Who We Are & What We Do: A Discussion of the Impacts of Hearing Officer Positionality
Date(s): November 4, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM CST - 2:00 PM CST
Conduct officers must perform their work in an unbiased manner. Perceived or real identities, particularly marginalized identities, can add a layer of complexity to our work. Utilizing literature and personal experience, presenters will discuss positionality and its effects. Webinar will include discussion and helpful approaches for professionals and supervisors.
Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director for the Office for Student Conflict Resolution
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rony Die currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Director for the Office for Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. His expertise includes student conduct, Title IX, alternative dispute resolution, bias assessment, threat assessment, and crisis management. Rony is the Co-Chair for the Research Committee for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and is pursuing his PhD in Higher Education through Illinois State University with a research interest in analyzing First Amendment events on college campuses.
Coordinator, Code of Conduct
Moraine Valley Community College
Amanda Mesirow currently serves as the Coordinator, Code of Conduct and as a Title IX Investigator at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. She earned her MS in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Kansas State University and has professional experience in residence life, conduct, and Title IX. Mesirow has served on multiple Behavior Intervention Teams, Title IX/Sexual Misconduct committees, and regional professional committees. She has presented and published numerous times; most often on topics of social justice and inclusiveness, leadership development, individual and organizational trauma, campus threat assessment and safety, and crisis management. Mesirow has worked on large public, small private and religiously-affiliated campuses. She also co-authored a chapter for the ACUHO-I/ASCA book Conduct and Community: A Residence Life Practitioner’s Guide (2018). She is the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and is pursuing her PhD in Higher Education through Illinois State University with a research interest in combatting racism in the conduct system. She is available for speaking engagements through AJM Keynotes & Workshops.?
Clayton State University
Alicia Myrick currently serves as the Assistant Director for Community Standards and Case Manager at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga. She received her B.A in Spanish Literature and International Business from Georgia State University and her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Georgia. She has been working in Student Conduct/Title IX for 10 years. In addition to her official duties at CSU, she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ASCA Women and Student Conduct Community of Practice. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family. You can follow her on twitter at @atlsunshine.
ASCA Members: $29
ASCA Student Member: $15
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