Associate Director of University College and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
Kathryn Flynn was named the Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies program in fall, 2010. Kathryn attended Auburn as an undergraduate before earning her M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Marine Sciences—Wetlands Ecology at LSU. She joined the faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in 1992. Her research was focused on riverine wetlands. She taught Environmental Ethics, Forest Watershed Management, Forest Ecology, and co-taught Wetlands Ecology and Management. She also served as an Extension Specialist, providing programming for Alabama counties through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in the areas of wetlands and water quality. Kathryn served as the Secretary of the University Senate in 2006 and as Chair in 2009. She served as Director of the Academic Counseling and Advising Center from 2010 through summer of 2015. She enjoys working with students, especially students who are looking for unique degree opportunities.
Nicole Gaillard has served as the Academic Advisor for the Interdisciplinary Studies program since its inception in 2010. Nicole has been a part of the Auburn family for 24 years and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has advised students for over 15 years in Student Affairs, Hotel and Restaurant Management and in the Academic Counseling and Advising Center. Nicole was recently recognized as the 2014-2015 recipient of the Auburn University Outstanding Professional Advisor Award, as well as the NACADA Professional Advisor Certificate of Merit.
Nicole loves her job and feels she was meant to work with college students. When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and numerous pets.