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Student Affairs Faculty

Student Affairs in Higher Education Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator Dr. Paige Haber-Curran
Dr. Paige Haber-Curran
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Student Affairs in Higher Education,
Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
 
Education
Ph.D., Leadership Studies – University of San Diego
M.A., College Student Personnel – University of Maryland
B.S.B.A., Business Management – University of Arizona
B.A., German Studies – University of Arizona
 
Previous Positions Held
2007-2011 Instructor and Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego
2009-2011 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Organizational Leadership, Brandman University/ Chapman University College
2007 Assistant Director of Student Activities, University of San Diego
2006 - 2007 Leadership Coordinator, University of Arizona 
 
Phone: 512.245.7628
Student Affairs in Higher Education Assistant Professor Dr. Shannon Dean

Dr. Shannon Rae Dean
Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology

Education
Ph.D., Counseling and Student Personnel Service – University of Georgia
M.Ed., Higher Education and College Student Affairs – Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Liberal Studies – Azusa Pacific University

Previous Positions Held
2013-2014 Interim, Director, International Student Life, University of Georgia
2010-2013 Doctoral Intern, Tate Student Center, University of Georgia
2008-2010 Adjunct Faculty, School of Education, Baylor University
2008-2010 Senior Residence Director, Baylor University
2005-2008 Residence Director, Baylor University

Email: srd73@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.5868

Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty & Dean of the College of Education Dr. Stan Carpenter
Dr. Stan Carpenter
Dean, College of Education
 
Education
Ph.D., Counseling and Student Personnel Services—University of Georgia
M.S., Student Personnel and Guidance—Texas A&M-Commerce
B.S, Mathematics—Tarleton State University
 
Previous Positions Held
2003-2011 Chair of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology Department
1995-2003 Professor of Educational Administration, Texas A&M University
2001-2003 Director, Center for Leadership in Higher Education, Texas A&M University
1987-1998 Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
1989-1995 Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Texas A&M University
1985-1989 Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, Texas A&M University
1982-1984 Assistant Director of Development, Texas A&M University
1979-1981 Dean of Students, University of Arkansas-Monticello
 
Phone: 512.245.2150
Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty & Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joanne Smith

Dr. Joanne H. Smith
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Vice President for Student Affairs

Education
Ph.D., Student Personnel Administration—Kansas State University
M.Ed., Counseling and Student Personnel—Wichita State University
B.S., Elementary Education—Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
 
Previous Positions Held
2000-2004 Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director,
                   Enrollment Management, Texas State University
1992-2000 Director, Residence Life, Texas State University
1986-1991 Assistant Director, Residence Life, Arizona State University
1976-1986 Director, Residence Life, Judicial Affairs and Orientation, McPherson College
 
Phone: 512.245.2152
Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty & Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Margarita Arellano
Dr. Margarita M.  Arellano
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Education
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction - University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction - University of Texas at Austin
B.A., English - The National University of Nicaragua
 
Previous Positions Held
2007-2009 Senior Associate Dean of Students, University of Texas at Austin
2002-2007 Associate Dean of Students, University of Texas at Austin
1995-2002 Assistant/Associate Dean of Students for Retention Services, University of Texas at Austin
1991-1995 Student Affairs Administrator, Retention Services, University of Texas at Austin
1989-1991  Student Development Specialist, Coordinator for Services for Students with Disabilities, University of Texas at Austin
1985-1987 Married Student Housing Site Supervisor,  University of Texas at Austin
 
Phone: 512.245.2124
Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty & Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (retired) Dr. Gregory Snodgrass
Dr. Gregory Snodgrass
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Retired Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of the Counseling Center
 
Education
Ph.D., Educational Psychology—University of California
M.S., Counseling Psychology—University of Alaska
B.A., French—University of Alaska
 
Previous Positions Held
1986-2012 Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of the Counseling Center, Texas State University
1984-2012 Associate Professor of Psychology, Texas State University
1978-1984 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Texas State University
 
Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty & Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Sherri Benn
Dr. Sherri Benn
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
 
Education
Ph.D., Educational Administration--University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., Educational Administration --Texas State University
B.S., Psychology--Texas State University
 
Previous Positions Held
2002-2003 & 2006-2007 Director of Residence Life, Texas State University
2000-2002 Students’ Ombudsman, Texas State University
1995-2000 Assistant Dean of Students, Texas State University
1992-1995 Coordinator of Student Justice, Texas State University
1990-1992 Education/Employment Coordinator/Probation Officer, Hays/Caldwell/Comal Community Supervisions and Corrections District,
Phone: 512-245-2278
Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty Mr. Mark Kennedy

Mr. Mark Kennedy
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Lecturer - Department of Criminal Justice
Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office: Assistant District Attorney – Special Counsel/Chief-Civil Division

Education
Juris Doctorate- University of Houston Law Center
M. S. Education- Texas A&M University
B. S. Psychology-Texas A&M University
 
            Previous Positions Held
2004-2006 The Law Office of Mark D. Kennedy, Solo Practitioner of Law
            2001-2004 Hays County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney – Forfeitures Prosecutor
 

Dr. HillDr. Greg Hill
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Assistant Director for Career Services

Education
Ph.D., Educational Psychology – University of Texas
M.A., Program Evaluation – University of Texas
M.Ed., Community Counseling – University of Texas
B.A., Journalism – University of Alabama

Previous Positions Held
2010-Present, Adjunct Professor, St. Edward’s University
2005-2006, 2009-2011, Adjunct Professor, Texas State University
1997-2000-Contract Career Counselor, University of Texas

Email:  gh15@txstate.edu
Phone:  512-245-2645

Robert Vela

Dr. Robert Vela
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
President, Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College

Education
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University-Kingsville & Corpus Christi
M.S., Counseling & Guidance, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
B.A., Psychology & Sociology, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Previous Positions Held
2012-2014    Vice President for Student & Academic Success, San Antonio College
2008-2012    Dean & Vice President of Student Affairs, San Antonio College
2005-2008    Dean of Student Development, San Jacinto College-North Campus

Email
rhv6@txstate.edu

Jeff Jackson

Dr. Jeff Jackson
Adjunct Faculty, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Director of Medical Student Programs - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine

Education
Ed.D., Education Leadership - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
M.Ed., Student Personnel Administration - The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Sociology - Howard Payne University

Previous Positions Held
2011-2014  Director of Student Life - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2010-2011  Associate Director of Student Life -  San Antonio College
2006-2008  Director of Arizona BlueChip Program - The University of Arizona
2002-2006  Program Coordinator - The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
1999-2002  Academic Advisor - The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
1998-1999  Assistant Graduate Coordinator The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing

Email
jlj115@txstate.edu