Contact LCSL

1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-405-9044
lcslassistant@umd.edu

MEET THE STAFF


 

Ali Barlow is the Coordinator for America Reads*America Counts. She oversees AR*AC’s programs, America Reads, America Counts, Partners in Print, and Terp Tracks. Ali received her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.  She has worked in K-12 education, community relations and outreach, and career development and internships prior to arriving at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, Ali enjoys watching hockey and baseball, reading about history, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Lila. You can reach Ali at 301-314- 7321 or  abarlow@umd.edu.

 

Natasha Chapman, Ph.D. has served as a leadership educator, practitioner, and administrator in higher education collectively for over 10 years. She received her B.S. in Human Services from Black Hills State University, a M.A. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Student Affairs and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is passionate about supporting students as they develop their leader identity and providing opportunities for them to explore how they value, understand, and practice leadership. As the Coordinator for the Leadership Studies Program, she provides support and direction to the curriculum design, instructional delivery, instructor development and administrative functions of undergraduate leadership courses and the Leadership Studies Minor.

 


Viviana Cordero provides program management as the Graduate Coordinator for Partners in Print, part of AR*AC*PNP. Partners in Print is a bilingual family literacy program for parents and their children in early elementary grades and partners with eighteen public elementary schools in Prince George’s County to provide workshops led by our own UMD students. Team Leaders and Mentors work together to create and implement bilingual literacy, education advocacy, and college readiness workshops for the program.

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, Viviana moved to Jackson Heights, Queens as a toddler. Embracing the cultural diversity her neighborhood had to offer, Viviana pursued a major in Cultural Anthropology and another in Latin American Literature at Skidmore College and received her bachelor's degree in 2009. During her time at Skidmore she studied abroad in Bolivia where she co-filmed and produced a short documentary on the lives of homeless children and their journey to education. Since graduating Skidmore, Viviana has remained an active member of her community while teaching English through civic literacy to the immigrant community of Northwest Queens. For the past few years, Viviana has dedicated her efforts as an educator and advocate to supporting first-generation and low-income students of color and promoting the importance of college access and success first as a Program Coordinator at The Posse Foundation and then as Community Outreach Officer at the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA). She’s excited to work at LCSL and build community with PNPers as she pursues her Master’s in Higher Education at UMD.


 

Romina da Costa is  one of the Graduate Coordinators for the Leadership Studies Program and a doctoral candidate in the International Education Policy program. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.Ed in International Education Policy from Harvard University. Her research interests include issues of gender equity and access in higher education, particularly for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Romina worked as an education consultant in Shanghai, having experiences as an entrepreneur in the Chinese business world. You can reach Romina at rcosta2@umd.edu.

 


Rosemary Ferreira is the Graduate Coordinator for the Alternative Breaks program. She supports interns, experience leaders, and staff advisers in coordinating service-learning immersion experiences. She is currently pursuing her Masters in the Student Affairs program, and is particularly interested in the well-being and success of low-income, first-generation students of color in college. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, Rosemary served as an educator and mentor for non-profits in both her hometown of New York City and in her parents' native country of the Dominican Republic. In 2014, she graduated from Bard College with a degree in Environmental and Urban Studies. You can reach Rosemary at 301-405-0741 or at rferreir@umd.edu.

 

 



Kenya Graham is a Graduate Coordinator for the Maryland LEAD Program. She provides support to Turtle Camp and the 5-week Terrapin Leadership Institute. She received a B.A. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Kenya completed two terms of AmeriCorps VISTA. She is currently a master’s student in the Higher Education program. You can reach Kenya at 301-405-8627 or at kenyag@umd.edu.

 

 

 

Courtney Holder is the Coordinator for the Maryland LEAD Program and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. She works with the MLEAD Facilitation team to provide leadership development programs for students across campus. Courtney earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and her masters degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee. Courtney is also an instructor for the Leadership Studies program and serves as a Board of Directors member for Break Away. You can reach Courtney  at 301-314-2895 or cholder@umd.edu.

 


Kyle Kastler is the Graduate Coordinator for Local Community Service-Learning Programs (TerpService). He supports interns, program coordinators, and participants in coordinating TerpService Days, the Terps for Change Program, and the Services 24/7 resource site. He is a Master's student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program with a concentration in International Education Policy. Kyle earned his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Political Science, from Missouri Southern State Universityin Joplin, MO. Since graduating from university, he has served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Central Asia and has worked in the international education field in a variety of capacities, pursuing his passions of seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencingnew cultures. He is excited and passionate about his role as a Graduate Coordinator! You can reach Kyle at 301-405-7938 or at kkastler@umd.edu.

 

 

Quincy Kissack is one of the Graduate Coordinators for the Maryland Leadership, Education, and Development Program (M-LEAD). She supports student facilitators, program leads, and interns in coordinating M-LEAD's day-long and weekend conference experiences. She is a first year graduate student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program with a concentration in Student Affairs. Quincy earned her undergraduate degree in Communication & Media Studies, with minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies, from St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In addition to leadership, she is interested in alternative breaks and service-learning. You can reach Quincy at 301-314-7169 or at qkissack@umd.edu.


 

Candace M. Moore, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Education Policy (HESI) program within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining UMD, she served as an Academic Associate and Program Coordinator for Student Affairs Leadership Ed.D. program in the College of Education at University of Georgia where she taught in the M.Ed., Ph.D., and Ed.D. programs. Dr. Moore also was the co-developer of the Student Affairs Leadership Ed.D. program.

As a former Student Affairs administrator, Dr. Moore is committed to educating, learning from others, and promoting inclusive education environments in higher education. It is important for her to bring her practical skills to the classroom, informing an intentional pathway of applying theory to practice in higher education/student affairs spaces.  

Dr. Moore's research agenda is two tiered with a focus on: 1) Qualitative research methodologies—critical research; narrative research; epistemological pathways, and 2) Inclusive campus environments—Black student identity development; student success at historically Black colleges and universities; LGBTQ student development; student athlete transitions; contingent faculty development.

She is thrilled to be a member of the thriving scholar-practitioner community at UMD, committed to advancing a social justice agenda in education and practice.

 

William Post (He/Him/His) is the Coordinator for Alternative Breaks. He works with Experience Leaders, interns, staff advisors and campus partners to create community service-learning experiences during the university's winter, spring, and summer breaks. William earned his undergraduate degree in business management and his master’s degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. You can reach William at 301-314-5323 or at postwr@umd.edu.

 

Craig Slack, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union and directs the Leadership and Community Service-Learning unit. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor and Director of the Leadership Studies Program; Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the College of Education.  Dr. Slack earned his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, his masters degree in Higher Education Administration/CSP at Ohio University and his bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University in Elementary Education.. He has spent the past 30 years weaving themes of leadership education, through both the student development and academic realms, into community service-learning, civic engagement and student involvement experiences in partnership with students, community partners, faculty, staff and alumni.

As the Director of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), Dr. Slack collaborates with approximately 400 leadership educators from around the country and internationally to advance the scholarship, teaching, and practice of leadership for college students. He is one of the editors of the Handbook for Student Leadership Development Komives, S. R., Dugan, J. P., Owen, J. E., Wagner, W., Slack, C., & Associates (2011). Handbook for student leadership development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. For the past 16 years he has served as managing editor of Concepts and Connections, a publication for leadership educators, published 3 times per year. He is one of the contributing editors for the Student Leadership Programs CAS Standards and Guidelines and ILA Guiding Questions: Guidelines for Leadership Education Programs. He serves on the planning teams for the National Leadership Symposium and Leadership Educator Institute. He is a Board Director for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. He served as one of the founding members of the Interassoication Leadership Education Collaborative. The ILEC is made up of 8 national organization charged with advancing agenda for action by 2020 target at the fields of leadership education, training and development.   He serves a member of the Senior Advisory Group(SAGE) of the Maryland/DC Campus Compact. His institution and professional associations have recognized his outstanding work on behalf of leadership education and student development. You can reach Craig at 301-314-7164 or cslack@umd.edu.

 


Deborah Slosberg is the Coordinator for Local Community Service-Learning. She is originally from Michigan and received her Bachelor’s of General Studies from the University of Michigan where she also spent two years working for the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. She organized college students for a year on Oberlin College’s campus with the State PIRGs before going back to get her Master’s in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. While in graduate school, she worked as the Assistant Director for Curricular Programs and Faculty Development in their Office of Service-Learning. Deborah enjoys working with students and the local community to foster positive social change through meaningful community engagement. You can reach Deborah at 301-314 0068 or slosberg@umd.edu.


 


Anne Spear is a Graduate Coordinator for the Leadership Studies Program and a doctoral student in the International Education Policy program. In her role as Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Spear assists in designing curriculum and developing international components in addition to being an instructor for the Leadership Studies Program.  Her research interests are literacy curriculum development, social change, gender and education.  Ms. Spear is a certified teacher and holds a M.S.ED in Education and Social Change at the University of Miami.  Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Ms. Spear taught remedial reading in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Adult Education courses at Prince George’s Community College.  She completed an US Peace Corps assignment as a Girls’ Education and Empowerment Volunteer in Burkina Faso as part of a Master’s Degree in International Studies at the University of Wyoming. You can reach Anne Spear at aspear@umd.edu.


 

Delmis Umanzor is the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA. She was born and raised in Washington D.C. and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her VISTA position, Delmis works with CASA (a local non-profit organization) and both of Prince George's County International High Schools to engage parents and students in education. You can reach Delmis at 301-314-2273 or dumanzor@umd.edu.