Cia Verschelden is the Special Projects Advisor for the Integration of Academic and Student Affairs at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, USA. She was most recently Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Malcolm X College in Chicago. Her administrative experiences include Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Central Oklahoma, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Highland Community College, and Director of Assessment at Kansas State University, where she was on the faculty for 21 years. She has taught social welfare and social policy, women’s studies, sociology, and nonviolence studies. Cia has a BS in psychology from Kansas State University, a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Connecticut, and an EdD from Harvard University. Her books: Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization (2017) and Bandwidth Recovery for Schools: Helping Pre-K-12 Students Regain Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Trauma, Racism and Social Marginalization (2020).