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Faces of FGEN: Faculty and Staff

Maybe you're wondering, "Who else is FGEN besides me here at UP?" Learn about some of the many faculty and staff here on The Bluff who are among the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university. In fact, why not reach out to them directly and learn a bit more about their experiences, both as a student and as a member of the University of Portland campus community? We hope that their stories inspire you and encourage you to thrive as a first generation student here on the Bluff.

Robin Anderson, Ed.D.

Robin Anderson, Ed.D.

Current Position: Dean, Pamplin School of Business

Alma Mater: University of Nebraska-Kearney

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Mathematics

Learn more about Dr. Anderson

Stacey Boatright

Stacey Boatright

Current Position: Programming and Operations Manager, School of Education

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Organizational Communications

Learn more about Stacey

Dr. Genevieve Brassard

Genevieve Brassard, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English

Alma Mater: San Francisco State University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: English Literature

Learn more about Dr. Brassard

Courtney Campbell

Courtney Campbell

Current Position: Program Manager for First Year Programs, Shepard Academic Resource Center

Alma Mater: University of Texas-Dallas

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Biochemistry

Learn more about Courtney

Rikki Cor

Rikki Cor

Current Position: Licensed Psychologist, Health and Counseling Center

Alma Mater: Western Oregon University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Psychology

Learn more about Rikki

Ezequiel Delgado-Cervantes

Ezequiel Delgado-Cervantes

Current Position: Residence Life, Assistant Hall Director, Christie Hall

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Communication & Spanish 

Learn more about Ezequiel

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Father John Donato, CSC

Current Position: Vice President of Student Affairs

Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Theology/Philosophy

Learn more about Fr. Donato

Casandra Esparza

Casandra Esparza

Current Position: Admissions Counselor of Diversity & Inclusion

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Psychology

Learn more about Casandra

Becca Fischer

Becca Fischer

Current Position: Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing

Alma Mater: Cascade College

Major/Undergraduate field of study: English with minor in Communication

Learn more about Becca

Montana Hisel-Cochran

Montana Hisel-Cochran

Current Position: Instructor of Leadership, Professional Development, and Global Acumen: Pamplin School of Business

Alma Mater: Adams State College

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Psychology, minors in Theater and Business

Learn more about Montana

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Marija Hobbs

Current Position: Financial Aid Coordinator

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Biology/Theology

Learn more about Marija

Sr. Angela Hoffman, Ph.D.

Sr. Angela Hoffman, Ph.D.

Current Position: Chemistry Professor

Alma Mater: Pacific Lutheran University

Major/Undergraduate field of study:Â Education (K-12) and Biology

Learn more about Sr. Angela

Dr. Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones, Ph.D.

Current Position: Dean, Shiley School of Engineering

Alma Mater: Columbia University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Civil Engineering

Learn more about Dr. Jones

Dr. Julka

Deana Julka, Ph.D.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Psychology

Alma Mater: Carroll College

Major/Undergraduate field of study: French/Psychology

Learn more about Dr. Julka

Gwynn Klobes

Gwynn Klobes

Current Position: P4 Program Director, Pamplin School of Business

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Theology

Learn more about Gwynn

Jericho Knight

Jericho Knight

Current Position: Provost's Office, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost

Alma Mater: Marylhurst University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Religious Studies

Learn more about Jericho

Jeromy Koffler, Ed.D.

Jeromy Koffler, Ed.D.

Current Position: Director of Student Activities

Alma Mater: St. Martin's College

Major/Undergraduate field of study:Â Humanities

Learn more about Dr. Koffler

Gina Loschiavo

Gina Loschiavo

Current Position: Student Affairs, Coordinator for Early Alert

Alma Mater: Western Oregon University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Communication and Political Science

Learn more about Gina

Joane Moceri, Ph.D., RN

Joane Moceri, Ph.D., RN

Current Position: Dean, School of Nursing

Alma Mater: University of Washington

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Nursing

Learn more about Dr. Moceri

Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson

Current Position: Academic Program Counselor, College of Arts and Sciences

Alma Mater: Western Washington University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Cultural Anthropology and Communication

Learn more about Katie

McKenzie Strickland

McKenzie Strickland

Current Position: Admissions Counselor

Alma Mater: University of Portland

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Marketing

Learn more about McKenzie

Father Art Wheeler

Father Art Wheeler, CSC

Current Position: Associate Professor, History; Pastoral Resident, Mehling Hall

Alma Mater: Georgetown University

Major/Undergraduate field of study: Foreign Studies

Learn more about Fr. Art