Equity and Inclusion Group
Associate Professor of English
Shawnrece D. Campbell, Ph.D. is the Founding Director and Program Chair of the Adult Degree Completion Program in Organizational Leadership, an Associate Professor of English, and an affiliate faculty member of the Africana Studies Program. She has a Ph.D. in English and an M.B.A. and has been teaching at Stetson University for 14 years. For the last eleven of those years, her research has focused on ethnomedical criticism, that is the exploration of traditional healing practices, including the use of food and spirituality, as depicted in literature.
Before becoming Director and Program Chair of the Adult Degree Completion Program, Campbell was the Director of the Africana Studies Program for nine years (2003-2012) and taught courses in Africana Studies, English and Gender Studies. Those courses focused on the importance of food in retaining one's cultural heritage as well as passing it on to the next generation; the intersectionalities of race, gender and class in U.S. communities, and the empowerment of women. Now that she teaches solely in the Adult Degree Completion Program, Campbell's courses will focus on leading diversity in the workplace, critical analysis and research and communication literacy.
- Ph.D., English, Kent State University
- M.A., English, Youngstown State University
- M.B.A., Business, Stetson University
- B.A., English, John Carroll University
Administrative Support, School of Music
Maria Francis’ career spans a wide spectrum of jobs in not-for-profit organizations, from refugee resettlement advocate to volunteer coordinator to middle school writing coach. The common thread in her work is the satisfaction she finds in helping individuals and groups to flourish. Since 2013 she has been investing her skills and energy at Stetson, where she gladly manages a variety of support operations for the School of Music from her post at Presser Hall’s front desk. Although her one and only musical claim to fame is singing in the children's chorus with the Carpenters, the talented students and faculty of the School of Music generously embrace her as one of their own.
- M.A.I.S. Russian Studies, University of Washington
- B.S. Economics and B.A. Scandinavian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
C. Drew Macan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Associate Vice President for Human Resources | Deputy Title IX Coordinator
C. Drew Macan leads Stetson University’s human resources teams on both the DeLand and College of Law campuses and serves as a deputy Title IX coordinator. She is responsible for recruitment and staffing, University benefits, staff compensation, employee relations, and training and development. She has particular expertise in career development, interpersonal communication, and leading organizations through times of change. Macan has earned several senior certifications in human resources.
Over a long career in human resources and organizational development, Macan has held leadership positions in corporate banking and healthcare, in addition to experience in the manufacturing and the hospitality industries. Before coming to Stetson, she was the associate vice president for human resources at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
Macan has held board positions for a number of professional organizations and has been active in her community, serving on the local United Way and humane society boards. She is particularly interested in environmental, social justice, and animal welfare issues. She and her husband John Murphy live in DeLand with their three dogs, Toby, Zephyr, and Savannah.
- M.A., Organization and Career Development, Vermont College of Norwich University
- B.A., Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Joanne Harris-Duff arrives from her alma mater, Bridgewater College, a small private liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley, where she was the director of the Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy since 2015.
While at Bridgewater, she assisted students in creating five new cultural student organizations, and she created the first early-orientation program aimed at increasing retention of first generation students and students of color. The program has been Bridgewater’s most successful retention program to date and resulted in a 96 percent retention rate of students enrolled in the program for 2016.
Before working at Bridgewater College, Harris-Duff was the director of Diversity and Advocacy at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia from 2013-2015. While there, she led two successful LGBTQ initiatives which helped the college be recognized as the most LGBTQ-Friendly College in Virginia.
B.A., English, Bridgewater College
M.S., Social Science, Hollins University
Head Coach, Men's Tennis
Christophe Noblet is in his fourth year as men’s tennis head coach after serving the previous three years as Associate Director of Tennis for both the men's and women's programs. He began working with the Hatters in August of 2012 as an assistant coach for the tennis programs. Noblet was named head coach in July, 2015. In three seasons as head coach of the men’s team, Noblet has guided the Hatters to a 43-21 dual match record, including an 18-4 record in 2018. The 18 wins were Stetson’s most since 2011 as the Hatters reached the ASUN Tournament finals for the first time in seven seasons.
Since he became head coach Noblet has seen six players earn all-conference honors, and another six named to the all-freshman team. Additionally, four Hatters have earned ASUN All-Academic recognition. Noblet spent three seasons aiding former Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote with nearly every aspect of running Stetson’s tennis programs. Working primarily with the men’s team in 2014-15, Noblet helped guide the Hatters to a 12-10 overall mark and a berth in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship semifinals for the third straight season.
Since Noblet arrived at Stetson in the fall of 2012, the Hatters produced a total of 38 A-Sun all-conference honorees, including nine first-team selections. Included among those are former A-Sun Freshman of the Year selections Simon Julin (2013) and Loic Blanco (2015).
A native of France, Noblet played collegiately at Columbus (Ga.) State, where he earned national rankings in both singles (No. 31) and doubles (No. 2) in 2011. During the 2010-2011 season, Noblet earned All-American honors, and CSU advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four in both 2010 and 2011.
M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration), Columbus State University
B.S., Universite Du Sud in Toulon, France
Executive Director of Community Engagement & Inclusive Excellence
Savannah-Jane Griffin serves as the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence and Professor in the First Year Seminar Program at Stetson University. She leads and manages the campuses efforts in community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and religious and spiritual life. She has ten years of higher education experience focusing on community engaged learning, campus-community partnership development, social justice education, strength-based leadership, and nonprofit leadership. She has been nationally recognized for her work integrating community engagement across the curriculum and co-curriculum. She has facilitated regional faculty development institutes that guide faculty through the process of incorporating community engaged learning into their courses. Savannah-Jane holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Management from Stetson University, with her degrees she has consulted with many non-profit organizations and higher education departments facilitating strategic planning and strengths-based leadership seminars. She serves as the Vice President on the Mainstreet DeLand Association Board, Board member of the Greater Union Life Center, and has served as a Bonner National Fellow. Savannah-Jane has a passion for empowering individuals to use their strengths to create positive change in our local and global communities.
- M.B.A. Stetson University
- B.B.A., Management, Stetson University
Executive Director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Dr. Julia Metzker currently serves as Executive Director at the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence at Stetson University. She learned the value of a transformative liberal arts education at The Evergreen State College. Dr. Metzker has a keen interest in developing engaging courses that are the building blocks of a transformative college experience, particularly using thematic approaches to engage students with conceptional challenging topics.
Metzker, a nationally recognized leader in faculty development, pedagogy and assessment, civic engagement, and chemical education, joined Stetson University as executive director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence and professor of Pedagogy, effective June 20, 2016. Prior to her role with the Brown Center, Dr. Metzker served as director of Community-based Engaged Learning and professor of Chemistry at Georgia College. A strong advocate and teacher-scholar of the liberal arts, Dr. Metzker has served in leadership roles in faculty governance, curriculum development, and assessment. She has extensive experience leading initiatives with diverse stakeholders including shepherding the development and implementation of the SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Georgia College.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of York, UK
- Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2001
- B.S./B.A., Evergreen State College, 1995
Manager of Environmental Services
Jason Myree is the Director of the Environmental Services Department. He is responsible for the fiscal management and planning within the department and ensures that every building at Stetson is cleaned and sanitized for our students, faculty, and staff. Myree has a B.A. from Kentucky State University as well as a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity from the Tennessee School of Religion. He lives with his wife Jauwana and is the father of eight children, the head coach of the AAU West Volusia Hatters football team ages 14 years and up, a veteran of United States Army, and a licensed and ordained minister.
- D.D., Tennessee School of Religion
- M.Div., Tennessee School of Religion
- B.A. Business Administration, Kentucky State University
Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures (German) | Director of Gender Studies
Elisabeth Poeter, Ph.D., a native of Germany, came to the U.S. in 1975. She began her second educational career at Sacramento City College where she discovered her interest in foreign language and literature studies.
Poeter spent one year at the University of Barcelona as part of her undergraduate studies in Spanish before completing her final degree in German Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She taught at UC Berkeley, Mills College and Bucknell University before joining the Stetson University faculty in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in 1995. During her tenure at Stetson University, she spent one year at the Pädagogische Hochschule (University of Education) in Freiburg, Germany where she taught courses on German women's literature and literature for children and young adults.
At Stetson University, she serves as director of the Gender Studies Program and as co-director of the university's summer program in Freiburg, Germany. She has been the recipient of the Jane Heman Language Professor Stipend and the William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Ph.D, German studies, University of California at Berkeley
- M.A., comparative literature, German and Spanish, University of California at Berkeley
- B.A., Spanish language and literature, University of California at Davis
Political Science '19
Lauren Spratt is an active senior political science student with minors in history, philosophy, and business law. She is engaged in student life and has been involved with the Stetson University Student Government Association since 2015, currently serving as Vice President. Her prior work with SGA included being a Senator for the Class of 2019, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, and Chief of Staff. She also previously served as the student voting member for the University Council on Curriculum and Academic Policy. Additionally, Spratt is involved with Student Ambassadors, the Honors Program, Greek life, and works in the Academic Advising office.