OGSL Staff

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Jenness E. Hall, Ph.D., ORSCC, Executive Director
Degrees:
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Indiana University in Bloomington.
M.A. from Bowling Green State University in Student Personnel.
B.A. in English and History from Berry College, Rome, Georgia.
Background: Jenness Hall is an Executive & Leadership Coach. Her business, Ateri LLC, provides leadership coaching and strategic counsel to individuals and organizations focused on maximizing their potential.

 

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Inte’a DeShields, Travel & Research Grants Coordinator
Program: Ph. D. Language Literacy and Culture
Hometown: Baltimore “Charm City”, Maryland
Previous Degree:Why UMBC?: UMBC’s reputation for student support was a major influence in my decision to enroll.
Words I Live by: “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor, is the mind of the oppressed.” -Steve Bantu Binko

 

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Erin Berry, Administrative Coordinator
Program: Ph.D. Language Literacy and Culture
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Previous Degree:
M.A. in Organizational Communications, Bowie State University
Why UMBC?: I chose UMBC because of its focus on interdisciplinary research
Words I Live by: To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality. -bell hooks

 

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Stephanie Ward, Community Liaison
Program: M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Hometown: Easton, Maryland
Previous Degrees: B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC
Why UMBC?:  I had the most amazing undergraduate experience and could not wait to come back!
Words I Live by: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not. -Dr. Seuss
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Sean pic11111Sean Astrakhan, Writing Advisor
Program:  M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Hometown:  Ann Arbor, MI
Previous Degree:  B.A in Spanish, Psychology and Education, Eastern Michigan University
Why UMBC?:  A rare place where student support is only matched by community outreach.
Words I Live by:
Comfort with failure is the only guarantee of success. – Nicholas Bertolas