Program Faculty and Staff
Ted Hoef, Ph.D.
BA, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville
MBA, Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Ted is Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs. As the University's senior student affairs officer, Ted supervises all of the student affairs units, including career planning and development, first year experience programs, counseling services, campus dining, student health services, multicultural center and international student affairs, judicial affairs, housing and residential life, the University Center, and student engagement. Ted also works closely with student government and promotes student advocacy in campus policy decisions. Ted was involved with establishing the Student Leadership Development Program at Webster, developed and teaches ETHC 1000: Ethics and Leadership On Campus, and is a featured presenter each year at the Emerging Leaders Retreat.
John Buck, D.Mgt.
BA, Sociology, Colorado State University
MA, Management and Leadership, Webster University
D.Mgt., Doctor of Management, Webster University
Buck serves as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residential Life. In addition to his roles with housing and residential life, Buck also supervises student health services, counseling and life development, and has been Program Director for WebsterLEADS since 2003. He is an adjunct full professor at Webster, teaching the leadership foundations class for the program, EDUC 2750: The Challenge of Leading. As a frequent speaker and presenter on a variety of topics, his dissertation research focused on decision-making during crisis situations on college campuses.
BA, Management and International Business, Webster University
MA, Media Communications, Webster University
Jen is the Director of Student Engagement, which includes providing leadership to coordinates Commuter Council and manages reservations for the University Center. Jen works closely with Student Government and Student Organizations to process their requests and coordinates the annual Student Handbook and Calendar. She is has participated as faculty for the I-LEAD program with the Association of College Unions - International (ACU-I), is an instructor for ETHC 1000: Ethics and Leadership On Campus, is a featured presenter at the Emerging Leaders Retreat each year, and is a trained facilitator for StrenghtsQuests. Jen is from St. Louis and enjoys bad jokes, traveling, baking cakes and of course spending time with friends and family.
BA, Video Production, Webster University
MA, Communications Management, Webster University
Katie Knetzer is the Director of the University Center. Katie supervises all units within the University Center. These responsibilities include the Information Desk, the Fitness Center, the Pool, and Meeting Room Reservations. She also co-advises the Dining Advisory Board and liaisons with all the departments that utilize and interact with the University Center. Katie frequently is a presenter at the Advanced Leaders Retreat.
BS, Mass Communications and Public Relations, Southeast Missouri State University
MSA, Marketing, Lindenwood University
Justin is the Assistant Director for First Year Experience Programs, which includes responsibility for campus-wide retention initiatives He trains and supervises the Connection Leaders staff, assists with coordinating major components of new student orientation coordinator, and has the top-secret responsibility of coordinating Webster University's mascot, the Gorlok. Justin chairs the Student Affairs Staff Development Committee, is a frequent presenter at the Emerging Leaders Retreat, and is lead instructor of EDUC 3300: Topics in Service Learning, a course for which is has developed and refined the curriculum over the past three years.
BS, Psychology, Missouri State University
MA, Counseling, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Rebecca is Assistant Director of Career Development in the department of Career Planning and Development at Webster, where she serves as the designated career advisor for undeclared students, students in the College of Arts & Sciences, and students in the School of Communications. Rebecca has had a primary role in building out the co-curricular transcript program being launched in 2014, serves on the Leadership Advisory Group, and is a features presenter at the Advanced Leaders Retreat, where she facilitates sessions on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Jutta is the Student Affairs Coordinator at Webster University in Vienna and is the Program Director for WebsterLEADS - Vienna.
BA with Honors, East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
MA, International Business, Webster University
Post-Graduate Diploma, Executive Coaching, Ashridge Business School
Elisabeth is an adjunct faculty member in the International Business Department at Webster University - Vienna. Elisabeth is also a lecturer at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and is founder and owner of Intercultural Synergies, which supports organizations and their members in developing competencies needed to work more productively in intercultural settings. Elisabeth teaches the leadership foundations class for the program, EDUC 2750: The Challenge of Leading" on the Vienna campus.
BA, Northampton Community College
MA, Management and Leadership, Webster University
Christine is the Student Services Coordinator at the Leiden Campus and is the Program Director for WebsterLEADS–Leiden.
BSc, Psychology, The Open University
Kerry is the Director of Student Affairs for the Geneva Campus and is the Program Director for WebsterLEADS–Geneva.