Hazing Prevention

Institute Fellows and Presenters

2020 Institute Fellows and Presenters


Travis Apgar, 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.


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.


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.


Monica Miranda, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Student Involvement at the University of South Florida. She has served in various leadership roles for her sorority, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., including the inaugural Chair of the Board of Trustees, and for NALFO including the inaugural Vice Chair of its Board of Directors as a part of the group that created the organization. She served as President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), creating history as the first person of color and member of a culturally-based fraternal organization to assume that role. She has been recognized numerous times by a variety of organizations for her work in the field.


Tim Wilkinson, M.A., serves as Wake Forest University’s Associate Dean for Student Engagement, overseeing student organizations, the fraternity/sorority community, Student Government, campus activities, leadership programs and major campus programs and traditions. Previously at Lehigh, Tim chaired the University Hazing Coalition there. The campus hosted the 2011 HPO Institute and was the recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award for their hazing prevention work. Tim holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from West Chester University, an M.A. 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.