Jill Dunlap, Ph.D., is the director for research and practice at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Prior to joining NASPA, Jill worked in sexual violence prevention and response on three different campuses over 14 years. Jill has written and managed three successful Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women grants during her time on campus. Jill was selected to serve on the 2013 Violence Against Women Act negotiated rulemaking committee, representing the interests of four year, public institutions. Jill recently finished her Ph.D. in Political Science, with her dissertation research centered on legislative efforts to improve the experiences of campus sexual assault survivors.
Teri Lyn Hinds is the director of policy research and advocacy with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. With over a decade of experience in higher education policy analysis, institutional research, assessment, and planning, Teri has a comprehensive view of effective and appropriate data use for the support of student success from campus to capitol hill. Since joining NASPA in February 2017, her policy portfolio has expanded to include a variety of issues salient to student affairs professionals, including college costs and affordability, campus sexual assault prevention and response, free speech and controversial speakers on campus, campus carry of firearms, and more. Previously, as the director of research and data policy for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Teri worked primarily in institutional accountability and transparency as project manager for the Voluntary System of Accountability and Student Achievement Measure initiatives. Her prior work in institutional research, assessment, and strategic planning on two regional comprehensive campuses in the upper Midwest has been an invaluable foundation to the role she plays in Washington, DC. Teri holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Social Service Administration with a concentration in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago.
Allison Tombros Korman, MHS, is the senior director of Culture of Respect, which builds the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. In her role, Allison works to ensure that all higher education institutions, wherever they may be on the road to creating their own campus’ culture of respect, have the resources they need to achieve this mission and the opportunity to learn from evidence-based research and the best practices of their colleagues. Allison brings to Culture of Respect more than fifteen years’ experience in health policy, programming, and education with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has provided management, support, and technical assistance to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and served as the associate director of education for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) in Washington, DC.
Diana Ali is currently the assistant director of policy research and advocacy at NASPA. She worked at NASPA for two years as a policy analyst before moving into the role of assistant director in August 2018. Through her service at NASPA, Diana provides timely analysis of emerging policy issues at state and federal levels, creates tools for student affairs professionals to understand and respond to these issues, and organizes and supports NASPA advocacy and civic engagement efforts.
Before working at NASPA, Diana completed two years of social work training at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and Asian American Advancing Justice-Chicago collectively in conjunction with pursuing her Masters in Social Work (MA) and Public Policy (MPP), and graduated with her MA/MPP from the University of Chicago in 2016. During this time, Diana served on the boards of Minority Students in Public Policy, and on the advisory councils of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and LGBTQ Student Life under the Center for Identity and Inclusion.
Since moving to the area twelve years ago, Diana has been a non-profit advocate, avid volunteer, and activist in the Chicagoland community. She has served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years (2011-2013) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology with minors in gender and Asian American studies from Northwestern University in 2011.