Dr. David Rosch
Dave Rosch currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches leadership classes, conducts research on the impact of leadership training initiatives, and coordinates the graduate program in the Agricultural Education Program. He currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Leadership Education and Journal of Student Leadership.
Dave has served as Chair of the Leadership Scholarship Member Interest Group in the International Leadership Association, the co-coordinator of the National Leadership Symposium, and as a faculty member for the Leadership Educators Academy. Additionally, Dave is the Senior Research Fellow for LeaderShape, Inc. In 2016, Dave was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Leadership Educators, and the NACTA Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.
Dave earned a PhD in Higher Education from Syracuse University, an MS in Student Affairs from Colorado State University, and a BS in Psychology from Binghamton University.
Dr. Jan Arminio
Jan L. Arminio is retired professor and director of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. Her scholarship focuses on social justice, advocacy, qualitative research, and assessment. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Greater Carlisle Community Responders Network, a grassroots organization responding to incidents of hate and bias. Previously she served as the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of College Student Development and President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Her recent publications include the co-authored articles Advocate Archetypes (2021) and Educators Acculturating to Serve Student Veterans and Service Members (2018), and the co-authored books Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education: A Cultural Approach to Student Success (2015), Why Aren’t We There Yet?: Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus (2013), and Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research (2022). In 2017 she was awarded the Esther Lloyd-Jones Professional Service Award from American College Personnel Association and in 2011 the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. She represented the National Association for Campus Activities on the Council for the Advancement of Standards for over two decades.
Melanie Bullock is a higher education professional committed to developing students who will in turn transform their organizations, their campus, their communities, and the world. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University.
In her career, Melanie has developed teams of students to plan diverse events and programs that complement the academic experience. She provided oversight and direction for Multicultural Affairs, First-Year Experience, Student Activities and Leadership/Student Organization programming operations. She also served as an Executive Director of university preliminary pageant competitions for the Miss America Organization.
Currently, Melanie serves as the Director of the Center for Leadership at Elon University. In her role she works with a team to administer and enhance leadership programming and initiatives for students and organizations. Beyond her role at Elon, Melanie volunteers with the National Association for Campus Activities, currently serving with the Credentialing Task Force and the Inter-association Leadership Educators Collaborative Consortium. She also served as the National Association for Campus Activities National Convention Educational and Professional Development Coordinator and Staff Member for the Summer Leadership Event at Walt Disney World. She is a member of the advisory board for the Bryant Education Leadership Group’s African American Student Leadership Experience and a facilitator for the American University of Nigeria’s Emerging Leaders Academy.
Dr. Kathy Guthrie
Kathy L. Guthrie is an associate professor of Higher Education at Florida State University. In addition to teaching in the Higher Education Program, Kathy also serves as the director of the Leadership Learning Research Center and coordinates the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, which are both partnerships between the College of Education and the Division of Student Affairs. Kathy’s research focuses on leadership learning, socially just leadership education, online teaching and learning, and professional development for student affairs professionals specifically in leadership education. Kathy has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and higher education. Kathy has authored/co-authored over 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited 4 issues in the New Directions series. She co-authored Operationalizing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning, Engaging in the Leadership Process: Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy of College Students, and The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Leadership and co-edited Shifting the Mindset and Changing the Narrative: Socially Just Leadership Education. She has been honored as an ACPA Diamond Honoree and NASPA Pillar of the Profession. Guthrie has served on several editorial boards and is currently the associate editor of the New Directions in Student Leadership series.
Dr. Cindy Kane
Cindy serves as the Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Bridgewater State University after nearly 20 years in progressively responsible roles in campus activities and student affairs. Prior to working at BSU, she was employed at St. Peter's College (NJ) and Seton Hall University (NJ). Cindy completed her Ph.D. at University of Nebraska in December 2014 and holds a master's degree from New York University (NY) in student personnel administration in higher education and a bachelor's from Lafayette College (PA) in psychology. Cindy was selected as a Fellow with the American Council on Education in 2016-2017.
Cindy serves as an adjunct faculty member with the counselor education graduate program at BSU and has taught both on-line and face to face courses on topics relating to leadership in higher education. In addition, she is a consultant, speaker and program reviewer for associations and colleges and has served in leadership roles with the National Association for Campus Activities including prior service on the Board of Directors and current service on the advisory board for the new Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship.
In her time outside of work, she is a proud parent of her favorite emerging leader, @littleredsaid and is considering forwarding her phone calls and mail to the local baseball fields for the remainder of the year in order to keep up life as a practitioner, scholar and baseball mom.
Tricia has spent more than 30 years in higher education, working in the areas of student affairs, leadership education, human resources, and continuing education. While working in student affairs, she held various positions in NACA at the regional and national levels. Most recently, Tricia was on the faculty at Rider University where she was the Program Director for the MA Organizational Leadership program and led the development of the MS in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management program. Tricia is currently pursuing her passion for instructional and learning design at iDesign and faculty development at Lumen Learning. She continues to serve as a part-time faculty member at Rutgers University and Rider University.
In her free time, Tricia enjoys reading and hiking and volunteering in the local community.
Nolfi holds bachelor's and master's degrees from The Ohio University and her doctorate from Rutgers University.
Dr. Adam Peck
Dr. Adam Peck serves as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Illinois State University. He has been a student affairs practitioner for more than 25 years. He is the author of more than fifty scholarly publications and has presented more than 100 national and international webinars. He served as editor and co-author of the book, "Engagement & Employability: Integrating Career Learning Through Cocurricular Experiences in Postsecondary Education" (NASPA Press, March 2017). He also served as co-editor for, "Leadership Development in Student Employment, New Directions for Student Leadership." His most recently book is titled, "Applying Design Thinking to the Measurement of Student Learning" (with Danielle DeSawal).
Dr. Peck is actively engaged in a number of professional associations. He is a former president of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators and as the former State Director for NASPA Texas. He has been named one of the "Champions of Assessment" by Campus Labs and received the "Founders Award" from NACA for contributions to the field of student activities.
Dr. Peck earned his bachelor's degree in Theatre from Lewis University, a master's degree in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.