Class Notes

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April 27, 2017

1970

Debra Hedden (BM ’73) is a professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas. There, she teaches undergraduate courses in general music methods, advanced general music methods, curriculum development, and supervises student teachers. Additionally, Hedden founded the KU Youth Chorus, a non-auditioned choir for children in grades 4-8 in which undergraduate methods students and graduate students work alongside her to provide rehearsals and present performances. She has also earned several awards, including two Fulbright Scholar Awards.

1980

Kathi Huebner (MA ‘86) works as the Director of Admissions at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine.

1990

Kristin Lucas (MA ‘93/PhD ‘15) is a special education teacher in the Iowa City Community School District.

Gabriela Rivera (MA ‘99/MA ’99) is an Assistant Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

2000

Kari Vogelgesang (BA ‘01/PhD ‘15) is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa.

Kody Asmus (BA ‘03/MA ‘09) was recently appointed the high school principal of Nevada Community School District in Nevada, Iowa.

Jonathan Sexton (MA ‘06/PhD ‘16) is the chief culture officer of Vibrant in Moline, Ill.

Mark Sulzer (MA ‘06/MA ‘15/PhD ‘15) is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati.

Matthew Degner (MA ‘08/EdS ‘15) is assistant superintendent in the Iowa City Community School District.

2010

Krystle Oates (MA ‘10/PhD ‘15) is an accreditation coordinator at the University of Nevada.

Erika Christiansen (MA ’11) is Assistant Director for Leadership and Service at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership at the University of Iowa.

Ashleigh Crabtree (MA ‘11/PhD ‘16) is a temporary professor at the University of Iowa.

Angelica Rankin (MA ‘11/PhD ‘15) is the Associate Director of Assessment at Project Lead The Way in Houston, Texas.

Georgianna Martin (PhD ‘12) works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

Amanda Berns (EDS ‘13/PhD ‘16) is a school psychologist at Orting School District in Tacoma, Wash.

Beth Ripperger (MA ‘13) recently accepted a new position at Northwestern University working as a Project Coordinator in the Office of the Provost.

Katie Kidwell (MA ‘13) is a Residence Hall Director at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Teri Schnelle (MA ‘13) works as a Co-Instructor for Advanced Practicum in Higher Education & Student Affairs at the University of Iowa.

JeeKyung Suh (MA ‘13/PhD ‘16) is a teacher in Kurdistan.

Sarah Lobb (MA ‘14) works as an HR Administrator in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa.

Marcus Alt (PhD ‘15) is an on-co-psychology fellow at the University of Kansas.

John Blesz (MA ‘15) is a social studies teacher at Central Middle School in Kansas City, Kan.

Janelle Brouwer (EdS ‘15) is the director of special education in Marion Independent School District.

Mollie Burke (PhD ‘15) is a counselor at Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants in Coralville.

Kylee Campbell (MA ‘15) is an instructional coach at College Community District in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Domonique Casper (PhD ‘15) works as a research assistant at the University of Iowa.

Peter Clancy (MA ‘15) is a social studies teacher in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Angelan Clark (MA ‘15) is a special education teacher at Washington Community School District in Washington, Iowa.

Robert Craft (MA ‘15) is a special education teacher at Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Munni Deb (PhD ‘15) is a licensed psychologist at Therapy Today in East Lansing, Mich.

Kammie Galyean (EdS ‘15) is a special education teacher at Montgomery County Schools in Christiansburg, Va.

Paula Ganzeveld (MA ‘15/PhD ‘15) is a lecturer at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.

Tao Guo (MA ‘15) is a research informatics developer at the University of Kansas.

Brittany Hogendorn (MAT ‘15) is an English teacher at Summit School District in Frisco, Colorado.

Ki Hyun Kim (PhD ‘15) is an associate research scientist at the University of Iowa.

Sungho Kim (PhD ‘15) is a teacher in Seoul.

Charles Kramer (MA ‘15) is an ITP developer at the University of Iowa.

Bonita Martin (MA ‘15) is a high school English teacher at Billings Christian School in Billings, Mont.

Emily McCann (PhD ‘15) is a pre-doctoral intern at Colorado State University Health Network in Fort Collins, Co.

Adrian McKay (MA ‘15) is a special education consultant at Great Prairie Area Education Agency in Burlington, Iowa.

Kristen Menke (PhD ‘15) is a counseling psychologist at Lake Psycho-logical Services in Columbia, S.C.

Chaz Neuvirth (MA ‘15) is director of bands at Bennington Public Schools in Bennington, Neb.

Eugene Parker (PhD ‘15) serves as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas.

Ryan Pittsinger (PhD ‘15) is a psychologist at Texas A&M University in Killeen, Texas.

Angela Ptacek (MA ‘15) is a coop paraprofessional with Ellsworth-Kanapolis-Geneseo School District in Ells-worth, Kan.

Alana Risatti (MAT ‘15) is a math teacher at Saint Louis Park Middle School in Minneapolis.

Tevin Robbins (MA ‘15) serves as the Assistant Director of Student Leadership Programs.

Michelle Rogers (PhD ‘15) is an assessment coordinator at Drake University in Des Moines.

Biljana Samoukovic (PhD ‘15) is a teacher in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Cameron Scott (MA ‘15) is an institutional researcher at the Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Ill.

Dong Hyuk Shin (PhD ‘15) works as a clinical assistant professor at Washing-ton State University in Pullman, Wash.

Mariah Steele (PhD ‘15) is an adjunct instructor at the University of North Texas.

Frances Veale (PhD ‘15) serves as an adjunct professor at North Carolina A&T State University.

Lauren Welter (PhD ‘15) is a licensed psychologist at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Yi-Fang Wu (PhD ‘15) is a psychometrician at ACT in Iowa City.

Zebing Wu (PhD ‘15) works as a free-lance consultant in New York, N.Y.

Jessica Aldrich (MA ‘16) is an abuse counselor at House of Mercy in Des Moines.

Saeed Saad Alqahtani (MA ‘16/PhD ‘16) is an assistant professor at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University in Alkharj Alkhar.

Taylor Anderson (MA ‘16) is an administrator at Wapsie Valley School District in Wapsie Valley, Iowa.

Elizabeth Basinger (MA ‘16) is an Instructional Strategist at Adel DeSoto Minburn School District in Adel, Iowa.

Quinn Baughman (MA ‘16) is a rehab counselor with the Iowa Department of the Blind.

Richard Beckley (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at Wilton High School in Wilton, Iowa.

Laura Boddicker (MA ‘16) is a mental health therapist with Family Psychology Associates in Cedar Rapids.

Janice Byrd (PhD ’16) is an assistant professor at Kent State University in Kent, OH.

Priscilla Chao (MAT ‘16) serves as a teacher at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill.

Ho Jung Choi (PhD ‘16) is a lecturer at Princeton University.

Jeremy Cook (MA ‘16) is a counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Asabi Dean (PhD ‘16) is an assistant professor at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill.

Stacy DeCoster (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at Grinnell Community School District.

Christina Dietz (MA ‘16) is a counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Megan Dooley (MA ‘16) is a high school counselor in Odebolt Arthur - Battle Creek Ida Grove Community School District.

Eve Doyle (MAT ‘16) is an ESL teacher at West Liberty Community School District.

Heather Draxl (PhD ‘16) is a reading program instructor at the Institute of Reading Development in Baton Rouge, La.

Sha Huang (PhD ‘16) is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.

Haley Kaplan (BA ‘16) teaches 4th grade at Jefferson Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Lee Kibbie (MA ‘15) is an English teacher at Linn-Mar Community School District.

Caroline Kipp-Sutliff (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at Anamosa Community School District in Anamosa, Iowa.

Sophia Klingenberger (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at College Community School District in Cedar Rapids.

Amanda Kloser (MAT ‘16) is an English teaching assistant at Public University in Turkey.

Mark Lasater (MA ‘16) is a teacher at Xi’an Hi-tech International School in Shaanxi.

Brooke Lewarne (MAT ‘16) is an English and language arts teacher at Mt. Vernon Community School District.

Mallory Logan (MA ‘16) is an elementary school counselor at Wickham Elementary school in Coralville.

Nicholas Lopez (MA ‘16) is a well-ness technician at Centegra Health Systems in Chicago.

Kevin MacBride (MA ‘16) is a program specialist at UI REACH.

Sakina Mack (MA ‘16) works as a special education teacher at Cedar Rap-ids Community School District.

Katelyn McAdam Tucker (MA ‘16) is a school counselor at Raymore Peculiar High School in Peculiar, Mo.

Connor McCallum (MA ‘16) is a teacher at Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Alexandria McNamee (MA ‘16) is an outpatient counselor at Prelude Behavioral Services in Iowa City.

Colten Moore (MA ‘16) works as a counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Mandi Niebeslueck (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at Washington Community Schools in Washington, Iowa.

Andrea Nussbaum (MA ‘16) is a school counselor at Wapello Elementary School in Wapello, Iowa.

Meredith Olson (BA ’16) placed third runner up in the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program pageant, and currently teaches music at Vernon Middle School and Emerson Elementary in Marion, Iowa.

Keri Pasker (MA ‘16) works as a rehab associate at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Carson Phillips (MA ‘16) is a re-search area specialist at the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Reinus (MA’16) is an undergraduate advisor at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Raven Robinson (MA ‘16) is the director of housing at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Corrie Sass (MA ‘16) is a school counselor at Knoxville Community School District in Knoxville, Iowa.

Kelly Jean Sass (PhD ‘16) is an academic coordinator of clinical education at the University of Iowa.

Heather Saunders (MA ‘16) works at Prelude Behavioral Services in Iowa City.

Taylor Schlicher (MAT ‘16) is a science teacher at Iowa City Community School District.

Daniel Schnall (MA ‘16) is an ad-missions and enrollment services counselor at the University of Iowa.

Kyle Spading (MA ‘16) is a rehabilitation counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Ryan Specht (MA ‘16) is an enrollment advisor at the University of Wisconsin.

Kathryn Stroik (MA ‘16) is a special education teacher at Iowa City Community School District.

Lonnie Stuckey (MA ‘16) is a counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Tamber Thoma (MA ‘16) is a violent crimes specialist at Crisis Intervention Service in Mason City, Iowa.

Travis Truhler (MA ‘16) is a school counselor at Iowa City Community School District.

Taylor Ullrich (MA ‘16) is an on-campus programs coordinator at the University of Iowa.

Emily Wallace (BA ’16) is a Spanish teacher at Maquoketa High School in Maquoketa, Iowa. Last year she was awarded 2016 Teacher of Promise by the Iowa World Language Association (IWLA).

Michael Weitz (MA ‘16) is a social studies teacher at Iowa City Community School District.

Mark Wenzel (MA ‘16) is a guidance counselor at Humboldt Community School District in Humboldt, Iowa.

Kathleen Winn (PhD ‘16) works at the University of Virginia as a research associate.

Cuixin Yang (MA ‘16) is an HR recruiter at S.F. Express in Shenzhen.

Trae Yeckley (PhD ‘16) works as a multicultural specialist at the University of Iowa.

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