Meet the Staff
DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Todd Adams serves as the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students. In this role, Todd oversees areas significant to the student experience, including providing resources and services through Student Assistance & Support Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Off-Campus Life, as well as addressing behavioral concerns through Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. Todd has responsibilities for crisis response and emergency preparedness across the Division of Student Affairs, and he collaborates frequently with academic, auxiliary, and other institutional and community partners to serve students. Todd earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and holds a doctorate from the Peabody School at Vanderbilt University. Todd arrived at NU in February 2013.
As the Adminstrative Assistant for the Dean of Students Office, Melissa is the first point of contact for students, staff, parents and guests who may call or visit the Dean of Students Office. Melissa assists Todd Adams, the Assistant Vice President and Dean in addition to Assistant Deans, Mona Dugo and Katrina Reynolds. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Service with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from DePaul University.
Andrew Maxwell, Graduate Assistant
As a Graduate Assistant in the Dean of Students office, Andrew is excited to learn about the challenges students face in studying at the Evanston and Chicago campuses of NU. His goal is to learn about the different resources, services, and information provided by the Dean of Students office in order to enrich the college experience for NU students.
Andrew recently began his studies in Higher Education Administration at Northwestern in June of 2013. Before coming to NU, Andrew received a B.S. degree in Philosophy and an M.S. degree in Applied Community Development from Illinois State University. He then served in the Peace Corps for two years as a Youth Development Specialist in a small village in Ukraine. Andrew and his wife Michelle have a two year-old daughter, Dorothy, and an eleven year-old dog, Petey.
OFF CAMPUS LIFE
As the Director of Off-Campus Life, Tony serves as the as the first point of contact for students living off-campus. In this role, Tony engages and helps off-campus students become more informed about the campus, community resources and information regarding being a member of both Northwestern University and the Evanston/Chicago communities.
Tony holds a B.S degree in Business/Business Administration and an M.S. in Counseling: Student Development. Tony has Higher Education experience in Academic Advising, Crisis Response, Collegiate Athletics, Institutional Research & Evaluation, International Programs, Residence Life and Student Conduct.
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
As Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (Evanston Campus), Alison reviews disability-related information and, in collaboration with students and faculty, determines reasonable accommodations and services. She also provides individualized support such as academic coaching. She has loved serving in this position since 2007, and most of her work has focused on partnering with colleagues to raise awareness of disabilities as a form of diversity and to enhance web accessibility.
Prior to Northwestern, Alison taught and directed programs supporting first-generation-college, low-income, and students with disabilities at Oakton Community College and Columbia College Chicago. Alison received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Northwestern. In her free time, she enjoys reading and researching interventions geared towards improving students’ well-being.
As Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, Tim assists the SSD students on the Chicago campus with providing reasonable accommodations in their schools/programs which include Feinberg School of Medicine, Law School, Graduate School, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy, Distance Learning, Kellogg PT/MBA, and School of Continuing Studies.
Tim holds a Bachelor's degree in special education ('82) and a Master's degree in education ('84), both from the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Tim has spent the past 11 years working in the areas of academic support/disability services in higher education; taught special education for 20 years at the middle/high school levels; taught at the college level, providing undergraduate supervision of student teachers in the field placements and graduate courses in education/special education; and taught Adult Education: GED Prep.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES (SASS)
As Assistant Dean of Students in Student Assistance and Support Services, Mona works with students who need assistance in the intersection between mental health, wellness, academics and co-curricular life. Mona strives to help Northwestern’s students manage their mental health concerns while thriving in academic and campus life. She does so by meeting with students, talking to their parents, providers, advisors and faculty to coordinate needed support and services to Northwestern’s students. She worked in college counseling centers for 12 years before taking this position. Mona received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Indiana University and her graduate degree in social work and social service administration from the University of Chicago.
Mona grew up in Evanston and has deep community roots. Her three children currently attend Evanston’s public schools.
As Assistant Dean of Students in Student Assistance and Support Services, Katrina works with students who need assistance in the intersection between mental health, wellness, academics and co-curricular life. Katrina strives to work with University partners to provide students with the assistance they need to be successful at Northwestern. Before coming to Northwestern, Katrina served in the Dean of Students Office at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has over ten years of experience advocating for fair process in higher education. Her areas of experience include addressing issues of critical importance to women on campus such as personal safety, sexual assault, mental health, leadership and professional development. Katrina received her bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington.
In her spare time, Katrina loves a good cup of coffee, reading historical novels and autobiographies and exploring the Chicagoland with her husband, Chris and two children, Joshua and Olivia.
OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
As Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Lance resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students or organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the information the office has received, work with them to better understand what may have occurred, and if their behaviors come into conflict with NU’s expectations of students, how he can partner with the students to repair the harm to the community and learn from their experiences. Lance also engages the NU community through his campus partnerships, conducting training for a variety of campuses offices and groups on topics ranging from managing conflict to best practices in creating civil communities. Lance received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Clemson University.
Michelle Enos, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
As an Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Michele resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students and/or organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the information the office has received, working with them to better understand what may have occurred and if their behaviors come into conflict with NU’s expectations of students, and partnering with students to help them learn from their experiences and repair any harm done to the community. New to the Northwestern community, Michele is excited to bring her experience in Restorative Practices and passion for social justice. Michele received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Santa Clara University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Michele’s office is located in the lower level of Scott Hall and she is available by email or phone.