Our expert staff is caring, inspiring, and committed to your success and career goals. We give you the confidence, resources, and skills to obtain a rewarding job after graduation by connecting you to employers who want to hire TU students.
Assistant Vice President Career Services, Liaison to Division of Strategic Partnerships
& Applied Research
Email: lloganbennett AT_TOWSON
Lorie has the privilege working with a talented and dedicated Career Center team focused on connecting students to their futures. This work, directly connected to the Presidential Priority of a Lifelong Career Center, includes oversight and strategy for external relations, career education, experiential learning and operations.
Strengths: Input, Achiever, Individualization, Learner, Analytical
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Pets: our fun terrier-mix mutt, Chapo (@365_days_of_Chapo on Instagram for anyone who wants to take a look)
I enjoy: audiobooks and podcasts, trivia and word games, running, yoga, warm weather – and hanging out with my husband Chris and teenage sons, Quinn and Aiden
The most interesting place I traveled: ice caves in Iceland and flying at the speed of sound on the Concord
Assistant Director, Marketing and Technology
Email: krjones AT_TOWSON
Keith and his team of marketing interns help promote career-related events and services to students through a combination of print, online, and social media. He also manages Handshake, maintains the Career Center website, and serves on numerous university marketing committees.
Strengths: Achiever, Maximizer, Learner, Responsibility, Consistency
Hometown: White Marsh, MD
Pets: We have a loving tabby cat named Samson and a Siberian Husky named Julie
First job after graduation: Junior Graphic Designer at Legg Mason
I enjoy: spending time with my wife, Sophie, and two young children, Lorelai and Reed
Assistant Director, Assessment and Strategic Planning
Email: etipton AT_TOWSON
In a nutshell, Emily gathers feedback from TU students and employers to help the Career Center to better plan for the future. The information she gathers helps the Center decide which services to offer to students and alumni, and how to better connect employers to the TU community.
Strengths: Restorative, Individualization, Futuristic, Relator, Harmony
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Favorite Quote: “You just have to accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.” – David Brent
Fun fact about me: I have been to over 20 music festivals – Austin City Limits was the best and the Gorillaz put on the best show I’ve ever seen
First job after graduation: Marketing and Website Assistant for a company that sold gemstones, dinosaur fossils and art from around the world
Associate Director, Career Education, Liaison to New Student & Family Programs
Email: cmiller AT_TOWSON
Casey provides oversight and strategic planning to all career education efforts and programs including coaching and counseling, the Career Communities, and managing the Personal Life and Career Planning course.
Strengths: Individualization, Arranger, Empathy, Developer, Maximizer
Hometown: Chestertown, MD
Pets: a hound mix named Pepper who has a lot of personality!
First job after graduation: I went straight to graduate school (at TU!) and completed my clinical internship as a youth and family mental health counselor specializing in social skills training.
Fun fact about me: I went hot air ballooning over the Grand Tetons
Career Coach – Media, Arts, and Communication (MAC), Liaison to Civic Engagement &
Email: mlightfoot AT_TOWSON
Marcy provides targeted resources for those pursuing careers in media, arts and communication related fields. She works with students one-on-one regarding career planning tools and exploration.
Strengths: Input, Connectedness, Woo, Includer, Communication
Hometown: York, PA
Favorite Quote: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
Pets: a dog, three cats, a Guinea pig, and a frog
I enjoy: exercising and attending cultural events
Career Coach – Health and Wellness, Liaison to Center for Student Diversity
Email: sharrison AT_TOWSON
Strengths: Harmony, Maximizer, Developer, Consistency, Adaptability
Hometown: Lothian, MD
Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Pets: One stubborn but loveable black and white Paint horse named Dice.
I enjoy: brick-oven pizza, spending time with Dice, reading, car karaoke sessions and being outside
Career Counselor, Liaison to Counseling Center
Email: dbrower AT_TOWSON
Danielle works with students individually and in groups around major and career decision making. She also teaches the EDUC 121 Life and Career Planning course and co-supervises our Career Peer Advisors.
Strengths: Harmony, Individualization, Consistency, Discipline, Achiever
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
First job after graduation: Sales Manager at a futon store
I wish more students knew: No career journey is a straight line and while it may feel like everyone else has life figured out, most people don’t!
The most interesting place I traveled: Iceland
Associate Director – External Relations
Email: mzinkand AT_TOWSON
Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Woo, Activator, Arranger, Includer
Career Coordinator – Financial Literacy & Off-Campus Employment, Liaison to Financial Aid
Email: tmhoward AT_TOWSON
Tia works with the Financial Literacy Working Group to create education and awareness around various financial topics. Tia also serves as a member of the External Relations Team and works with the local community to promote part-time off-campus employment regardless of student financial need.
Strengths: Restorative, Individualization, Context, Futuristic, Learner
Hometown: Bayonne, New Jersey
First job after graduation: HIV Counselor at Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Favorite Quote: “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
I wish more students knew: the power of introducing themselves when they sit next to someone they don’t know. Creating a strong community is important. This is one of the best times in your life to do it.
Email: stilghman AT_TOWSON
Strengths: Developer, Intellection, Learner, Empathy, Relator
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Pets: A lazy cat named Cupcake
Favorite Quote: “There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
The most interesting place I traveled: Nassau, Bahamas
External Outreach Coordinator – Media, Arts and Communication (MAC)
Email: spink AT_TOWSON
Sidney is an artist-administrator that manages employer and alumni relationships for the Towson University Media, Arts & Communication (MAC) Career Community. In collaboration with the MAC Career Coach, he cultivates a college-wide career community through site visit opportunities, network expansion, job/internship obtainment, newsletters, and mentoring.
Strengths: Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Discipline, Futuristic
Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
I enjoy: skiing, watching old sci-fi movies, and working in my art studio.
Fun fact about me: I perform in a community-based water ballet group called Fluid Movement.
The most interesting place I lived: Japan for 4 years.
Graduate Assistant - External Outreach Coordinator for STEM Career Community
Email: sphawa1 AT_STUDENTS_TOWSON
Associate Director – Experiential Learning, Liaison to College of Education and Honors
Email: ghenkel AT_TOWSON
Glenda and her team promote and support policies, best practices and student opportunities for experiential learning campus wide. As liaison to the College of Education, Glenda prepares teacher interns for the job search process and coordinates teacher recruitment. As liaison to the Honors College, she collaborates on programs that support undergraduate research and promote the grad school application process.
Strengths: Achiever, Connectedness, Learner, Input, Includer
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
I enjoy: attending/watching sporting events, reading, music/choral singing
First job after graduation: middle school reading/language arts teacher
The most interesting place I traveled: Italy
Assistant Director of Student Employment, Liaison to College of Business & Economics
and Academic Advising
Email: kpluemer AT_TOWSON
Katie oversees policies and procedures as it pertains to on-campus student employment through workshops, trainings and the creation of applicable resources for students and managers. She also supports students in 1:1 career advising meetings for resume and cover letter writing, job and internship strategies and mock interviews.
Strengths: Discipline, Deliberative, Harmony, Analytical, Empathy
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Pets: a grumpy Brussel Griffon/Maltese mix named Riley and an energetic Aussiedoodle named Lincoln
First job after graduation: Admissions Counselor for my alma mater: East Carolina University
Fun fact about me: I spent 16 days in London teaching a class for Towson University
Experiential Learning Coordinator, Career Coach, Liaison to Athletics
Email: lfondersmith AT_TOWSON
Leah helps students with their resumes, interviewing skills, job/internship searching strategies and more through 1:1 advising appointments. She also coordinates the Tiger L.E.A.P. job shadowing program and serves as the liaison to Athletics through a variety of student athlete targeted career events.
Strengths: Positivity, Developer, Learner, Empathy, Input
Hometown: Towson, MD
Pets: I may or may not be obsessed with my Bengal cat, Sailor. She looks like a snow leopard and plays fetch!
Fun fact about me: I play the villain in a horror movie that is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
The most interesting place I traveled: Still to this day would be my study abroad experience in Australia!