Office Staff

Roger Gilles

Roger Gilles

Director and Professor of Writing

Office Address: 117 Niemeyer

Phone: (616) 331-2540

Email: [email protected]

After growing up mainly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Roger Gilles earned a BA in creative and professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Arizona in Tucson. At Grand Valley, he has directed the first-year writing program, chaired the English and Writing departments, and chaired the General Education Committee. With his colleague Dan Royer, Gilles co-edited Directed Self-Placement: Principles and Practices (Hampton, 2003), and he is author of Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing (Nebraska, 2018).

Robyn Toth

Robyn Toth

Meijer Honors College Assistant

Office Address: 120 Neimeyer

Phone: (616) 331-3219

Email: [email protected]

Robyn Toth has been working at Grand Valley State University since 1998. Originally from St. Joseph, MI she received her BBA in Human Resource Management from Western Michigan University and later completed a Master of Education in Higher Education as well as School Counseling from GVSU. Robyn enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, watching her two daughters swim and play water polo, and read. As the Meijer Honors College Assistant she most enjoys talking with prospective students and their families as well as supporting current student and faculty in any way that she can. 

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Kary Wickham

Honors Academic and Enrichment Advisor

Office Address: 142a Niemeyer

Phone: (616) 331-2538

Email: r[email protected]

Kary Wickham is an Academic and Enrichment Advisor in the Frederik Meijer Honors College. Kary is from Okemos, MI, and earned a B.A. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and an M.Ed. in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership from GVSU. Before coming to GVSU, Kary was the lab manager of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In her free time Kary enjoys spending time with family and her dog, Pepper, doing jigsaw puzzles, and watching tv.

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Zoe Shimones

Graduate Assistant

Office Address: 142b Niemeyer

Email: [email protected]

Zoe Shimones is a Graduate Assistant in the Honors College office that will be assisting Kary in academic advising and supporting the honors college students and staff. Zoe is from Canton, MI and has recently graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S in Psychology and a minor in Leadership in Organizations. Zoe is currently pursuing a Master's in Higher Education program at GVSU. In her free time Zoe enjoys watching TV, baking, and going to see musicals.

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