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Leadership Team

Administration

Picture of Dr. Erika Nielson, Director of the Common Experience

Erika K. Nielson, Ph.D.

Director
and Common Reading Coordinator

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

Biography

Theme Chair

2021-2022 Theme on Compassion

Craig Aamot, M.M.

Senior Lecturer, School of Music

Creative Staff

Media & Design

Allison Jones
Senior Social Media Coordinator,
Common Experience
[ Graduate Assistant ]

Karsen Jones
Digital Coordinator,
Common Experience
[ Undergraduate Assistant ]

Kristen Caldera
Social Media Coordinator,
University College
[ Undergraduate Assistant ]

Giselle Kowalski
Social Media Coordinator,
Philosophy Dialogue Series
[ Undergraduate Assistant ]

Website

Twister Marquiss, M.F.A.
Content Designer and Developer
[ Summer 2021 ]

Gallery

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

Riley Taber
Assistant Curator,
Gallery of the Common Experience
[ Undergraduate Assistant ]

Common Experience Committee

2021-2022 Theme on Compassion

Craig Aamot
School of Music

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

Dr. Victoria Black
Associate Dean, Student Services, University College

Dale Blasingame
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Michelle Bohn
Senior Administrative Assistant, University College

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

Kaysie Seitz Brown
Department of Theatre and Dance

Kristen Caldera
Social Media Coordinator, University College
Undergraduate Student

Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance

Pamela Carlile
San Marcos Public Library

Dr. Jo Ann Carson
Department of Philosophy

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt
Associate Vice President for Academic Success and Dean of University College

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
Institutional Inclusive Excellence – Student Initiatives

Dr. Shannon FitzPatrick
Community Member

Elissa Fontenot
University Marketing

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

Dana Holmes
University Seminar

Kristopher Infante
Assistant Director, PACE Academic Advising

Allison Jones
Senior Social Media Coordinator, University College, Graduate Student

Karsen Jones
Digital Coordinator, University College, Undergraduate Student

Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy

Giselle Kowalski
Social Media Coordinator, Philosophy Dialogue Series
Undergraduate Student

Melanie Liddle
Honors College

Dr. Michelle Lopez
University Seminar

Dr. Ana Martinez
Department of Theatre and Dance

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

Mayra Mejia
San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees

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

Jason O'Brien
University College Advising Center

Dr. Prisca Ngondo
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Director of the Common Experience

Diane Osborne
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Sandy Pantlik
Assistant Vice President, University Communication

Paige Peschong
Community Member

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

Amanda Ritter
Career Services

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

Dr. Nico Schüler
School of Music

Amanda Scott
Department of English

Jesse Silva
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, Student Initiatives

Dr. Shailen Singh
Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies

Liz Sisemore
Community Member

Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College

Jordan Stern
School of Music

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

Dr. Lea Velez
School of Social Work

Angelika Wahl
Department of Geography

Dr. Marc Wallace
Department of Political Science

Nicole Wesley
Department of Theatre and Dance