Pocatello Advising Center
Pocatello Director Advisor
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JoAnn was born and raised in Billings, Montana and graduated from Eastern Montana College with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication. As a non-traditional student, JoAnn was active in student government and campus and department organizations. Her master’s degree in Rhetoric and Communication was earned in 1988 from the University of Oregon in Eugene.
She is the mother of two grown children, Matthew and Rachel, and is the doting grandmother of one adorable and brilliant boy, Jacob. Her son is a retired Navy officer and currently works in Oklahoma as a manager for an oil and natural gas company. He earned a degree in Philosophy at ISU and earned a master’s degree in Human Resources after serving in Afghanistan. Her daughter earned a degree in Psychology from Montana State University- Billings and completed several credits towards a master’s degree at NAU. Currently, she is working towards completing a master's degree in Organizational Learning and Performance at ISU.
JoAnn has worked at ISU for 20 years as coordinator and now director of the advising center. She and her colleagues were the recipients of three Best in Region conference presentations and she was awarded the National Academic Advising (NACADA) Award for Outstanding Advisor in 2001.