College Student Personnel program

Faculty and Staff

 Tracy Davis








Tracy Davis

Professor and Director, College Student Personnel Program
Director, Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development

Ph.D., The University of Iowa
M.A., The University of Iowa
B.A., The University of Iowa

Dr. Tracy Davis is a Professor of College Student Personnel (CSP) in the Department of Education Studies. He is responsible for the administration and coordination of the program. He has worked professionally in the areas of gifted education, student activities, Greek life, and career development. His research interests include social justice education, sexual assault prevention, identity development, men's development, and moral voice/orientation. In 2011, he became the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men’s Development.

Throughout his career, Davis has been engaged in research and sharing what he learns with others. Publications including empirical studies in refereed journals, book chapters, and three books -- Advancing Social Justice: Tools, Pedagogies, and Strategies to Transform Your Campus (2013), Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations (2011), and Developing Social Justice Allies (2004). He has served on the Executive Council for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Commission of Professional Preparation Directorate, and is Past-Chair of the Standing Committee for Men. Tracy frequently presents at professional conferences and consults with colleges and universities regarding men's development and social justice.

His work as a scholar, researcher, and advocate has been acknowledge widely by the student affairs and academic community.

Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year, National Association of Student Personnel Administrator's (NASPA) (1998)
Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research Award, ACPA (1998)
Emerging Scholars Award, ACPA (1999 -- inaugural year)
Outstanding Research Award,  Standing Committee for Men (SCM) of ACPA (2002)
Outstanding Assessment Article Award, Commission on Student Development Assessment (2003)
Annuit Coeptis Award for Senior Scholar, ACPA (2006)
SCM Harry Canon Outstanding Professional, ACPA (2006)
ACPA Standing Committee Advocate Award, 2012
NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community Newly Published Research Award, 2012
ACPA Senior Scholar, 2013
Western Illinois University President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity Education, 2013

Chase Catalano









Chase Catalano

Assistant Professor, College Student Personnel Program
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Dickinson College

Dr. Chase J. Catalano is an Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel (CSP) in the Department of Education Studies. As a CSP faculty member, Chase teaches courses in CSP: Student Affairs track and the CSP: Higher Education Leadership track. Chase's interests and expertise include: trans* student inclusion in higher education, students with marginalized genders and sexualities (LGBTQ students), social justice education, engaged and dialogic pedagogies, and workshop design and facilitation.

Chase's education and research interests include: student development, intersectional analyses of higher education administration and student affairs, social justice education and praxis as curriculum in CSP programs, cultural centers and their staffing patterns and promotions, InterGroup Dialogue pedagogies and action projects, and campus climate assessments and indicators. Prior to joining the CSP team, Chase served as the Director of the LGBT Resources Center at Syracuse University.


 Jill Bisbee








Jill Bisbee

College Student Personnel Program Manager
M.S., Western Illinois University
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Jill serves as the student and academic affairs professional for the College Student Personnel program. In this capacity, she coordinates recruitment, admission, orientation, academic advising, field placement (assistantships, practica, internships), career planning, marketing, and alumni relations. She is also heavily involved in the planning and development of the graduate program as a holistic experience for the students.

Twenty three (23) years of student affairs work provide Jill a solid base for this holistic view of the current and future needs of the students, program, and personnel from the participating field placement sites. Her experiences include graduate and undergraduate admission (domestic and international), marketing, policy development, orientation, supervision and development of student, para-professional, and professional staff, state-level professional organization leadership, and career development advising, student organization advising, and Greek advising.