Our Faculty

Matthew Birnbaum * Florence Guido * Chayla Haynes * Katrina Rodriguez * Gabriel Serna * Tamara Yakaboski

Matthew Birnbaum

Matt Birnbaum

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., Colorado College
  • Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy and Development: Higher Education and P-12 Education; HESAL program Coordinator; Associate Professor
  • Office: McKee Hall 418B
  • Phone: 970.351.2598
  • matthew.birnbaum@unco.edu

Research Interests: Trends in student culture, technology in higher education, higher education law, higher education finance, organizational theory, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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Florence Guido

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  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.A., Briarcliff College
  • Professor
  • Office: McKee 413
  • Phone: 970.351.2308
  • flo.guido@unco.edu

Research Interests: Longitudinal, visual anthropological study of culture, community and leadership at a Northern New Mexico Community College; student development theory; qualitative new paradigm scholarship; critical, cultural photoethnographic research; women and leadership; and ethnic identity.

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Chayla Haynes Davison

  • Ph.D., University of Denver
  • M.A., Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Elon University
  • Assistant Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
  • Office: McKee 420

Research Interests: Examining the effects of racism on college student persistence among racially minoritized students, the operation fo power and privilege in college teaching, and applications of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to postsecondary educational context.

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Katrina Rodriguez

Katrina Rodriguez

  • Currently serving as Asssitant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Northern Arizona University
  • Associate Professor
  • Office: UC3060
  • Phone: 970.351.2796
  • katrina.rodriguez@unco.edu

Research Interests: Education & Latina/o communities, Chicana feminism; women's leadership; leadership in ethnic communities; issues of body image, beauty, and the body politic. Current research project: Transformational Experiences in Leadership and Learning

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Gabriel Serna

Gabe Serna

  • Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
  • M.P.P., University of Kentucky
  • B.B.A., New Mexico State University
  • Assistant Professor
  • Office: McKee Hall 414
  • Phone: 970.351.3796
  • gabriel.serna@unco.edu

Research Interests: Higher education economics and finance,budgeting and planning in higher education, student price responsiveness, college choice, philosophy of social science and economic theory, quantitative methodology and applied econometrics.

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Tamara Yakaboski

Research Interests: Student affairs in the U.S. and internationally; international higher education: students and faculty; women and higher education: students, administrative staff, and faculty; and intersections of race, class, and gender in higher education.

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