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Bachelor of Applied Science Program Staff and Faculty

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Katelyn Taylor, Administrative Assistant II

Katelyn Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Idaho. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication, both at Boise State. She began at Boise State in 2015 and supports the Bachelor of Applied Science Program, the Multidisciplinary Studies Program, and Boise State AfterWork.

You can reach Katelyn at 426-3496 or ktaylor@boisestate.edu.

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Rebecca Morgan, Intake and Outreach Coordinator

Rebecca Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Boise State University and recently earned her Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership. She has an extensive background in corporate training and management. She has worked at Boise State since 2014 and is involved in volunteer activities with Idaho Public Television. She coordinates all inquiry appointments and outreach efforts for both the Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is also the coordinator for Credit for Prior Learning at Boise State.

You can reach Rebecca at 426-3721 or rebeccamorgan1@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 426-3499 or yanicekirkendall@boisestate.edu.

Photo of Natalie NewellNatalie Newell, Bachelor of Applied Science Advisor

Natalie Newell was a member of the United States Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer for 5 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational and Relational Communications from Boise State University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership here at Boise State University.

You can reach Natalie at 426-3485 or natalienewell@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 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.

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Jon Schneider, Director, BAS/AfterWork 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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