Center for Small Towns Staff

Roger Rose

Roger Rose

Roger Rose is an associate professor and the director of the Center for Small Towns. As a graduate from the University of California, Davis with a Ph.D. in Political Science Roger contributes a deep and nuanced understanding of public service and community attitudes surrounding volunteerism. His work as a faculty member and academic directly relates to, and builds off of, his position as director of the Center for Small Towns.

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Kerri Barnstuble

Kerri Barnstuble

Kerri Barnstuble is a member of the program coordination team at CST and focuses on student development and community program assessment. Kerri is a graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Iowa and contributes a deep understanding of social services and student engagement.

Kelly Asche 

Kelly Asche

Kelly Asche is a member of the program coordination team at CST and focuses on rural issues and data collection. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs Kelly brings a passion for rural life, economics, and trends.

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Rebecca Haider

Rebecca Haider

Rebecca Haider is the Data Services and Outreach Coordinator at CST and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Rebecca brings a deep and thorough understanding of statistical analysis and survey creation and design in the context of small communities. She works with students to better understand and find meaning within rural data and statistical information.

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Rose Murphy

Rose Murphy

Rose Murphy handles administrative and communication coordination and is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, Morris and the Blandin Community Leadership Program. Rose balances her work as a communications and publicity team member with her role at the University coordinating summer term and instructional support. Rose works directly with both CST students and University administration and faculty.

Cathy Solvie

Cathy Solvie

Cathy Solvie is the principal accounts specialist at the Center for Small Towns. Cathy provides administrative support to all CST students and staff as well as financial expertise and monitoring. She always ensures the office is organized and running smoothly.