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Applied Learning Center Staff

Dr. Rhonda Eaker, Director
Molly Thompson, Assistant Director of Work-Based Learning
Cecilia Cowart, Office Manager  
Ruby Matheny, Internship Development and Database Manager
Kimberly Wendt, Budget and Fiscal Manager  


Undergraduate Research Program

Salina Blea, Program Coordinator
Dr. Sheryl Zajdowicz, Faculty Associate
Brandon Cook, Student Assistant


Civic Engagement Program

Tim Meeks, Puksta and PeaceJam Coordinator


Service Learning Program

Dr. Lori McKinney, Service Learning Specialist
Dr. Graham Ignizio, Faculty Associate
Lisa Kim - Student Assistant


Internship Program


Melinda Brenimer,  Internship Coordinator                        

  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chicano Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Information Systems


  • Integrative HealthCare
  • Marketing
  • Native American Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Cathy Hehr,  Internship Coordinator

  • Accounting
  • Accounting (Master's)
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Economics


  • Finance
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics

Mark Isenburg, Internship Coordinator

  • African American Studies
  • Broadcast Communications
  • English
  • History


  • Journalism (including Public Relations)
  • Speech Communications
  • Speech, Language, Hearing Science
  • Technical Communications

Alyssa Marks, Internship Coordinator

  • Art
  • Communication Design
  • Eath and Atmospheric Science
  • Human Development
  • Human Services



  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Theater
  • Women's Studies

Molly Weller Thompson

Assistant Director of Work-Based Learning

  • Aviation and Aerospace Science
  • Biology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology



  • Industrial Designdern
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics

Student Staff 

Alejandra Gallardo - Student Assistant
Abby Bly - Student Assistant
Anthony Ho - Student Assistant
Grace Baclao - Student Assistant

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