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Career Development Center

CDC 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.


Dr. Katrina Jordan

Dr. Katrina Jordan


phone: 513-556-0317

Provides leadership oversight and directs the daily operations of the Career Development Center's  comprehensive range of  programs and services.  Directs general administration of the staff.  Oversees the Career Services & Programs Advisory Network (UCSPAN).

Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Cincinnati. Master of Public Affairs, Kentucky State University, and Bachelor of Science, School of Business, Kentucky State University.  Graduate of the National Institute for Leadership Development, Phoenix, Arizona.  Member of Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Career Coach Liaison to: 

  • College of Engineering & Applied Science 

  • Teaches Professional Development II in the College of Engineering
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:

     ● Alumni, Blue Ash Campus, Clermont Campus 

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

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

Career Coach Liaison to:

College of Arts & Sciences: Anthropology, Philosophy Women's Studies, Geography, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Classics, Judaic Studies, German Studies, Spanish Studies, African American Studies, Linguistics, International Affairs, Pre-Professional Tracks, Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS),Psychology, communication, English, Journalism, History, Organizational Leadership, Political Science

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

College-Conservatory of Music

  • Development of proposals and identification of revenue sources Planning, marketing and implementing CDC events:
  • Welcome Week
  • Senior Day & Reception
  • 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

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
  • Manage the Part-time Online Job Link
  • 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 -                                         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, Geology, Enviromental Studies, Math
  • Exploratory/Undecided

Collaborative Successes

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

Marissa Schoonover

Program Coordinator 

Phone: 513-556-0313

  • Coordinator for On Campus Recruiting with Employers and Students
  • Manager of the the Job Database
  • Manager of the Career Development Center’s website
  • Committee member for the Fall & Spring Career Week’s planning subcommittee

    Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mass Communication Concentration in Visual Communication, Wright State University

Administrative Staff

Robin Broadnax

Robin Broadnax

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

Dinah Hawkins

Dinah Hawkins


phone: 513-556-0307

  • Assists in On-Campus Recruiting
  • Provides administrative support in CDC's Central Office. 
  • Facilitate the sale of the Career Portfolio books to students


Kay Allen

Kay Allen

Career Resources Coordinator

phone: 513-556-0302

  • Oversees Career Resources @ CDC
  • Assigns computer self-assessment user id's
  • Supervises student staff
  • Manager of WorkForce Timekeeper

Debbi Edwards

Debbi Edwards

Administrative Coordinator

phone: 513-556-0312

Approves expenditures, assigns appropriate SAP accounting numbers and responsible for the department P-card and Campus card expenses, all 5 individual CDC department budgets, ADVANCE, ADVANCE Corporate Excursion and JLD accounts, including JLD P-card, as well as maintaining budget grids for career fairs and other departmental events, assuring proper assignment for incoming revenue and expenses.  Compiles and submits data for sundry remittance and deposits. 

Workforce Timekeeper for professional staff

Back-up support to Workforce Timekeeper for support staff

Actively serves on the Big East Student/Alumni committee and represents the University of Cincinnati at the annual Big East Conference.

Active member of Bearginnings and Helping Hands Team

Active 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