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Staff and Faculty

Bachelor of Applied Science Program Staff and Faculty

Taylor Huffman

Taylor Huffman, Administrative Assistant II

Taylor Huffman received her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science with a minor in Business Bridge to Career at Boise State University, which she will complete in fall 2017. She began working with the Bachelor of Applied Science program in 2016 as a work study and now supports the Bachelor of Applied Science Program, Multidisciplinary Studies Program, and Boise State Flex.

You can reach Taylor at (208) 426-3496 or taylorhuffman@boisestate.edu.

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Faye Montoya,Intake and Outreach Coordinator

Faye Montoya, B.S., M.A.T., M.S., has worked in education from K-12 all the way through post-secondary arena. Her passion is to be an ally for students as they work to navigate the education system. In her pursuit of her own diverse degrees, she has learned much about how to move forward and achieve educational goals, and she applies those skills when working with students to help them meet their goals as well. When she is not advising, she is hiking, kayaking, or spending time with her daughter.

You can reach Faye at (208) 426-1897 or fayemontoya@boisestate.edu.

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Michelle Steffens, Intake and Outreach Coordinator

Michelle Steffens, A.A., B.A., M.Ed., has spent her most recent working years with the State Board of Education where she learned the ins-and-outs of the legislative processes that are the foundation for our education system in Idaho. By changing her role to Boise State, she will help students use this system to the fullest, completing their degrees as quickly as possible and with the full use of resources available to them.

You can reach Michelle at (208) 426-1896 or michellesteffens@boisestate.edu.

AJ Duthie

AJ Duthie, Student Success Coach

AJ Duthie is a Boise State graduate with a BA in Communication emphasizing in media production. He has worked at Boise State for almost ten years, first as an orientation leader, then in the Office of the Registrar, and now as a Student Success Coach with the Bachelor of Applied Science program.

You can reach AJ at (208) 426-5921 or ammonduthie@boisestate.edu.

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Yanice Kirkendall, Military Sites Coordinator

Yanice Kirkendall received her Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration. Yanice is an important link for students as they begin the Bachelor of Applied Science program as the advisor for the new Online Degree Pathway, as well as the Site Coordinator for the Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB). She joined Boise State University in 2014 as the Site Assistant for Gowen Field and her responsibilities grew and she took on the Site Coordinator position for Mountain Home AFB, advising military students and helping them set their educational goals. When Yanice is not assisting students, you are sure to find her enjoying the Idaho great outdoors.

You can reach Yanice at (208) 426-3499 or yanicekirkendall@boisestate.edu.

Connor McComas, Bachelor of Applied Science Advisor

Connor received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Communication Studies at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. For the past five years, he has worked in higher education as an advisor and student advocate, specializing in Career & Technical Education programs. He believes in the power of education changing lives and loves being a part of his student’s success. When not at work you will find him in the hills or on the greenbelt running and biking.

You can reach Connor at (208) 426-3485 or connormccomas@boisestate.edu.

Photo of Amanda HornAmanda Horn, Bachelor of Applied Science Advisor

Amanda Horn, B.A., M.A., and current Ph.D. student has spent the last six years working in post-secondary education doing assessment and accreditation, academic coaching, and process improvement. She has a passion for assisting students to meet their educational goals and overcome barriers to learning. When she is not helping students, she enjoys running, volleyball, and brewing/tasting craft beer.

You can reach Amanda at (208) 426-1745 or amandahorn@boisestate.edu.

Alexis KenyonAlexis Kenyon, Advising Coordinator

Alexis Kenyon, MHS, is the Advising Coordinator for the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Applied Science programs at Boise State University. Kenyon has a background in college admissions and has taught the hybrid MDS 300 course. She uses high touch advising to coach students to persist toward graduation.

You can reach Alexis at (208) 426-4516 or alexiskenyon@boisestate.edu.

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Helen Barnes, Lecturer, BAS

Helen Barnes received a bachelor’s degree in Education and French from the University of London and a master’s degree in English from Boise State University. She has taught freshman and Honors composition at Boise State since 2003, and from 2008 to 2015, she worked as the Program Coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program at Boise State. Helen is devoted to enhancing the academic experience for adult and nontraditional students at Boise State. She teaches both online and evening, hybrid sections of BAS 305 Introduction to the Applied Sciences, BAS 310 Communication in the Applied Sciences, and BAS 495 Capstone in Applied Sciences, coordinates internship opportunities, and mentors new students.

You can reach Helen at (208) 426-3496 or hbarnes@boisestate.edu.

Heather Sanders, BAS 305 Instructor, studio portraitHeather Sanders, Adjunct Faculty, BAS

Heather Sanders received a master’s degree in Education from University of Wyoming and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University. She began at Boise State in 2015 in Extended Studies as an Instructional Design Consultant designing online courses and programs. In addition to teaching online with the BAS program, she also teaches for the Foundational Studies Program.

You can reach Heather at heathersanders@boisestate.edu.

Photo, Clint WolfleyClint Wolfley, Adjunct Faculty, BAS

Clint Wolfley is the Director of Business Development for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. In his role with BCSP, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for promotion of current and future certifications. He is also responsible for developing business opportunities with a focus on professional organizations, major employers, industry associations and government agencies. Prior to working for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Clint supported projects around the globe in industries such as mining, heavy-civil construction, nuclear operations, and industrial process. Clint holds a BBS from Boise State University and an MS degree from the University of Florida. Clint is a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Health & Safety Technician, and Safety Trained Supervisor-Construction. Clint developed the curriculum for and teaches BAS 425, Creating a Culture of Safety.

You can reach Clint at clintonwolfley@boisestate.edu 

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Jon Schneider, Director, BAS/Flex Programs

Jon Schneider received a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia. He has over nine years of teaching and program and curriculum development experience in higher education. Jon has been managing the Bachelor of Applied Science Program since 2013 and is committed to continuing to improve and develop the program into a career-relevant, supportive, and life-enriching interdisciplinary degree-completion option.

You can reach Jon at (208) 426-3703 or jonschneider@boisestate.edu.


Contact us for more information about the Bachelor of Applied Science Program.

Phone: (208) 426-3496
Email: appliedscience@boisestate.edu
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