Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Albers Staff

  • Nadeje Alexandre

    Nadeje Alexandre

    EdD, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Seattle University
    MEd, Higher Education Administration and Student Development, Seattle University
    BA, Comparative Literature and French, Roosevelt University
    Senior Advisor, Graduate Programs
    Phone: 206.296.5794
    Building/Room: Pigott 322

    Nadeje is a mission-driven professional with over 20 years of experience in education. With a passion for student development and advising, her contributions to the personal and professional development of the student have consistently proven to ensure their success.

    Nadeje has held teaching and administrative positions in various educational settings. Her teaching positions have included literature, English as a Second Language, and French to diverse populations. She has traveled extensively, including living and working in Cairo, Egypt where she trained language instructors.  

    Nadeje is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education that recognizes students, faculty and staff who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service.

    Nadeje’s research explores communication effectiveness among student affairs professionals in higher education through the lenses of framing, listening and emotional management.  She earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Seattle University’s College of Education in 2014.

    Peggy Allende

    Peggy Allende

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 206.296.2540
    Building/Room: Pigott 531A
    Peggy Allende has worked at Seattle University since 1979, first as the dean’s assistant in the College of Science and Engineering and, since 1993, as the senior administrative assistant for the Departments of Economics and Finance.
    Rob Bourke

    Rob Bourke

    BS, Aviation Management, Auburn University
    Asst. Director of Alumni Relations/Annual Giving
    Phone: 206.296.2277
    Building/Room: Pigott 432C
    Rob Bourke began his career as a U.S. Navy officer serving in Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf and afterwards guided his destroyer into port in Seattle to participate in Sea Fair. Later, as a civilian, Rob blended his management and public relations education and skills with his Navy experience to take on leadership of the brand new alumni relations program at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. He arrived at Albers in 2008 having grown the program at NPS from 12,000 to over 50,000 addressable graduates with a full program of alumni events around the country. Rob is an active member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and serves on the board and convention committee of a regional nonprofit.
    Dhorea Brown

    Dhorea Brown

    MEd, Student Development, Seattle University
    BA, Consumer Relations, Seattle Pacific University
    Associate Director Undergraduate Programs
    Phone: 206.296.2160
    Building/Room: Pigott 312
    Dhorea Brown has worked for over ten years in higher education including seven years of academic advising in the Albers School of Business and Economics and three years as an admissions advisor/recruiter for the University of Washington, Bothell. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with the recruitment and academic preparation of hundreds of qualified students from the community colleges as well as the retention and successful graduation of Seattle University business students. Prior to entering the field of education, she worked as a Communications/Employee Programs Manager developing programs, services, and special event management for over 1500 employees. In her spare time, Dhorea is an avid golfer.
    Taryn Coles

    Taryn Coles

    Director of Development
    Phone: 206.296.6115
    Building/Room: Pigott 432B
    Joanne Dickson

    Joanne Dickson

    BA, Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 206.296.5722
    Building/Room: Pigott 415A
    Joanne Dickson has been working for the last 10 years for the Departments of Management and Marketing. She has earned her BA from Chaffey College in Alta Loma California. She enjoys reading, walking, and visiting her daughters and grandchildren in California. She is also socially conscious of the homeless situation in the City of Seattle and volunteers her time and effort in Service Projects.
    Susan Earley

    Susan Earley

    Eastside and Non-Credit Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 425.451.0200
    After spending 30 years in various positions at Qwest, the last seven as a service manager for other communications companies, Susan Early retired and joined the staff at Albers as the Eastside and Non-Credit Programs coordinator.
    Hannah Garcia

    Hannah Garcia

    BA, Psychology, University of Washington
    Student Career Advisor & Recruitment Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.2029
    Building/Room: Pigott 332
    As the Student Career Advisor & Recruitment Coordinator at the Albers Placement Center, Hannah assists undergraduate students with career preparation and serves as a liaison to employers. Prior to joining the Seattle University team, Hannah served as a Recruiter and Staffing Executive at Robert Half International. Before that she worked for many years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car where she, among other positions, assisted with Human Resources and Recruiting efforts. Hannah has lived in Seattle for 14 years and is a graduate of the University of Washington. When not at work, Hannah enjoys entertaining, doing anything creative, and spending time with her husband and their two children.
    Henry A. Garcia

    Henry A. Garcia

    BA, Business Administration, Seattle University
    Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.5302
    After graduating from Seattle University with a BA in Business Administration, Henry began his professional career at Verizon Wireless and Experis IT in Bellevue. Over the past few years he served in a variety of roles with a focus on marketing, sales and recruiting. Henry is fluent in both English and Spanish and studied Business Administration at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE – Madrid, Spain). Originally from Southern California, Henry takes advantage of every sunny day in the Pacific Northwest to get outdoors. In his spare time, Henry enjoys all things tennis, playing "pitch" (card game) with friends, hiking and is a passionate Real Madrid soccer fan, world traveler, and lover of food.
    Marilyn Gist

    Marilyn Gist

    PhD, University of Maryland at College Park
    MBA, University of Maryland at College Park
    BA, Howard University
    Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Director of CLF
    Phone: 206.296.5413
    Building/Room: Pigott 324
    Liz Hammond Moenig

    Liz Hammond Moenig

    MEd, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
    BABA, International Business & Business Economics, Seattle University
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Phone: 206.296.5704
    Building/Room: Pigott 311
    Cindy Hamra

    Cindy Hamra

    JD, American University
    MA, International Affairs, American University
    BA, French, University of Oklahoma
    BA, Women's Studies, University of Oklahoma
    Associate Director, Center for Leadership Formation
    Phone: 206.296.5374
    Building/Room: Pigott 327
    Cindy has over fifteen years of experience in teaching and education management. She has a JD from the American University, Washington College of Law and a MA in International Affairs from the American University, School of International Service. Following law school, she worked as a law clerk and attorney in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law in Washington, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C., and New York.
    Sommer Harrison

    Sommer Harrison

    BA, Psychology, Seattle University
    Manager, Graduate Programs Outreach
    Phone: 206.296.2529
    Building/Room: Pigott 326
    Sommer Harrison’s passion is helping people and developing relationships. She has over 14 years of professional experience. Her resume includes collegiate recruitment and motivational speaking at Remington College and on-campus interview coordination for the Microsoft College Recruitment Team. Since 2006, she has been a staff member at the Albers School of Business and Economics. For 5 years, she served as the Office Manager/Recruitment Coordinator for the Albers Placement Center, where she assisted undergrad students with career preparation and served as a liaison to employers. Now she is the Manager of Graduate Programs Outreach for the Center for Leadership, where she recruits mid-to-senior level professionals for the Executive Education programs.
    Barbara S. Hauke

    Barbara S. Hauke

    EdM, Leisure and Recreation Management, Boston University
    MBA, International Management, Thunderbird
    BA, Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Washington
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    Phone: 206.296.5732
    Building/Room: Pigott 320
    Barb Hauke has over 30 years of experience in marketing, marketing management, product and brand management, and new product development in companies ranging from startup ventures to multinational corporations. She has worked for such diverse companies as Continental Can Corporation (industrial marketing), Welch Foods and Fanny Farmer Chocolates (consumer products), The Gift Solution (retail, as co-owner), American Trans Air (airlines), and International Telcom Ltd. (a telecommunications startup). She speaks German and French, plus a bit of Spanish. She has worked in Germany and Belgium and traveled extensively throughout the world for business and pleasure.
    Evinn Hickey

    Evinn Hickey

    MEd, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
    BBA, Marketing/Management, University of Portland
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Phone: 206.296.2204
    Building/Room: Pigott 310
    Jennifer Horne

    Jennifer Horne

    Mentor, SU Filipino Alumni Chapter
    Member, United Filipino Club
    Outstanding SU Staff Member of the Year in 2002 (by SEAC)
    Administrative Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.5699
    Building/Room: Pigott 317
    Working with a diverse group of students has always been a delight for Jennifer Horne. She found it most rewarding when she worked for two years at Seattle Central Community College while finishing her undergraduate studies. She was thankful and it was advantageous for her to be multi-lingual in such a work environment.
    Ilona Legesse

    Ilona Legesse

    BA, Office Management, Griffin Business College
    AA, Arts and Sciences, Shoreline Community College
    Manager of Budget and Operations
    Phone: 206.296.5638
    Building/Room: Pigott 319
    Teresa Ling, PhD

    Teresa Ling, PhD

    PhD, Engineering Science, University of California, Berkeley
    MSc, Engineering Science, University of California, Berkeley
    MA, Mathematics, Washington State University
    BS, Mathematics, Seattle University
    Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
    Senior Instructor, Economics
    Phone: 206.296.5720
    Building/Room: Pigott 313
    Jani M. Medeiros

    Jani M. Medeiros

    BA, English, Holy Names College
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 206.296.5723
    Building/Room: Pigott 515A
    Jani Medeiros has worked at Seattle University since 2000. After serving for eight years as the Faculty Services Manager in the Office of the Provost, she transferred to the Department of Accounting in the Albers School of Business and Economics. She earned a BA in English from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and is currently pursuing an MPAC degree at Seattle University.
    Jeffrey P. Millard

    Jeffrey P. Millard

    MA, East Asian Studies, University of Arizona
    BA, Chinese Language, University of Minnesota
    Director, Masters Programs Operations
    Phone: 206.296.5708
    Building/Room: Pigott 321
    Jeff brings a professional background in international student support, student recruitment, graduate program management and graduate business admissions experience. He has lived and worked in Mainland China (Tianjin, near Beijing), Taiwan (Taichung) and Japan (Fukuaoka-Shi). Jeff also has two years’ experience working with high school level international exchange programs as well as over fourteen years’ experience working in graduate business education.. Jeff has a Master degree in East Asian Studies (Modern and Contemporary Chinese History and Politics) from University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies with a minor in International Relations from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition, he has studied at Nan Kai University in Mainland China as well as Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan.
    Mary Lou Moffat

    Mary Lou Moffat

    BA, Accounting, Gonzaga University
    Director, Albers Placement Center
    Phone: 206.296.2547
    Building/Room: Pigott 334
    Mary Lou Moffat became the director of the Albers Placement Center in August 2002. A Seattle native, Mary Lou holds a degree in Accounting from Gonzaga and worked for 16 years with Jr. Achievement (JA) in the Greater Puget Sound region. As Senior Vice President of Programs for JA, Mary Lou was responsible for all JA programming for kindergarten through senior high students from Blaine to Vancouver, covering all of Western Washington. As Placement Director Mary Lou is ready to offer assistance in the job preparation and search process for all Albers students and alumni. She brings an extensive network of area contacts and hopes to help position graduating business students and alumni, as well as the business school, as an integral member of the Puget Sound community. Feel free to stop by the APC, phone (206) 296-5687, or email! When not at the office, Mary Lou enjoys family time and sports activities with her husband and three children.
    Sue Oliver

    Sue Oliver

    MBA, Finance, George Mason University
    BA, University of Virginia
    Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
    Phone: 206.296.8534
    Building/Room: Pigott 432A
    Sue Oliver is the current Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. She brings over 25 years of experience in launching and running new ventures, programs, products, and services for Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and startups. She’s held senior management roles at Russell Investments, Washington Mutual, and other leading financial services companies, and, most recently, has run her own consulting firm and nonprofit to support young adult social innovators. Sue holds an MBA in finance from George Mason University and a BA from the University of Virginia.
    Joseph M. Phillips, PhD

    Joseph M. Phillips, PhD

    PhD, Economics, University of Notre Dame
    MA, Economics, University of Notre Dame
    BA, Economics, Magna Cum Laude, LaSalle University
    Professor, Economics
    Phone: 206.296.5699
    Building/Room: Pigott 317
    Nettasha Reese

    Nettasha Reese

    Program Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 206.296.5715
    Building/Room: Pigott 432D
    Nettasha Reese has worked for Seattle University since 2010. On her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, cooking organic vegetarian/vegan meals, Chicago stepping, coaching basketball and learning/teaching about organic/all natural eating and living.
    Lorri J. Sheffer

    Lorri J. Sheffer

    BA, Communications, University of Washington
    Programs Manager
    Phone: 206.296.2575
    Building/Room: Pigott 327

    With more than 15 years’ higher education experience, Lorri holds a strong belief that education changes lives. Her current position as programs manager in Seattle University’s Center for Leadership Formation department is one of her favorites, as it directly connects her with students and lets her see firsthand the transformative effects the program has on those who attend.

    Lorri’s professional background includes website management, marketing, and public relations. She has worked at the University of Washington, Lake Washington Technical College, and Seattle Pacific University. She also has held management positions for many years in both the public and private sectors.

    Lorri has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. She loves to sail, hike, and ski and spend time with her husband and animals. She enjoys traveling, but is always glad to come home to Seattle.

    Megan Spaulding

    Megan Spaulding

    MA, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis , University of Missouri-Columbia
    BA, Communications, Pepperdine University
    Manager, Albers Experiential Programs
    Phone: 206.296.2472
    Building/Room: Pigott 333

    Megan Spaulding has worked in higher education and college student development for nine years. She served as a leadership educator in the Leadership Development Office at the University of Missouri during her master's degree. She was an academic advisor for the College of Business at the University of Missouri for two years before coming to Seattle University to serve in her current role as Manager of Experiential Programs with the Albers Placement Center.

    Member Of

    • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    Susan Weihrich, PhD

    Susan Weihrich, PhD

    PhD, Accounting, University of Houston
    MS, Accounting, University of Houston
    BA, Economics and Political Science, Rice University
    Licensed CPA, State of Texas
    Associate Dean for Operations and Undergraduate Programs
    Associate Professor, Accounting
    Phone: 206.296.5784
    Building/Room: Pigott 314
    Liz Wick

    Liz Wick

    Technical Support Specialist
    Phone: 206.296.5698
    Building/Room: Pigott 325
    Liz Wick is the technical support specialist for the Albers School, which includes managing web and database servers for the IS program, managing the Pigott 328 computer lab, and providing general computer support to students, faculty, and staff. Prior to coming to Seattle University, Liz worked at a local market research firm for 17 years in a variety of roles, including operations manager, data processing manager, and IT manager. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with an emphasis on Internet technologies.
    Millena Williams

    Millena Williams

    BA, Mass Communication; Political Communication, Louisiana State University A&M
    Graduate Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 206.398.4312
    Building/Room: Pigott 323
    A native of Louisiana, Millena joined Seattle University in 2013. Prior to working in Albers, she supported advising for undergraduate students in the College of Science and Engineering. Before moving to the Northwest, Millena served as a Team Leader for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, mentoring and supervising young adults in leadership development and community service across eight states. Millena also supports the Albers Undergraduate Leadership Development Program as a program assistant and teaching assistant for its leadership courses and the associated student club.