Hazing Prevention

Institute Faculty

2020 Institute Faculty – 

Apgar

Travis Apgar, M.S., Assistant VP & Dean of Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds advanced degrees in psychology and education administration and has received national recognition as an outstanding student affairs professional. Travis has been a featured speaker on college campuses and at conferences across the country, through CAMPUSPEAK. An authority on hazing prevention, he has contributed to the National Hazing Prevention Week Resource Guide, assisted with the development of the NCAA Hazing Prevention Handbook, appeared in Haze, a documentary released by the Gordie Foundation, and currently serves on the board of HazingPrevention.Org.

Burns

Betsi Burns, M.S., serves as the Director of Learning and Student Success at Loyola University Chicago. She has experience in athletics, academic advising and support, retention initiatives, behavioral interventions, student conduct, crisis management, Title IX, assessment and program development. Burns brings extensive experience leading hazing prevention efforts in both the university and organization environment. She has presented at NCAA, the APPLE Conference and numerous other conferences and universities. Burns spent 13 years as the assistant athletics director for academic services/director of student development at Northwestern. She was a key contributor to the NCAA hazing resource, Building New Traditions: Hazing Prevention in College Athletics. She is pursuing a PhD in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

Julian

Tijuana Julian, Ph.D., serves as Executive VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Drury University. Previously she served as Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department for six years. She is the recipient of the Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement and the Drury Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. Julian serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and has received training through the Association of Title IX Administrators, ASCA and Husch-Blackwell. Her administrative experience in both academic affairs and student affairs provides a unique perspective of the total student experience and reinforces her belief in the importance of educating the whole person.

Maxwell

Tracy Maxwell, M.S., is the founder of HazingPrevention.Org. She served as Executive Director for six years and has been back in a programming role for the past two and a half years. In the interim she has been a speaker and consultant on hazing-related issues through CAMPUSPEAK, which she also served as a staff member for eight years, including two years as CEO. Maxwell has been recognized for her work four times by AFA, most recently with the Distinguished Service Award. In 2013 she was recognized by AFLV, Triangle Fraternity, the Denver Alumnae Panhellenic, and as an AOII Founder’s Award recipient for her work with hazing prevention. She has appeared on ESPN, CBS This Morning and The Katie Couric Show talking about hazing-related issues.

Parks

Gregory S. Parks, J.D., Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University. A lawyer and PhD psychologist, Parks has published ten scholarly books on topics ranging from black Greek-letter organizations to race in America to social science and law. His works have also appeared in a range of law reviews and journals. Professor Parks has written and published extensively on the topic of hazing. His relevant service includes: Alpha Phi Alpha’s Initial Membership Development Task Force and the North-American Interfraternity Council Hazing Commission. He served one term as a board member for HazingPrevention.Org.

Wilkinson

Tim Wilkinson, M.A., serves as Wake Forest University’s Associate Dean for Student Engagement. In this role he oversees student organizations, the fraternity and sorority community, Student Government, campus activities, leadership programs and major campus programs and traditions. Previously at Lehigh University, Tim chaired the University Hazing Coalition. Lehigh hosted the 2011 Institute and was the campus recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award for their hazing prevention work. Tim holds a BA in Speech Communications from West Chester University, an MA in Human Services Administration from Rider University and is working towards an Ed.D in Higher Education and Adult learning from Appalachian State University. In 2015, Tim was a recipient of the AFA Gayle Webb Distinguished Service Award.

Pre-Conference Faculty

Crow

Brian Crow, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sport Management at Slippery Rock University and CEO of GameDay Insight, LLC. He conducts research related to hazing in athletics and has addressed more than 5,000 student-athletes at over 40 high schools, colleges, and universities. He is also a member of the board of directors of HazingPrevention.Org. Additionally he has served as Editor for the Sport Marketing Quarterly, Business Office Manager for the North American Society for Sport Management and on the Editorial Review Board for the International Sports Journal. He has as authored many publications and made over 40 presentations of his research.

Judge

Janet P. Judge, J.D., is a higher education and employment law attorney who focuses her practice in the area of sports and civil rights law. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, intercollegiate sports, and labor and employment law. She also handles representation and preventive strategies regarding sexual misconduct, hazing, academic fraud, student-athlete discipline and employment issues and is highly knowledgeable on Title IX. She has conducted more than 500 workshops on campuses, at athletic conferences and sport coaches’ associations, and was recently named 2019 Sports Lawyer of the Year (Boston) by U.S. News & World Report.