Dr. Dow is interested in various aspects of children's social cognitive development and functioning, particularly symbolic representation, memory, and literacy. Joining the faculty in 1993, she teaches courses in introductory psychology, child development, and adolescence.
My main area of interest is cognitive development, and in particularly memory and representational abilities. I am currently engaged in several projects exploring how a number of factors affect event memory in young children, including the structure of the to-be-remembered event, as well as the effect of delays, verbal reminders, and narrative experience. I am also interested in continuing to explore whether so-called "interactive" educational media (e.g., "Blues Clues") really facilitates concept learning in preschoolers.
Kim Hitchcock is the Assistant to the Director of the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center (CLIC). Prior to coming to the CLIC, Kim was an office assistant in Office Services here at Denison.
Kim oversees the paraprofessional staff in CLIC (called the CLICkers), works with campus organization leaders on registration and renewal, forms, key requests, and the Involvement Fair and manages office budgets. Kim also originates event publicity for our office-sponsored events through the Summer Programming Calendar and This Week on Campus.
Kim is married and has three children. She spends her free time with family and enjoys going to sporting events and scrapbooking with friends.
Susie Kalinoski is the Associate Director of Service-Learning and is advisor for DCA groups and community partnerships.
Natalie serves as the Director of the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center (CLIC). She is responsible for the oversight of the CLIC programs and planning along with the supervision of the CLIC team, made up of a dynamic group of professionals and paraprofessionals. Natalie coordinates and conceptualizes Denison's leadership programs including The LeaderShape Institute, the award-winning D.U. Lead Institute, Catalyst, Stretch! and StrengthsQuest training/facilitation. Natalie provides leadership-related resources and training to students and campus organizations. Beyond this, she coordinates CLIC's intentional social and educational programming efforts and supports the work of more than 175 campus organizations. Natalie serves as faculty advisor to the University Programming Council (UPC), Leadership Fellows, Senior Week, Culture Jam and D-Day.
Before coming to Denison, Natalie worked in the Office of the Dean of Students at Ohio University, where she obtained her master's in college student personnel. Natalie spent time working with media outlets such as Penton Publishing and MTV Networks after receiving her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Natalie is passionately involved with The LeaderShape Institute, both regionally and nationally as a Co-Lead Facilitator. She is a member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), ACPA: College Student Educators International, Association for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), as well as the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) and National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), serving NACA on its Mid America Conference team, National Convention team and Huge Leadership Weekend team. She is the recipient of the NACA C. Shaw Smith Outstanding New Professional Award, NACA Mid America Outstanding Professional Award and the NACA Mid America Outstanding Service Citation.
Matthew Vetter joined Dension as the Assistant Director for Campus Leadership & Involvement. In this role, Vetter's responsibilities include oversight of campus organizations and promoting student programming, carried out through advising the University Programming Council, DCGA Finance Committee, and DCGA Rules Committee. Vetter moved to Ohio from Louisville where he worked previously at Bellarmine University and received a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville. He also holds a M.A. in Psychology from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. At home Vetter enjoy reading, gardening, playing rugby, and spending time with his partner and scottish terrier.