About Us

Marjorie Kostelnik
Marjorie Kostelnik

Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | Contact Marjorie

Marjorie J. Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, came to UNL in 2000 as dean of the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences. In 2004, Human Resources and Family Sciences merged with Teachers College to become one of the first colleges of Education and Human Sciences.

Kostelnik received a bachelor of science in child development from the University of Pittsburgh and began her career working with Head Start, before receiving her master's and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She was on faculty at Michigan State University for 22 years, serving first as program supervisor of the Child Development Laboratories and then as chair of the department of Family and Child Ecology.

She has taught a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and her research focuses on early childhood education and community coalition building. She previously served as vice president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, treasurer of the Board on Human Sciences, and chair for the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, a consortium of universities engaged in distance education. She has recently been elected to the newly formed Board on Human Sciences Board of Directors.

Amy Goodburn
Amy Goodburn

Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Dean of Academic Services and Enrollment Management, and Professor of English | Contact Amy | Amy's full bio

Amy leads university-wide student success and retention initiatives and oversees the Directors of the following units: Undergraduate Education (ACE general education, learning communities, and transfer credit), First Year Experience and Transition Programs, Career Services, the Honors Program, the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center, and Undergraduate Research. She also coordinates the University Teaching Council and the Course and Laboratory Fees Committee.

Lance C Perez
Lance C. PĂ©rez

Associate Vice Chancellor, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Electrical Engineering | Contact Lance

Lance leads the academic knowledge management initiative (AKMI), academic program reviews and initiatives for faculty career development, excellence in STEM education, instructional technology, and classroom facilities improvements. Lance also serves as Dean of Graduate Studies. 

Thomas Farrell
Thomas Farrell

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, International Affairs; Interim Senior International Officer | Contact Thomas

Brad Sheriff
Brad Sheriff

Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contact Brad

Brad is responsible for the budget and fiscal affairs of the Office of Academic Affairs, including contracts and academic reporting. Brad leads the College Academic Business Officers (CABO) group.

Renee Rodriguez Batman
Renee Batman

Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contact Renee

Renee is responsible for the strategic development of processes, systems, and communication. She serves as the Senior Vice Chancellor's chief of staff.

Jelena Gude

Faculty Human Resources Specialist | Contact Jelena

Juanita Jackson-Stoner

Executive Assistant to Associate & Assistant Vice Chancellors | Contact Juanita

Keith Monismith

Application Support Specialist | Contact Keith

Nancy Petitto

Project Specialist | Contact Nancy

Marcella Pribadi-Ybarra

Accountant | Contact Marcella

Ann Reese

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor | Contact Ann

Vanessa Roof

Institutional Retention and Assessment Research Analyst | Contact Venessa

Keith Shelley

Web Designer | Contact Keith

Derek Simonsen

Manager, Business Operations & Financial Analysis | Contact Derek

Mike Stevens

Senior Researcher | Contact Mike

Suzi Tamerius

Project Specialist | Contact Suzi

Orsolya Toth

Accountant II | Contact Orsolya