Jeanette Herman, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives and Director, Bridging Disciplines Programs
Jeanette Herman received her Ph.D. in English from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004. She has taught courses on women writers of the South Asian diaspora, women’s popular genres, and the rhetoric of political bodies. Before joining the School of Undergraduate Studies in 2006, Jeanette was the editor for UT’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where she managed three series of scholarly monographs and literary translations. In her current role, she directs the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags and the Bridging Disciplines Programs, and she works with a variety of academic initiatives in the School of Undergraduate Studies, including the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Archer Program.
Tressa Olsen, B.S.
Tressa Olsen received a B.S. in biology and a Bridging Disciplines Certificate for Environment & Sustainability from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She provides administrative support for the skills and experience flags in the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags. Before joining the School of Undergraduate Studies in August 2015, she worked with Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center in Round Rock, Texas.
Brooke Rich, Ph.D.
Senior Program Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist- Global Cultures, Cultural Diversity in the US, and Ethics Flags
Brooke Rich received her B.A. in classics and linguistics from the University of Florida, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in classics from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research at The University of Texas at Austin focused on gender, language, and emotions in Latin literature. She joined UGS in 2015 as Flags Petition Coordinator, working with students and advisors to facilitate the flag petition review process. In her current role, Brooke oversees the Flags in Global Cultures, Cultural Diversity in the US, and Ethics, working with staff, faculty and graduate students across campus on implementation, teaching, and curriculum development in these areas.
Susan Schorn, Ph.D.
Senior Program Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist for Writing
Susan “George” Schorn joined the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags in 2008 after seven years coordinating the university’s cross-disciplinary writing program from within the College of Liberal Arts. She has a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a Ph.D. in English literature from The University of Texas at Austin, and has taught literature and writing at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, St. Edward’s University, and UT Austin. Her current research focuses on student writers’ revision processes in response to multi-modal feedback.
Lin Winton, Ph.D.
Senior Program Coordinator and Curriculum Specialist – Quantitative Reasoning & Independent Inquiry
Lin Winton joined the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags in 2015. She has worked previously as the Assessment Specialist for UGS and a Learning Specialist with the Sanger Learning Center, focusing on the academic success of students in the Discovery Scholars Program. Prior to joining UGS, Lin taught biology and worked for the Quest Learning and Assessment system here at UT. She also has experience in manuscript editing, high school curriculum writing, and museum exhibit design. Lin holds a B.S. in biology from Tarleton State University and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from The University of Texas at Austin. In her current role, Lin oversees the Flags in Quantitative Reasoning and Independent Inquiry, working with staff and faculty across campus on implementation, teaching, and curriculum development in these areas.