Editor, UF Graduate School Editorial Office

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Areas of research interest include social emotions, moral violations, and the process of relational repair and reconciliation, especially between groups, and social comparison.


Board Members/Biographical Information

Ellen Amatangelo is the Scholarly Communications Coordinator for Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library in Provo, Utah, where she manages the institutional repository, teaches data management workshops, provides library instruction for writing students, and oversees collaborative projects involving theses and dissertations, digitization, metadata, editing, and scholarly publishing. Before joining the staff of the BYU Library in 2018, she worked as a cataloger, imaging technician, Technical Services Specialist, and Project Manager of Metadata Services for Backstage Library Works in Provo, Utah for nineteen years. Ellen is also a professional pianist and has been playing for choirs, instrumental groups, and soloists for close to 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Literature from Utah Valley University.

Heidi Arbisi-Kelm, Board Member
Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
University of Iowa Graduate College
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Heidi Arbisi-Kelm is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate College at the University of Iowa where she oversees thesis and dissertation administration, graduate degree progress and clearance, and student case management for all master’s and doctoral degree students on campus. Prior to working at the University of Iowa, she worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs from UCLA.

Valerie Emerson, Board Member
ETD Administrator/E-Resources Librarian
George Washington University Libraries
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Valerie Emerson received her Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in 1993 and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Delaware in 1979. She has an extensive background working in an academic library, both in technical and public services. She has been the Library ETD Administrator at The George Washington University since the ETD Program began in Fall 2008.

Sally Evans, Board Member
Coordinator, University Dissertation & Thesis Services
George Mason University Libraries
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Sally R. Evans received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina (USC) in 2010; her Master of Arts in English from (USC) in 1999; and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech in 1997. In the past, she has worked in publishing and event planning. She has been the Coordinator of University Dissertation & Thesis Services at George Mason University since January 2011, and she attended the inaugural USETDA Conference in Orlando in 2011. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and her chinchillas.

Teresa (Teri) Green, Board Treasurer [she/her/hers]
Director of Graduate Academic & Student Affairs
The University of Toledo, College of Graduate Studies
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Teri Green spent the first 20 years of her adult life as a creative in the private sector in Ohio, Washington, and California. She returned to academia in 2004 with a B.A. in English: Creative Writing Concentration, working as a senior consultant in their Writing Center, composition instructor, and ESL tutor/consultant. She has been with the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) since 2010, creating, enhancing, and managing ETD services. Teri’s position has grown to include student success, orientation, assessment, and managing the annual calendar of Professional Development Programming, including the Three Minute Thesis® competition. She serves as COGS’ Diversity and ADA Liaison, and co-chairs the Diversity Committee. Teri has been a member of the USETDA since 2012 and on the BoD since 2018, as Treasurer. She has also served as Secretary on the NDLTD BoD since 2020, and as Chair/Vice-Chair, and member on the OhioLINK ETD Center Advisory Council since 2014.

Her research interests are in document design, rhetoric, educational technology, adult learning, and accessibility. She approaches her projects, research, and work through the lens of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. Teri lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband Dave and two rescue dogs—Cupcake and Daisy—where she is continually working on finishing her M.A. in English, M.E. in Higher Education, and the graduate certificate in Diversity in between taking every professional development course known to humankind and binging on Netflix.

John H. Hagen, Executive Director, Board Chair
Consultant, Renaissance Scholarly Communications
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Ongoing projects include cross-cultural studies on processes of forgiveness, and the impact of social comparison information on tobacco cessation success. Teri s position has grown to include student success, orientation, assessment, and managing the annual calendar of Professional Development Programming, including the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Anaïs Ortiz is a second year doctoral student at the Florida Social Cognition and Emotion Lab. She received her undergraduate degree in History of Art and Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and took a non-linear path to psychological research after working in fashion, game design, and yoga. She is curious about contexts of thinking over contents of thinking, and how certain contexts like mindfulness help humans conceptualize cognitions and emotions as experiences of consciousness within a self-context. She has additionally extended this inquiry to the social context to examine how related indicators of well-being (i.e. self-compassion, purpose and meaning in life, etc) relate to prosocial behavior. Anaïs also teaches meditation and yoga, goes out in natureoften, and enjoys a steady rotation of DIY home projects to keep herself grounded.



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