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Interim Title IX Coordinator

Emily Sherwood
Director of Community Standards 
216.397.1559
Email: titleix@jcu.edu

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

 

James Krukones, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Administration Building 133e
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
216-397-4762
jkrukones@jcu.edu

 

Lisa Brown Cornelius
Senior Director of Residence Life
Recreation Complex, Room 1
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
216-397-4408
lmbrown@jcu.edu

 

Leslie Beck
Human Resources Coordinator
Rodman Hall, Room 125
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
(216) 397-1726
lbeck@jcu.edu

 

Katie Hine
Associate Athletic Director
DeCarlo Varsity Center, Room 110
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
(216) 397-1997
khine@jcu.edu

 

Ad Hoc Title IX Officers 

Title IX Officers are University employees (both faculty and staff) who are specially trained to serve on an ad hoc basis in a number of different roles.  Generally, Title IX Officers may serve as facilitators of an informal resolution process (either Pre-Complaint Resolution or Agreed Resolutions after a Formal Complaint has been filed), Investigators, members of a Complaint Review Panel (“CRP”), Process Advisors, or members of the Appeal Review Panel (“ARP”).  The Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or designee, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, appoints the Ad Hoc Title IX Officers annually. 

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators listed above, the following individuals have received the requisite training to serve as Title IX Officers for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • Laura Atkins, Assistant Provost for Student Success
  • Mina Chercourt, Associate Librarian
  • Tainne Dallas, Assistant Director, Career Services
  • Vanessa Dunne, Coordinator of Housing Operations, Office of Residence Life
  • Christine Gawronski, Administrative Assistant, Math & Computer Science & Physics
  • Adam Gilbert, Area Coordinator, Office of Residence Life
  • Joe Ginley, Sports Information Director, Dept of Athletics
  • Jamie Greenwolf, Coordinator of Student Wellness
  • Mary Ann Hanicak, Manager of Student Life Programs
  • Carole Moran Krus, Research Compliance Administrator, University Sponsored Research
  • Heidi Miller-Dickson, Development Coordinator, Office of Development
  • Melanie Moss, Assistant Controller
  • Nathalie Nya, Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy
  • Rory O'Neil, Director of Major Gifts, Office of Development
  • Lisa Ramsey, Academic Success Coach
  • Hannah Reese, Assistant Director, Enrollment
  • John Scarano, Director of Campus Ministry
  • Laurie Schneck, Academic Advisor, Boler College of Business
  • Ashley Wain, Laboratory Coordinator, Dept of Biology
  • Andy Welki, Associate Professor, Dept of Economics and Finance
  • Megan Wilson-Reitz, Interim Manager of DEI Programs, DEI Division Office

Training Information

Title IX Officers receive regular training on the following topics:

  • the definition of sexual harassment;
  • the scope of the University’s education programs and activities;
  • how to conduct an investigation and grievance process including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes, as applicable;
  • how to apply definitions under the Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy consistently and impartially as to consent; 
  • how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias;
  • on any technology to be used at a live hearing or in any other stage of the Resolution Processes;
  • on issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about the Complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant;
  • issues of relevance to create an investigative report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence;
  • other topics as necessary to adequately serve in their role as an investigator, or member of the CRP or ARP.

At the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator, the University may also retain external contractors to serve as ad hoc Title IX Officers.

Training Materials

Title IX Officers will be trained annually in August. Additional training may be offered throughout the year. Beginning in August 2020, materials used to train Title IX Officers will be posted here as training is completed. 


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Contact Title IX

Administration Building 128
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone: 216-397-1559
Email: TitleIX@jcu.edu