Chrissy states that one of her greatest strength is her ability to envision the ‘future state’ with an eye for details. Her expertise includes strategic partnerships between Student and Academic Affairs, accreditation, professional development, unions and more.
Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux
Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Professor of English at Boston University. She provides leadership on a host of core academic efforts – from innovative curriculum development to creative uses of educational technology – working closely with Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges to strengthen the undergraduate experience. Beth oversees the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the Kilachand Honors College, and the BU Hub (BU’s new general education program), and she pursues special projects around online education, interdisciplinary programs, and academic advising. Beth is also the President and Chair of the Board of the Reinvention Collaborative.
John Paul “JP” Regalado has over 22 years of experience working in higher education. In that time, he has worked at the University of Texas at Austin in a variety of positions and areas including the College of Liberal Arts, the Executive Vice President and Provost’s office, and the School of Undergraduate Studies. He most recently served as the Executive Director of Academic Advising at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he was responsible for all of academic advising.
JP is the first in his family to go to college and completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at UT. JP has served in numerous roles in NACADA including Vice President and President.
Casey have served as an academic advising administrator since 1996, and also has student affairs/residence hall administration experience. At Arizona State University, Casey has managed and supervised large academic advising programs focusing on exploratory students, as well as declared majors for ground and online programs. His leadership in NACADA includes three years on the board of directors, and serving as vice president and president of the association during his board tenure. Casey also served as a past NACADA committee chairperson for the Advising Administrators' Institute advisory board. Serving as an Administrators' Institute faculty member is one of his favorite parts of being affiliated with NACADA.
Joshua Smith began his career in academic advising, working with undeclared students in the office of undergraduate studies at the University of Albany. From there he transitioned to the role of director of assessment, assisting chairs and deans in program reviews and developing student learning outcomes. Joshua moved into a faculty role, conducting research in the area of academic transition, teaching courses in research design, and leading a research center that garnered more than $3 million in institutional, foundation, corporation, and government support. Beyond leading the center, Joshua’s leadership experience includes serving as associate dean and dean of the School of Education.
Kimberly Smith currently serves as the Assistant Provost of Academic Advising Initiatives at Virginia Tech. In this role, Kimberly provides leadership and coordination for university-wide programs and initiatives related to enhancing academic advising. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing advising activities throughout the university community through various university stakeholders in support of undergraduate education. Dr. Smith has served in NACADA in various capacities including a member of NACADA’s Consult and Speakers Bureau and most recently being selected to serve as a fellow with the Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA) collaborative between NACADA and the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education to advance student learning, success, persistence, retention, and degree completion through a comprehensive, standards-based assessment process to promote excellence in academic advising.
Dr. Stephanie Kraft-Terry is the Interim Director of Advising for the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where she supervises a team of professional advisors and coordinates collaboration with departmental faculty advisors. Stephanie was a NACADA Emerging Leader, later serving as the STEM Advising Community Chair and is currently a member of the Administrator’s Institute Advisory Board. Stephanie has presented at local, regional and national advising conferences on the topics of advising assessment, curriculum development, facilitating collaborative change, proactive advising and advising STEM students. In addition, she has published in the NACADA Clearinghouse.
Julie Givans Voller
Julie Givans Voller is Director of Academic Advising at Phoenix College, part of the Maricopa Community College District. Currently, she is a leader for District-wide Guided Pathway planning, working to create large-scale changes to advising structure and delivery.
Previously, at Arizona State University, Julie led 60+ Liberal Arts and Sciences advisors through implementation of program sequencing, critical tracking, learning communities, predictive analytics, and a new SIS.
Julie has contributed to many NACADA publications; most recently she was contributing editor for The Power of Story: Narrative Theory in Academic Advising. Julie was co-editor and a contributing author to Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Advisor.
Julie earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.
Tara Stopfel Warden
Tara Stopfel Warden is the Assistant Vice Provost for Advising & Academic Services at the University of Cincinnati, with university-wide responsibility including three campuses. Since 1992, she has worked in various roles in student affairs, academic affairs, and enrollment management. Tara has been a member of NACADA since 2003, presenting regularly at NACADA Annual Conferences. She has been active in the Advising Administration Commission and the Commission for Undecided and Exploring Students. Tara is a contributor to two NACADA monographs, Advising Special Student Populations (2007) and Academic Advising Administration: Essential Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century (2011.)
A faculty-model academic advisor and English professor, Carol Wilson has benefited greatly from participation in NACADA institutes, e-tutorials, and conferences in her leadership as Wofford College’s Coordinator of Academic Advising. She guides Wofford’s general education advising program, focusing upon advising as teaching. A member of the college’s Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) leadership team for reaccreditation, she offers professional development opportunities for faculty along with group presentations and individual academic success coaching for students. A recent presenter at several NACADA conferences, she holds the MA and PhD in English, with specialization in 20th-century British and American literature.
Dana Zahorik is the most recent past-president for NACADA, serving for the organization from 2016-2017 and is currently a Fellow for the inaugural partnership with the Gardner Institute. Additional NACADA leadership positions include Vice President, member of Board, Council, mentor for the Emerging Leader Program. In addition to her leadership positions, she has delivered numerous advising presentations at the state, regional, annual and International NACADA conferences. She is currently a member of the Consultant and Speaker’s Bureau where she has delivered workshops as well as conducted audits for a variety of institutions.