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.
Joe serves as the associate director in the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Joe is responsible for the oversight for OSCR services outlined in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. Given his interest in holistic wellness, Joe serves as a Wellness Coach with Wolverine Wellness.
Reese serves as an Assistant Director at OSCR, overseeing the Formal Conflict Resolution pathway and Adaptable Conflict Resolution for Alcohol and Other Drugs. Reese loves talking with students about their lives and exploring what motivates their decision-making. She is energized by big questions and real talk: Who are you? Who are you becoming? How do you want to be in relationship with others? What is important to you? Reese believes that doubt is an important part of faith and that mistakes are an important part of our journey to ourselves.
Carrie is a peacebuilder with a passion for promoting justice and teaching peace. She serves as OSCR’s Assistant Director for Adaptable Conflict Resolution, Training, and Strategic Partnerships. Carrie supports students and others in navigating challenging situations and finding pathways to peace and healing with attention to accountability and justice.
Robbie serves as the program manager over OSCR’s formal conflict resolution pathways. He received a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in 2011 and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Philosophy at The University of Toledo. Robbie is most interested in discovering the connections between our democracy and what it would take to create a culture of peace. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking the Huron River, and trying to find the best cup of coffee out there!
Haya serves as a program manager over OSCR’s Adaptable conflict resolution pathways. She is interested in enabling cross cultural competence with a particular focus on international populations and perspective politics. Haya received her Master’s degree in Women’s studies, with a concentration on women and war and her Bachelors of Arts in International relations from the University of Cincinnati. Haya is a biology and history nerd and enjoys reading about species classifications.
Jim serves as a Case Manager for Student Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence at the Office of Student Conflict and Resolution (OSCR). Jim completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Michigan State University and received his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan in 2014.
Carly is a recent graduate from U of M with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minors in Environment and Anthropology. When she has free time, Carly loves to read, discuss social justice topics, drink coffee, and play with her adorable dog, Toby. In the future, Carly hopes to pursue a career related to alcohol and drug recovery or conflict resolution in higher education. Generally, she loves to help individuals identify, reflect upon, and resolve conflict within themselves from a wellness perspective.
Sandy has worked for the University of Michigan within the Division of Student Life for over 32 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 and university compliance. 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.
Anthony began his studies in higher education at the University of Toledo where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Shortly after, he earned his Master’s degree in Higher Education concentrated in Student Access and Success from the University of Michigan. With experience in conflict resolution rooted in restorative practices, Anthony now serves as a Program Assistant in OSCR where he supports all aspects of their Alcohol and Other Drug program – with an emphasis on the Adaptable Conflict Resolution for Alcohol and Other Drug (ACR4AOD) resolution pathway.
Elsa is a junior in the Ross School of Business, also pursuing Community Action and Social Change and Intergroup Relations minors. Apart from OSCR, Elsa is involved in D&I at Ross as an IDO peer facilitator and a committee head of the DEI BBA Task Force. She is also part of the Google Community Learning Program where she aims to bridge the digital divide by teaching local nonprofits about Google tools. Elsa has lived in four countries before she moved to the States for college (India, Netherlands, Ghana, and South Africa) and she does not intend for the list to end here.
Kevin is a senior in the Ross School of Business and frequently marvels at how alien the passage of time feels to him still. Though he has lived in Michigan for ten years, Kevin still considers himself a New Yorker because he likes to be different. Outside of class, Kevin enjoys making obscure references to foreign movies in an attempt to confuse and frustrate his friends. Kevin is also a ruthless Monopoly player, and is very proud of his ability to grind out games, further infuriating his friends. Kevin, as a result, has no friends.
Emily is a sophomore in the Residential College through the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts who is passionate about intersectional social justice. She enjoys learning about environmental justice and sustainable practices. Outside the classroom and student organizations, Emily spends her time chatting with friends, reading, or sleeping.
Yvonne is a senior studying Sociology with a minor in Community Action & Social Change. She loves Maryland and her two older brothers. Yvonne’s passions include mental health and criminal justice reform, especially for young people. In her down time she enjoys eating dessert, talking about jams, and spending time with her sorority sisters.
Matt is a senior studying psychology. He's passionate about "calling in, not calling out"- growing the cause of social justice by engaging with those who may not accept all of its tenets at first. To this end, Matt is a member of the Educational Theater Company (ETC) with the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP). Matt’s dream job is to be a singer in a Beatles cover band.
Rasha is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Arab and Muslim American Studies. She loves engaging her interests in the sciences, whether working in the emergency department of the hospital or researching in labs. Outside of academics, Rasha enjoys collaborating with other students on campus through a variety of student organizations and advisory boards. One day, Rasha would love to watch Hamilton on Broadway and meet the stars of Shark Tank.
Ryan is a Junior studying Psychology, Sociology, and as many other aspects of Social Science he can fit into five years. His main interest, however, is Cognitive Psychology and he hopes to obtain a doctorate in the field and use it to improve education. Outside from OSCR, Ryan is a Resident Adviser for the Fletcher Residence Hall, a Teaching Assistant for Psych 121, works in the Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (Polk) lab, and is active in his Church, ULC.
Alina is a senior majoring in Psychology, and pursuing Community Action and Social Change and Business minors. A Chicago native, she loves to go to local concerts, thrift stores, and art exhibits in her spare time. When she is not working as a Student Facilitator at OSCR, she works as a note taker for Services for Students with Disabilities, as well as a Senior Research Assistant in a psychology laboratory studying racial biases. She has been a volunteer at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center since she was a freshman, and enjoys working to make the Michigan campus safer.