Richard Settersten, Ph.D
Richard Settersten, Ph.D
Professor and Hallie Ford Endowed Chair
Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
Oregon State University

Not Quite Adults
Thursday, November 17, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Rick Settersten, Ph.D. is Hallie Ford Endowed Chair and Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, and director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, at Oregon State University. He is also a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. A graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Settersten has held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin, the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern, and the Spencer Foundation in Chicago. He is author or editor of many scientific articles and several books, including On the Frontier of Adulthood. Besides MacArthur, his research has been supported by divisions of the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Dr. Rick Settersten at

Gwendolyn J.Dungy Shannon Ellis
Gwen J. Dungy, Ph.D.
NASPA Executive Director
Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Services
University of Nevada, Reno

Anthology: Student Affairs’ Past, Present, and Future
Friday, November 18, 9:00am - 10:00am

Student Affairs has evolved, and during this evolution a collection of stories, sounds, voices, and images has been created. Join us as we gather to hear from two of the profession’s sages, NASPA Executive Director Gwen Dungy and Vice President for Student Services at University of Nevada, Reno, Shannon Ellis. These two phenomenal leaders will share their perspectives on the rhythms of Student Affairs past, present, and future.

An accomplished speaker, leader, and educator, Gwen Dungy, Ph.D. has been Executive Director of NASPA since 1995. In her capacity as a national advocate for students and the primary spokesperson for student affairs administrators and practitioners, she draws on more than 30 years of experience in higher education.

Before joining NASPA, Dr. Dungy was Associate Director of the Curriculum and Faculty Development Network and Coordinator of the National Diversity Network at the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Previously, she was a senior administrator at the County College of Morris, Montgomery College, and Catonsville Community College, and a counseling faculty member at St. Louis Community College.

A licensed psychologist and a nationally certified professional counselor and career counselor, Dr. Dungy earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Eastern Illinois University, a M.A. degree from Drew University in New Jersey, and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about Dr. Gwen Dungy at

Shannon Ellis, Ph.D. was appointed Vice President for Student Services at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1998. Reporting directly to the president, Dr. Ellis serves as lead administrative officer and provides leadership for the Division of Student Services, which includes enrollment services, student life services and student success services.

Prior to her position at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Ellis served as Dean of Student and Academic Support Services at Evergreen State College. She has served in numerous positions at the University of Southern California, including Assistant Dean for Student Affairs / Director of Campus Life, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Director in the Office for Residential Life, and Director of Greek Affairs in the Office for Residential Life. She began her career in higher education as Director of Greek Affairs and Assistant Dean in the Dean of Students Office at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Learn more about Dr. Shannon Ellis at


Eric Stoller
Eric Stoller
Social Media Educator

The Next Voice in the Anthology
Taking Strategies to Practice: Student Affairs and Social Media
Saturday, November 18, 10:30am - Noon

We "get" Facebook. Some of us are even on Twitter. Do you YouTube? So what’s next? How do we create community and connections using social media? Student Affairs practitioners are developing amazing ways to use social media to enhance their practice and reach their strategic goals. Let’s tweet, update, and create!

Eric Stoller is a nationally known thought leader, speaker, consultant and blogger in the areas of higher education, student affairs, academic advising and technology. Eric has given presentations on student affairs + technology at multiple Student Affairs / Higher Education conferences (AACRAO, ACPA, EDUCAUSE, NACADA, NACAS and NASPA), is a former regional chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community and is currently the student affairs and technology blogger for He holds a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa and an Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. Learn more about Eric by following him on Twitter at or visiting his blog