Academic Interests and Expertise

Hi! I’m Zach. I’m the Director of Enrollment and Student Services for the Barton School of Business. I started at WSU as a first generation student in 2004 and I’ve basically been here ever since. I graduated from WSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Communication. I have additional graduate coursework in teaching and education.  I’ve taught classes in public speaking, interpersonal communication, debate, forensics, web design, and I’m currently the instructor for our BADM 162- Business Software: Microsoft Excel course.

Other Interests

I think I’m cool. My family and friends would probably say I’m a big nerd. I’m a big scifi, current events, and sports nerd. Baseball and basketball are my favorite sports. I typically listen to exciting fun things like NPR and informative podcasts, but I still listen to the same punk rock as I did when I was 16.

I worked in restaurants for about 10 years during high school and college (and some after college). I’ve been a cook, server, general manager, but my favorite job was dishwasher (seriously). I’ve been a teacher in high school and college.

Additional Information

In terms of advising, meeting with individual students is legit the best part of the job but unfortunately is what I get to do the least due to other parts of my job. I am most passionate about working with first generation students and students with financial need because that’s who I was when I started at WSU and I want to be the kind of person that I needed when I was a student here. I trust my team of great advisors to help any student who comes into our office, but when I get to meet with a student know that is probably the best part of my day.