Featured Speakers - CIHE 2017

Mamta Accapadi​, PhD, is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College where she focuses on developing strategic alignments of core student affairs areas in student care, community, and career and life planning.  Dr. Accapadi received her PhD in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with a concentration on Asian American identity and social justice education and she served as a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston. She also holds a MEd in higher education administration and BA in microbiology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Mamta Accapadi, PhD
Lee Bird, PhD, serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater.  She is a past President of the National Board of Directors for the Association of Student Judicial Affairs (now ASCA) and co-authored The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Administrators (2006).  She received her PhD from the University of Arizona. Dr. Lee Bird
Robert Corn-Revere, JD, is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and is an adjunct scholar at the CATO institute. He has extensive experience in First Amendment law and communications, media, and information technology law. He regularly counsels clients and serves as litigation counsel in First Amendment, communications, and internet-related matters. Mr. Corn-Revere speaks and writes extensively on First Amendment and communications policy issues.  He earned his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Robert Corn-Revere, JD
Elisa D’Amico, JD, is a partner at K&L Gates where she focuses her practice on internet and technology law, specifically online privacy and cyber harassment.  Ms. D’Amico also is the co-founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (CCRLP), a global K&L Gates pro bono project providing legal services to victims of nonconsensual pornography (i.e., “revenge porn”) when their sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed online without consent. She earned her JD from the Fordham University School of Law. Elisa D'Amico, JD
Tyson Charles Langhofer, Esq., serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role in the Center for Academic Freedom. Mr. Langhofer earned his JD from Regent University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1999. Tyson Charles Langhofer, Esq.
Demetri Morgan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the Loyola University Chicago School of Education. His research interests center on the purpose and responsibilities of higher education in a diverse democracy. Dr. Morgan seeks to understand how colleges and universities create campus climates that build the cultural competencies of students in order to foster lifelong civic and political engagement. Additionally, he explores issues of academic governance and institutional policy in relation to boards of trustees and their influence on the outcomes and success of students. He earned his  PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. Demetri Morgan, PhD
J. Cody Nielsen, MA, MDiv, is a United Methodist campus minister at the University of Minnesota and the Expert in Residence for Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Initiatives for NASPA, the largest student affairs organization in the United States.  Mr. Nielsen holds an M. Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., an MA in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa and is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. J. Cody Nielsen, MA, MDiv
Mary Beth Tucker, JD, is the Assistant Vice President for Equity Compliance at the University of Arizona and a professor of practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law.  Ms. Tucker serves as the Title IX coordinator for the University and leads the Office of Institutional Equity.  In her role she addresses all forms of discrimination and harassment that occur in the campus community and provides broad education and outreach to students and employees.  She earned her JD from the University of Arizona. Mary Beth Tucker, JD
Mark Verstraete, JD, is a Privacy and Free Expression Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Arizona.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has a JD from Harvard Law School where he was a teaching fellow and research assistant. Mark Verstraete,JD
S. Brooke Vick, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Whitman College. Trained broadly on the psychology of prejudice and social identities, Dr. Vick has examined the effects of having a marginalized social identity on academic performance, motivation, physiological reactivity, and social perception. Her research has also investigated strategies ranging from self-acceptance to confronting discrimination that can help improve outcomes for members of socially devalued groups. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. S. Brooke Vick, PhD
Lance Watson, MEd, is the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards in the Vice Provost for Student Affairs Office at the University of Kansas.  Mr. Watson is responsible for maintaining the community standards of the University and addressing student behavior.  He serves on the Students of Concern Review Team and is a campus leader on issues of free speech, bias response, and civility.   He earned his MEd from Clemson University. Lance Watson, MEd