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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Staff

  • Lindsay Anderson

    Lindsay Anderson, MA

    Director of External Relations
    Alumni Relations Coordinator
    Lindsay.Anderson@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-2261
    Annex Building: Office 126B

    Learn more about Lindsay

    Lindsay Anderson is originally from South Bend, Indiana (Go Irish!). She has undergraduate degrees in Graphic Design from Purdue University's School of Technology and Fine Arts from Indiana University South Bend in Printmaking, and a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Denver's School of Art and Art History.

    Lindsay loves all things Art; including abstract art, French Impressionism & Art Nouveau, art museums, handmade papers and prints. She roots for Notre Dame football in the fall and Chicago Cubs baseball in the summer. Outside of work, Lindsay can usually be found at one of Denver's many breweries or relaxing at home watching ‘Friends’ reruns.

    You would see Lindsay for:

    External Relations; GSPP Board of Friends; Alumni updates, postings & licensing questions; alumni email lists; alumni groups, quarterly alumni newsletters; assistance with designing DU materials

  • Katy Barrs

    Katy Barrs, PsyD

    Clinic Director
    Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology
    Kathryn.Barrs@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-4930
    Annex Building: Office 105

    Learn more about Katy

    Katy Barrs recently returned to the Graduate School of Professional Psychology after graduating from the program with her Psy.D. in 2007. She is excited about starting the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology program here at the University of Denver. Since graduating from GSPP, she has worked solely with veterans, service members and their families. She completed her predoctoral internship within the Boston V.A. Healthcare System and the Boston Medical Center. Since then, she has worked at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center and most recently at the Denver Vet Center.

    Katy enjoys attending concerts, listening to music, being outdoors and doing yoga. She loves to watch movies and read.

    You would see Katy for:

    Anything related to military/veteran psychology, the Sturm Specialty in Military psychology program, psychotherapy for trauma and/or psychological assessment (specifically personality assessment)

  • Rachel Caskey

    Rachel Caskey

    Faculty Services Coordinator
    Rachel.Caskey@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-3873
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 104

    Learn more about Rachel

    Born and raised in Northeastern Ohio, Rachel attended Kent State University where she double-majored in Psychology and Sociology. She re-located to Colorado nine years ago and lives in the mountains with her husband and two “children”: an albino husky named Kane and a border collie/cattle dog mix named Cosmo. In her spare time, you can find Rachel exercising and outdoors: hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and gardening. 

    Professionally, she has worked in higher education for seven years with experience in Student and Faculty Services, Admissions and the Registrar’s Office. Rachel has completed a portion of a Master’s in Business degree and is currently attending the University of Denver to obtain a Master’s degree in Professional Communication with a specialty focus in Organizational and Professional Development.

    You would see Rachel for:

    course scheduling; room reservations; faculty/adjunct support (classroom technology/AV support, classroom supplies, academic deadlines, syllabi, HR support); seminar sign-up; Graduate Bulletin

  • Judy Farmer

    Judy Farmer, MA

    Student Services Coordinator
    Judy.Farmer@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-2968
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 235

    Learn more about Judy

    Judy Farmer was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a BS in Education and an MA in History and Sociology. She taught high school Social Studies before moving to Colorado and still has great interest in how history shapes current day events. Judy loves movies, museums, mountains, and meeting new people. The other great love is travel in Europe and the U.S.

    You would see Judy for:

    student records; field placement & hours reporting; class petitions; graduation 

  • Matt Groves

    Matt Groves, MPA

    Budget Officer & Financial Analyst
    Matt.Groves@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-2297
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 232

    Learn more about Matt

    Matt is a Denver native who took off for 16 years to join the US Coast Guard and have adventures in Alaska. Along the way he earned a BS in Operations Research and Computer Science from the US Coast Guard Academy, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Alaska. While in the Guard he traveled from the Arctic Circle, to Attu Island and back to Seattle, WA mostly enforcing fisheries laws but saved a few lives and assisted over a hundred others. After the Coast Guard, Matt worked in Oregon Department of Public Health, where he participated in two public health emergencies as a financial director. He returned to Alaska for five years as the CFO of the Ketchikan School District in Southeast Alaska. In 2014 Matt returned to his beloved Mile High where he was the Senior Capital Analyst for Denver Public Schools before finding his way to DU’s GSPP.

    Matt loves all things Colorado, but especially skiing, Broncos, and dark beer. When not working, he does crafty projects with his amazing wife Emily, hikes 14’ers, travels internationally, skis where the snow is, golfs and walks his dog Cassie. Currently he sits on the Denver Educational Senior Citizens Incorporated board of directors and the Denver Catholic Charities Early Education Financial Committee.

    You would see Matt for:

    budget; payroll; reimbursements; monitoring grants and gifts

  • Brittany Kahl

    Brittany Kahl

    Online Support & Admissions Coordinator
    Brittany.Kahl@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-3409
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 135b

    Learn more about Brittany

    Born in New York City and raised on the coast of Connecticut as well as in Boulder, Colorado, Brittany completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she double-majored in International Studies and Spanish.  Throughout her time at CSU, she spent time living, studying, and teaching abroad in Spain, Chile, and the Dominican Republic.  Upon graduating from CSU, she ventured off to Merida, Mexico where she earned her CELTA teaching certificate and worked as an English teacher at a private language school.

    Brittany moved to Denver in 2009.  When she’s not at work, she is playing sports, running, playing with her Aussie Shepard mutt LiLu, cycling, indulging in Colorado’s craft beer, or enjoying the mountains in every way possible!  

    Before joining the GSPP team, Brittany worked for 4 years as an Admissions Assistant, English Instructor, and Spanish Translator at an international language institution here in Denver. 

    You would see Brittany for:

    MA Sport Coaching admissions, recruitment, marketing, social media updates, student services; online classroom technology

  • Tracie Kruse

    Tracie Kruse, MA, MLIS

    Assistant Dean
    Tracie.Kruse@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-3875
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 208

    Learn more about Tracie

    Tracie graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Administration. She has since obtained an MA in English literature and an MLIS in library information science from the University of Denver.

    Tracie is a Colorado native. In her spare time you can find her in her garden, walking the dogs, reading a book, or being driven about town by her 15 year old daughter. She loves to ski and watch the Broncos.

    You would see Tracie for:

    HR issues (hiring of students and core employees; activity insights; strategic planning; staff development; project management; policy and compliance; the annual report

  • Kaitlin Ross

    Kaitlin V. Ross, MS.Ed.

    Administrative Director, Professional Psychology Clinic
    Kaitlin.Ross@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-4004
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 43

    Learn more about Kaitlin

    Kait grew up on Long Island, New York in a small town near many beaches and farms.  She attended Kenyon College in Ohio, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Law & Society, and enjoyed playing for the women’s soccer team.  She worked in Legal Recruiting for an international law firm and as a law school Career Counselor before joining the GSPP. Kait recently completed her Master’s in School Counseling from CUNY’s Lehman College.

    She relocated to Colorado from New York City in 2014 to enjoy the great outdoors and explore a new wonderful place!  

    You would see Kaitlin for:

    Professional Psychology Clinic, Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic, and New Start Clinic Operations

  • Julie Schellman

    Julie Schellman

    Director of Admissions and Recruiting
    Julie.Schellman@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-2908
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 102

    Learn more about Julie

    Julie Schellman is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Denver in 2004. She graduated from Missouri State University with her degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Psychology, and has been taking graduate classes through the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

    Julie has enjoyed working in higher education settings for the past 6 years, and 4 of those years have been with GSPP. Julie enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, watching baseball, and playing outdoors. She is fascinated with tornadoes and loves learning about weather.

    You would see Julie for:

    admissions, application & interview questions; orientation details; open house information

  • Marijke

    Marijke Swierstra

    Executive Assistant to the Dean
    Marijke.Swierstra@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-7532
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 210

    Learn more about Marijke

    Marijke Swierstra hails from South Africa where she obtained a degree in natural and medical sciences from the University of Pretoria. She completed several business and other courses at various universities and institutions, as well as MBA courses at Pepperdine University in California. Marijke has extensive experience in non-profit administration and joined the University of Denver in 2011, as a member of the University Advancement team. She then transferred to Colorado Women's College, and in February 2016 became the executive assistant to GSPP dean Shelly Smith-Acuña.


    Marijke's interests range from watching movies and listening to music from the comfort of home, to tending to her small vegetable/flower garden and potted plants (the quiet, contemplative one). Then there is snowshoeing, hiking, wildlife encounters, aspen viewing in the fall, and being outdoors (the adventurer). Bird watching - she does not consider herself a "birder" – has led her to visit the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, Bosque del Apache Refuge and the Rowe Sanctuary to view the awe-inspiring sandhill crane migrations. She also loves exploring new places and encountering new cultures, and visiting Alaska is a high priority on the bucket list. 

    You would see Marijke for:

    Matters related to the Dean's office, e.g. scheduling with the Dean; office supplies for faculty and staff; special projects for Directors; general questions

  • Stephani Walton

    Stephani Nola Walton, MFA

    Communications Manager
    Stephani.Walton@du.edu
    Office Phone: 303-871-6071
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 121

    Learn more about Stephani

    Stephani grew up on a potato farm in Maine, midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Trail. She moved to Colorado in 2010 for Naropa University’s MFA in Writing & Poetics (lured by the Harry Smith Print Shop and volunteer poetry outreach program). Before heading west she lived in Burlington, VT and New York City.

    Stephani earned undergraduate degrees in Creative Writing and Gender at the University of Maine, and completed three editorial publishing internships through CUNY Hunter College. She loves dogs (understatement: Abbey has her own Instagram), half-marathons, bike-commuting, leading poetry workshops, whiskey neat, college hockey, and anything outdoorsy.

    You would see Stephani for:

    news & media requests; website & social media updates; conference & event planning; student email list serve; PioneerWeb content; GSPP calendar

  • Linda Ziembko

    Linda Ziembko

    Data Analyst & Technology Administrator
    Linda.Ziembko@du.edu 
    Office Phone: 303-871-3212
    Ammi Hyde Building: Office 202

    Learn more about Linda

    Coming Soon!

    You would see Linda for:

    Support with GSPP/Ammi Hyde technology; GSPP Data