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Leadership Team

Administration

Twister Marquiss, director of the Common Experience

Twister Marquiss, M.F.A.

Director of the Common Experience

Senior Lecturer, University College
512.245.3579
twister@txstate.edu

Dr. Erika Nielson

Erika K. Nielson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
and Common Reading Coordinator

Senior Lecturer, University College
512.245.3579
erika.nielson@txstate.edu

2020-2021 Theme on Dynamics

THEME CO-CHAIRS, 2020-2021

Brian Cooper, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography

Tricia Edgel, M.A.

Doctoral Student, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Stephanie Jarrett, M.A.

Doctoral Student, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Lynzy Lab

Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance

Creative Staff

Social Media

Anna Martin
Social Media Coordinator
Common Experience

Allison Jones
Senior Social Media Coordinator
University College

Giselle Kowalski
Social Media Coordinator
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Website

Twister Marquiss, M.F.A.
Content Designer and Developer

Graphic Design

Flor Barajas
Graphic Designer
Summer 2020

Gallery

Shannon Faseler, M.F.A.
Curator
Gallery of the Common Experience

Riley Taber
Student Assistant Curator
Gallery of the Common Experience

2020-2021 Common Experience Committee

Nay Aikawa
College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Audwin Anderson
Director, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Miguel Arellano Arriaga
Retention Management and Planning

Kayla Ayala
Undergraduate Student

Flor Barajas
Graphic Designer, Common Experience
Graduate Student

Victoria Black
Director, PACE Peer Mentoring

Dale Blasingame
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Michelle Bohn
Senior Administrative Assistant, University College

Dr. Kambra Bolch
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University College

Kaysie Seitz Brown
Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance

Pamela Carlile
San Marcos Public Library

Dr. Jo Ann Carson
Department of Philosophy

Lisa Chrans
Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program

Dr. Brian Cooper
Department of Geography

Ray Cordero
Senior Director, TRIO Programs

Cesquinn Curtis
Assistant Vice President for Business Operations, University Advancement

Dr. Kama Davis
Attorney for Students

Tricia Edgel
Doctoral Student, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience

Maisha Farzana
University College

Dr. Dana Fitzpatrick
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Shannon FitzPatrick
Community Member

Kym Fox
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Tammy Gonzales
Center for the Study of the Southwest

Jaimie Haider
Director, PACE Academic Advising

Chad Hammett
Department of English

Dr. Margo Handwerker
School of Art and Design

Dr. Craig Hanks
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Jeanne Heinen
University Seminar

Kay Hetherly
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Dana Holmes
University Seminar

Stephanie Jarrett
Doctoral Student, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Allison Jones
Senior Social Media Coordinator, University College

Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy

Giselle Kowalski
Social Media Coordinator, Philosophy Dialogue Series
Undergraduate Student

Lynzy Lab
Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Michelle Lopez
University Seminar

Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience

Anna Martin
Social Media Coordinator, Common Experience
Undergraduate Student

Whitney Shylee May
Department of English

Diann McCabe
Community Member

Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology

Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students

Dr. Amy Meeks
Department of Psychology

Dr. Michael Nelson Miller
University Seminar

Dr. Rick Morely
School of Social Work

Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy

Nadine Mozon
Department of Theatre and Dance

Yvonne Natoli
McCoy College of Business Administration

Dr. Prisca Ngondo
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience

Diane Osborne
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Sandy Pantlik
Assistant Vice President, University Communication

Dr. Nathan Pino
Department of Sociology

Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy

Sarah Pivonka
Academic Budget Specialist, University College

Gaila Raymer
Evans Auditorium

Brittlin Richardson
Undergraduate Student

Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Nico Schüler
School of Music

Amanda Scott
Department of English

Emari Shelvin
Undergraduate Student

Liz Sisemore
Community Member

Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College

Jordan Stern
School of Music

Malina Sutton
Undergraduate Student

Riley Taber
Student Assistant Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience

Dr. Peter Tschirhart
Associate Dean, Honors College

Dr. Louie Valencia
Department of History

Dr. Rosina Valle
Associate Director, Center for P-16 Initiatives

Margaret Vaverek
University Libraries

Dr. Lea Velez
School of Social Work

Vanessa Villescas
University Marketing

Dr. Marc Wallace
Department of Political Science

Nicole Wesley
Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Julie Westerlund
Department of Biology

Taylor Willis
Dean of Students Office

Dr. Nancy Wilson
Director of Lower Division Studies, Department of English

Holly Wise
School of Journalism and Communication