Currently program chair for the higher education leadership Ph.D. program at Colorado State University, Linda Kuk earned her Ph.D. in adult higher education administration, organizational behavior from Iowa State University, and her M.Ed. from CSU in student personnel administration. Dr. Kuk has been teaching at Colorado State since 2001, and received the 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA). Her research interests include organizational effectiveness and change in higher education, leadership in student affairs, gender issues in higher education, and student development, retention and campus environmental impact.
Dr. Susana Muñoz is an assistant professor of higher education in the School of Education at CSU. Before accepting a faculty role at CSU, Dr. Muñoz served as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the administrative leadership department. Her scholarly interests center on the experiences of underserved populations in higher education. Specifically, she focuses her research on issues of access, equity, and college persistence for undocumented Latina/o students, while employing perspectives such as Latino critical race theory, Chicana feminist epistemology, and college persistence theory to identify and deconstruct issues of power and inequities as experienced by these populations.
Currently a professor in CSU's School of Education, Dr. Sharon Anderson previously served as director of graduate programs from 2006-2009. She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Denver, and has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Colorado since 1995. Dr. Anderson has been with Colorado State University since 1994 where her research interests include counseling, career development, counseling for justice, and higher education leadership.
Dr. Gene Gloeckner has been a professor of teacher education and research design at CSU since 1988. He currently serves as chair of research methods within the School of Education. Dr. Gloeckner earned his Ph.D. in 1983 from Ohio State University, his M.S. in 1977 from Colorado State University, and his B.S. in 1974 from Ohio State as well. His research interests include quantitative research methods, distance teaching and learning, and homelessness substance abuse.
Associate professor in the School of Education, Dr. Lynham holds two master's degrees and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2000 in work, community, and family education with a specialization in human resource development. Dr. Lynham's research areas include strategic human resource development, responsible leadership and leadership development (including scenario-based), and theory building research.
Dr. Carole Makela is currently the program chair of interdisciplinary studies in the School of Education at Colorado State. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in research and statistical methodology and her M.H.E. from CSU in consumer sciences and housing. Dr. Makela's research areas include teaching and learning, everyday life/consumer issues, research/scholarly productivity, and curriculum development. She has earned several awards for students and university service, as well as the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) Professional of the Year Award in 2010.