Dr. Patty Witkowsky is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership with a minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Northern Colorado, her M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and her B.A. in Sociology from Occidental College. She held administrative positions in higher education for 12 years prior to joining the faculty in areas such as new student orientation, student activities, student organizations, leadership programs, residence life and housing, career services, academic advising, and graduate student support. Dr. Witkowsky's research focuses on the experience of graduate students in student affairs graduate preparation programs, as well as student transitions and the experiences of student affairs professionals. She is involved in ACPA: College Student Educators International as the Faculty-in-Residence for the Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development and in NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as the co-Faculty Representative for the Orientation, Transition, and Retention Knowledge Community. Additionally, Dr. Witkowsky serves the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention as an Associate Editor of the Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention. At UCCS, Dr. Witkowsky serves on the Student Success Assessment Team and as a faculty affiliate for the Global Intercultural Research Center (GLINT). Dr. Witkowsky teaches leadership, college student development theory, research methods, internationalization, and supervised practicum courses in the M.A. in Leadership with a concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education program and in the Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy Ph.D. program.