Emily has worked in higher education for over 15 years. Before her role at the Mather Center, Emily worked as a research assistant in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, providing support to a mixed-methods, longitudinal research project called the Adolescent Academic Context Study (AACS). Emily also worked in academic advising, clinical counseling, and enrollment management at the University of Toledo and the University of Michigan. Her passions involve helping students with their mental health and balancing their academic, career, emotional, and social lives. She is most looking forward to working on research projects with the Flora Stone Mather Center staff and experiencing the Center’s exciting programs.
Emily earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University. Using quantitative analysis, her dissertation research explored the relationship between adolescents’ self-reported mental health characteristics and their future college enrollment behaviors. She also holds two master’s degrees from the University of Toledo: one in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the second in Higher Education Administration. Her bachelor’s degree is from Mount Union College with majors in psychology and sociology with a minor in gender studies.