MEET OUR STAFF

Erik Albinson

Director, Student Educational Services
erik.albinson@marquette.edu
(414) 288-3484

Erik Albinson is a first-generation student who earned a B.S. in biology from Colorado State University, an M.A. in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program. Albinson's research interests center on student resilience, learning, inclusive learning environments and student success (retention and persistence to a degree). On a personal note, he enjoys Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jiujitsu and spending quality time with his wife and two boys.

Benedict Kemp

Director of Retention Programs
benedict.kemp@marquette.edu
(414) 288-2183

Benedict Kemp grew up on the West Coast and then moved to the East Coast, where he earned a Ph.D. studying molecular genetics. Now he's settled in Milwaukee to raise his kids as Midwesterners. In his spare time, Kemp likes to sit quietly and read or be outside doing things like soccer, running, hiking and escaping into nature.

JohnRae' Stowers

Assistant Director | Director, Freshman Frontier Program
johnrae.stowers@marquette.edu
(414) 288-4249

JohnRae' Stowers is a first-generation student who earned a B.A. from the University of WIsconsin–Parkside and an M.S. in student personnel administration from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. Stowers' work for the past 20 years has been highly centered on college access (recruitment) and success (retention and graduation). Personally, Stowers has a local boutique and enjoys spending time with her family and sorority sisters.

Darryle Todd, Jr.

Coordinator, Urban Scholars Program
dj.todd@marquette.edu
(414) 288-4248

Darryle D. Todd, Jr. or DJ, received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a master of education in counseling and personnel services (student affairs in higher education) from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Undergraduate Scholarship Program Administrators Association (USPAA) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Todd has also served as regional representative, parliamentarian, vice chair and chair for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities' Conference on Diversity and Equity.