Staff Directory

Cristina (Cris) McDavid
Director
304-696-2248
mcdavidc@marshall.edu

  • Ensures that the mission of the unit informs all programs and initiatives and supports the University’s mission and long-term strategic plans for student career development.

Jennifer Brown, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Marketing
304-696-3396
brown346@marshall.edu

  • Coordinates and markets on-campus recruiting and student-focused events such as Career Expos, Job-A-Palooza, Etiquette Dinners, Graduate Professional Development Conference, etc.
  • Manages and develops content for the website using WordPress
  • Overall department marketing efforts, including social media, website and event promotion
  • Provides student and alumni career coaching

Beth Waugh, M.S.
Senior Career Development Specialist
304-696-6432
damron6@marshall.edu

  • Provides career counseling and assessment for juniors, seniors, and grad students
  • Facilitates outreach workshops and presentations for classes and student organizations

Denny Daugherty
Career Education Specialist
304-696-8802
daugherty18@marshall.edu

  • Meets with students to discuss current/prospective majors and career prospects.
  • Provides a number of presentations each semester, both for individual classes and a variety of campus organizations.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Recruitment to provide presentations for school-age visiting groups.

Ashley Vanderpool
Career Exploration Experience Coordinator
304-696-5818
hall714@marshall.edu

  • Oversees job shadowing program (CEE).
  • Provides a number of presentations each semester, both for individual classes and a variety of campus organizations.


Erin LaFon
Employer Relations Coordinator
304-696-6679
lafone@marshall.edu

  • Develops, cultivates and maintains all employer relationships for the career center
  • Liaisons with faculty to connect employers to students
  • Plans and executes on-campus recruiting and facilitates employer/faculty relationships

Kristin Sims
Career Education Specialist 
304-696-2250
williams233@marshall.edu

  • Meets with students to discuss current/prospective majors and career prospects
  • Assists with outreach workshops and presentations for classes and student organizations

Brian Niese
Administrative Assistant
304-696-2370
nieseb@marshall.edu

  • The first point of contact for students, employers, faculty/staff and other guests of the Career Center
  • Updates and maintains all Career Services accounting and budget items
  • Supports staff with career fairs/event registration

Graduate Assistants

TBD

Career Education COVID-19 Update

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work.

Students: The Office of Career Education staff are available via email and video for online appointments and related services.

Employers: We realize that COVID-19 is impacting participation in campus recruitment events and workforce planning. Learn about ways to stay connected with the Office of Career Education.