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MEET THE TEAM

JANET L. MARLING, Ph.D.
JANET L. MARLING, Ph.D.

Executive Director

JUDITH BRAUER, M.S.
JUDITH BRAUER, M.S.

Associate Director

EMILY KITTRELL, M.S.
EMILY KITTRELL, M.S.

Assistant Director

Advisory Board

Bonita C. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Bonita C. Jacobs, Ph.D.

President


University of North Georgia

NISTS Founder & Senior Fellow

Dimpal Jain, Ph.D.
Dimpal Jain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


California State University, Northridge

Rose Rojas, M.A.
Rose Rojas, M.A.

District Director,
Center for Curriculum
and Transfer Articulation


Maricopa Community
College District

Toyia Younger, Ph.D.
Toyia Younger, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for
Student Affairs


Iowa State University

Stephanie Foote, Ph.D.
Stephanie Foote, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Teaching, Learning, and Evidence-Based Practices


John N. Gardner Institute
for Excellence in
Undergraduate Education

Kimberly M. Lowry, Ph.D.
Kimberly M. Lowry, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Initiatives


The Aspen Institute 

College Excellence Program

Dantrayl Smith, Ed.D.
Dantrayl Smith, Ed.D.

Coordinator of the
Intercultural Network

Tarrant County College,
Trinity River Campus

Trudy Bers, Ph.D.
Trudy Bers, Ph.D.

President

The Bers Group

Member Emeritus

Stephen Handel, Ph.D.
Stephen Handel, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer


ECMC Foundation

James Mantooth, Ph.D.
James Mantooth, Ph.D.

Executive Director,

Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement


University of Tennessee
at Martin

Eileen Strempel, Ph.D.
Eileen Strempel, Ph.D.

Inaugural Dean
Herb Alpert School of Music


University of California,
Los Angeles

Alfred Herrera, MPA
Alfred Herrera, MPA

Assistant Vice Provost
for Academic Partnerships;
Director, Center for Community College Partnerships


University of California,
Los Angeles

Mark Allen Poisel, Ed.D.
Mark Allen Poisel, Ed.D.

Assistant Director, LEAD Scholars Academy

University of Central Florida

Barbara Tobolowsky, Ph.D.
Barbara Tobolowsky, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


University of Texas
at Arlington