College Student Personnel program

CSP: Student Affairs Faculty and Staff

 Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis

Professor and College Student Personnel Program Coordinator
Ph.D., The University of Iowa
M.A., The University of Iowa
B.A., The University of Iowa

Tracy Davis is Professor of College Student Personnel where he is responsible for the administration and coordination of the program. He has worked professionally in the areas of gifted education, student activities, and Greek life. His research interests include social justice education, mindfulness & contemplative practices, sexual assault prevention, identity, and men's development. 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, sharing what he learns with others, and promoting the growth and development of emerging professionals. Publications including empirical studies in refereed journals, book chapters, and four books/monographs -- Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional Approaches to Applying Masculinities in Student Affairs(in press), 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 ACPA: College Student Educators International (ACPA), the ACPA Commission on Professional Preparation Directorate, and recently completed service as an ACPA Senior Scholar. Tracy frequently presents at professional conferences and consults with colleges and universities regarding men's development and social justice.

The student affairs and academic community have acknowledged his contributions as a scholar, teacher, and social justice advocate widely.  Most importantly, he remains wildly unfinished.

Recent Publications:

Davis, T. & Moody, B. (in press). Mindful masculinities. In C. Catalano, R. Wagner, & T. Davis (Eds.), New Directions in Student Services: Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional Approaches to Applying Masculinities in Student Affairs.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Catalano, C., Wagner, R. & Davis, T. (in press). Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional Approaches to Applying Masculinities in Student Affairs.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Davis, T. (in press). Afterward.  In D. Tillapaugh & B. McGowan (Eds.), Men & Masculinities on Campus: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
 
Tillapaugh, D., Catalano, C., & Davis, T. (in press). Theoretical complexities of men & masculinities.  In D. Tillapaugh & B. McGowan (Eds.), Men & Masculinities on Campus: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
 
Davis, T. & Klobassa, V. (2017). Honoring the face behind the mask: Interrogating masculine performatives as counter-hegemonic practice. In P. L. Eddy, K. Ward, & T. Khwaja (Eds.), Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
Foste, Z. & Davis, T. (2017). Am I doing this right? A qualitative exploration of how college men make meaning of gendered expectations. Men and Masculinities, 20(1),  https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17696188 .

 

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Laila McCloud

 
Instructor

M.Ed DePaul University 
B.A. DePaul University

Laila McCloud is a doctoral student at the University of Iowa in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. During her time at Iowa, Laila has served as a Research Assistant in the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE) at Iowa for the Emory Integrity Project. Laila has a wealth of experience as a student affairs practitioner, specifically in multicultural student affairs at private liberal arts institutions where she has served in roles such as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Success & Retention, and Director of Multicultural Student Engagement and additionally working with first-generation, underrepresented, and at-risk of attrition students . Laila's research interests critically examine issues of race and equity within higher education with a focus on the academic and social experiences of Black college students. She is an active member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).   She earned her BA in Sociology and African and Black Diaspora Studies and her MEd in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Development both from DePaul University.

Awards:

NASPA IV-E 2017 Graduate Student Rising Star 
 
University of Iowa College of Education 2017 Minority Student Award
 
2015 Outstanding Contribution to the ACPA Coalition for Multicultural Affairs 

 

Selected Presentations: 

Taylor, R., McCloud, L., Williams, Q., Burr, K., Barnhardt, C., (2018). “Speaking Up When I Disagree…”: A Case Study on Campus Climate for Engaging with Difference. Association for the Study of Higher Education in Tampa, FL.
 
McCloud, L., Hernández, E., Hill, R.I., Williams, B.M., Palmer, G., Reddick, R.J., (2018). #WokeDocStudents and Faculty Socialization: Differentiated Risks in Public Scholarship.  Association for the Study of Higher Education in Tampa, FL. 
 
McCloud, L., (2018). Transforming Campus Culture on Integrity: An In-Depth Look at Perspective Taking.  Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values in Tallahassee, FL.
 
Miller, G., Lynn, F., McCloud, L. (2017) Aren’t They All the Same? Positioning Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Organizational Field of Higher Education.  Association for the Study of Higher Education in Houston, Texas 
 
McCloud, L., Watt, S.K., Pasquesi, K. (2017). Multicultural Initiatives Reconsidered: Are you programming for survival or inclusion? American College Personnel Association International Convention in Columbus, Ohio 
 
McCloud, L., Linley, J.L. (2017). Leadership from the Margins: Supporting Black Women Student Leaders. American College Personnel Association International Convention in Columbus, Ohio. 
 
Williams, B., Karikari, S., McCloud, L., Anderson, D. (2017). SisterPhD: Lessons from Year Two. American College Personnel Association International Convention in Columbus, Ohio 
 
Barnhardt, C., Liddel, D., McCloud, L., Young, R. (2017). Transforming Campus Culture on Integrity: Initial Findings.  American College Personnel Association International Convention in Columbus, Ohio

 


 

Chase Catalano

Chase Catalano

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

Chase J. Catalano is an Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel program, and serves as one of the CSP Program Coordinators with a focus on graduate student development and curricular matters. Chase is a trans scholar, which means he identifies as trans, as well as studies trans identities and experiences, policies and practices about trans inclusion, and transness in higher education. His research and publications also address topics of social justice, queerness, and masculinities. 

Chase’s previous work includes positions in fraternity and sorority life, residence life, and admissions.  Prior to joining the CSP Team, he served as the Director of the LGBT Resources Center at Syracuse University for five years.  He brings his student affairs experiences into the classroom with him, and often reaches out colleagues across the country to video chat into classes. 

Chase frequently presents at national student affairs and higher education conferences and consults with colleges and universities regarding trans student inclusion and social justice.  Chase received the Annuit Coeptis Award from ACPA for emerging professional in 2018.  Chase is also an ACPA Emerging Scholar (class of 2018-2020).  He is a co-editor for Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 4th edition (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor of the forthcoming Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional Approaches to Applying Masculinities in Student Affairs (New Directions for Student Services).  He has various book chapters and published articles in Equity & Excellence in Education, Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), and Journal for Diversity in Higher Education.

Awards:

ACPA Emerging Scholar (2018-2020)
 
ACPA Anuit Coeptis for Emerging Professionals (2018)
 
ACPA's Coalition on Men & Masculinities Outstanding Research Award (2017)

 

Recent Publications, Chapters, Monographs, Refereed Articles:

Catalano, D. C. J.    (2017). Resisting coherence: Trans men’s experience and the use of grounded theory methods. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 30(3), p. 234-244.
 
Tillapaugh, D. &  Catalano, D. C.   (2017, March).  Experiences of graduate assistants overseeing public  universities’ LGBT Resource Centers   . Research paper presented at ACPA National Convention.  Columbus, OH.
 
Catalano, C.  (2016, September).  Resisting coherence: Trans men’s experiences and the   use of grounded  theory methods   . Paper presented at Trans* Studies: An international transdisciplinary conference on gender, embodiment, and sexuality. University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ.
 
Catalano, C.  (2016, September).  Facebook Live Scholar Talk   .  Research presented for the ACPA Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Awareness (CLGBTA). Facebook.

 


Ron Williams

Ron Williams

Associate Professor, College Student Personnel Program
Vice President of Student Services
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Ed.D., Tennessee State University
M.Ed.Tennessee State University
B.A., Lane College

Ron Williams is an Associate Professor of College Student Personnel (CSP) in the Department of Education Studies. As a higher education practitioner, Williams is responsible for coordinating academic programs and fostering collaborative relationships with 2-year institutions, maintaining articulation agreements and 2+2 programs; overseeing the University Advising and Academic Services Center and the Office of Academic Services; and contributing to the plans for enrollment management and student retention. He also serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for Academic Affairs and directs the underrepresented dissertation fellowship and visiting professorship programs.

Williams has worked professionally in the areas of academic and student affairs, admissions, financial aid, governance, higher education policy, and public school system leadership. Williams frequently presents at professional conferences and consults with colleges and universities regarding access and equity in higher education, baccalaureate degree completion, and academic program development. 


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 four (24) 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.


 

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Justin Conklin

Graduate Assistant, College Student Personnel Administration Office
B.M., University of Central Missouri

Justin Conklin is a graduate student in the College Student Personnel: Student Affairs Master’s program. In addition to his studies, he holds an assistantship position in the College Student Personnel Administration Office where he specializes in the recruitment and retention of graduate-level students for the department. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Missouri, receiving a Bachelor of Music. He has participated in organizations such as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and served as a counselor at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. After graduation from the CSP program, Justin hopes to utilize his talents in the field of student affairs by specializing in the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students for a music department, pursuing a Ph.D., and rising to the ranks of a university senior leadership position.

 


 

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Kayla Beadles

Graduate Assistant, College Student Personnel Administration Office
B.A., Monmouth College

Kayla Beadles is a graduate student in the College Student Personnel: Student Affairs Master’s program.  She holds her assistantship in the CSP Administration Office and practica in the LGBT*QA Resource Center and the TRIO Student Support Services Office at Carl Sandburg College.  Kayla also spends her time advising the Western 1st Generation Society, and serves as the Vice President of the Western Illinois Student Personnel Association.  Kayla comes to Western from Monmouth College where she earned a degree in Public Relations and Classics.  Kayla found a passion for Residence Life after being an RA during undergrad and spending a summer as an ACUHO-I Intern at Penn State.  After graduation, Kayla hopes to find a job in TRIO or other similar educational equity programs, or Residence Life.

 


 

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Kristian Clayton

Graduate Assistant, College Student Personnel Administration Office
B.A., Augustana College

Kristian Clayton is a graduate assistant in the College Student Personnel Administration Office and a part of the 2019 Higher Education Leadership cohort.  He has held internships in areas of career services, new student orientation, and mental health in higher education in alignment with his student affairs and post-graduation interests of student engagement, orientation, and career counseling.  A Ph.D. is also in the future for Kristian!