Meet the Staff

Dr. Claire Good - Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

Dr. Claire Good is the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students. Dr. Good brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the AVP and Dean’s role at FAU. She has been involved in many national organizations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), National Association of Behavior Intervention Team Administrators (NaBITA) and Association of College University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). She received her undergraduate degree in English and master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Her doctorate in Counselor Education was received from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.


Joanna E. Ellwood - Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct

Joanna E. Ellwood is currently the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Ellwood is a graduate of The University of Toledo with both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration. Ms. Ellwood has worked in the areas of Greek Life, Leadership, Housing and Residence Life, Academic Advising and Student Conduct.

Ms. Ellwood began her career at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in Residence Life and Student Conduct. She then moved on to The University of Tennessee as Associate Director of Student Conduct. Ms. Ellwood also served as an Academic Advisor at Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. Most recently she served as the Director of Residence Life at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.

Ms. Ellwood is involved with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and is also an active member of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).


Pamela Malyk - Associate Director of Student Conduct

Pamela A. Malyk is currently the Associate Director of Student Conduct at Florida Atlantic University. Pamela is a graduate of the University of Connecticut earning both a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences.

Ms. Malyk began her career in Higher Education as a graduate student Hall Director at the University of Connecticut. She then moved on to hold multiple positions in the Office of Residence Life at Boston College during her tenure. Most recently, she served as the Senior Assistant Director of Residence Life for Administration and Operations at Bryant University in Rhode Island, overseeing the areas of student conduct, business operations, and technology.

Ms. Malyk is actively affiliated with the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) as well as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).


Karen Murray - Assistant Dean and Director of New Student Orientation

Karen Murray is the Assistant Dean & Director for New Student Orientation at Florida Atlantic University. Karen received a bachelor's in French from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's in College Student Personnel from Miami University.

Karen has more than 20 years experience working in Higher Education. She served Miami University as the Director of Health Education and the Miami University Hamilton Campus Coordinator of Student Activities, Recreation Sports and Athletics. Karen taught part-time in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. Most recently Karen worked for the Butler County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board where she assessed, built capacity, planned, implemented and evaluated community-based substance abuse prevention efforts.


Christine Lynch - Director of Parents and Family Programs

Chris Hall Lynch is currently the Director of Parent & Family Programs at Florida Atlantic University. Chris received her Bachelor’s degree in German from Indiana State University. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master’s in Education in Student Affairs. In 2012, Chris graduated with her Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to coming to FAU, Chris was Coordinator of Student Activities at Lindsey Wilson College for three years before going to St. Catharine College where she was the Director of Housing, Residence Life and Student Activities. After two years at St. Catharine, Chris moved to South Florida where she worked as a Drug and Violence Prevention Specialist at Archways, a non-profit agency. Chris has been at Florida Atlantic University since 2005. During this time, she has served as Director of New Student and Owl Family Programs and Health and Wellness Education. Her memberships have included the National Orientation Directors Association where she participated in the Orientation Professionals Institute (OPI), the Association for Higher Education Parent Program Professionals, NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) where she attended the Mid-Managers Institute and the American College Health Association.


Dr. William Horstman - Assistant Dean of Students

Dr. Bill Horstman is the Assistant Dean of Students for the Boca campus. Prior to filling this position he was the Director of Campus Life, the Associate Director of the Student Union and the Associate Director of New Student and Owl Family programs, both on the Boca and Broward campuses. Dr. Horstman received his bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. He received his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.

Prior to arriving at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Horstman held administrative Student Affairs positions at numerous other colleges including Colorado Mesa University (formally Mesa State College), the University of Tulsa, and the College of Santa Fe (in Santa Fe New Mexico).

In addition to Student Affairs administration, Dr. Horstman has taught college success courses, sociology courses, and higher education graduate level courses.

 Last Modified 6/15/15