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Faculty/Staff Directory


Academic Advising
Cross, Jeffrey
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
502-873-4160
Green, Cynthia
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4164
Rowland, Jimmy L.
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4170
Walker-Payne, Katherine
Director, Academic Support - Flex Delivery Format
Director, Academic Support - Academic Support Services
Director, Academic Support - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4192
Academic Deans
Calleroz White, Mistalene
Dean, Undergraduate Programs - Academic Deans
(502) 873-4165
Academic Resource Center
Bennett, Nubia
Student Success Coordinator - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4163
Crutcher, Tamela
Math Teaching Assistant - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4168
Kim, Yohan
Lecturer - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4168
Meyer, Samuel
Director of Academic Support Service - Writing Center
Director of Academic Support Services - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4167
Schwiermann, Donald
Math Tutor - Academic Resource Center
Veith, Robert J.
Math Tutor - Academic Resource Center
Academic Support Services
Nicholson, Susan
Administrative Assistant - Flex Delivery Format
Administrative Assistant - Academic Support Services
(502) 873-4169
Shedletsky, Nikki
Director of Transfer Student Success - Academic Support Services
(502) 873-4162
Walker-Payne, Katherine
Director, Academic Support - Flex Delivery Format
Director, Academic Support - Academic Support Services
Director, Academic Support - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4192
Accessibility
• Fax: (502) 333-9744
Cogar, Kelly
Director of Student Support Services - Accessibility
(502) 873-4161
(502) 333-9744
Pierce, Debbie
Administrative Assistant - Accessibility
(502) 873-4309
Admissions
admissions@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-7111 • Fax: (502) 992-2418
Bolton, Paul
Director, Adult Enrollment - Admissions
(502) 873-4189
Carraway, Lizzy
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4184
Durr, Stephanie
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
502-873-4180
Elder, Matthew
Director, Undergraduate Admissions - Admissions
(502) 873-4177
Gaines, Jill
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor - Admissions
502-873-4187
Goben, Katherine
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4186
Goodman, Patricia
Director, Graduate Admissions - Admissions
(502) 873-4178
Hart, Chris
Dean of Enrollment Management - Admissions
(502) 873-4179
Lockwood, Sherry
Administrative Assistant - Admissions Receptionist - Admissions
Campus Operator - University Switchboard
(502) 585-9911 ext. 0
Luckett Gunter, Kelsey
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4176
McCorkle, Janet
Data Processing Coordinator - Admissions
(502) 873-4181
Seger, Mary Ann
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4175
Simmons, Elizabeth
Data Processing Specialist - Admissions
(502) 873-4182
Woods, Donna
Transcript Analyst & Outreach Coordinator - Admissions
(502) 873-4185
(502) 992-2418
Athletic Training
Franklin, Tiffany
MSAT Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4306
Nyland, John
Director - Director - Master of Science in Athletic Training - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4224
Pletz, Sabrina
Faculty - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4302
Athletics
• Office: (502) 585-7163 • Fax: (502) 585-7117
Bash-Defrees, Lisa
Assistant Athletic Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4201
Boyer, Adam
Men's Head Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4203
Burkman, Roger
Athletic Director - Athletics
(502) 585-7141
Clinard, Brian
Sports Information Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4206
Clinton, Sarah
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4199
Gray, Kevin
Men's Basketball Head Coach - Athletics
(502) 585-7142
Just, Charles G.
Women's Basketball Coach/Sports Information Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4204
Matsuno, Jun
Head Athletic Trainer - Athletics
502-873-4202
Nuzzo, Gina
Part Time Women's Golf Coach - Athletics
Rayburn, Christopher S.
Head Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4209
Schwiermann, Barbara
Bowling Coach - Athletics
Sowder, Bradley
Track Coach - Athletics
Williams, Art
Softball Coach - Athletics
Yates, Bridget
Volleyball Head Coach - Athletics
(502) 645-3203
Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
occupationaltherapy@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 588-7196 • Fax: (502) 588-7175
Amshoff, Alison
Speech-Language Pathologist - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4211
Cason, Jana
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4212
Cecil, Angela
Academic Fieldwork Director - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 992-2431
Lederer, Jeffery
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4215
McAlister, Robert
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4216
McCombs, Joe
ASOT Office Manager - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 588-7196
Pitts, Greg
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4222
Quake-Rapp, Cindee
MSOT Program Chair - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4217
Reed, Leslie
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4226
Skuller, Josh
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4218
Stimler, Laura
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4213
Story, Sara
Faculty - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4214
Strickland, Laura
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4219
Strickland, Randy
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 912-5803
Yaden, Scott
OT/AT Specialist enTECH - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4220
Campus Security
security@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 873-4444
Fields, Michael
Campus Safety Manager - Campus Security
(502) 873-4239
Grether, Randy
Lead Security Officer - Campus Security
(502) 873-4240
Mullins, Daniel
Lead Safety Officer - Campus Security
(502) 873-4240
Sites, Todd
Safety Officer - Campus Security
502-873-4240
Center for Behavioral Health
behavioralhealth@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 792-7011 • Fax: (502) 912-5836
Frazier, Virginia
Director - Center for Behavioral Health
(502) 912-5835
(502) 912-5836 (FAX)
College of Education
• Office: (502)585-7121 • Fax: (502) 585-7123
Anderson, Valerie
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
(502) 873-4260
Barnes, Gloria
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
(502) 873-4259
Dunnagan, Karen
Assistant Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4263
Foster, Barbara
Associate Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4264
Harris, Kristen
Director, Teacher Leadership Program - College of Education
(502) 873-4269
Hasan, Hammam
Associate Professor - College of Education
(502) 873- 4266
Johansen, Gloria
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
502-873-4262
LaPinta, Linda
Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4190
Lattimore, Kirk
Faculty - College of Education
(502) 873-4276
Mangeot, Jennifer
Director of Field Experiences - College of Education
(502) 873-4270
Roadhouse, Michael
Part Time Director of Counseling Center - College of Education
(502) 873-4265
(502) 485-8369
Todd, Patricia K.
Director of Initial Certification and Undergraduate Programs - College of Education
(502) 873-4275
Walsh, Chris
Associate Dean - College of Education
(502) 873-4272
Wheat, Lynne
Director, Principal Preparation Program - College of Education
(502) 873- 4271
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chastain, Melissa
Associate Dean - College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chair - School of Communication
(502) 873-4251
Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF)
Spaulding, Arlisa
Administrative Manager - Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF)
(502) 873-4223
Dining Services
• Office: (502) 585-7143
Allmon, Terrance
- Dining Services
Baker, Brian
Executive Chef - Dining Services
(502) 873-4324
Evans, Jacob
- Dining Services
Gonzalez, Omar
- Dining Services
Hines, Christopher
- Dining Services
Jumper, David
- Dining Services
King, Rhonda
- Dining Services
Payne, Terran
- Dining Services
Facilities Management
facilities@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 873-4338 • Fax: (502) 992-2437
George, Juanita
- Facilities Management
(502) 873-4338
Weber, Kevin
Director - Facilities Management
(502) 873-4339
Williamson, Donald
Chief Engineer - Facilities Management
(502) 873-4340
Finance Office
• Office: (502) 585-7185 • Fax: (502) 588-7189
Bash, Nancy
Manager, Accounting Operations - Finance Office
(502) 873-4227
Bube, Mary
General Ledger Bookkeeper - Finance Office
(502) 873-4228
Cecil, Karen
General Accountant Assistant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4233
Glynn, Ryan
Staff General Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4238
Lesher, Joseph
Staff Payroll Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 992-2462
McCutchen, Maritza
Assistant Controller - Finance Office
(502) 873-4234
McVay, Kathy
Spalding Collection Manager - Finance Office
(502) 873-4231
O'Donnell, Denise
Assistant Controller - Finance Office
(502) 873-4236
Porter, Carol
Administrative  Coordinator - Finance Office
(502) 585-7105
Reynolds, Shellie
Payroll Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4229
Sherman, Rush
Chief Financial Officer - Finance Office
(502) 873-4230
West, Sarah
Bursar - Finance Office
(502) 873-4232
Weyhing, Katherine
Controller - Finance Office
502-873-4315
Wibbels, Dawn
Assistant Bursar - Finance Office
(502) 873-4237
Financial Aid
Anderson, Jennifer
Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4327
Dunaway, Sara
Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4329
Hill, Linda
Financial Aid and Student Employment Advisor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4328
Holsclaw, Meghan
Financial Aid Assistant - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4330
Hulsey, Theresa
Scholarship Coordinator - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4332
Rodericks, Margaret
International Student Coordinator - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4331
Schillizzi, Dominic
Financial Aid Counselor - Adult Education - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4335
Standridge, Michelle
Director - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4333
Flex Delivery Format
Nicholson, Susan
Administrative Assistant - Flex Delivery Format
Administrative Assistant - Academic Support Services
(502) 873-4169
Walker-Payne, Katherine
Director, Academic Support - Flex Delivery Format
Director, Academic Support - Academic Support Services
Director, Academic Support - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4192
Fusion Center
Huff, Ashleigh
Fusion Center Specialist - Fusion Center
(502) 873-4376
Peach, Alisa
Administrative Coordinator - Information Technology/Help Desk
Manager - Fusion Center
(502) 873-4546
Human Resources
• Fax: (502) 992-2416
Brockhoff, Jennifer
Director - Human Resources
(502) 873-4345
Goode, Brittany
Administrative  Coordinator - Human Resources
(502) 873-4348
Norris, Emily
General Counsel - Human Resources
(502) 873-4347
Peterson, Yolanda
Human Resources Coordinator - Human Resources
(502) 873-4350
Information Technology/Help Desk
techsupport@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-9911 Ext. 2398
Bennett, Eric
Senior Programmer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
  • Achiever
  • Analytical
  • Harmony
  • Includer
  • Learner
Consigli, Fred
Systems Programmer/Assistant Director - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Crowhorn, Nancy
PC Support Technician - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Giesting, Robert
Data Analyst - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Krumhansl, Ezra
Chief Information Officer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
  • Achiever
  • Ideation
  • Learner
  • Self-Assurance
  • Strategic
Peach, Alisa
Administrative Coordinator - Information Technology/Help Desk
Manager - Fusion Center
(502) 873-4546
Sink, Robert
Fusion Center Specialist - Information Technology/Help Desk
Spalding, Sally
Systems Programmer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Tyler, Dennis E.
Network Engineer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Institutional Effectiveness
Kuzuoka, Gina
Compliance Reporting Liaison - Institutional Effectiveness
(502) 873-4418
Vetter, Kay
Director of Institutional Effectiveness - Institutional Effectiveness
(502) 873-4363
Kentucky College of Art + Design
• Office: (502) 618-4600 • Fax: (502) 618-4601
Anderson, Caelin
Associate Director of Admissions - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4374
Azzarella, Joshua
Assistant Professor -Digital Media - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4520
Caplan, Meghan
Director of Institutional Advancement - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4353
Cozzens, Andrew
Assistant Professor Sculpture - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4373
Davenport, Churchill
Chancellor, Assistant Professor of Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4367
Della Bella, Maria
KyCad Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4362
Fader, Laurie
Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting, Color and Design - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4360
Fellows, Andrew C.
Director of Operations - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4354
Hutchinson, Shay
KyCAD Development Manager - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4365
Kellerman, Ezra
Assistant Professor Sculpture - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4524
Keo, Vinhay
KyCAD Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4351
Kerber, Gwendolyn
Assistant Professor Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4525
Langan, Anne
Assistant Professor of Digital Media - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4371
Lanham, Jordan
Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4352
Larusso, Lori
Lecturer - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4366
Liptrap, Melissa
Associate Registrar - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4357
Lubrick, Aaron
Professor of Painting & Drawing - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4356
Payne, Moira
Dean - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4377
Rich, Benjamin
Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4370
Schildknecht, Ronald
Lecturer - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4359
Sik, Sarah
Assistant Professor - Art History - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4521
Smith, Skylar
Assistant Professor of Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4369
Tutson, Cicely
KyCAD Database/Administrative Coordinator - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4355
Tyler, Terry
President - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4361
Walsh, Matthew
Assistant Professor - Graphic Design - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4523
Willis, Cary
Director of Communications - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4364
Wilson, Caitlin
Executive Assistant - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4372
Wilson, Kevin
Events & Marketing Manager - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4358
Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Sciences
James, Cynthia
Administrative Assistant - Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Sciences
(502) 873-4290
Library
• Office: (502) 585-7130 • Fax: (502) 585-7156
Duggins, Brandi
Access Services Librarian - Library
502-873-4384
Hall, Anita
Experience Librarian - Library
(502) 873-4382
Hopkins, Tony
Director - Library
(502) 873-4385
O'Malley, Mimi
Learning Technology Translation Strategist - Library
(502) 873-4383
Withorn, Tessa
Instruction and Learning Services Librarian - Library
(502) 873-4380
Marketing and Public Relations
Barney, Rick
Chief Marketing Officer - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4389
Cecil, Audrey
Digital Media Producer - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4390
Dallmann, Liz
Director, Content Marketing - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4391
Jackson, Larry
Director, Visual & Graphic Design - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4392
Lucas, Amanda
Director, Social Media & Digital Recruiting - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4394
Master of Fine Arts in Writing
mfa@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 873-4400
Driskell, Kathleen
Associate Program Director, Graduate Faculty - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4396
Hill, Jason
Residency Assistant - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4397
Lichvar, Ellyn
Administrative Assistant, Assistant Managing Editor THE LOUISVILLE REVIEW - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4398
Mann, Karen
Administrative Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4399
Naslund, Sena
Program Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Yocom, Katy
Associate Administrative Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4401
Office of Advancement
advancement@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-7103 • Fax: (502) 585-7147
Carlson, Loren
Manager of Development - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4317
Clark, David
Manager, Advancement Services & Data Support - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4316
Griffin, Bert
Chief Advancement Officer - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4320
(502) 992-2404
McInnis, Erynn
Manager, Grants and Foundation Funding - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4318
Snider, Nicholas
Grants Writer - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4319
Office of the Provost
• Office: (502) 585-7101 • Fax: (502) 992-2404
Berryman, Joanne
Provost - Office of the Provost
(502) 873-4405
Spaulding, Patricia
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost
(502) 585-7101
President's Office
• Office: (502) 588-7164 • Fax: (502) 992-2404
Howard, Jackie
Executive Assistant to the President - President's Office
(502) 588-7164
McClure, Tori
President - President's Office
(502) 873-4409
Quality Enhancement Plan
Shenton, Jeffrey
Manager - Quality Enhancement Plan
(502) 873-4273
Registrar's Office
Conner, Allison
Assistant Registrar - Registrar's Office
(502) 873-4417
Gohmann, Jennifer K.
Registrar - Registrar's Office
(502) 873-4416
Residence Hall
Hempel, Rachel
Residence Life Coordinator - Residence Hall
(502) 873-4552
Kirby, Deanna
Housing Program Assistant - Residence Hall
502-873-4424
School of Business
schoolofbusiness@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-7120 • Fax: (502) 992-2411
Carner, Lorraine
Administrative Assistant - School of Business
(502) 585-7120
Hinkle, Robin
Director, Masters Business and Communication - School of Business
(502) 873-4244
Hudson, David
Assistant Professor - School of Business
(502) 873-4247
Martin, Regina
Assistant Professor - School of Business
(502) 873-4248
Pandya, Dishant
Faculty - School of Business
(502) 873-4258
Reiss, Michelle
Chair, School of Business, Professor of Marketing - School of Business
(502) 873-4249
Van Deventer, Ian
Assistant Professor of Accounting - School of Business
(502) 873-4246
School of Communication
com@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-9911 ext. 2312 • Fax: (502) 992-2411
Bile, Jeffrey
Associate Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4250
Chastain, Melissa
Associate Dean - College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chair - School of Communication
(502) 873-4251
Elkins, Donna
Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4253
Martinez, Mark
Assistant Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4245
Waflart, Keisha
Administrative Assistant - School of Communication
(502) 873-4254
School of Liberal Studies
liberalstudies@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 873-4434 • Fax: (502) 992-2407
Bachman, Merle
Associate Professor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4425
Detmering, Laura
Writing Instructor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4174
Dillon, Pattie
Chair of Liberal Studies - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4428
Edwards, Lynnell
Associate Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4429
Hollowell, Deonte
History Instructor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4440
Kim, Youn
Associate Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4431
Kolb, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Anthropology - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4432
Nesbitt, Kathleen
Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4435
Ogden, Joyce
Professor of Art - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4436
Parmenter, Dorina
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4438
Thompson, Tiffany
Administrative Assistant - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4434
Wilcox, John
Director of University Studies - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4439
Zaragoza, Edward
Religious Studies Instructor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4430
School of Natural Science
Andrade, Victor
Assistant Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4446
Burden, John
Associate Dean - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4443
Doyle, Jennifer
Associate Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4453
Moore, Russell
Instructor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4454
Newton, Johnnie
Instructor & Biology Lab Coordinator - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4452
Potts, Lisa
Assistant Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4442
Reining, Lawrence
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Lab Coordinator - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4447
Silaghi, Lori
Administrative Assistant - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4448
Wheeler, Terry
Professor of Biology - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4449
White, Jeremy
Associate Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4450
Will, Marlene
Associate Professor of Mathematics - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4451
School of Nursing
nursing@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-7125 • Fax: (502) 588-7175
Archer, Gie
BSN Director - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4281
Bryant, Ritchie
Certified Nursing Assistant - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4303
Cowley, Alice
Clinical Coordinator - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4282
Fleck, Pamela
Associate Professor and Success Coach - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4286
Gesler, Becky
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4288
Grace, Michael
Lab Director - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4297
Hawes, Missy
Assitant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4301
Johnson, Stephanie
Associate Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4289
Kern, Nancy
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4291
King, Pamela
Program Director - MSN - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4292
Kirk, Shelia
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4298
Lemberger, Erica
Associate Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4300
Lyons, Ann
Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4293
Maloney, Joseph
Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4294
McMillian-Bohler, Jacquelyn
Director – RN to BSN/Community Partnerships - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4295
Meek, Christina
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4278
Mullins, Tammy
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4283
Shelman, Angela
Administrative Assistant - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4285
Spangler, Emily
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4287
Spurr, Patty
Associate Dean & Chair - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4304
Vogt-O'Keefe, Susan
Administrative Assistant - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4296
Zimmermann, Andrea
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4280
School of Professional Psychology
psych@spalding.edu • Office: (502) 585-7127 • Fax: (502) 585-7159
Beauchamp, Barbara
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4455
Bergandi, Thomas
Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4456
Chapman, Norah
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4472
Dickie, Ida
Emphasis Area Director Forensic/Correctional Psychology - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4457
From-Tapp, Allison
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4458
Katsikas, Steve
Chair - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4459
Lim, Nicholas
Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4460
Linfield, Kenneth
Associate Professor - School of Professional Psychology
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Achiever
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by every day" you mean every single day - workdays, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.
Activator
"When can we start?" This is a recurring question in your life. You are impatient for action. You may concede that analysis has its uses or that debate and discussion can occasionally yield some valuable insights, but deep down you know that only action is real. Only action can make things happen. Only action leads to performance. Once a decision is made, you cannot not act. Others may worry that "there are still some things we don't know," but this doesn't seem to slow you. If the decision has been made to go across town, you know that the fastest way to get there is to go stoplight to stoplight. You are not going to sit around waiting until all the lights have turned green. Besides, in your view, action and thinking are not opposites. In fact, guided by your Activator theme, you believe that action is the best device for learning. You make a decision, you take action, you look at the result, and you learn. This learning informs your next action and your next. How can you grow if you have nothing to react to? Well, you believe you can't. You must put yourself out there. You must take the next step. It is the only way to keep your thinking fresh and informed. The bottom line is this: You know you will be judged not by what you say, not by what you think, but by what you get done. This does not frighten you. It pleases you.
Adaptability
You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see it as a place that you create out of the choices that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plans. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforeseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are, at heart, a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different directions at once.
Analytical
Your Analytical theme challenges other people: Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true." In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. For you, this is precisely the point. You do not necessarily want to destroy other people's ideas, but you do insist that their theories be sound. You see yourself as objective and dispassionate. You like data because they are value free. They have no agenda. Armed with these data, you search for patterns and connections. You want to understand how certain patterns affect one another. How do they combine? What is their outcome? Does this outcome fit with the theory being offered or the situation being confronted? These are your questions. You peel the layers back until, gradually, the root cause or causes are revealed. Others see you as logical and rigorous. Over time they will come to you in order to expose someone's "wishful thinking" or "clumsy thinking" to your refining mind. It is hoped that your analysis is never delivered too harshly. Otherwise, others may avoid you when that "wishful thinking" is their own.
Arranger
You are a conductor. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, you enjoy managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until you are sure you have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible. In your mind there is nothing special about what you are doing. You are simply trying to figure out the best way to get things done. But others, lacking this theme, will be in awe of your ability. How can you keep so many things in your head at once?" they will ask. "How can you stay so flexible, so willing to shelve well-laid plans in favor of some brand-new configuration that has just occurred to you?" But you cannot imagine behaving in any other way. You are a shining example of effective flexibility, whether you are changing travel schedules at the last minute because a better fare has popped up or mulling over just the right combination of people and resources to accomplish a new project. From the mundane to the complex, you are always looking for the perfect configuration. Of course, you are at your best in dynamic situations. Confronted with the unexpected, some complain that plans devised with such care cannot be changed, while others take refuge in the existing rules or procedures. You don't do either. Instead, you jump into the confusion, devising new options, hunting for new paths of least resistance, and figuring out new partnerships - because, after all, there might just be a better way.
Belief
If you possess a strong Belief theme, you have certain core values that are enduring. These values vary from one person to another, but ordinarily your Belief theme causes you to be family-oriented, altruistic, even spiritual, and to value responsibility and high ethics - both in yourself and others. These core values affect your behavior in many ways. They give your life meaning and satisfaction; in your view, success is more than money and prestige. They provide you with direction, guiding you through the temptations and distractions of life toward a consistent set of priorities. This consistency is the foundation for all your relationships. Your friends call you dependable. I know where you stand," they say. Your Belief makes you easy to trust. It also demands that you find work that meshes with your values. Your work must be meaningful; it must matter to you. And guided by your Belief theme it will matter only if it gives you a chance to live out your values.
Command
Command leads you to take charge. Unlike some people, you feel no discomfort with imposing your views on others. On the contrary, once your opinion is formed, you need to share it with others. Once your goal is set, you feel restless until you have aligned others with you. You are not frightened by confrontation; rather, you know that confrontation is the first step toward resolution. Whereas others may avoid facing up to life's unpleasantness, you feel compelled to present the facts or the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be. You need things to be clear between people and challenge them to be clear-eyed and honest. You push them to take risks. You may even intimidate them. And while some may resent this, labeling you opinionated, they often willingly hand you the reins. People are drawn toward those who take a stance and ask them to move in a certain direction. Therefore, people will be drawn to you. You have presence. You have Command.
Communication
You like to explain, to describe, to host, to speak in public, and to write. This is your Communication theme at work. Ideas are a dry beginning. Events are static. You feel a need to bring them to life, to energize them, to make them exciting and vivid. And so you turn events into stories and practice telling them. You take the dry idea and enliven it with images and examples and metaphors. You believe that most people have a very short attention span. They are bombarded by information, but very little of it survives. You want your information - whether an idea, an event, a product's features and benefits, a discovery, or a lesson - to survive. You want to divert their attention toward you and then capture it, lock it in. This is what drives your hunt for the perfect phrase. This is what draws you toward dramatic words and powerful word combinations. This is why people like to listen to you. Your word pictures pique their interest, sharpen their world, and inspire them to act.
Competition
Competition is rooted in comparison. When you look at the world, you are instinctively aware of other people's performance. Their performance is the ultimate yardstick. No matter how hard you tried, no matter how worthy your intentions, if you reached your goal but did not outperform your peers, the achievement feels hollow. Like all competitors, you need other people. You need to compare. If you can compare, you can compete, and if you can compete, you can win. And when you win, there is no feeling quite like it. You like measurement because it facilitates comparisons. You like other competitors because they invigorate you. You like contests because they must produce a winner. You particularly like contests where you know you have the inside track to be the winner. Although you are gracious to your fellow competitors and even stoic in defeat, you don't compete for the fun of competing. You compete to win. Over time you will come to avoid contests where winning seems unlikely.
Connectedness
Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities creates your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different cultures. Sensitive to the invisible hand, you can give others comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact articles of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life's mysteries.
Consistency
Balance is important to you. You are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same, no matter what their station in life, so you do not want to see the scales tipped too far in any one person's favor. In your view this leads to selfishness and individualism. It leads to a world where some people gain an unfair advantage because of their connections or their background or their greasing of the wheels. This is truly offensive to you. You see yourself as a guardian against it. In direct contrast to this world of special favors, you believe that people function best in a consistent environment where the rules are clear and are applied to everyone equally. This is an environment where people know what is expected. It is predictable and evenhanded. It is fair. Here each person has an even chance to show his or her worth.
Context
You look back. You look back because that is where the answers lie. You look back to understand the present. From your vantage point the present is unstable, a confusing clamor of competing voices. It is only by casting your mind back to an earlier time, a time when the plans were being drawn up, that the present regains its stability. The earlier time was a simpler time. It was a time of blueprints. As you look back, you begin to see these blueprints emerge. You realize what the initial intentions were. These blueprints or intentions have since become so embellished that they are almost unrecognizable, but now this Context theme reveals them again. This understanding brings you confidence. No longer disoriented, you make better decisions because you sense the underlying structure. You become a better partner because you understand how your colleagues came to be who they are. And counterintuitively you become wiser about the future because you saw its seeds being sown in the past. Faced with new people and new situations, it will take you a little time to orient yourself, but you must give yourself this time. You must discipline yourself to ask the questions and allow the blueprints to emerge because no matter what the situation, if you haven't seen the blueprints, you will have less confidence in your decisions.
Deliberative
You are careful. You are vigilant. You are a private person. You know that the world is an unpredictable place. Everything may seem in order, but beneath the surface you sense the many risks. Rather than denying these risks, you draw each one out into the open. Then each risk can be identified, assessed, and ultimately reduced. Thus, you are a fairly serious person who approaches life with a certain reserve. For example, you like to plan ahead so as to anticipate what might go wrong. You select your friends cautiously and keep your own counsel when the conversation turns to personal matters. You are careful not to give too much praise and recognition, lest it be misconstrued. If some people don't like you because you are not as effusive as others, then so be it. For you, life is not a popularity contest. Life is something of a minefield. Others can run through it recklessly if they so choose, but you take a different approach. You identify the dangers, weigh their relative impact, and then place your feet deliberately. You walk with care.
Developer
You see the potential in others. Very often, in fact, potential is all you see. In your view no individual is fully formed. On the contrary, each individual is a work in progress, alive with possibilities. And you are drawn toward people for this very reason. When you interact with others, your goal is to help them experience success. You look for ways to challenge them. You devise interesting experiences that can stretch them and help them grow. And all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth - a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence or of flow" where previously there were only halting steps. For you these small increments - invisible to some - are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction. Over time many will seek you out for help and encouragement because on some level they know that your helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to you."
Discipline
Your world needs to be predictable. It needs to be ordered and planned. So you instinctively impose structure on your world. You set up routines. You focus on timelines and deadlines. You break long-term projects into a series of specific short-term plans, and you work through each plan diligently. You are not necessarily neat and clean, but you do need precision. Faced with the inherent messiness of life, you want to feel in control. The routines, the timelines, the structure, all of these help create this feeling of control. Lacking this theme of Discipline, others may sometimes resent your need for order, but there need not be conflict. You must understand that not everyone feels your urge for predictability; they have other ways of getting things done. Likewise, you can help them understand and even appreciate your need for structure. Your dislike of surprises, your impatience with errors, your routines, and your detail orientation don't need to be misinterpreted as controlling behaviors that box people in. Rather, these behaviors can be understood as your instinctive method for maintaining your progress and your productivity in the face of life's many distractions.
Empathy
You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective. You do not necessarily agree with each person's perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person's predicament - this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand. This instinctive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings - to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.
Focus
Where am I headed?" you ask yourself. You ask this question every day. Guided by this theme of Focus, you need a clear destination. Lacking one, your life and your work can quickly become frustrating. And so each year, each month, and even each week you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don't are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to become impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. Your Focus reminds everyone that if something is not helping you move toward your destination, then it is not important. And if it is not important, then it is not worth your time. You keep everyone on point.
Futuristic
"Wouldn't it be great if . . ." You are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling you forward, into tomorrow. While the exact content of the picture will depend on your other strengths and interests - a better product, a better team, a better life, or a better world - it will always be inspirational to you. You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions. When the present proves too frustrating and the people around you too pragmatic, you conjure up your visions of the future and they energize you. They can energize others, too. In fact, very often people look to you to describe your visions of the future. They want a picture that can raise their sights and thereby their spirits. You can paint it for them. Practice. Choose your words carefully. Make the picture as vivid as possible. People will want to latch on to the hope you bring.
Harmony
You look for areas of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and friction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you hold differing views, you try to find the common ground. You try to steer them away from confrontation and toward harmony. In fact, harmony is one of your guiding values. You can't quite believe how much time is wasted by people trying to impose their views on others. Wouldn't we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live by that belief. When others are sounding off about their goals, their claims, and their fervently held opinions, you hold your peace. When others strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify your own objectives to merge with theirs (as long as their basic values do not clash with yours). When others start to argue about their pet theory or concept, you steer clear of the debate, preferring to talk about practical, down-to-earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat. There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.
Ideation
You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they are profound, because they are novel, because they are clarifying, because they are contrary, because they are bizarre. For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart. Perhaps you are all of these. Who can be sure? What you are sure of is that ideas are thrilling. And on most days this is enough.
Includer
"Stretch the circle wider." This is the philosophy around which you orient your life. You want to include people and make them feel part of the group. In direct contrast to those who are drawn only to exclusive groups, you actively avoid those groups that exclude others. You want to expand the group so that as many people as possible can benefit from its support. You hate the sight of someone on the outside looking in. You want to draw them in so that they can feel the warmth of the group. You are an instinctively accepting person. Regardless of race or sex or nationality or personality or faith, you cast few judgments. Judgments can hurt a person's feelings. Why do that if you don't have to? Your accepting nature does not necessarily rest on a belief that each of us is different and that one should respect these differences. Rather, it rests on your conviction that fundamentally we are all the same. We are all equally important. Thus, no one should be ignored. Each of us should be included. It is the least we all deserve.
Individualization
Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or types" because you don't want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person's style, each person's motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. You hear the one-of-a-kind stories in each person's life. This theme explains why you pick your friends just the right birthday gift, why you know that one person prefers praise in public and another detests it, and why you tailor your teaching style to accommodate one person's need to be shown and another's desire to "figure it out as I go." Because you are such a keen observer of other people's strengths, you can draw out the best in each person. This Individualization theme also helps you build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team "structure" or "process," you know instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.
Input
You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information - words, facts, books, and quotations - or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity. If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind, you really don't feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It's interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.
Intellection
You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the muscles" of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person's feelings. The exact focus will depend on your other strengths. On the other hand, this mental activity may very well lack focus. The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection. You are introspective. In a sense you are your own best companion, as you pose yourself questions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound. This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives. Or this introspection may tend toward more pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later. Wherever it leads you, this mental hum is one of the constants of your life.
Learner
You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered - this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences - yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. The outcome of the learning is less significant than the getting there.
Maximizer
Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else's, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps - all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don't want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It's more fun. It's more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is more demanding.
Positivity
You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure. You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won't allow it. Somehow you can't quite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the setbacks, one must never lose one's sense of humor.
Relator
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people - in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends - but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship. You want to understand their feelings, their goals, their fears, and their dreams; and you want them to understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk - you might be taken advantage of - but you are willing to accept that risk. For you a relationship has value only if it is genuine. And the only way to know that is to entrust yourself to the other person. The more you share with each other, the more you risk together. The more you risk together, the more each of you proves your caring is genuine. These are your steps toward real friendship, and you take them willingly.
Responsibility
Your Responsibility theme forces you to take psychological ownership for anything you commit to, and whether large or small, you feel emotionally bound to follow it through to completion. Your good name depends on it. If for some reason you cannot deliver, you automatically start to look for ways to make it up to the other person. Apologies are not enough. Excuses and rationalizations are totally unacceptable. You will not quite be able to live with yourself until you have made restitution. This conscientiousness, this near obsession for doing things right, and your impeccable ethics, combine to create your reputation: utterly dependable. When assigning new responsibilities, people will look to you first because they know it will get done. When people come to you for help - and they soon will - you must be selective. Your willingness to volunteer may sometimes lead you to take on more than you should.
Restorative
You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing - this machine, this technique, this person, this company - might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.
Self-Assurance
Self-Assurance is similar to self-confidence. In the deepest part of you, you have faith in your strengths. You know that you are able - able to take risks, able to meet new challenges, able to stake claims, and, most important, able to deliver. But Self-Assurance is more than just self-confidence. Blessed with the theme of Self-Assurance, you have confidence not only in your abilities but in your judgment. When you look at the world, you know that your perspective is unique and distinct. And because no one sees exactly what you see, you know that no one can make your decisions for you. No one can tell you what to think. They can guide. They can suggest. But you alone have the authority to form conclusions, make decisions, and act. This authority, this final accountability for the living of your life, does not intimidate you. On the contrary, it feels natural to you. No matter what the situation, you seem to know what the right decision is. This theme lends you an aura of certainty. Unlike many, you are not easily swayed by someone else's arguments, no matter how persuasive they may be. This Self-Assurance may be quiet or loud, depending on your other themes, but it is solid. It is strong. Like the keel of a ship, it withstands many different pressures and keeps you on your course.
Significance
You want to be very significant in the eyes of other people. In the truest sense of the word you want to be recognized. You want to be heard. You want to stand out. You want to be known. In particular, you want to be known and appreciated for the unique strengths you bring. You feel a need to be admired as credible, professional, and successful. Likewise, you want to associate with others who are credible, professional, and successful. And if they aren't, you will push them to achieve until they are. Or you will move on. An independent spirit, you want your work to be a way of life rather than a job, and in that work you want to be given free rein, the leeway to do things your way. Your yearnings feel intense to you, and you honor those yearnings. And so your life is filled with goals, achievements, or qualifications that you crave. Whatever your focus - and each person is distinct - your Significance theme will keep pulling you upward, away from the mediocre toward the exceptional. It is the theme that keeps you reaching.
Strategic
The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?" This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make selections. You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until you arrive at the chosen path - your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is your Strategic theme at work: "What if?" Select. Strike.
Woo
Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be energizing. You are drawn to them. You want to learn their names, ask them questions, and find some area of common interest so that you can strike up a conversation and build rapport. Some people shy away from starting up conversations because they worry about running out of things to say. You don't. Not only are you rarely at a loss for words; you actually enjoy initiating with strangers because you derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection. Once that connection is made, you are quite happy to wrap it up and move on. There are new people to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in. In your world there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet - lots of them.

A:
Allmon, Terrance
- Dining Services
Amshoff, Alison
Speech-Language Pathologist - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4211
Anderson, Caelin
Associate Director of Admissions - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4374
Anderson, Jennifer
Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4327
Anderson, Valerie
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
(502) 873-4260
Andrade, Victor
Assistant Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4446
Archer, Gie
BSN Director - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4281
Azzarella, Joshua
Assistant Professor -Digital Media - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4520
B:
Bachman, Merle
Associate Professor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4425
Baker, Brian
Executive Chef - Dining Services
(502) 873-4324
Barnes, Gloria
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
(502) 873-4259
Barney, Rick
Chief Marketing Officer - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4389
Bash, Nancy
Manager, Accounting Operations - Finance Office
(502) 873-4227
Bash-Defrees, Lisa
Assistant Athletic Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4201
Beauchamp, Barbara
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4455
Bell, Glynita
Assistant Professor - School of Social Work
502-873-4474
Bennett, Eric
Senior Programmer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
  • Achiever
  • Analytical
  • Harmony
  • Includer
  • Learner
Bennett, Nubia
Student Success Coordinator - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4163
Bergandi, Thomas
Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4456
Berryman, Joanne
Provost - Office of the Provost
(502) 873-4405
Bile, Jeffrey
Associate Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4250
Bolton, Paul
Director, Adult Enrollment - Admissions
(502) 873-4189
Borders, Kevin
Chair & MSW Director - School of Social Work
(502) 873-4482
Boyer, Adam
Men's Head Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4203
Brockhoff, Jennifer
Director - Human Resources
(502) 873-4345
Bryant, Ritchie
Certified Nursing Assistant - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4303
Bube, Mary
General Ledger Bookkeeper - Finance Office
(502) 873-4228
Burden, John
Associate Dean - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4443
Burkman, Roger
Athletic Director - Athletics
(502) 585-7141
C:
Cairo, Leslie
Assistant Professor - School of Social Work
502-873-4478
Calleroz White, Mistalene
Dean, Undergraduate Programs - Academic Deans
(502) 873-4165
Cambron, Shannon
BSSW Program Director and Associate Professor - School of Social Work
(502) 873-4475
Caplan, Meghan
Director of Institutional Advancement - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4353
Carlson, Loren
Manager of Development - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4317
Carner, Lorraine
Administrative Assistant - School of Business
(502) 585-7120
Carraway, Lizzy
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4184
Carter, Barbara
Field Director - School of Social Work
(502) 873-4476
Cason, Jana
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4212
Cecil, Angela
Academic Fieldwork Director - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 992-2431
Cecil, Audrey
Digital Media Producer - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4390
Cecil, Karen
General Accountant Assistant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4233
Chapman, Norah
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4472
Chastain, Melissa
Associate Dean - College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chair - School of Communication
(502) 873-4251
Clark, David
Manager, Advancement Services & Data Support - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4316
Clinard, Brian
Sports Information Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4206
Clinton, Sarah
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Assistant Women's Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4199
Cogar, Kelly
Director of Student Support Services - Accessibility
(502) 873-4161
(502) 333-9744
Conley, Cynthia
Assistant Professor - School of Social Work
(502) 873-4480
Conner, Allison
Assistant Registrar - Registrar's Office
(502) 873-4417
Consigli, Fred
Systems Programmer/Assistant Director - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Cowley, Alice
Clinical Coordinator - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4282
Cozzens, Andrew
Assistant Professor Sculpture - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4373
Cross, Jeffrey
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
502-873-4160
Crowhorn, Nancy
PC Support Technician - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Crutcher, Tamela
Math Teaching Assistant - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4168
D:
Dallmann, Liz
Director, Content Marketing - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4391
Davenport, Churchill
Chancellor, Assistant Professor of Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4367
Deck, Stacy
Associate Professor - School of Social Work
(502) 873-4477
(502) 992-2413
Delaney, Shannon
Manager, Campus Events and Scheduling & Student Affairs Coordinator - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 585-3850
Della Bella, Maria
KyCad Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4362
Detmering, Laura
Writing Instructor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4174
Dickie, Ida
Emphasis Area Director Forensic/Correctional Psychology - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4457
Dillon, Pattie
Chair of Liberal Studies - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4428
Doyle, Jennifer
Associate Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4453
Driskell, Kathleen
Associate Program Director, Graduate Faculty - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4396
Duggins, Brandi
Access Services Librarian - Library
502-873-4384
Dunaway, Sara
Financial Aid Counselor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4329
Dunnagan, Karen
Assistant Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4263
Durr, Stephanie
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
502-873-4180
E:
Eader, Elizabeth
Administrative Assistant - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4484
Edwards, Lynnell
Associate Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4429
Elder, Matthew
Director, Undergraduate Admissions - Admissions
(502) 873-4177
Elkins, Donna
Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4253
Evans, Jacob
- Dining Services
F:
Fader, Laurie
Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting, Color and Design - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4360
Fellows, Andrew C.
Director of Operations - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4354
Fields, Michael
Campus Safety Manager - Campus Security
(502) 873-4239
Fleck, Pamela
Associate Professor and Success Coach - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4286
Foshee, Anna
Director of Student Engagement - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4485
Foster, Barbara
Associate Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4264
Franklin, Tiffany
MSAT Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4306
Frazier, Virginia
Director - Center for Behavioral Health
(502) 912-5835
(502) 912-5836 (FAX)
From-Tapp, Allison
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4458
G:
Gaines, Jill
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor - Admissions
502-873-4187
George, Juanita
- Facilities Management
(502) 873-4338
Gesler, Becky
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4288
Giesting, Robert
Data Analyst - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Glynn, Ryan
Staff General Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4238
Goben, Katherine
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4186
Gohmann, Jennifer K.
Registrar - Registrar's Office
(502) 873-4416
Gonzalez, Omar
- Dining Services
Goode, Brittany
Administrative  Coordinator - Human Resources
(502) 873-4348
Goodman, Patricia
Director, Graduate Admissions - Admissions
(502) 873-4178
Grace, Michael
Lab Director - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4297
Gray, Kevin
Men's Basketball Head Coach - Athletics
(502) 585-7142
Green, Cynthia
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4164
Grether, Randy
Lead Security Officer - Campus Security
(502) 873-4240
Griffin, Bert
Chief Advancement Officer - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4320
(502) 992-2404
H:
Hall, Anita
Experience Librarian - Library
(502) 873-4382
Harris, Kristen
Director, Teacher Leadership Program - College of Education
(502) 873-4269
Hart, Chris
Dean of Enrollment Management - Admissions
(502) 873-4179
Hasan, Hammam
Associate Professor - College of Education
(502) 873- 4266
Hawes, Missy
Assitant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4301
Hempel, Rachel
Residence Life Coordinator - Residence Hall
(502) 873-4552
Hill, Jason
Residency Assistant - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4397
Hill, Linda
Financial Aid and Student Employment Advisor - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4328
Hines, Christopher
- Dining Services
Hinkle, Robin
Director, Masters Business and Communication - School of Business
(502) 873-4244
Hollowell, Deonte
History Instructor - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4440
Holsclaw, Meghan
Financial Aid Assistant - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4330
Hopkins, Tony
Director - Library
(502) 873-4385
Howard, Aundrea
Administrative Assistant - School of Social Work
(502) 588-7183
Howard, Jackie
Executive Assistant to the President - President's Office
(502) 588-7164
Hudson, David
Assistant Professor - School of Business
(502) 873-4247
Hudson, Rick
Dean of Students - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4488
Huff, Ashleigh
Fusion Center Specialist - Fusion Center
(502) 873-4376
Hulsey, Theresa
Scholarship Coordinator - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4332
Hutchinson, Shay
KyCAD Development Manager - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4365
I:
Irvin, Chandra
Director for Peace and Spiritual Renewal - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4487
J:
Jackson, Larry
Director, Visual & Graphic Design - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4392
James, Cynthia
Administrative Assistant - Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Sciences
(502) 873-4290
Johansen, Gloria
Administrative Assistant - College of Education
502-873-4262
Johnson, Stephanie
Associate Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4289
Jumper, David
- Dining Services
Just, Charles G.
Women's Basketball Coach/Sports Information Director - Athletics
(502) 873-4204
K:
Kanchewa, Stella
Post-Doctorial fellow - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4490
Katsikas, Steve
Chair - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4459
Keepers, Beverly
(502) 873-4268
Kellerman, Ezra
Assistant Professor Sculpture - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4524
Keo, Vinhay
KyCAD Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4351
Kerber, Gwendolyn
Assistant Professor Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4525
Kern, Nancy
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4291
Kim, Yohan
Lecturer - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4168
Kim, Youn
Associate Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4431
King, Pamela
Program Director - MSN - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4292
King, Rhonda
- Dining Services
Kirby, Deanna
Housing Program Assistant - Residence Hall
502-873-4424
Kirk, Shelia
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4298
Kolb, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Anthropology - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4432
Krumhansl, Ezra
Chief Information Officer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
  • Achiever
  • Ideation
  • Learner
  • Self-Assurance
  • Strategic
Kuzuoka, Gina
Compliance Reporting Liaison - Institutional Effectiveness
(502) 873-4418
L:
Langan, Anne
Assistant Professor of Digital Media - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4371
Lanham, Jordan
Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4352
LaPinta, Linda
Professor - College of Education
(502) 873-4190
Larusso, Lori
Lecturer - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4366
Lattimore, Kirk
Faculty - College of Education
(502) 873-4276
Lederer, Jeffery
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4215
Lemberger, Erica
Associate Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4300
Lesher, Joseph
Staff Payroll Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 992-2462
Lichvar, Ellyn
Administrative Assistant, Assistant Managing Editor THE LOUISVILLE REVIEW - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4398
Lim, Nicholas
Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4460
Linfield, Kenneth
Associate Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4461
Liptrap, Melissa
Associate Registrar - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4357
Lockwood, Sherry
Administrative Assistant - Admissions Receptionist - Admissions
Campus Operator - University Switchboard
(502) 585-9911 ext. 0
Lubrick, Aaron
Professor of Painting & Drawing - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4356
Lucas, Amanda
Director, Social Media & Digital Recruiting - Marketing and Public Relations
(502) 873-4394
Lucear, Angela
CEU Coordinator - School of Social Work
(502) 588-7183
Luckett Gunter, Kelsey
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4176
Lyons, Ann
Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4293
M:
Mabie, Eric
(502) 992-2484
Maloney, Joseph
Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4294
Mangeot, Jennifer
Director of Field Experiences - College of Education
(502) 873-4270
Mann, Karen
Administrative Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
(502) 873-4399
Martin, Regina
Assistant Professor - School of Business
(502) 873-4248
Martinez, Mark
Assistant Professor - School of Communication
(502) 873-4245
Matsuno, Jun
Head Athletic Trainer - Athletics
502-873-4202
Maynard, Charles
Writing Consultant - Writing Center
(502) 873-4261
McAlister, Robert
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4216
McClure, Tori
President - President's Office
(502) 873-4409
McCombs, Joe
ASOT Office Manager - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 588-7196
McCorkle, Janet
Data Processing Coordinator - Admissions
(502) 873-4181
McCutchen, Maritza
Assistant Controller - Finance Office
(502) 873-4234
McInnis, Erynn
Manager, Grants and Foundation Funding - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4318
McMillian-Bohler, Jacquelyn
Director – RN to BSN/Community Partnerships - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4295
McVay, Kathy
Spalding Collection Manager - Finance Office
(502) 873-4231
Meek, Christina
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4278
Meyer, Samuel
Director of Academic Support Service - Writing Center
Director of Academic Support Services - Academic Resource Center
(502) 873-4167
Mitchell, Nathanael
Assistant Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4462
Moore, Russell
Instructor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4454
Morgan, David
Professor - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4195
Mullins, Daniel
Lead Safety Officer - Campus Security
(502) 873-4240
Mullins, Tammy
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4283
N:
Nash, Brenda
Associate Professor - Director of Clinical Training - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 873-4463
Naslund, Sena
Program Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing
Nesbitt, Kathleen
Professor of English - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4435
Newton, Johnnie
Instructor & Biology Lab Coordinator - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4452
Nicholson, Susan
Administrative Assistant - Flex Delivery Format
Administrative Assistant - Academic Support Services
(502) 873-4169
Norris, Emily
General Counsel - Human Resources
(502) 873-4347
Nuzzo, Gina
Part Time Women's Golf Coach - Athletics
Nyland, John
Director - Director - Master of Science in Athletic Training - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4224
O:
O'Donnell, Denise
Assistant Controller - Finance Office
(502) 873-4236
Ogden, Joyce
Professor of Art - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4436
O'Malley, Mimi
Learning Technology Translation Strategist - Library
(502) 873-4383
P:
Pandya, Dishant
Faculty - School of Business
(502) 873-4258
Parmenter, Dorina
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4438
Payne, Moira
Dean - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4377
Payne, Terran
- Dining Services
Peach, Alisa
Administrative Coordinator - Information Technology/Help Desk
Manager - Fusion Center
(502) 873-4546
Peterson, Yolanda
Human Resources Coordinator - Human Resources
(502) 873-4350
Pierce, Debbie
Administrative Assistant - Accessibility
(502) 873-4309
Pitts, Greg
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4222
Pletz, Sabrina
Faculty - Athletic Training
(502) 873-4302
Porter, Carol
Administrative  Coordinator - Finance Office
(502) 585-7105
Potts, Lisa
Assistant Professor - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4442
Q:
Quake-Rapp, Cindee
MSOT Program Chair - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4217
R:
Rae, Janelle
Director of Student Leadership & Multicultural Services - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4479
Rayburn, Christopher S.
Head Soccer Coach - Athletics
(502) 873-4209
Reed, Leslie
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4226
Reining, Lawrence
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Lab Coordinator - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4447
Reiss, Michelle
Chair, School of Business, Professor of Marketing - School of Business
(502) 873-4249
Reynolds, Shellie
Payroll Accountant - Finance Office
(502) 873-4229
Rich, Benjamin
Admissions Counselor - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4370
Roadhouse, Michael
Part Time Director of Counseling Center - College of Education
(502) 873-4265
(502) 485-8369
Roberts, Aaron
Director, Residence Life and Community Standards - Student Development and Campus Life
(502) 873-4489
Rodericks, Margaret
International Student Coordinator - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4331
Rowland, Jimmy L.
Academic Advisor - Academic Advising
(502) 873-4170
S:
Schildknecht, Ronald
Lecturer - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4359
Schillizzi, Dominic
Financial Aid Counselor - Adult Education - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4335
Schwiermann, Barbara
Bowling Coach - Athletics
Schwiermann, Donald
Math Tutor - Academic Resource Center
Seger, Mary Ann
Admissions Counselor - Admissions
(502) 873-4175
Shedletsky, Nikki
Director of Transfer Student Success - Academic Support Services
(502) 873-4162
Shelman, Angela
Administrative Assistant - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4285
Shenton, Jeffrey
Manager - Quality Enhancement Plan
(502) 873-4273
Sherman, Rush
Chief Financial Officer - Finance Office
(502) 873-4230
Sik, Sarah
Assistant Professor - Art History - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4521
Silaghi, Lori
Administrative Assistant - School of Natural Science
(502) 873-4448
Simmons, Elizabeth
Data Processing Specialist - Admissions
(502) 873-4182
Simpson, Elizabeth
Administrative Coordinator - School of Professional Psychology
(502) 585-7127
Sink, Robert
Fusion Center Specialist - Information Technology/Help Desk
Sites, Todd
Safety Officer - Campus Security
502-873-4240
Skuller, Josh
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4218
Smith, Skylar
Assistant Professor of Painting - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4369
Snider, Nicholas
Grants Writer - Office of Advancement
(502) 873-4319
Sowder, Bradley
Track Coach - Athletics
Spalding, Sally
Systems Programmer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
Spangler, Emily
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4287
Spaulding, Arlisa
Administrative Manager - Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF)
(502) 873-4223
Spaulding, Patricia
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost
(502) 585-7101
Spurr, Patty
Associate Dean & Chair - School of Nursing
(502) 873-4304
Standridge, Michelle
Director - Financial Aid
(502) 873-4333
Stimler, Laura
Assistant Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4213
Story, Sara
Faculty - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4214
Strickland, Laura
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 873-4219
Strickland, Randy
Professor - Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
(502) 912-5803
T:
Thompson, Tiffany
Administrative Assistant - School of Liberal Studies
(502) 873-4434
Todd, Patricia K.
Director of Initial Certification and Undergraduate Programs - College of Education
(502) 873-4275
Tutson, Cicely
KyCAD Database/Administrative Coordinator - Kentucky College of Art + Design
(502) 873-4355
Tyler, Dennis E.
Network Engineer - Information Technology/Help Desk
(502) 585-9911 ext. 2398
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Achiever
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by every day" you mean every single day - workdays, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.
Activator
"When can we start?" This is a recurring question in your life. You are impatient for action. You may concede that analysis has its uses or that debate and discussion can occasionally yield some valuable insights, but deep down you know that only action is real. Only action can make things happen. Only action leads to performance. Once a decision is made, you cannot not act. Others may worry that "there are still some things we don't know," but this doesn't seem to slow you. If the decision has been made to go across town, you know that the fastest way to get there is to go stoplight to stoplight. You are not going to sit around waiting until all the lights have turned green. Besides, in your view, action and thinking are not opposites. In fact, guided by your Activator theme, you believe that action is the best device for learning. You make a decision, you take action, you look at the result, and you learn. This learning informs your next action and your next. How can you grow if you have nothing to react to? Well, you believe you can't. You must put yourself out there. You must take the next step. It is the only way to keep your thinking fresh and informed. The bottom line is this: You know you will be judged not by what you say, not by what you think, but by what you get done. This does not frighten you. It pleases you.
Adaptability
You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see it as a place that you create out of the choices that you make right now. And so you discover your future one choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plans. You probably do. But this theme of Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforeseen detours. You expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are, at heart, a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in many different directions at once.
Analytical
Your Analytical theme challenges other people: Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true." In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. For you, this is precisely the point. You do not necessarily want to destroy other people's ideas, but you do insist that their theories be sound. You see yourself as objective and dispassionate. You like data because they are value free. They have no agenda. Armed with these data, you search for patterns and connections. You want to understand how certain patterns affect one another. How do they combine? What is their outcome? Does this outcome fit with the theory being offered or the situation being confronted? These are your questions. You peel the layers back until, gradually, the root cause or causes are revealed. Others see you as logical and rigorous. Over time they will come to you in order to expose someone's "wishful thinking" or "clumsy thinking" to your refining mind. It is hoped that your analysis is never delivered too harshly. Otherwise, others may avoid you when that "wishful thinking" is their own.
Arranger
You are a conductor. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, you enjoy managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until you are sure you have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible. In your mind there is nothing special about what you are doing. You are simply trying to figure out the best way to get things done. But others, lacking this theme, will be in awe of your ability. How can you keep so many things in your head at once?" they will ask. "How can you stay so flexible, so willing to shelve well-laid plans in favor of some brand-new configuration that has just occurred to you?" But you cannot imagine behaving in any other way. You are a shining example of effective flexibility, whether you are changing travel schedules at the last minute because a better fare has popped up or mulling over just the right combination of people and resources to accomplish a new project. From the mundane to the complex, you are always looking for the perfect configuration. Of course, you are at your best in dynamic situations. Confronted with the unexpected, some complain that plans devised with such care cannot be changed, while others take refuge in the existing rules or procedures. You don't do either. Instead, you jump into the confusion, devising new options, hunting for new paths of least resistance, and figuring out new partnerships - because, after all, there might just be a better way.
Belief
If you possess a strong Belief theme, you have certain core values that are enduring. These values vary from one person to another, but ordinarily your Belief theme causes you to be family-oriented, altruistic, even spiritual, and to value responsibility and high ethics - both in yourself and others. These core values affect your behavior in many ways. They give your life meaning and satisfaction; in your view, success is more than money and prestige. They provide you with direction, guiding you through the temptations and distractions of life toward a consistent set of priorities. This consistency is the foundation for all your relationships. Your friends call you dependable. I know where you stand," they say. Your Belief makes you easy to trust. It also demands that you find work that meshes with your values. Your work must be meaningful; it must matter to you. And guided by your Belief theme it will matter only if it gives you a chance to live out your values.
Command
Command leads you to take charge. Unlike some people, you feel no discomfort with imposing your views on others. On the contrary, once your opinion is formed, you need to share it with others. Once your goal is set, you feel restless until you have aligned others with you. You are not frightened by confrontation; rather, you know that confrontation is the first step toward resolution. Whereas others may avoid facing up to life's unpleasantness, you feel compelled to present the facts or the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be. You need things to be clear between people and challenge them to be clear-eyed and honest. You push them to take risks. You may even intimidate them. And while some may resent this, labeling you opinionated, they often willingly hand you the reins. People are drawn toward those who take a stance and ask them to move in a certain direction. Therefore, people will be drawn to you. You have presence. You have Command.
Communication
You like to explain, to describe, to host, to speak in public, and to write. This is your Communication theme at work. Ideas are a dry beginning. Events are static. You feel a need to bring them to life, to energize them, to make them exciting and vivid. And so you turn events into stories and practice telling them. You take the dry idea and enliven it with images and examples and metaphors. You believe that most people have a very short attention span. They are bombarded by information, but very little of it survives. You want your information - whether an idea, an event, a product's features and benefits, a discovery, or a lesson - to survive. You want to divert their attention toward you and then capture it, lock it in. This is what drives your hunt for the perfect phrase. This is what draws you toward dramatic words and powerful word combinations. This is why people like to listen to you. Your word pictures pique their interest, sharpen their world, and inspire them to act.
Competition
Competition is rooted in comparison. When you look at the world, you are instinctively aware of other people's performance. Their performance is the ultimate yardstick. No matter how hard you tried, no matter how worthy your intentions, if you reached your goal but did not outperform your peers, the achievement feels hollow. Like all competitors, you need other people. You need to compare. If you can compare, you can compete, and if you can compete, you can win. And when you win, there is no feeling quite like it. You like measurement because it facilitates comparisons. You like other competitors because they invigorate you. You like contests because they must produce a winner. You particularly like contests where you know you have the inside track to be the winner. Although you are gracious to your fellow competitors and even stoic in defeat, you don't compete for the fun of competing. You compete to win. Over time you will come to avoid contests where winning seems unlikely.
Connectedness
Things happen for a reason. You are sure of it. You are sure of it because in your soul you know that we are all connected. Yes, we are individuals, responsible for our own judgments and in possession of our own free will, but nonetheless we are part of something larger. Some may call it the collective unconscious. Others may label it spirit or life force. But whatever your word of choice, you gain confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it. This feeling of Connectedness implies certain responsibilities. If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Your awareness of these responsibilities creates your value system. You are considerate, caring, and accepting. Certain of the unity of humankind, you are a bridge builder for people of different cultures. Sensitive to the invisible hand, you can give others comfort that there is a purpose beyond our humdrum lives. The exact articles of your faith will depend on your upbringing and your culture, but your faith is strong. It sustains you and your close friends in the face of life's mysteries.
Consistency
Balance is important to you. You are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same, no matter what their station in life, so you do not want to see the scales tipped too far in any one person's favor. In your view this leads to selfishness and individualism. It leads to a world where some people gain an unfair advantage because of their connections or their background or their greasing of the wheels. This is truly offensive to you. You see yourself as a guardian against it. In direct contrast to this world of special favors, you believe that people function best in a consistent environment where the rules are clear and are applied to everyone equally. This is an environment where people know what is expected. It is predictable and evenhanded. It is fair. Here each person has an even chance to show his or her worth.
Context
You look back. You look back because that is where the answers lie. You look back to understand the present. From your vantage point the present is unstable, a confusing clamor of competing voices. It is only by casting your mind back to an earlier time, a time when the plans were being drawn up, that the present regains its stability. The earlier time was a simpler time. It was a time of blueprints. As you look back, you begin to see these blueprints emerge. You realize what the initial intentions were. These blueprints or intentions have since become so embellished that they are almost unrecognizable, but now this Context theme reveals them again. This understanding brings you confidence. No longer disoriented, you make better decisions because you sense the underlying structure. You become a better partner because you understand how your colleagues came to be who they are. And counterintuitively you become wiser about the future because you saw its seeds being sown in the past. Faced with new people and new situations, it will take you a little time to orient yourself, but you must give yourself this time. You must discipline yourself to ask the questions and allow the blueprints to emerge because no matter what the situation, if you haven't seen the blueprints, you will have less confidence in your decisions.
Deliberative
You are careful. You are vigilant. You are a private person. You know that the world is an unpredictable place. Everything may seem in order, but beneath the surface you sense the many risks. Rather than denying these risks, you draw each one out into the open. Then each risk can be identified, assessed, and ultimately reduced. Thus, you are a fairly serious person who approaches life with a certain reserve. For example, you like to plan ahead so as to anticipate what might go wrong. You select your friends cautiously and keep your own counsel when the conversation turns to personal matters. You are careful not to give too much praise and recognition, lest it be misconstrued. If some people don't like you because you are not as effusive as others, then so be it. For you, life is not a popularity contest. Life is something of a minefield. Others can run through it recklessly if they so choose, but you take a different approach. You identify the dangers, weigh their relative impact, and then place your feet deliberately. You walk with care.
Developer
You see the potential in others. Very often, in fact, potential is all you see. In your view no individual is fully formed. On the contrary, each individual is a work in progress, alive with possibilities. And you are drawn toward people for this very reason. When you interact with others, your goal is to help them experience success. You look for ways to challenge them. You devise interesting experiences that can stretch them and help them grow. And all the while you are on the lookout for the signs of growth - a new behavior learned or modified, a slight improvement in a skill, a glimpse of excellence or of flow" where previously there were only halting steps. For you these small increments - invisible to some - are clear signs of potential being realized. These signs of growth in others are your fuel. They bring you strength and satisfaction. Over time many will seek you out for help and encouragement because on some level they know that your helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to you."
Discipline
Your world needs to be predictable. It needs to be ordered and planned. So you instinctively impose structure on your world. You set up routines. You focus on timelines and deadlines. You break long-term projects into a series of specific short-term plans, and you work through each plan diligently. You are not necessarily neat and clean, but you do need precision. Faced with the inherent messiness of life, you want to feel in control. The routines, the timelines, the structure, all of these help create this feeling of control. Lacking this theme of Discipline, others may sometimes resent your need for order, but there need not be conflict. You must understand that not everyone feels your urge for predictability; they have other ways of getting things done. Likewise, you can help them understand and even appreciate your need for structure. Your dislike of surprises, your impatience with errors, your routines, and your detail orientation don't need to be misinterpreted as controlling behaviors that box people in. Rather, these behaviors can be understood as your instinctive method for maintaining your progress and your productivity in the face of life's many distractions.
Empathy
You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective. You do not necessarily agree with each person's perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person's predicament - this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand. This instinctive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings - to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.
Focus
Where am I headed?" you ask yourself. You ask this question every day. Guided by this theme of Focus, you need a clear destination. Lacking one, your life and your work can quickly become frustrating. And so each year, each month, and even each week you set goals. These goals then serve as your compass, helping you determine priorities and make the necessary corrections to get back on course. Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don't are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to become impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. When others start to wander down other avenues, you bring them back to the main road. Your Focus reminds everyone that if something is not helping you move toward your destination, then it is not important. And if it is not important, then it is not worth your time. You keep everyone on point.
Futuristic
"Wouldn't it be great if . . ." You are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling you forward, into tomorrow. While the exact content of the picture will depend on your other strengths and interests - a better product, a better team, a better life, or a better world - it will always be inspirational to you. You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions. When the present proves too frustrating and the people around you too pragmatic, you conjure up your visions of the future and they energize you. They can energize others, too. In fact, very often people look to you to describe your visions of the future. They want a picture that can raise their sights and thereby their spirits. You can paint it for them. Practice. Choose your words carefully. Make the picture as vivid as possible. People will want to latch on to the hope you bring.
Harmony
You look for areas of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and friction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you hold differing views, you try to find the common ground. You try to steer them away from confrontation and toward harmony. In fact, harmony is one of your guiding values. You can't quite believe how much time is wasted by people trying to impose their views on others. Wouldn't we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live by that belief. When others are sounding off about their goals, their claims, and their fervently held opinions, you hold your peace. When others strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify your own objectives to merge with theirs (as long as their basic values do not clash with yours). When others start to argue about their pet theory or concept, you steer clear of the debate, preferring to talk about practical, down-to-earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat. There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.
Ideation
You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they are profound, because they are novel, because they are clarifying, because they are contrary, because they are bizarre. For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart. Perhaps you are all of these. Who can be sure? What you are sure of is that ideas are thrilling. And on most days this is enough.
Includer
"Stretch the circle wider." This is the philosophy around which you orient your life. You want to include people and make them feel part of the group. In direct contrast to those who are drawn only to exclusive groups, you actively avoid those groups that exclude others. You want to expand the group so that as many people as possible can benefit from its support. You hate the sight of someone on the outside looking in. You want to draw them in so that they can feel the warmth of the group. You are an instinctively accepting person. Regardless of race or sex or nationality or personality or faith, you cast few judgments. Judgments can hurt a person's feelings. Why do that if you don't have to? Your accepting nature does not necessarily rest on a belief that each of us is different and that one should respect these differences. Rather, it rests on your conviction that fundamentally we are all the same. We are all equally important. Thus, no one should be ignored. Each of us should be included. It is the least we all deserve.
Individualization
Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or types" because you don't want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person's style, each person's motivation, how each thinks, and how each builds relationships. You hear the one-of-a-kind stories in each person's life. This theme explains why you pick your friends just the right birthday gift, why you know that one person prefers praise in public and another detests it, and why you tailor your teaching style to accommodate one person's need to be shown and another's desire to "figure it out as I go." Because you are such a keen observer of other people's strengths, you can draw out the best in each person. This Individualization theme also helps you build productive teams. While some search around for the perfect team "structure" or "process," you know instinctively that the secret to great teams is casting by individual strengths so that everyone can do a lot of what they do well.
Input
You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information - words, facts, books, and quotations - or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity. If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather, to add more information to your archives. If you like to travel, it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts. These can be acquired and then stored away. Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them, but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind, you really don't feel comfortable throwing anything away. So you keep acquiring and compiling and filing stuff away. It's interesting. It keeps your mind fresh. And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuable.
Intellection
You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the muscles" of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person's feelings. The exact focus will depend on your other strengths. On the other hand, this mental activity may very well lack focus. The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection. You are introspective. In a sense you are your own best companion, as you pose yourself questions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound. This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives. Or this introspection may tend toward more pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later. Wherever it leads you, this mental hum is one of the constants of your life.
Learner
You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered - this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences - yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. The outcome of the learning is less significant than the getting there.
Maximizer
Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else's, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps - all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don't want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It's more fun. It's more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is more demanding.
Positivity
You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure. You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won't allow it. Somehow you can't quite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the setbacks, one must never lose one's sense of humor.
Relator
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people - in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends - but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship. You want to understand their feelings, their goals, their fears, and their dreams; and you want them to understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk - you might be taken advantage of - but you are willing to accept that risk. For you a relationship has value only if it is genuine. And the only way to know that is to entrust yourself to the other person. The more you share with each other, the more you risk together. The more you risk together, the more each of you proves your caring is genuine. These are your steps toward real friendship, and you take them willingly.
Responsibility
Your Responsibility theme forces you to take psychological ownership for anything you commit to, and whether large or small, you feel emotionally bound to follow it through to completion. Your good name depends on it. If for some reason you cannot deliver, you automatically start to look for ways to make it up to the other person. Apologies are not enough. Excuses and rationalizations are totally unacceptable. You will not quite be able to live with yourself until you have made restitution. This conscientiousness, this near obsession for doing things right, and your impeccable ethics, combine to create your reputation: utterly dependable. When assigning new responsibilities, people will look to you first because they know it will get done. When people come to you for help - and they soon will - you must be selective. Your willingness to volunteer may sometimes lead you to take on more than you should.
Restorative
You love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, you can be energized by it. You enjoy the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution. You may prefer practical problems or conceptual ones or personal ones. You may seek out specific kinds of problems that you have met many times before and that you are confident you can fix. Or you may feel the greatest push when faced with complex and unfamiliar problems. Your exact preferences are determined by your other themes and experiences. But what is certain is that you enjoy bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory. Intuitively, you know that without your intervention, this thing - this machine, this technique, this person, this company - might have ceased to function. You fixed it, resuscitated it, rekindled its vitality. Phrasing it the way you might, you saved it.
Self-Assurance
Self-Assurance is similar to self-confidence. In the deepest part of you, you have faith in your strengths. You know that you are able - able to take risks, able to meet new challenges, able to stake claims, and, most important, able to deliver. But Self-Assurance is more than just self-confidence. Blessed with the theme of Self-Assurance, you have confidence not only in your abilities but in your judgment. When you look at the world, you know that your perspective is unique and distinct. And because no one sees exactly what you see, you know that no one can make your decisions for you. No one can tell you what to think. They can guide. They can suggest. But you alone have the authority to form conclusions, make decisions, and act. This authority, this final accountability for the living of your life, does not intimidate you. On the contrary, it feels natural to you. No matter what the situation, you seem to know what the right decision is. This theme lends you an aura of certainty. Unlike many, you are not easily swayed by someone else's arguments, no matter how persuasive they may be. This Self-Assurance may be quiet or loud, depending on your other themes, but it is solid. It is strong. Like the keel of a ship, it withstands many different pressures and keeps you on your course.
Significance
You want to be very significant in the eyes of other people. In the truest sense of the word you want to be recognized. You want to be heard. You want to stand out. You want to be known. In particular, you want to be known and appreciated for the unique strengths you bring. You feel a need to be admired as credible, professional, and successful. Likewise, you want to associate with others who are credible, professional, and successful. And if they aren't, you will push them to achieve until they are. Or you will move on. An independent spirit, you want your work to be a way of life rather than a job, and in that work you want to be given free rein, the leeway to do things your way. Your yearnings feel intense to you, and you honor those yearnings. And so your life is filled with goals, achievements, or qualifications that you crave. Whatever your focus - and each person is distinct - your Significance theme will keep pulling you upward, away from the mediocre toward the exceptional. It is the theme that keeps you reaching.
Strategic
The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?" This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make selections. You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until you arrive at the chosen path - your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is your Strategic theme at work: "What if?" Select. Strike.
Woo
Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be energizing. You are drawn to them. You want to learn their names, ask them questions, and find some area of common interest so that you can strike up a conversation and build rapport. Some people shy away from starting up conversations because they worry about running out of things to say. You don't. Not only are you rarely at a loss for words; you actually enjoy initiating with strangers because you derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection. Once that connection is made, you are quite happy to wrap it up and move on. There are new people to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in. In your world there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet - lots of them.