faculty Leadership Development Program


Meet the Cohort (2023-24)


Marko BastlMarko Bastl

Marko Bastl is a Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the College of Business. He has over 20 years of executive and academic experience. He is passionate about developing the future leaders in the area of supply chain management, through teaching, research, programmatic development and work with industry partners. Outside of his professional life, he loves travelling with his family, he is an avid skier, cook, and always too loud guitar player in his rock band.

Abir BekhetAbir Bekhet

Dr. Bekhet received her BSN and MSN from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt and her Ph.D. in 2007 from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. In 2009, she joined Marquette University College of Nursing, and she is currently a professor. Dr. Bekhet’s program of research focuses on uses of positive thinking, resourcefulness, and resilience in overcoming stress/adversity in vulnerable populations. Dr. Bekhet has more 75 publications and made over 100 presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Among her many prestigious research awards are the MNRS Mentorship Grant Award, Case Western Reserve University Alumni Award for Excellence, the Way Klinger Young Scholar Award from Marquette University, and the research award from the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 

Corinne Bloch-MullinsCorrine Bloch-Mullins

Corinne Bloch-Mullins is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and department chair, as well as the director of the undergraduate Cognitive Science program. Her research is in history and philosophy of science. Specifically, she studies the formation and development of concepts, as well as the productive roles of concepts in investigative practice. Corinne’s work has been published in some of the leading philosophy of science journals, such as The British Journal for Philosophy of Science and Synthese. During her time at Marquette, she has received both the Way Klingler Young Scholar Award and the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award. When not working, she enjoys hiking with her family and cooking.

Lillian CampbellLillian Campbell

Lilly Campbell is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Foundations Instruction at Marquette. She is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Council for the Institute for Women's Leadership. Her research interests include rhetorics of health and medicine, feminist rhetoric, and professional and technical writing. In 2020, she received a Difference Maker award along with Dr. Burrows for their redesign of Foundations in Rhetoric to focus on antiracism and racial justice. Current research projects include ethnographic research on how students in the health sciences learn embodied communication strategies as well as an interdisciplinary project on patient care in a virtual intensive care unit.

Callie ChiroffCallie Chiroff

Callie is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Marquette's College of Nursing. She is dual certified as a nurse practitioner in both adult primary care and pediatric acute care. Having experience in both advanced practice and bedside nursing gives her the opportunity to teach students at the graduate and undergraduate level. Outside of her life at Marquette, she is the president and co-founder of Project Bubaloo, a Milwaukee based non-profit dedicated to raising money for congenital heart disease research. Since its inception in 2018, Callie and her team have raised over $300,000 towards their mission. She enjoys traveling, reading, team trivia, karaoke, baking and spending time with her amazing family and friends.

Elisa CoghlanElisa Coghlan

Elisa Coghlan is an associate librarian at Marquette University Libraries where she works as the library’s Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach. With a BA in Middle East Studies from George Washington University and an MLIS from the University of Washington, her career has taken a varied course through higher education and advanced learning. Her contributions include communications and editorial work with the American Library Association, EDUCAUSE, and the Middle East Journal. While at the University of Washington Libraries, she specialized in area-studies collections in the languages of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Since joining Marquette in 2014, she has used her expertise to strengthen the library’s role in student and faculty success, has worked on numerous programs dealing with inclusivity and community engagement, and currently serves on the library’s leadership team and as a librarian liaison to the college of communication. She co-chairs the Sustainable Marquette ERG, serves on the editorial team of Marketing Libraries Journal, and teaches online courses with the University of Wisconsin iSchool’s continuing education program.

Nathan GilkersonNathan Gilkerson

Nathan Gilkerson is an associate professor of public relations, and chair of the departments of strategic communication and communication studies at Marquette University. He joined the faculty at Marquette in 2012, after receiving his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota. Prior to academia, Dr. Gilkerson worked professionally in the political sphere, coordinating communication efforts for U.S. Senator Tim Johnson and the South Dakota Democratic Party, and later for a public relations firm and advertising agency in Minneapolis. At Marquette, he teaches a range of strategic communication courses including Media Writing, Corporate Advocacy, Issues in Corporate Communication, and Public Relations Campaigns. His research has focused on the measurement and evaluation of communication, as well as topics within political public relations, social media and crisis communication, and corporate activism.

Amanda KeelerAmanda Keeler

Amanda Keeler is an associate professor of Digital Media in the Diederich College of Communication. She earned her doctorate in Communication and Culture at Indiana University in 2011, and joined the Marquette faculty in 2013. Her research examines many facets of storytelling and its reception, from crime-focused television programs and podcasts to science fiction radio and television. She is the co-editor of the recently published book Prestige Television: Cultural and Artistic Value in 21st Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2022). She is currently writing a book on The Rockford Files for Wayne State University Press.

Kalin KolevKalin Kolev

Kalin Kolev is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Business. He received his PhD from Michigan State University. His research interests center on two broad fields: 1) strategic leadership and corporate governance where he examines how CEOs, TMTs, and boards of directors impact strategic choices and firm performance; and 2) mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures where he studies the antecedents and outcomes of those organizational restructuring events. Kalin’s research has been published in leading management journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, and Strategic Organization. At Marquette, he teaches online, hybrid, and in-person courses on Strategic management.

Brooke MayerBrooke Mayer

Dr. Brooke Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University. She graduated from Arizona State University (B.S. in 2004, M.S. in 2006, Ph.D. in 2008) with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. Dr. Mayer’s teaching and research interests focus on physical-chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater applications, including the mitigation of nutrients, pathogens, and disinfection byproducts. Her research emphasizes improved public health and safety as well as advancing the waste-to-resource paradigm. For her work in these areas, Dr. Mayer was recognized with an NSF CAREER award as well as Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award. She is currently co-director of Education and Human Resources and a project investigator for the Science and Technologies for Sustainable Phosphorus (STEPS) Center supported through the NSF’s Science and Technology (STC) program.

Jessica OgilvieJessica Ogilvie

Jessica (Jess) Ogilvie, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Marquette University Center for Professional Selling and an Associate Professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University where she teaches Marketing, Professional Selling, Sales Management, and Advanced Sales courses. She completed her Ph.D. in Marketing with a minor in decision models and a focus on professional selling from The University of Alabama in 2016. Her expertise has led to interviews and podcast features in topic areas such as marketing, retailing, sales strategy, and customer management. Dr. Ogilvie was awarded the Excellence in Research Award by the American Marketing Association's Sales Special Interest Group. She has developed executive sales training content for regional and global consulting firms, run professional sales and management training workshops, and has been invited to present at multiple thought leadership conferences around the world.

Christine O'NeillChristine O'Neill

Christine O'Neill is the Chair and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Marquette University College of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy. Christine graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Health Management Systems from Duquesne University. Christine completed her post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree from Mount Mary University. She holds a specialty certification from the Bain Injury Association of America as a certified brain injury specialist. Christine has been published on the topic of telehealth services and continues her clinical work in adult neurology, specifically stroke and post-concussion syndrome.

Ben PladekBen Pladek

Ben Pladek is associate professor of English at Marquette University, where he specializes in Romantic poetry, literature and medicine, and creative writing. His scholarly monograph The Poetics of Palliation appeared in 2019 with Liverpool University Press, while his debut novel Dry Land will appear in 2023 from University of Wisconsin Press. He's secretary-treasurer of the Marquette AAUP chapter and has served on the board of the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities. When not holed up in his office, he loves hiking and birding around Wisconsin.

Edward SanchezEdward Sanchez

Ed Sanchez is the Head of Library Information Technology and Interim Head of Digital Scholarship at the Raynor Memorial Libraries. He earned a B.A. from Saint Louis University in History and Master of Library Science from the University of Missouri. In his current role, Ed is responsible for staff and public facing technology systems in the libraries, digital publishing, and services in the Digital Scholarship Lab. He also oversees the collection and curation of the scholarly output of Marquette faculty via the campus Institutional Repository (epublications.marquette.edu). His current service to the university community includes participation on the Academic Computing Technology Committee and the Committee on Staff Compensation. Outside of Marquette, Ed enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s middle school soccer team, leading couples groups for Schoenstatt International, and serving as Board President of the Women’s Support Centers of Milwaukee, Inc.

Aleksandra SnowdenAleksandra Snowden

Dr. Snowden is Associate Professor of Criminology and Law Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. She received her PhD in 2012 from Indiana University and MBA in 2021 from Marquette University. Dr. Snowden’s main research interests include (1) the impact of social structure on violence, (2) the role of alcohol availability and neighborhood characteristics in violence, and (3) the characteristics of alcohol selling retailers that contribute to crime and violence in neighborhoods. Dr. Snowden’s work has resulted in more than 17 publications in peer reviewed journals. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and has been published in leading journals in several disciplines, including criminology, geography and urban planning, and public health and epidemiology. Dr. Snowden teaches classes in the Criminology and Law Studies program, including Introduction to Criminology, Neighborhoods and Crime, Crime Mapping, and Introduction to Geographic Information System.

Brian TroyerBrian Troyer

Brian Troyer serves as the associate vice provost of enrollment management and dean of admission. Prior to joining Marquette in 2016, he held various leadership roles in admissions and enrollment at the University of Kentucky and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Over the course of his 15 years of enrollment experience, Brian has prioritized collaborating with numerous internal and external partners to help expand access to higher education, leverage data to inform enrollment practice, and build connections between the work of new student enrollment and continuing student success. Brian recently completed his coursework in Marquette’s PhD program in Educational Policy and Leadership and is currently working on his dissertation; his research focuses on disparities in college access, and on centering each student’s lived experience within the college search and selection process.


Gary MeyerGary Meyer

Gary Meyer (Ph.D. Michigan State University in Communication Theory) is senior vice provost for faculty affairs at Marquette University. In this role, Dr. Meyer helps prepare faculty for a meaningful and successful tenure at Marquette University across the many roles they will take on as teachers, scholars, and university leaders. Dr. Meyer works closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning, which serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of pedagogical excellence on campus. In addition to his responsibilities for faculty affairs, Dr. Meyer serves as Marquette’s accreditation liaison officer to the Higher Learning Commission. Dr. Meyer served as vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching for five years before being named senior vice provost for faculty affairs in 2015. Meyer also previously served as associate dean in the Diederich College of Communication and director of the corporate communication major. Meyer’s scholarship over the years has focused on using communication theory to develop persuasive messages primarily around health promotion and disease prevention. Gary and his wife Anne have two boys, Max and Charlie, both of whom attended Marquette.

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