Career Development CenterCareer Development CenterDivision of Student AffairsUniversity of Cincinnati

Career Development Center

Our Staff

CDC's professional staff members are liaisons to one or more colleges at UC.

For individual counseling, make an appointment with your liaison by calling (513) 556-3471, or email an appointment request by clicking on your college in the list below (you will be taken to your liaison's description) and then clicking the name of the staff member at the top of the screen.

Kathleen Grant

Kathleen Grant

(513) 556-0317

Experienced talent manager effective in cost containment and creative problem solving. Team player with ability to manage projects, work effectively within timelines and build productive relationships with management, peers and community.

Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Velta Kelly Foster

Dr. Velta Kelly-Foster
Associate Professor

Phone: 513-556-9184

Member of Career Development Center’s Leadership Team

Oversees CDC Development Services -- Policies and Procedures

Career Coach Liaison to:

     ● College of Engineering and Apllied Science Students in PD II Class 

Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Organizational Development from the University of Cincinnati. Masters of Education in Adult Education and Business and Industry Training from the University of Cincinnati. Graduate of Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr College. Advisory Board-Diversity Recruiting and Training Institute, Member-National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  Myers Briggs, Certification.


Julia Montier-Ball

Julia Montier-Ball
Assistant Director - Instructor

Phone: 513-556-0314

Phone: 513-556-0314

Teach Career Development for Arts & Sciences course (professional development for juniors and seniors – any major, except business and engineering can take this course)

  • Development of proposals and identification of revenue sources Planning, marketing and implementing CDC events:
  • Welcome Week
  • Graduate School Symposium
  • Graduate School EXPO
  • Entrepreneur Workshop Series
  • InterviewStream, LLC Coordinator – Virtual interview practice technology
  • CDC Publications and Visual Communications Coordinator –
    Design and inventory
  • Summer Orientation Coordinator for CDC staff
  • Advises student organization BET: Black Entrepreneur Today

Career Coach Liaison to:

  • McMicken College of Arts & Sciences: Psychology, Neuroscience, International Affairs, Women's Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) 
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science 
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • College-Conservatory of Music
  • Graduate Studies 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design (DAAP ’79); Managed own commercial interior design business for 17 years; 7 years of Professional Fundraising as Director of Development for non-profit organizations; Event planning and Public relations for 20 plus years.

Arthur Walton

Arthur Walton
Student Employment/Internship Coordinator

Phone: 513-556-0316

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Job Location and Development Program (JLD) for part-time employment opportunities, summer jobs and internships
  • Oversee scheduling of employer and student internship on-campus recruiting interviews
  • Manage and oversee the coordination of annual Part-time Job Fair
  • Oversee the coordination of Annual Diversity Networking Reception
  • Oversee the coordination of annual Internship Month activities
  • Market and promote JLD Program to employers and students
  • Serve as advisor to the ADVANCE student organization
  • Spearhead and Co-Lead the coordination of annual ADVANCE Corporate Excursion
  • Oversee JLD employer development
  • Design marketing strategies for the Job Location and Development Program
  • Oversee CDC facilities/emergency procedures

Career Coach Liaison to:
          ●  College of Education Criminal Justice & Human Services -                                   Criminal Justice field placement students only 

          ●  All Internships 
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Cincinnati

Theresa Aberle

Theresa Aberle

Program Coordinator -  Instructor

Program Coordinator – Instructor
Phone: 513-556-5253

 Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, University of Cincinnati

  • Teach 3 sections of Special Topics in Career Decision Making
  • Research and write Special Topics in Career Decision Making Workbook
  • Plan and manage Special Topics Syllabus and Speaker agenda
  • Conduct Career Development presentations to encourage students and faculty to maximize the use of center resources
  • Facilitate career related self- discovery with undecided students through a series of self assessments and one on one counseling
  • Manage CDC Facebook ,Twitter, and Second Life accounts

Career Coach Liaison to:

  • College of Allied Health Sciences (including School of Social Work)
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services
     (except Criminal Justice field placement students)
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Enviromental Studies, Math
  • Exploratory/Undecided
  • Graduate Studies 
  • Transfer Students from UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont Colleges

Collaborative Successes

  • Collaborate with Xavier, Mount St Joseph, Wilmington, and NKU for Southwest Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Education Career Fair at the Cintas Center
Melanie Buford

Melanie Buford

Program Coordinator - Instructor 

Phone: 513-556-0305

  • Teach 1 section of Special Topics in Career Decision Making – CNSL 3001
  • Plan, design and coordinate Diversity Recruiting Training Symposium (DRTS)
  • Manage REDI-Cat  interview preparation program
  • Conduct one-on-one coaching appointments with students from various majors
  • Coordinate design and analysis of CDC program outcome surveys
  • Deliver presentations on various topics of career development

Career Coach Liaison to:

  • McMicken College of Arts & Sciences: Psychology, Communication, Organizational Leadership, Journalism, Poltical Science, History, English, Spanish, French, Linguistics, African-American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Judaic Studies, German Studies, 
  • Graduate Studies

Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesleyan University.  AmeriCorps Alumna, Public Allies San Francisco/Silicon Valley, class of 2011.  Myers-Briggs Certification.

Administrative Staff

Robin Broadnax

Robin Broadnax

Iterim Recruiting Coordinator

phone: 513-556-0318

  • Assisting employers with on-campus recruiting, career fairs and HireUC

Robin Davis

Learning Outcomes and Assessments Coordinator

phone: 513-556-0308

  • Assist CDC Leadership Team with the development of assessment instruments and collection of data to measure learning outcomes from students/alumni

Debbi Edwards

Debbi Edwards

Financial Administrator 1


phone: 513-556-0312

Oversees the daily operational budgets and P-card responsibilities for the Career Development Center's programs, services, and departmental events, including ADVANCE, ADVANCE Corporate Excursion and JLD accounts, as well as maintaining the budget grids for 2 major UC Career Fairs

Workforce Timekeeper for professional staff

Back-up Workforce Timekeeper for support staff

Active member of Helping Hands Team and Commencement Volunteer

Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes

Public Information Officer

phone: 513-556-3471

  • Serves as CDC primary public liaison contact
  • Monitors CDC's daily programs and events
  • Assists in CDC program implementation
  • Supports and troubleshoots on-line registration
    of CDC services
  • Produces CDC Week-At-A-Glance newsletter
  • Organizes and maintains reception area resources
  • Secures CDC facilities, monitors visitors