Associate Director of Community Standards
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 847-467-5869
Heather Cohen (she/they) serves as the Associate Director in the Office of Community Standards at Northwestern. Heather has spent 7 years working in the respective Offices of Community Standards at Northwestern and University of Illinois at Chicago.
In her roles within Community Standards, Heather has led or developed training on issues such as sanctioning, student's psychological responses to being involved in conduct cases, trauma-aware processes, and bias management. Heather frequently presents on topics such as sanctioning and using assessment to evaluate equity within the process, including at ASCA Annual Meetings, ASCA’s Gehring Academy. Heather volunteers on the Equity & Inclusion, Women in Student Conduct, Assessment, and Conflict Resolution Committees.
Heather has worked in Higher Education since 2006, in roles encompassing Title IX, Orientation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Res Life, and faculty affairs. Heather earned a BA in Political Science from Ohio University, her M.Ed from North Carolina State University, and a certificate in Restorative Justice from University of San Diego.
In her free time she enjoys watching Northwestern Lacrosse games and Broadway shows, attending her children's musicals or sports, and streaming Gossip Girl and its derivatives.