I teach courses in both the Student Affairs and Academic Advising graduate programs at Kansas State University. Prior to joining Kansas State as a faculty member, I worked in a variety of student affairs areas and served as an athletic advisor/life skills counselor for the University of Nebraska and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have been active in the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) since 2005, serving on the Board of Directors (2009-2010), planning the 2010 national convention in Salt Lake City, and being recognized by my peers with the Professional Promise Award in 2009. I am in my second year as chair for the N4A Research Committee and served as co-chair of the Student-Athlete Development Committee in 2008-2009. In March 2017, I was named one of the Top 25 Woman Leaders in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.