Oasis 6Tarah Sweeting-Trotter, Senior Director of Advising and Learning Support Services & STARS Coordinator

I live in Springfield with my husband and three children. I have been with UIS since 2008 with 10 years of experience in higher education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English from MacMurray College, a Master’s Degree in English from UIS, and a Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Saint Louis University. I have taught in various departments across campus including English, Capital Scholars Honors, Sociology/Anthropology, and Women and Gender Studies. I have also worked as an advisor and as the coordinator of the STARS living-learning community and the UIS Summer Bridge Program. When I am not working, I enjoy recreational and competitive running, watching and coaching her children’s athletic activities and reading.