Academic Affairs

Julie Carballo

Assistant Dean for First-generation, Transfer and Veteran Initiatives


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Julie Carballo is the founding director of Cardinal First, North Central's program for first-generation college students (defined as neither parent having a four-year degree) and all first-generation initiatives.  She also spearheads programming for student veterans and ROTC cadets.  Julie's passion is being an advocate and an ally for students along their journey to a college degree.  She currently serves as Past-Chair of  NASPA's Center for First-generation Student Success Advocacy Group. 

Originally from Davenport, Iowa, she earned her undergraduate degree from Loras College with majors in education and special education; Julie began her career teaching and coaching at the high school level.  She went on to earn graduate degrees in School Administration and Transitional Programming for Adolescents with Disabilities.

Prior to launching the Cardinal First program and overseeing military-affiliated students, Julie was a faculty member in the Department of Education for 17 years where she designed and taught the following courses on teaching and assessing students with identified learning differences. 

EDN330  Teaching Children with Special Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom
EDN430  Characteristics of Students with High Incidence Disabilities
EDN432  Methods of Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
EDN434  Psychological Diagnosis & Assessment
EDN436  Teaching Methods for Students with Disabilities