Meet the Staff
Jim Neumeister, Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
As Assistant Dean of Student and Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, Jim Neumeister provides leadership for Northwestern's student conduct process and strives to promote community, learning, and integrity on campus. Jim also serves as a member of NU's Behavioral Consultation Team, the Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence, and the LBGTQ Campus Advisory Network.
In addition to his roles on campus, Jim serves as the national parliamentarian for the Association of Student Conduct Administration, has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education graduate program at Loyola University Chicago, and has engaged in research on student leadership development, student self-authorship, and campus medical amnesty policies.
Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and earned graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Ellen Herion Fingado currently serves as one of the Assistant Directors in the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and a Master’s in Education from Grand Valley State University with a concentration in Student Affairs Leadership. Before coming to Northwestern, Ellen served as a Residence Director at DePaul University. She has experience working in Housing & Residential Life, campus Women’s Centers and Greek Affairs.
Her areas of interests include identity development and conflict resolution. Ellen is a trained mediator and currently serves as the Midwest Regional Representative for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).
Lance Watson, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Originally from New Orleans, Lance left the "Big Easy" to attend the University of Kansas, receiving his B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences (emphasis in Youth Development and Juvenile Justice). Though he enjoyed his work with the youth within the various areas of the juvenile justice system, he felt called to pursue a career in Student Affairs. Lance attended Clemson University to pursue a M.Ed. in Counselor Education (Emphasis: Student Affairs) working as a Resident Director and Graduate Intern in Clemson's student conduct office. Upon graduating, he served two years at the California Maritime Academy as Assistant Commandant of Cadets, where he was charged with overseeing the leadership development of Merchant Marine Officer Candidates as well as facilitate the student conduct processes.
Lance has just recently joined Northwestern as the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and the Area Coordinator for Graduate Residential Life. In his free time, Lance is an avid college sports fan and can often be seen at your nearest TV taking in the current competition. Additionally, Lance and his wife, Jessica, enjoy cooking, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors and Chicago land area.
Hallie Moberg, Program Assistant of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Hallie joined Student Conduct at Northwestern in March of 2013. She received her BA from DePauw University in French and Conflict Studies where she was also an active member of Alpha Chi Omega. Between finishing her BA and joining the team at NU, Hallie spent a year living and teaching English just south of Strasbourg in France.
After moving to Chicago, she began serving on the advisory board for Alpha Chi Omega specifically in the area of Risk Management and hopes to pursue her M.S. in Higher Education Administration with a focus on International and Comparative Education. In her free time, Hallie enjoys traveling, being outside, cooking, and playing with her kitties.