Nearly 50 new faculty members joined UCCS this fall. Today, meet the eight faculty members from the College of Business, College of Education and the School of Public Affairs.
Angluski earned her bachelor’s degree in justice systems from Truman State University, her master’s degree in criminal justice and criminology, and her Ph.D. in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.
Gia Barboza, assistant professor of criminal justice, School of Public Affairs. Barboza was previously assistant professor in the College of Social Sciences & Humanities at Northeastern University. She also worked as a research associate at Yale University, a senior research scientist at the University of Notre Dame, and a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant at Michigan State University.
Barboza earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles; her J.D. from Michigan State University; and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in methodology, statistics and public policy, family studies and human development from Michigan State University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.
Lauren Hallaron DeSutter, instructor of management, College of Business. DeSutter is the founder and global director for Alternativ Global Entrepreneurs. She was previously operations manager at Yobel International; director of monitoring and evaluation, and development and sustainability strategist at ForGood, LLC; program manager consultant for Symbol:Hope; a bank consultant at Deutsche Bank; and accounting and human resources manager at Smooth Technologies, LLC.
DeSutter earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in global finance, trade and economic integration at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
David Kocsis, assistant professor of information systems, College of Business. Kocsis was previously a lecturer at California Polytechnic State University Sal Luis Obispo. He was also a research associate and adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a distributed systems engineer at First Data Corporation.
Kocsis earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Bellevue University, and his master’s degree in management information systems and his Ph.D. in information technology with a concentration in information systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Daniel Olson, instructor of criminal justice, School of Public Affairs. Olson was previously an assistant professor of law at the United States Air Force Academy. He also served in roles as director of legal research, deputy department head and interim department head at the Academy. He also worked as a civil law instructor at the Judge Advocate General’s School at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Olson earned his associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College, his bachelor’s degree in general business administration from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from the Thomas Cooley Law School.
Kim Severn, instructor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, College of Education. Severn was previously the school counselor and department chair at Discovery Canyon Campus High School in Colorado Springs. She also worked as a school counselor at The da Vinci Academy and Corpus Christi Catholic School.
Severn earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Colorado Denver, her master’s degree in counseling and human services from UCCS, and is completing her Ph.D. degree in counseling at Oregon State University.
Cortny Stark, assistant professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, College of Education. Stark was previously a clinical supervisor at the Trauma Treatment Center and Research Facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and a graduate instructor at the University of New Mexico. She also worked as an instructor at Central New Mexico Community College and the University of New Mexico, and a teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of New Mexico, her master’s degree with a concentration in licensed professional counseling and rehabilitation counseling at New Mexico Highlands University, and her Ph.D. in counselor education of University of New Mexico.
Gurvirender Tejay, associate professor of information systems, College of Business. Tejay was previously associate professor and Gary Goldbloom Endowed Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security Management at the Gus Machado School of Business and director for the Center for Cyber Security at St. Thomas University. He also worked as a program director for cyber security management at St. Thomas University, associate professor and assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University, visiting research scientist at the Center for Advanced Management Studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, instructor and graduate teaching assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University, and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Tejay earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in business (information systems) from Virginia Commonwealth University.