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Recharge with Reading - Welcome!: Facilitators' Bios

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Facilitaors

Dr. Dan Dubois - Dr. Dan Dubois received his Ph.D in the history of U.S. foreign relations from the University of Colorado -Boulder. He teaches courses on immigration, sports history, the Civil War, U.S. empire, and the Cold War, among others. Dr. Dubois is currently working on a book project covering the international history of American sport. He spends most of his free time doing whatever his young kids order him to do. 

Keri Grant - Keri Grant is the Prevention Coordinator with Counseling Services and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University and is completing her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University.  Keri has clinical experience across a variety of settings including inpatient addiction treatment, crisis intervention, outpatient programs, and inpatient adolescent treatment. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her two Boston Terriers.

Jessica Graves  is the Associate Director of WorldWide Student Life at Saint Leo University. Jessica earned a B.A. in English from Kent State University followed by a M.B.A. in Human Resources from Saint Leo University. She has a wide variety of literary favorites ranging from Shakespeare to Philippa Gregory and just about everything in between. Jessica believes reading is always a welcome escape and that Science Fiction allows you to travel even further. Jessica became part of the pride in 2014.

Michelle Joy is the Online Services Librarian who works both on and off campus students with research. She earned both her Bachelor's in English-Creative Writing and her Masters in Library Science at the University of South Florida. She's obsessed with cats, fitness, and planning to organize! (She'll actually do it someday...) Michelle loves diving into a great book and sometimes forgets to come back out when she needs to. She loves fiction, fantasy, and other things that allow you to "escape" for a while. Her fiancé and 6 cats love snuggles while reading.

Dr. Ernest Luke McClees Jr.  has  been working in the field of Veteran Studies since its' infancy. As part of the nation's vanguard Veteran Studies program, Dr. McClees helped establish and proliferate the area of study throughout the United States.  Dr. McClees is currently a co-editor with the nation's lead academic journal of Veteran Studies and a member of the Veteran Studies Association. Dr. McClees is also currently co-writing and editing a book about veterans in academics. 

Tiffany Nelson - is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services and has been with Saint Leo University since 2013. Tiffany earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame followed by an M.S./Ed.S. in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University. In addition to working as a therapist, Tiffany teaches SLU-125 Choosing Wellness for the College of Education and Social Services. Tiffany enjoys aiming for champion status at trivia night with friends, playing with her sock-stealing dog Waffles, and conquering her fear of heights with aerial silks classes. 

Maria Santos (she/her) - is the Assistant Director for Saint Leo Accessibility Services. In her current role, Maria works for students and visitors with disabilities to ensure equal access to all Saint Leo programs, events, educational materials, and facilities. Maria received her master's in social work from Florida State University. Her work history is focused in child protective services and student support services for marginalized populations within higher education, specifically for students who have intellectual disabilities or who are on the autism spectrum. 
Viki Stoupenos - Viki Stoupenos serves as regional librarian to Saint Leo continuing education centers in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina assisting students and faculty with library materials and services. She gives library instruction, develops research guides for majors and courses, and answers reference questions. Over the years she has volunteered at America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia with Saint Leo center students, faculty, and staff. She has also been an active volunteer with Senior Citizens Inc. in Savannah Georgia assisting with the rideshare and meal delivery programs. Viki was awarded volunteer of the year for the Chatham Effingham Liberty Regional Library system. Her research interests include botany, ecology, and conservation.