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Meet Faculty and Staff of Color

Faculty & Staff Members             

 

We are pleased to introduce to you some amazing multicultural faculty

and staff members that help to enrich your educational experience.

 

It is OK to say hello, introduce yourself and become known to them.  Connecting with professionals is one of the perks of attending Carroll.            

 
Nicole Davis Director, Office of Cultural Diversity

Carl Ervin

 

 

Joe Baker

 

  Assistant Director, Student Success

 

 

Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

 

Dolores Ocampo Brown

 

 

Senior Director, Alumni Engagement

 

Elena De Costa, PhD

 

 

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature

 

        

 

Cindy Felix

 

 

Admission Counselor

 

 

 

Moe Hammad

 

 

Executive Chef, Dining Services

  

  

 

 

Chenglie Hu, PhD 

 

Professor, Computer Science/ Professor Department of Computational and Physical Sciences/ Professor, Graduate Computer Science/ Professor & Director,  Masters in Software Engineering  

 

 

 

Jaren Maybin

 

 

Graduate Assistant - Football

 

Yolanda Medina

 

 

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

 

 

Maria Molina

 

 

Administrative Assistant, Registrar

 

Robert Nichols  

 

Graduate Assistant - Football

 

 

 

Maria Ramirez

 

Wilma Robinson, PhD

 

 

Director, Pre-College Programs

 

Associate Professor, Education/ Instructor, Graduate Education/ Associate Professor, Graduate Education

 

Shaquita Smith

 

 Academic Resources Supervisor, Learning Commons

Boyang Romeo Wang

 

Computer Lab Manager, Information Technology Services

 

   

Nicole "Nicky" Luckett

 

 

Nicole “Nicky” Davis, Director of Cultural Diversity 

Office: Campus Center, B20
Campus E-mail: nluckett@carrollu.edu

 

What do you like most about working at Carroll?    

I like working at Carroll because it gives me a chance to enrich the lives of all students especially students of color. In turn, my life is equally enriched because of the interactions shared by both parties. I also feel like I am giving back to the university that has given a lot to me.

What advice do you offer students on how to make the most of their 4 years at Carroll?

In order to make the most of the 4 years spent at Carroll you have to get involved, ask questions and have an open mind

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

My greatest influences/inspirations are God, my education and my grandmother.

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
I don't have a favorite song. However, I do enjoy all types of music by various artists. I enjoy Christian, hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop, and country.

What is something about you that most people may not know?
Most people would not know that I love to play and watch basketball, I have a teenage daughter, and I am a class of 1999 graduate of Carroll.

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
As the Director of Cultural Diversity, I have done research on what it takes for first generation and students of color to be successful in their postsecondary careers and to navigate their respective college/university campuses. This also includes meeting key people and building meaningful relationships. I am available for students at Carroll for those same things. We live in a world that is constantly changing in culture and technology. I want students to be successful and feel as though Carroll is truly their home away from home.

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
The best way to contact me would be by email at nluckett@carrollu.edu. I am located in the Office of Cultural Diversity (Campus Center, B20) if students would like to drop by for a visit.

Dr. Elena De Costa

  Dr. Elena De Costa, PhD, Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literature    

Office: MacAllister B003A
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7284
     
 
What do you like most about working at Carroll?    

What advice do you offer students on how to make the most of their 4 years at Carroll?

Do not just attend classes!  Take advantage of the varied opportunities that our campus and local community offer you—faculty and staff office hours, student organizations, speakers and events on and off campus, cultural and other field trips, convocation events, service learning and volunteer opportunities, internships, librarian assistance, subject tutoring, the Learning Commons, the Walter Young Center, your academic advisor, work/study opportunities, and ALL of the many and diverse activities that our campus life makes available to students to expand their horizons.
 

Take advantage of leadership opportunities, ENGAGE in conversations with our faculty, staff, and other students—related to academics and simple chats.  That is how each of us learns—by being active learners in anticipation of your goals in life and your professional career.

And if there is something that you would like that you cannot find here, just ASK

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

I have had several mentors both in my professional and personal life over the years.
They have all been well-rounded, hard-working, creative-minded, super intelligent, generous and kind
to the highest degree. They are Renaissance people—they know a lot about various subjects, so that I can learn from them, emulate them as role models, and become a better, more learned person myself.  There is one very special person who has made the greatest impact on my life.  Look around campus, and you will find a dedication to him from me!

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
Unfortunately, this prof admits to be stumped by this question!  I enjoy many different types of music and songs
from different eras and countries in many languages.  So I cannot name a single favorite song or performer.

What is something about you that most people may not know?
Although I always appear busy and dashing somewhere for class, meetings, and events, I am very approachable.  Someone just needs to make me “put on the brakes” for a moment, contact me at a more quiet time, hand me a note, leave a message, and I will find the time to meet with that person. 

For me, teaching is an engaging experience that reaches out to the community for input and inspiration, meaning and practical applications.  Because of this philosophy, my good humor, creativity, and ability to solve virtually any problem, great demands are placed on my time by current and past students, colleagues, and the community.  But I ALWAYS find the time for everyone.  And I am available evenings and weekends as well!  I have boundless energy
(like the Energizer Bunny that sits on my desk, gifted to me) and have a humorous side to my personality that lights up wherever I may be!  I have a can-do spirit of persistence in everything that I do!  And that spirit of enthusiasm for work and play can be very contagious—a good reason to be around me!

Some personal interests include ethnic cooking, dance, theatre, popular and new age music, herpetology, gardening, travel.

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
If a student is interested in campus or community involvement, I am a great resource!  I sit on numerous Boards of Directors, Steering Committees and Action Teams (I believe that ideas need to be put into action, after all!) throughout the community.  And I only serve on committees and belong to organizations welcoming to members of all age, ethnic, and racial groups, organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Leadership roles and participation in campus and community organizations are high indicators of engagement for employers and are extremely impressive on resumes.  They also provide valuable real-life learning experiences and allow you to put into practice the expertise and skills of your discipline as well as exercise problem-solving, creative thinking, social skills, and networking.  Many of the people in area non-profits, organizations, agencies, and businesses are respected community leaders and can serve as references for future employment or graduate school.

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
I respond to students immediately!  I can be contacted in person or through messages left at the following
On campus: MacAllister 003A office; E-mail: edecosta@carrollu.edu checked many times throughout the day and evening; Telephone:  262-524-7284  office (voicemail 24/7) checked daily

Carl Ervin

  Carl Ervin, Assistant Director of Student Success     

Office: Voorhees 327
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7378

What do you like most about working at Carroll?      

In addition to everything else, the people are friendly, talented and helpful.

What advice do you offer students on how to make the most of their 4 years at Carroll?

I would encourage them to set goals and high standards for their classroom and outside the classroom involvement and performance and then exceed them.

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

I would say my parents have been and are my greatest influence and inspiration.

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
My favorite song is What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

What is something about you that most people may not know?
I am a huge fan of the Dune series by Frank Herbert. Paul “Maud’Dib” Atreides, the Fremen, the Bene Gesserit, Arrakis, the Spice and the Kwisatz Haderach, what an incredible story!

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
There are opportunities for returning students to serve as informal mentors to new students. There are opportunities to work as a volunteer to help in the planning and implementing of diversity events. There are opportunities to join student organizations. There are lots and lots of opportunities available. Speaking of opportunity and availability, there is a major intercultural program scheduled for February 2014. See me to learn how you may be part of the fall 2013 planning committee.

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
Dropping by the office is best with e-mail second

Cindy Felix

 Cindy Felix, Admission Counselor

Office: Voorhees 118
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7362
 

What do you like most about orking at Carroll?   
Students should not be afraid to take advantage of opportunities that Carroll offers (whether it is field trips, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, conferences etc.) Being involved offers students opportunities to meet other students, gain and build on new skills, and network! Getting involved makes it easier to network, and meet people who can perhaps give you a hand in internships, and even job opportunities.

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

My greatest support system and inspiration come from my parents. Through all the doubts, frustrations, failures, and successes, they have stood by me. Both have never allowed me to give up or in. They have also helped me with achieving one of the greatest gifts… my education.

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
Angel Baby by Rosie and The Originals- I am a very into the “oldies.”

What is something about you that most people may not know?
I flew a small Cessna plane when I was just 17 years old. It was my first time flying and airplane; however, it is also neat to say that is was also my first time being on an airplane.

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
There are so many things to do on campus! For example, some of the diversity organizations we offer are:

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Black Student Union (BSU)

Queers & Allies, Questions & Answer (Q&A)

International Experiences Club (IEC)

 

Specifically, we offer over 55 organizations on campus, so do not be afraid to explore and be involved!

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
Any of the above! I am located in Voorhees Hall, on the first floor, in the Admissions Office. Please feel free to stop on in if you have questions, concerns, or if you just want to chat! If you prefer to email, send me a message at cfelix@carrollu.edu or call me at 262.524.7362.

 

Professor Camillia Pignotti, PA-C

Professor Camillia Pignotti, PA-C

Assistant Director/ Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Office: Center for Graduate Studies 103
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7398

What do you like most about working at Carroll?      

The sense of community at the institution.  People here are dedicated to one another’s success.

What advice do you offer students on how to make the most of their 4 years at Carroll?

Spend some time getting to know the people that you encounter and immersing yourself in the Carroll University community.

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

My family and friends.  They are the ones who have been there to support my reaching for goals and learning from my mistakes.

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
Just about anything by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that is performed well.

What is something about you that most people may not know?
Even though I work in medicine and perform messy procedures on real people, I can’t stand gory movies.

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
The Learning Commons has wonderful peer tutors.  If you are strong in a subject, consider becoming a tutor.  If you need help in a subject, the Learning Commons is staffed with people who want to help you.

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
Email.

 

Dr. Wilma Robinson, PhD

Dr. Wilma Robinson, PhD

Associate Professor, Education

Instructor, Graduate Education

Associate Professor, Graduate Education

Office: Barstow 101B
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7287
     
 
What do you like most about working at Carroll?

mmeyer@carrollu.edu
or call her to sign-up or drop in to see me in 101B Barstow, I coordinate this partnership program with the Racine Unified School District.      
What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
Drop into my office at 101B Barstow Monday or Wednesday Mornings or stop me anywhere on campus, I’m happy to chat.      
 
Welcome to Carroll University and have a great year!    

Shaquita Smith

 Shaquita Smith, Academic Resources Supervisor    

Office: Voorhees 118
Campus Phone: (262) 524-7313


What do you like most about working at Carroll?
     

The thing that I “love” most about working at Carroll is that everyone is so welcoming and open. I enjoy working with staff and students at the Academic Resource Center because we are more like a family.

What advice do you offer students on how to make the most of their 4 years at Carroll?

I would say, get to know someone other than your roommate. Relax and enjoy your time in college as well as stay focused on your studies. Lastly, do not be afraid to ask for help when needed.

Who has been your greatest influence or inspiration?

My greatest influence on campus has been Allison Grabowski, the reason is because she has always been so willing from day one to see me excel in my position as well as me career choice. I am inspired by the way she drives me to achieve my goals as well as her understanding as a parent.

What is your favorite song as performed by what performer(s)?
My favorite song I must say is Powertrip performed by J. Cole Ft. Miguel.

What is something about you that most people may not know?
Most people may not know that I absolutely dislike riding bikes.

What opportunities for involvement do you have or know of for students?
Some opportunities for involvement would be to research some of the on-campus social and academic organizations that fit your personality or major.

What is the best way for a student to contact you? Is it by Mailbox, E-mail, Telephone, Text, Other?
Drop in, e-mail, telephone, etc.? Best way to contact me would be either drop in at the Academic Resource Center, email me, or telephone.

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