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.

 

Alexander O'Connor
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

M.A. in Communication & Leadership, Concentrations in Digital Media Strategies and Strategic & Organizational Communication (Anticipated Fall 2020), Gonzaga University
B.A. in Communication, Media Studies, and Minor in Psychology, The University of New Mexico

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
Gonzaga is pretty cool. Everyone is on board with The Zag Way and I like that strong sense of community.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
Reading, working out, running, writing, learning French, video games, cooking, searching for new music, playing guitar, history documentaries, sci-fi, and much more!

 

Isabella Dominguez
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Juris Doctor Candidate, Gonzaga University
B.A. in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Law and Justice, University of Nevada, Reno

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
The most distinctive trait about the Gonzaga experience is how connected the entire community is. No matter where you are on campus, you can strike up a conversation with a fellow Zag community member and feel like friends immediately. This connection stretches beyond the boundaries of the Gonzaga campus and it makes me feel a part of something bigger than myself. 

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I spend a majority of my free time in the company of my friends. I also enjoy various outdoor activities and indulging in Spokane’s diverse restaurant life. 

 

Charlotte Harrington
Student Conduct Graduate Assistant

Pursuing a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Gonzaga University
B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in English (Linguistics), Arizona State University

What do you like about the Gonzaga community?
My favorite aspect of Gonzaga is the strong sense of community and the feeling that I could always find help if I needed it.  

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
My favorite experiences usually include my fiancé, good food, and close friends. I enjoy playing board games, hiking, reading, and connecting with people over a good cup of coffee