Meet the Staff
Todd Adams, Dean of Students
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 core member of NU's Campus Watch 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.
As Assistant Dean of Students, Mona Dugo focuses on Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS). Her position was created in December of 2012 to intervene with students who need assistance in the intersection between 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 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 from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Mona grew up in Evanston and has deep community roots. Her three children currently attend Evanston’s public schools.
Katrina Reynolds, Assistant Dean of Students
As Assistant Dean of Students, Katrina Reynolds works with the Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) and with University partners to provide students with the assistance they need to be successful when they are at the intersection of wellness, academics and co-curricular activities. Before coming to Northwestern, Katrina served as an Assistant Dean of Students for Gender Affairs in the Dean of Students Office at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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. In her spare time, Katrina loves a good cup of coffee and reading historical novels and autobiographies. Katrina received her undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. She and her husband, Chris have a nine year-old son, Joshua, and a six year-old daughter, Olivia
Melissa Goldstein, Administrative Assistant, Dean of Students
Melissa is a Florida native who moved to Chicago in 2007. She began working at Northwestern in January 2011 as an assistant to a research department on the Chicago campus. In her new role working for the Dean of Students Office, Melissa assists Todd Adams, the Assistant Vice President and Dean in addition to the two 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. Melissa enjoys spending time outside with her husband and daughter.
Tony joined the Division of Student Affairs with the creation of the new Director of Off-Campus Life position in the Dean of Students office in January 2012. As the Director, he 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 from Black Hills State University and an M.S. in Counseling: Student Development from Minnesota State University - Mankato. Tony has Higher Education experience in Residence Life, Student Conduct, Crisis Response, Academic Advising, Institutional Research & Evaluation, International Programs and Collegiate Athletics. He has also worked at two Universities in Japan and is enjoying his current position as part of the NU Dean of Students office team.
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 Circuit 7 Representative for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).
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 is currently 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, OFSL and Student Conduct
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.