Erik serves as the Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Prior to joining the OSCR team, Erik served as the Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Ferris State University and also worked in the Student Conduct Office at Penn State University while completing his doctoral work in Higher Education Administration with a cognate area of study in counselor education. Erik is committed to genuine dialogue and action that engages student learning, promotes achievement, and ensures the full and equal participation of all groups in society.
Jesse serves as the associate director (I) for the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Prior to joining the team, Jesse spent several years at Eastern Michigan University serving in various roles that included the first-year experience, leadership development, and student conduct. Most of his recent work and training focused on the development of voluntary compliance programs for students, faculty and staff. Jesse believes the conduct process is an educational experience aimed at fostering ethical development, personal accountability and civility toward others.
Nadia serves as an Assistant Director at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR), with primary responsibility for OSCR's role in the University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. Nadia's areas of specialties include: peacebuilding, restorative justice, and trauma-healing. She received her post graduate education from Oakland University in Couple and Family Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Joe is an assistant director in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Joe is responsible for management of the Alcohol and Other Drugs resolution pathways and for providing oversight for conflicts and incidents outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities with OSCR program managers. Additionally, Joe conceptualizes the marketing and outreach for OSCR. Given his interest in holistic wellness, Joe serves as a Wellness Coach with Wolverine Wellness.
Carrie is a peacebuilder with a passion for socially just conflict transformation. Foundational to her work is a firm belief in MLK’s words: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” As a facilitator, mediator, bridge-builder, and coach, Carrie facilitates conflict transformation and healing through practices infused with respect, empathy and empowerment. As a growing ally who recognizes that conflicts are impacted by our identities, Carrie continually strives to find culturally appropriate pathways to peace.
Shana is the Program Manager at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Prior to joining OSCR, she worked as an education attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, advocating on behalf of students in Michigan’s K-12 public schools for access to quality education and to ensure that public schools remain free for everyone. Shana received her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan where she focused on intergroup dialogue, intersectionality and social justice. She holds a J.D. from the University of Miami.
Claudette has been the Office Supervisor at OSCR since the Fall of 2007. Prior to joining the OSCR team, Claudette worked in the Dean of Student Office after having made a career change from being a Computer Systems Consultant. As the Office Supervisor she is focused on providing quality customer service for those who come to OSCR for assistance. Her pastimes include reading, following politics too closely and attempting to train her English Spring Spaniel, Rigby.
Sandy has worked for the University of Michigan within the Division of Student Life for over 28 years. During her tenure, she has worked in the Career Center, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution and the Ginsberg Center in a variety of assignments. Sandy’s specialty is managing databases to support internal and external reports. Sandy and her husband, Dan, have four children and love spending time together as a family. Her favorite time of year is summer and the hot humid weather. Sandy loves tennis, running, gardening and traveling.
Lorenzo is the Program Assistant in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). He hails from Detroit, Michigan. Lorenzo earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor emphasizing in Law, Justice, and Social Change. During his time in Undergrad Lorenzo was a positive agent for change within the campus community participating in several organizations such as, NAACP, Global Scholars Program, and FATE Merit Mentoring Program.
Noah is an Earth and Environmental Science major with a passion for Sustainability and Food Systems. He is a student facilitator at OSCR primarily working with the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program. In the future Noah plans to pursue higher education in a sustainability related field after taking some time off to travel. Noah loves exploring what gives people motivation and what causes behavior change. He also enjoys chess, tea, gardens, theology, and short films.
Carly is a third year student from Minnesota majoring in Psychology and minoring in Environment and Anthropology. When she has free time, Carly loves to read, discuss social justice topics, drink coffee, and play with her dog, Toby. In the future, Carly hopes to help individuals resolve conflict within themselves from a wellness perspective. She also hopes to resolve conflict within communities, understanding that communities act as an essential support system for each individual. Carly loves her work at OSCR because she has the opportunity to learn from each student that she meets!
Caitlyn is a senior majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) and minoring in Spanish. After graduation, she plans to attend grad school in hopes of becoming a psychologist. She loves Michigan athletics, specifically football and basketball, and has been going to football games since she was little. In her free time, Caitlyn likes to workout and hang out with her friends and family.
Kevin is a freshman preferred-admit to the Ross School of Business. He moved to Michigan from Vestal, New York, and is a proud graduate of Churchill High School’s Math/Science/Computers program. Kevin plays the violin, and has recently become an avid fan of Counter-Strike. His other hobbies include reading, watching movies, and worrying about getting a 3.3 GPA.