Staff Contacts

Dr. Vernon T. Williams

Dr. Williams is responsible for the oversight of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. He came to Marymount University in 2015 with experience in student conduct, housing, student engagement, military and veterans student services, and orientation. Dr. Williams has vast student affairs experience overseeing several department units and hearing conduct cases at all levels.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Morgan State University, a Masters of Business Administration degree, and a doctorate in Higher Education from The George Washington University. 

Dr. Wayne A. Schroeder
Academic Integrity Coordinator
Dr. Schroeder serves as the Academic Integrity Coordinator. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the academic integrity process.  After a career in government and the defense industry spanning more than 35 years, he joined Marymount University as an adjunct professor, teaching American Government, Comparative Politics and International Relations.  He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, and an adjunct professor teaching graduate-level courses in defense studies, national security and international organizations at the Institute of World Politics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Portland State University.  Dr. Schroeder also received his A.M. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. 

Kaylee Chappell
Administrative Assistant & Records Specialist
Ms. Chappell serves as the Administrative Assistant and Records Specialist. She is responsible for the management of the office and records, including completion of background checks. Her previous experience includes having worked in higher education and law offices. Ms. Chappell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and a Master of Legal Studies degree from West Virginia University. Ms. Chappell is a current Rehabilitation Counseling graduate student at The George Washington University.

Avant Griffith
Student Conduct Coordinator
Ms. Griffith serves as the Student Conduct Coordinator. She is responsible for the day to day processing and resolution of cases and provides additional support for the academic integrity program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology from Ohio University where she was an active student leader and served associate member educator of Alpha Psi Lambda fraternity. Ms. Griffith is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Trinity Washington University.