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University 101 Programs

Our Staff

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Dan Friedman, Executive Director

Dan Friedman provides leadership for University 101 Programs, which includes six academic courses, 240+ instructors, and 240+ Peer/Graduate Leaders.

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Catherine Greene, Associate Director

Catherine Greene helps provide leadership for the department and is responsible for University 101 Program's campus partnerships. This includes developing curriculum and training materials related to campus resources, and managing the Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award. Catherine also collaborates with the Office of the Provost in providing leadership for the First-Year Reading Experience. 

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Sandy Greene, Assistant Director for Communications

Sandy Greene oversees the communication and marketing efforts of University 101 Programs. Sandy also manages the University 101 Scholarship. 

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Katie Hopkins, Assistant Director for Faculty Development

Katie Hopkins is primarily responsible for UNIV 101 instructor trainings and workshops as well as the development and revision of resources for instructors. Katie serves as the primary point of contact for new instructors and oversees the Graduate Leader Program. 

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Emma Reabold, Assistant Director for Peer Leadership

Emma Reabold is primarily responsible for the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders and Graduate Leaders. 

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Carrie Van Haren, Assistant Director for Curriculum and Assessment

Carrie Van Haren oversees the planning, editing, design, and publication of the University 101 textbook, manages departmental assessment projects and course evaluation processes, and develops curricular materials and resources based on assessment data. 

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Bert Easter, Information Resource Consultant

Bert Easter provides information technology support for the University 101 office staff and classroom support for University 101 instructors across campus. 

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Mikaela Greene, Program Coordinator for Peer Leadership

Mikaela Greene primarily assists with the recruitment, selection, matching, and training of University 101 Peer Leaders and Graduate Leaders.

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Haley Joy, Administrative Assistant

Haley Joy provides administrative support to the University 101 Programs office. Her role includes daily contact with students and instructors, assisting with fall and spring course scheduling, and budgetary financial tasks. Haley also manages Beyond the Classroom Funds. 

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Rachael Nicholos, Graduate Assistant for Campus Partnerships

Rachael Nicholos provides support for campus partner presentations, the First-Year Reading Experience, and the Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award.  

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Keah Tandon, Administrative Specialist

Keah provides administrative support to the University 101 Programs office. She serves as the first point of contact for instructors, peer leaders, and students, and provides office and logistical support. Keah manages the front desk, fields phone calls and inquiries, and assists program staff.


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