Meet Our Facilitators

Lead Facilitators

Lead Facilitators serve as trained experts in the development of curriculum and the implementation of programs for the CAMPUSPEAK Interactive Workshop Division. They are responsible for providing training to other facilitators, maintaining and updating curriculum as needed, and serve as a resource for the Interactive Workshop Facilitator Team throughout the year.

Austin Arias

Austin Arias is an educator, speaker, facilitator, and consultant with CAMPUSPEAK. For nearly 10 years, Austin has been fortunate to work for and travel to college campuses around the country to help students maximize their leadership potential and build stronger, more inclusive organizations. This work includes fraternities and sororities, programming boards, student organizations, philanthropy groups, leadership development, and orientation. Austin received his Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Illinois State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is a brother of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and resides in Nashville, TN.

Dennis Campbell Jr.

Dennis CampbellDennis Campbell Jr. received his bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Akron and his master’s degree in Leadership in Higher Education from Baldwin Wallace University. Dennis currently serves as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life in the Kent Student Center & Involvement at Kent State University and is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, currently serving as the Great Lakes Beta Division Commander.

Kristen Kardas

Kristen KardasKristen received her bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in media studies from Adelphi University and her master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kristen currently serves as the Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Indiana State University and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity.

Dr. Jamison Keller

Jamison KellerJamison received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and his master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. He also earned his doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. Jamison currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jamison is a long time volunteer and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Sara Lowery

Sara Lowery has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salisbury University, and her Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Texas Tech, where she learned that everything is bigger in Texas. She currently serves as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at University of Delaware.

Dr. Kate Steiner

Kate SteinerDr. Kate Steiner is a personal coach and consultant helping people recover from burnout. Before transitioning to her business full-time she worked in Higher Education and Student Affairs for over 17 years. She holds a Master’s of Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a skilled facilitator in leadership development, conflict management, burnout and wellness, and fraternity/sorority life. She has been a researcher in wellness and burnout for over 15 years.

Facilitators

Learn more about our experienced Interactive Workshop facilitators that you can bring to your campus.

Charles Andrean

Charles Andrean is an educator, speaker, and facilitator who roots himself in radical love, healing, and liberation. He is invested in engaging on topics of masculinity, race, community, and self-love. Charles spent eight years developing social justice and leadership education at institutions including Northwestern University and Iowa State University. Charles is a member of Lambda Phi Epsilon Asian-interest Fraternity and was involved on its board for ten years, which included serving as the fraternity’s International President. Charles enjoys building his relationship with himself, writing, karaoke-ing, and being in honest, present connection with others.

Eddie Banks-Crosson

Eddie Banks-CrossonEddie Banks-Crosson is dedicated to the engagement of cross-racial and diverse populations in the academic community.  He has over fifteen years of experience in student experiential learning, support, and crisis management; however, his passion is in facilitating and leading discussions around difference and identity. He has traveled across the country speaking on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, as well as recruitment and retention for cultural affinity organizations. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Capella University.  He resides in Philadelphia, PA, and currently serves as the Director of MBA Student Life for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jeff Belkora

Dr. Jeff BelkoraJeff currently serves as Director of the Decision Services Unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and is a professor at UCSF where he studies and teaches leadership, teamwork, and decision-making.

Jon Bell

Jon received bachelor’s degrees in English, Spanish, and Political Science from Rockhurst University and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Currently, Jon is the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Residential Community at the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a member of Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity.

Dr. Bre Berris

Bre BerrisBre earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia, Masters of Science -in higher education/student affairs from Florida State University, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and management from University of North Georgia where she was initiated as a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Her dissertation topic, Being a Minority in a Majority Situation: A Phenomenological Investigation of Black Women in Historically White Greek-lettered Organizations, explored the experiences of these women within their organizations. Bre currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she serves as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Kennesaw State University. 

Dave Conner

Dave Conner serves as the Director of Student Involvement at The College of New Jersey. With a BS in Leadership & Consumer Economics and an M.Ed. from the University of Delaware, Dave has worked with fraternities & sororities, student governments, and student organizations for the past 18 years. Dave has been recognized for his work by organizations including the AFA Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award, the NGLA Phillipi Award, the NPC Outstanding Advisor Award, and the Helen Shaw Staff Excellence and Special Achievement Award from TCNJ. Always trying to learn, share, and support others, Dave is a student advocate, early technology adopter, home repair enthusiast, husband, dad, and host of a local Trivia Night.

Angel Garcia

Angel GarciaAngel received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Anthropology, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida International University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. His talents have been recognized in his roles as an International Toastmaster, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor and currently as a United States Army Space Operations Officer with over 20 years of service. With his heart deeply rooted in his hometown community, he was awarded South Florida’s 30 most influential leaders under 30. Today with his wife and daughter, he lives in Colorado Springs and is involved in the development of cutting edge Space technology while following his passion in developing teams and organizations of excellence.

Dr. Amanda Horvat

Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies and her master’s degree in student development practice in higher education from St. John’s University in New York. Most recently Amanda completed her doctorate at Louisiana State University, where she researched the impact of formal sorority recruitment on the development of efficacy. Amanda is currently serving as the Director of Leadership & Education at Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. She is a dedicated volunteer for several organizations and is a member of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Raven Johnson

Raven Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida. Currently, Raven is a full time entrepreneur teaching private classes and organizaing social events. Raven’s passion for higher education student affairs encompasses a desire to engage and develop high school and college students by fostering leadership growth through inclusive environments. 

Lauren Krznarich

Lauren KrznarichLauren received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and German with a minor in intercultural communication and her master’s degree in college counseling and student development from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She has worked in higher education for over a decade in the areas of leadership development, first year and transition programs, service learning, peer-to-peer learning, global education, living learning communities, program and curriculum development, and instructional design. Lauren currently serves as the Associate Director for Experiential Learning at the University of Texas at Arlington and is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

J.D. Louk

J.D. Louk is passionate about helping students find their voices and maximizing their potential in a very busy world. J.D. is currently a stay at home dad of twins, Gabriel and Regina. He formerly was the Director of Operations for Alpha Phi International Fraternity, focusing on the areas of risk management and prevention. In this role, J.D. regularly worked with women on a variety of challenging issues. He has also facilitated and presented programs at various college campuses, the North-American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference on such diverse and timely topics as mental health, sexual assault, member engagement and navigating sticky situations.

J.D. attained a B.A. in Communications and Foreign Languages from Austin Peay State University, and an M.Ed from Georgia Southern University with a concentration in higher education. In his free time, J.D. loves to be active – running, hiking, traveling, and sightseeing.

Rafael Matos

Rafael MatosRafael received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in sociology, and a master’s degree in public art studies from the University of Southern California. He currently does educational consulting and teaches art and leadership development to middle school students. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., where he serves as the International Project Manager for the MIP Revision Team and the Eastern Region Mentor Coordinator. 

Courtney McKenna

Courtney is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and French and a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies: College Student Personnel. She has been working in higher education in areas including academic advising, student involvement and leadership, program and curriculum development, prevention education, student conduct, Title IX, and behavioral intervention/threat assessment since 2005. Courtney currently serves as Associate Vice President for Strategy and Policy at Wentworth Institute of Technology where she has a range of responsibilities related to strategic planning, policy alignment and development, organizational development, and other innovative and collaborative institutional initiatives across the institution and within the President’s Office.

Dr. Monica Lee Miranda

Monica Lee MirandaMonica received a Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish with a minor in psychology, a Master of Science degree in educational administration and policy studies from the University at Albany, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership/Higher Education from the University of Rochester. Monica currently serves as the Director of the Center for Student Involvement at the University of South Florida, is the past President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and is a member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority.

Michael Steele

Michael Steele Michael received his bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science with a concentration in early intervention at Winthrop University and two master’s degree in Counselor Education and Student Affairs and Human Resource Development from Clemson University.

Michael currently resides in Clemson, SC where he serves as the Housing Operations Manager for Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority. His professional experience include Housing and Residence Life, Fraternity and Sorority Housings, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Leadership and Student Conduct. Aside from his full-time job, Michael also serves as a volunteer for Tau Kappa Epsilon and is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
 

Curtis Taylor

Curtis TaylorCurtis received his bachelor’s degree in international business, operations supply chain management, and middle eastern studies from Marquette University and his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, college student affairs from the University of South Florida. Curtis currently serves as the Assistant Director, Multicultural Organizations & Programming in the Creighton Intercultural Center at Creighton University. Curtis also coaches Creighton’s Quidditch Team and serves as the Assistant Head Coach of Women’s Soccer at the College of Saint Mary. He is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Shane Taylor

Shane received his Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC, and his master’s degree in higher education administration from North Carolina State University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Shane currently serves as the Equity and Inclusion Coordinator for the City of Winston-Salem. During his free time, Shane enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Archie, plus loves all things Duke Basketball.

Dr. Brent Turner

Brent TurnerBrent received a doctorate in education from New England College, a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in government from The College of William and Mary. Brent currently serves as the Executive Director of Campus Life at Northwestern University where he supervises the three departments of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership Development & Community Engagement and Student Organizations & Activities. The campus life team facilitates transformative experiences with students to explore their potential, engage in community, and contribute toward a more just and equitable world. 

Kristen Vega Glass

Kristen VegaKristen earned a B.S. in Sociology and Leadership from Chapman University and a M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education with a Diversity, Equity, and Dialogue concentration. She is currently a Learning and Development Analyst designing projects to solve complex problems for restaurant and corporate leaders. Kristen also has a decade of experience working on college campuses in the areas of Fraternity and Sorority Life, civic engagement, residence life, student organizations, and health and wellness. Kristen is a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity and can be found hiking in California or baking new recipes in her kitchen.