Staff

Ann JamesAnn James, Ph.D., Director

JamesA@MiamiOH.edu 

Ann earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics as well as her Master of Arts in Student Development from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She recently completed her PhD in College Student Personnel at the University of Louisville. Ann joined Miami in 2018 as the Director of the Office of Community Standards after serving most recently as the Sr. Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University. She has 18 years of professional experience in student affairs work and is grateful for the opportunity to serve students in this way. When she’s not at work, Ann enjoys spending time with her spouse and kiddo and herding her two cats.

Alex ButterfieldAlex Butterfield, M.Ed., Assistant Director

butteraw@miamioh.edu

Alex is a 2016 graduate of Miami University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication. He earned his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, where he also served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Conduct. Prior to coming to Miami, Alex worked as an academic advisor for the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University East. During his undergraduate career at Miami, Alex was a student manager at Erickson Dining Hall and a resident assistant with the Celebrate the Arts Living Learning Community.

Wesley HighleyWesley Highley, M.A.T.S., Title IX Investigator

HighleWC@MiamiOH.edu 

Wesley is a 2006 graduate of Miami University with B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and an M.A. in Theology from Liberty University in 2017. Wesley returned to Miami as the Title IX Investigator & Student Conduct Case Manager for the Office of Community Standards in August 2018. He comes to Miami from ten years of service to Housing & Residential Education at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. During his undergraduate career at Miami, Wesley was a Resident Assistant, a SOUL, a member of the Club Ultimate Frisbee Team, and a referee at the Goggin Ice Center.

Terra CollinsTerra Collins, Community Standards Coordinator

TrothTN@MiamiOH.edu 

Terra is a graduate of Miami University (’14) and started working here in October of 2018. While a student at Miami, Terra was a writing tutor while she majored in Sociology. Prior to coming back to Miami, Terra worked for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation with the state of Ohio. She is an animal lover and currently has three cats and a dog- all rescue animals. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching hockey (go Blue Jackets!) and being outdoors.

Kim SensKimberly Sens, Administrative Associate

sensks@MiamiOH.edu 

Kim grew up in Oxford and attended Talawanda City Schools. She began working in Human Resources at Miami in 2002. She moved to Student Life in 2007 as the administrative support person for the Vice President of Student Life and moved to the Office of Community Standards in July of 2020

Kiana AsadaKiana Asada, Doctoral Associate

asadakk@miamioh.edu

Kiana earned a Bachelor of Science in Community and Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Kiana started her doctoral degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education with an Associateship in the Office of Community Standards at Miami in August 2019. Outside of school and work, Kiana loves to be active through playing ultimate frisbee, going on hikes, and playing with her three year old german shepherd.

Ashley MorrisonAshley Morrison, Graduate Intern

morri318@MiamiOH.edu

Ashley earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from The University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She moved to Oxford in 2019 to pursue an MS in Student Affairs and Higher Education. During her undergrad, Ashley worked in the Student Conduct Office doing Bystander Intervention training. She is especially passionate about community building and restorative justice. When she has time, Ashley loves to shop at local markets and make delicious treats from what she finds. A proud plant mom, Ashley loves to garden and spend time in nature.