Dr. Kristan Skendall


Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall serves as Associate Director of the Gemstone Honors Program in the Honors College at the University of Maryland. She works closely with the research teams, faculty mentors, and librarians. Dr. Skendall received her B.A. degree in Sociology and History from the College of William & Mary (VA), her M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Skendall previously served as the Assistant Director for Orientation and Leadership Programs at Georgetown University and Senior Coordinator for Community Service-Learning at the University of Maryland, where she oversaw the development of the Alternative Breaks program on campus from 2005-2008. Additionally, Dr. Skendall has worked with the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, ACPA-College Student Educators International, and the U.S. Department of Education with the Committee on Measures of Student Success.

Dr. Skendall has published several articles and book chapters related to student leadership, alternative spring break, multiple identity development, and new professionals needs. Dr. Skendall has taught graduate-level courses on research methods, leadership, and student development in addition to undergraduate leadership courses and Gemstone courses.

Dr. Andrea Goodwin


Andrea J. Goodwin, Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Office of Student Conduct at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Goodwin has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration with a focus on student conduct, academic integrity, crisis management, and law & policy issues in student affairs. For nearly 10 years Dr. Goodwin was responsible for overseeing the Code of Academic Integrity and the Student Honor Council at the University of Maryland.  She is a member of the Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team, and also served as a Process Consultant in the Center for Leadership and Organizational Change for several years. Dr. Goodwin was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Student Conduct Administration in 2011 and served as the first Director of Membership.  Prior to her work in Student Conduct, she held various positions in Student Affairs. She has served as the Co-Advisor to ALD since 2013.

Dr. Goodwin earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Whitman School of Management and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the School of Education at Syracuse University. She earned a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.