Get to know President Terri Goss Kinzy, August 18

headshot of women in front of ISU seal

On August 18, join Vice President of University Advancement Pat Vickerman and President Kinzy for a light-hearted conversation covering her career journey, passion for higher education, interests, and more.

Scholarship fuels app development

The Hany family from left to right: Grace, Matthew, Kirsten, and Phillip.

Kirsten Hany ’03, M.S. ’14, is like many Illinois State students as she juggles work, family, and courses in the midst of a pandemic. Hany is a full-time teacher at University High School in the Social Science Department, a part-time professor for the College of Education, and mom to Grace (age 14) and Phillip (age 12). Hany’s desire to create a welcoming and inclusive classroom for her students pushed her to pursue a doctoral degree focused on trauma informed practices in secondary classrooms. She employs an intersectional framework, meaning she seeks to understand how the intersection of students’ most salient identities influences how they experience and process trauma.