The purpose of Concordia University’s (CU) Title IX Compliance Program is to foster an environment in mind, body and spirit so that all campus stakeholders can enjoy the University’s educational programs and activities free from all forms of sexual harassment as outlined in the Sexual Misconduct policy. The Title IX staff are therefore instrumental agents charged with upholding this purpose statement.

The Title IX Staff include trained individuals who are Coordinators, Investigators, and Administrative Hearing Panel members/Appeal Officers. Their contact information is listed below.

Title IX administrative staff

Title IX Coordinator
Joseph Niswonger
Office: S001A
Phone: 262-243-4331

Title IX investigators

Title IX Investigators
Name Office Phone Email
Rev. Dr. Theodore Hopkins K 110 (734) 995-7480
Dr. Alex Martin SB 114 (734) 995-7517
Dr. Barbara Hughes KR113 (734) 995-7320
Dr. Christopher Stark Sci 113 (734) 995-7417

Administrative hearing panel members & appeal officers

Title IX Administrative Hearing Panel Members & Appeal Officers
Name Campus Office Phone Email
Dr. Leah Dvorak CUW LU 128C (262) 243‐4522
Prof. Brooke Johnson CUW LU 128C (262) 243-2075
Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson CUAA Administration Office (734) 995‐7373
Dr. Elizabeth Polzin CUW AL 107 (262) 243‐4210
Dr. Steve Taylor CUW LU 130 (262) 243‐4392

Bias and conflict of interest

If a complainant or respondent believes that an Assistant/Associate Coordinator, Investigator, Hearing Panel Member, or Appeal Officer assigned to his/her case cannot conduct a fair/unbiased investigation or adjudication of the case, the party may petition the Title IX Coordinator to replace that individual. However, if the allegation is that The Title IX Coordinator cannot serve in an unbiased manner, the party may petition the Administrative Hearing Panel Chair to replace the Title IX Coordinator. This must be done in writing (email) within 3 business days of being notified of the assigned member and must include supporting evidence.