Staff

Meet the Resolution Center for
Student Conduct and Conflict Staff

Paula Smith
Assistant Dean of Students

M.Ed. in Education, Bowling Green State University
B.S. in Education, Eastern Illinois University

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
I really appreciate the spirit of service and excellence I see at Gonzaga. Our students really delve into becoming leaders who are prepared to change the world.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I enjoy spending time with family, collecting and experiencing wine, cooking, and geocaching. I also love college football and hockey. 

 

Cortney Brewer
Assistant Director of Student Conduct

M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University
B.A. in Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
I appreciate the passion that GU students have for the community and their commitment to service for others. 

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I like to spend my time drinking coffee, spending times with friends and family, listening to audio books and podcasts, and exploring Spokane's emerging restaurant scene.

 

Matthew Johann-Baker
Assistant Director of Student Conduct

M.A. in Higher Education, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
B.S. in Art Education, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
When a ZAG helps a ZAG in need; the hard working advocates for social justice; the spirit of service; the moments when we believe “ZAG” really includes all types of people.  

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I like to tend my garden, ride my bike, bake & cook.  I also enjoy thoughtful, political, inspiring, and hilarious conversations with my husband and friends.  I accept good podcast recommendations.  

 

Courtney Durrant
Program Assistant

Pursuing a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Gonzaga University
B.A. in Marketing and B.A. in Accounting, Whitworth University

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
My favorite part about Gonzaga is how eager many students are to learn and how excited staff and faculty are to walk alongside students during that process.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I spend a lot of time walking or snuggling my puppy, hanging out with my husband and friends, and leading middle school youth group. I really enjoy sewing, Netflix, and reading/watching/talking about Harry Potter.

 

Ezekiel Denison
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Juris Doctorate Candidate 2020, Gonzaga University
B.S. in Economics, University of Wyoming
B.A. in Psychology, University of Wyoming

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
Gonzaga does a great job of balancing a sense of community while also pushing students, faculty, and staff to strive for excellence. The community welcomes and promotes each individual’s personal definition of excellence.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I enjoy playing sports (especially tennis, golf, and basketball), camping, discovering/listening to music, and creating cities on a city building simulator. Whenever I can I like to travel abroad or domestically.

 

Alexander O'Connor
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

 

Caitlin Robertson
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Ezekiel Denison
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Juris Doctorate Candidate 2020, Gonzaga University
B.S. in Economics, University of Wyoming
B.A. in Psychology, University of Wyoming

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
Gonzaga does a great job of balancing a sense of community while also pushing students, faculty, and staff to strive for excellence. The community welcomes and promotes each individual’s personal definition of excellence.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I enjoy playing sports (especially tennis, golf, and basketball), camping, discovering/listening to music, and creating cities on a city building simulator. Whenever I can I like to travel abroad or domestically.

Ezekiel Denison
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Juris Doctorate Candidate 2020, Gonzaga University
B.S. in Economics, University of Wyoming
B.A. in Psychology, University of Wyoming

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
Gonzaga does a great job of balancing a sense of community while also pushing students, faculty, and staff to strive for excellence. The community welcomes and promotes each individual’s personal definition of excellence.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I enjoy playing sports (especially tennis, golf, and basketball), camping, discovering/listening to music, and creating cities on a city building simulator. Whenever I can I like to travel abroad or domestically.