University College Learning Center Staff
Director of the University College Learning Center
- Oversees operations of the Learning Center, including UTSI (University Tutorial & Supplemental Instruction) and SSS (Student Support Services) programs
- Coordinates efforts and outreach to academic departments and faculty
About Me: I started at UTA in June of 2011, after having been previously employed at the International Center for Supplemental Instruction (SI) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where I supervised both the SI and Tutorial programs, and conducted national Supervisor Training in my capacity as an internationally certified SI and Video-Based Supplemental Instruction (VSI) Trainer. Prior to my appointment at UMKC, I was Head of the SI National Office for Southern Africa, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and was formerly a lecturer in Sociology, at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE). Born in the United Kingdom, I have varied international experience in higher education. I live with my husband and three children in Flower Mound, Texas, and enjoy reading and traveling, as well as spending time exploring the Metroplex with my family.
Hometown: Amersham, UK
About Me:: I am excited to return to UTA as the Assistant Director of University Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction. I graduated from UTA in 2005 with a B.A. in English. I went on to complete my M.A. in Teaching and Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. I spent several years teaching secondary education in Texas public schools and later found my passion for supporting students of higher education learning environments. Before returning to UTA I served as the Assistant Director of the Student Success Tutoring Center and Supplemental Instruction programs at Horry Georgetown Technical College in South Carolina. I live with my husband and our two dogs. My hobbies include traveling, surfing, and reading
Hometown: Linden, Texas
About Me: I joined UT Arlington in April 2013 a few months after graduation. I am a UT Arlington Alumni with my Bachelor’s in University Studies. I am an Arkansas native but I have lived in Fort Worth since I was very young. After my military service I came home with a renewed passion for learning and education. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports.
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
About Me: I moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the Fall of 2012 from Phoenix, AZ. I received a Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in Foreign Languages. Currently, I am enrolled online at Colorado State University in their graduate program for Student Affairs in Higher Education. My husband and I have two dogs: an English Springer Spaniel, and a Chihuahua-Yorkie mix. In my free-time I enjoy reading, crafting, and traveling.
Hometown: La Cruces, New Mexico
Administrative Assistant II
- Supervise office staff and procedures.
- Payroll and accounting.
- Student and department billing.
- Assist director and assistant director in development and implementation of Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring program initiatives.
About Me: I started with UT Arlington in early 2007, working for the College of Nursing. I moved to the Office of Development, and then later to the College of Engineering before becoming part of the UTSI team in Spring 2011. I am fortunate to have great friends in many different departments across campus. Born and raised in Chicago, I moved to Texas in 2000. Since then, I have been a resident of Arlington attending school, working, and raising my family. I have a wonderful husband, 2 amazing daughters 17 and 10; and 2 very energetic sons 4 and 1 1/2. When I am not busy with my hectic schedule, I love to travel and enjoy doing fun stuff with my family.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
TRiO-Student Support Services Staff
Jennifer Luken Sutton
I am a proud UT Arlington alumnus (’04 and ’06) and a product of the TRiO Programs. During high school I participated in the TRiO UB and UBMS programs. I chose to attend UT Arlington after attending the UTA UBMS summer program. My favorite thing about UTA is Oozeball; it's a great tradition (mud volleyball)! I would like to share a quote that inspires me: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - unknown
I enjoy spending quality time with my family and close friends. The one thing that I like most about working for SSS is that the students are our first priority. We serve our student participants by providing them with the necessary services and tools they need to be successful at UT Arlington.