Staff Directory

Administration

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Bryce Campbell

Scholarship CoordinatorHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-5275
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Biography

Bryce Campbell is the Scholarship Coordinator for the Hutton Honors College. She is the newest member of the Hutton Honors College team having previously worked with the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance. She is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Management. Bryce recently had the unique opportunity to spend two years living abroad in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, Colin. Although Bryce loved living Down Under with the koalas and kangaroos, she is happy to back in her hometown close to her friends and family!

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Andrea Ciccarelli

DeanHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-3550
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Andrea Ciccarelli earned a PhD in Italian Studies from Columbia University in 1990, an MA in Italian and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1986 and a Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia from the Universita degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza" in 1984. His areas of research include the History of ideas; the Renaissance in Italy, modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture, and the evolution of the idea of sport in Italian and Western society. Courses he has recently taught include: Borders, Migration and Exile in Italian Culture; Rome: The City & the Myth; Renaissance Florence; and Aspects of Contemporary Italian Culture: music and media from 1968 to the No-Global.

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Lynn Cochran

Assistant DeanHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-3554
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Hutton Honors College
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Lynn Cochran earned an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature from Indiana University. After teaching at the University of Hawaii—Kona and Franklin College, she returned to teach for IUB as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English. Her first administrative job at IU was as Retention Coordinator for the Student Academic Center, where she instituted the Phoenix and Right Start programs.

She currently serves as Assistant Dean of the Hutton Honors College, where she chairs the Scholarship Review Committee and advises several HHC student groups. Lynn loves working with IU students and is especially proud of the new program, the Hutton Philanthropic Initiative, created by HHC student leaders to assist Fairview Elementary School students.

As a native of Bloomington who has also lived in many other parts of the country, Lynn feels fortunate to again reside in Bloomington, work on such a beautiful campus, and have a lovely office in the newly completed Hutton Honors College building.

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Becca Creath

Coordinator of Extracurricular ProgrammingHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-5296
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

Becca Creath grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. Following her high school graduation, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Massachusetts at a residential therapeutic community for adults with mental illness before deciding to attend Manchester University in Northern Indiana. She graduated with a B.S. in Peace Studies and Sociology in 2012. After graduation, she stayed on at Manchester University as Peace Studies Coordinator where she organized extracurricular opportunities for students and assisted with student-led movements on campus. Becca and her husband recently relocated to Bloomington and she is now the Extracurricular Programs Assistant at Hutton Honors College. She loves working with students and is very excited for all of the opportunities that come with being at a big university.

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Laura Felicetti

Director of Recruitment, Outreach, and AdmissionsHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-3570
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

After living in the Land of Oz for a year and earning her BA in biology from Smith College, Laura Felicetti moved to the Pacific Northwest where she spent several years fighting forest fires, hooting for spotted owls and howling for wolves. She then went on to earn an MS in Natural Resource Sciences and a PhD in Zoology at Washington State University. While at WSU, Laura spent a large amount of time falling down cliffs, sifting through porcupine, beaver and bear feces, and suffering from icky wildlife related diseases. She also raised two grizzly bear cubs and lived in a house with no running water and electricity. When she lived in civilization, she mentored undergraduate and graduate students and taught a variety of labs, including wildlife nutrition, mammalogy and mammalian physiology. She later went on to work at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park as an associate zoo nutritionist where she milked pandas and cuddled koalas. Although she has lived all over the country and Down Under, Laura loves Bloomington and is excited to be the Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions at Hutton Honors College. She looks forward to working with the exceptional students and staff of the HHC. When she is not working, Laura can be found either behind her computer, chasing her dream of becoming a published author of young adult fiction, or on her bike, chasing after cyclists who are much faster than she is.

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Jeffrey Heerdink

HIEP ManagerHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 856-1016
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

Jeff Heerdink joins the Hutton Honors College after working with the IU Office of International Admissions and the School of Public Health Bloomington. Jeff is no stranger to IU and Bloomington, having graduated from IU with a BA in International Studies in 2011 and a MA in European Studies in 2016. In addition to serving as the Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP) Manager, he is currently a graduate student studying International & Comparative Education in the IU School of Education. Having participated in nine study abroad programs during his time as an undergraduate and graduate student at IU, Jeff is very excited to help other IU Hoosiers achieve their goals of studying abroad!

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Elaine Hehner

Program Services AssistantHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-3550
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

Elaine Hehner has worked for Indiana University for more than 20 years. Her first experience at IU was with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences where she served as an interviewer on a research project conducted by Kenneth Heller. After the research project concluded, she began working as the office coordinator for the Subject and Area Librarians in the Herman B Wells Library. These days she can be found in the beautiful new Hutton Honors College building located directly across from the Indiana Memorial Union. She provides administrative support to the dean, assistant dean, faculty and Hutton Honors College students.

Elaine enjoys commuting to and from Ellettsville with her husband, who also works at Indiana University. They have two children who have settled into college towns, one in Bryan, Texas and the other in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Elaine enjoys visiting with her two children and their families.

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Rebecca Steele

Director of Academic Administration & OperationsHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-3556
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Hutton Honors College
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Becky grew up in Greencastle, Indiana, about an hour north of Bloomington. She briefly considered attending DePauw University, where her parents were both on the faculty; however, wanting to attend a university that was not right in her own back yard, she ended up choosing Indiana University Bloomington. Becky graduated with a B.A. in French, having spent a semester abroad in Strasbourg, France (and wishing, afterwards, that she had gone an entire academic year). She had planned to teach French at the high school level; however, her plans changed, and five months after graduation, she began her career at the HHC (then called the "Honors Division"). She has worked in HHC extracurricular programming and has served as the HHC scholarship coordinator. Currently, as Director of Administration, Becky's duties at the HHC include office management, personnel matters, course scheduling, and the oversight of the work study academic internship program. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, and playing tennis.

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Robin Walker

Program Assistant, Cox Research Scholars ProgramHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 855-5400
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

Robin M. Walker is the Program Assistant for the Cox Research Scholars Program. As for most visitors to IUB, it was love at first sight. Born and raised in central Florida, Robin relocated her family to Bloomington in January 2007. A graduate of Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, she formerly worked as an Executive Assistant with the Walt Disney World Company. Robin.s favorite characters are the duo of Chip and Dale with a little pixie dusting from Tinkerbell. Robin recently joined the Hutton Honors College after working in the Office of the Vice President of Information Technology & CIO and University Information Technology Services. She plans to return to school here at IU and complete her long awaited bachelor.s degree. She is an advocate for Autism awareness, after learning that two of her six children have been diagnosed with Autism.

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Legene White

Director, Cox Research Scholars ProgramHutton Honors College: Administration

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(812) 856-1589
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Hutton Honors College
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Legene White is Director of the Cox Research Scholars Program. She feels fortunate to have pursued a career working with college students. Legene first discovered the field of student affairs as an undergraduate at Gettysburg College where she interned in the Dean of Students Office. That led to a M.Ed. in College Counseling/Student Affairs at the University of Delaware. Her first professional positions were directing residence Halls at SUNY-Cortland and Syracuse University. Legene moved to Indiana University in 1983 when her husband, Jeff White, joined the IU faculty as a professor of environmental science in SPEA. After several years as an academic advisor, Legene joined the Department of Telecommunications where she built an alumni affairs program that emphasized connecting students with alumni for mentoring, internships, and career guidance. Legene won a 2012 Gold Award for Best Student-Alumni Program from the CASE Region V professional organization for the MultiVisions Communications Conference for which she served as advisor for 20 years. Among Legene’s “favorites” are hiking in the woods with her two golden retrievers, cycling, singing with Bloomington Chamber Singers, and her two young-adult children.

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Malia Jackson

Academic AdvisorHutton Honors College: Advising

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(812) 855-7685
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Hutton Honors College
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Originally from Ticonderoga, NY, Malia Jackson earned a degree in astronomy from Cornell University. She began her career as a high school math and physics teacher in midtown Manhattan and earned an MA in Secondary Math Education from the City College of New York. She later moved to San Francisco, CA, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and worked in museum education and the video game industry. She moved to Indiana in 2013 after a brief stint living in Germany, and has been working in academic advising ever since.

Her hobbies include a wide variety of fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc.), reading, snorkeling, and traveling, including a goal to visit all 50 U.S. states. She is up to 44.

Best tips for college years: Take a class or two in topics that are unfamiliar but intriguing. You never know what may send your education, career, or life in a new direction. Also, get to know your professors; they can be some of your best resources.

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Nicholas Miller

Academic Advisor/Career Services SpecialistHutton Honors College: Advising

Phone:
(812) 855-3555
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Hutton Honors College
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Nick Miller is an academic and career advisor in the Hutton Honors College. He completed his B.A. in English and German at the University of Iowa in 2004. During this time, he spent an academic year abroad in Frieburg, Germany. From 2004 to 2008, he worked in New York at book publisher Random House as a national accounts sales manager in children's books, and continues to consult for publishers. After New York, he then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he received an M.F.A. in creative writing/fiction. He also taught creative writing and coordinated the UNCW National Student Exchange He left the east coast in the summer of 2012 and joined the Bloomington, IN community. At Indiana University, he became the graduate secretary in the Department of French & Italian, until December 2013, when he moved into advising in Hutton. He loves to explore Bloomington with his wife and son and passes far too many hours every week watching British soccer.

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Khalfan Mohamed

Associate Director of AdvisingHutton Honors College: Advising

Phone:
(812) 855-3555
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Hutton Honors College
Biography

Khalfan Mohamed was born and raised in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He went to school in Tanzania and joined college at the Russian Friendship University in Moscow, Russia where he graduated with a law degree. Khalfan has extensively traveled to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and has work experience on three continents. He is a fluent speaker of Swahili, Russian and English. After a working stint in Tanzania, he joined Indiana University Bloomington School of Law and graduated with a Masters degree (LLM) in International Law. He has also been working towards a PhD in Political Science. He also taught Swahili to both graduate and undergraduate students at Indiana University Bloomington for seven years 1999-2007 and at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign during the summer of 2007. He is a co-author of a Swahili text book (Complete Swahili -Random House, New York, 2007).

Hobbies: Travelling, reading, learning foreign languages and cultures and spending time with family and friends.

Best tip for the college years: Take advantage of the many opportunities that are available to you at college. Your college years are the best chance for you to exploit the countless resources made available and that may not be there once you graduate. It is a lifetime opportunity. Take advantage of it!

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