Rick has been a student affairs professional since 1990 and a higher education consultant since 1994. He serves as an affiliated consultant for the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), and as the co-chair of NCHERM’s practice group for conflict resolution, also known as NCHERM-CR. Rick also serves as an associate dean of students at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, where he is also completing his doctorate degree in educational administration and foundations. Rick is a past president of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).
Rick’s areas of professional expertise include conflict resolution, mediation, student conduct administration, program and needs assessment, training conduct boards and hearing officers, sanctioning student misconduct, student organization investigations, and addressing Title IX allegations (sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and relationship violence).
This website includes information on Rick’s professional career, resources for higher education and conflict resolution professionals, and consulting and speaking services.
IN THE NEWS:
May 9, 2013 – Rick was interviewed for an article on campus conflict resolution that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here to read the article.
February 15, 2013 – Rick delivered a professional development program on conflict resolution to the Central Illinois Volunteer Association in Bloomington, IL. Click here to see his presentation.