Kelly joins us as the inaugural director of the Office of Academic Resources after serving in a similar role for NYU in Abu Dhabi for nearly three years. As the Associate Dean for Student Learning Resources and Dean for First Year Students, Kelly was charged with creating an Academic Resource Center and Office for Disability Services from scratch. Having spent ten years prior to that in the Dean's Office and Athletics at Swarthmore College, she is very excited to be a part of the tri-co community once again. As an undergraduate she studied Political Science and International Relations at Swarthmore College, with a focus on East Asian Studies. She completed her Master's in Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently finishing her doctorate in Higher Education Management at Penn as well. Kelly is particularly drawn to the potential for close and creative collaboration with faculty and students at Haverford and excited to welcome the community to the new office.
A transplant from New York City, Lionel completed his undergraduate and graduate coursework at the University of Pennsylvania. During the intervening year, he taught sexual health/sexual assault prevention throughout the Philadelphia high school system before accepting a residential life position at Penn. Immediately following his time in the Higher Education Management program, he began at The Fox School, Temple University's graduate and undergraduate business school, where he advised business students for nearly 5 years. In his last two years, he specialized in retention of At-Risk students and implemented a tracking and intervention system for increasing persistence of first- and second-year students. During his final year, he taught a university wide college-to-career sophomore seminar centered around career exploration, professional development, internship searches and graduate school preparation. It was also during this year, beginning in June 2011, that Lionel was invited by The New York Times to become a guest contributor for The Choice, their online column examining the undergraduate admissions process. He joins the Haverford community as assistant director in the newly created Office of Academic Resources with an everlasting passion for students and their scholarly and professional development.
Kathryn (Carly) King
Carly completed her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration degree at Drexel University. As a graduate student, she served as Graduate Assistant to the Office of Multicultural Programs, where she assisted in the development, planning, and implementation of a broad range of multicultural and social justice programming and education. Her role allowed her to work collaboratively with student organizations, administrators and staff from various departments within Student Life to promote multicultural awareness and competency across campus. Since leaving Drexel, she's remained very active within the higher education professional community. In 2011, Carly co-presented at the Inclusive Leadership Conference, at Temple University, on the topic of "Social Justice Education: Controlling Your Hot Button Moments to Accomplish Social Justice". As an undergraduate, she studied Women's Studies at the University of Delaware and served as personal assistant to the Executive Director of a dance theatre company, assisting with community arts projects targeted at underprivileged youth from inner cities on the East Coast. Her passion for serving underprivileged populations inspires her ongoing dedication to community service. Carly is excited to mold her interest in social, academic, and cultural initiatives into student support programs at Haverford College.
Shubhada earned a Master of Science in Curriculum Instruction Technology Education (CITE) at Temple University. While enrolled, she worked as a graduate assistant in the university’s Education Computer Center lab training and teaching students to use new technologies in both PC and Apple learning labs. In the years that followed, she wore many hats on Temple’s campus. As an adjunct faculty member, she taught undergraduate and graduate education majors the effective use of instructional technology in the classroom and the art of teaching lab class. She then worked in their Teaching and Learning Center assisting and conducting workshops for TAs and faculty. Soon after, she taught in the Intensive English Language program and ACT 101 classes through their Russell Conwell Center. As part of Shubhada’s doctoral dissertation work, she’s also worked with international STEM graduate teaching assistants at Temple and Drexel University.
Prior to her arrival at Haverford, Shubhada served as the instructional design specialist in West Chester University’s Office of Distance Education assisting with online course development and training faculty, via webinars, to better connect with their students online. She is excited about the new technology available to students at the OAR and looks forward to hosting workshops with students, staff and faculty.
Nika completed her undergraduate studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Upon graduation, she received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to South Korea, where she taught English conversation and American culture at a rural middle school. After two years as a Fulbright grantee, she took a position teaching college freshmen at South Korea's Chonnam National University. Nika returned to the United States in 2009 and settled in San Francisco, where she continued her work with international students at Kaplan International Colleges. She focused on preparing college-bound students for the transition to American community colleges and universities, advising students on the college admissions process and teaching academic writing and study skills. Nika then worked one-on-one with students with learning differences in Asheville, North Carolina, before relocating to Philadelphia. She is currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and will complete her Master's degree in Higher Education Management next year. Nika is thrilled to join the Office of Academic Resources as a Graduate Assistant and looks forward to being part of the office's continued growth and development.
Michael graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Philosophy. After graduating, he shipped to Officer Candidate School to become a Naval Flight Officer, but his military career was cut short due to medical complications. After the Navy, he coached soccer and worked as a substitute teacher before deciding to pursue a career helping students succeed academically. Michael is currently pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Drawn to the opportunity to work closely with brilliant students and colleagues at Haverford, he is excited to bring his passion and enthusiasm to work in the Office of Academic Resources.