Kimberly Spragg, Director

Kimberly Spragg, Director

M.A., History, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
B.A., History/International Studies, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Certificate in Biblical Studies, Capernwray Bible School, Carnforth, Lancashire, England

Kimberly grew up in Ecuador and studied abroad in Costa Rica and England during her university years.  As the ASC director, she teaches and is responsible for curriculum development and program oversight.  After graduate school, Kimberly worked for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the program for Strategic Computing and Telecommunications in the Public Sector.  Kimberly developed a passion to see student lives transformed through study abroad experiences when she served at Taylor University as the off-campus study coordinator and special assistant to the VP for academic affairs. She moved to the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) in 2001, working her way up to student programs director and traveling to all 11 CCCU student programs. In 2005, she became director of the ASC, and has since been pushing students to process their world, their art form, and their individual roles as global citizens in the light of their Christian faith.

Heidi Prillwitz, Program Coordinator

Heidi Prillwitz, Director of Student Life & Experiential Learning

M.A., Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
B.A., Psychology, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana

Heidi is originally from the U.S. Midwest. She earned a BA in Psychology from Taylor University and studied in Ireland for a semester. While pondering a career in mental health, she spent a year working in residence life at Trinity International University outside of Chicago and six months facing an existential career crisis in Seattle while doing administrative work for a non-profit. Most recently, Heidi worked in the Washington, DC office of the CCCU and BestSemester for five years before joining the staff at the ASC in Brisbane. For four years there she advised students through the application and pre-departure process for Australia, Oxford, and India. Heidi recently completed an MA in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, focusing on higher ed. administration.

Joyce Mok, ASC Administrator

B.A., Visual Communication, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
Diploma of Ministry, Queensland Theological College, Brisbane, QLD
Advance Diploma in Graphic Design, Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra, ACT

Joyce grew up in Canberra but had lived most of her adult life in Melbourne. She is a graphic designer by trade before changing pace after her move to Brisbane in 2011. She completed a Diploma of Ministry of the Queensland Theological College (QTC). Since graduation has worked as a chaplain and student services coordinator at an off-campus university residence in Brisbane.
 

Lea Yettica-Paulson, Adjunct Faculty

B.A., Sociology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Advance Diploma of Management, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, QLD
Diploma of Project Management, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane, QLD
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Brisbane, QLD

Lea is an Australian Aboriginal woman from southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales regions.  She is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with kinship connections to the Warlpiri people in the Northern Territory. Lea is currently the Operations Manager for the Jisas Wantaim Aboriginal Corporation, and Lecturer for the ASC Indigenous Cultures class. She has had an extensive career working in government to support indigenous Australians, most recently as an Assistant Human Rights Officer for the anti-discrimination Commission. Prior to this she was employed by the Department of Communities, the Bimbadeen National Indigenous Training Association, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. The ASC is so grateful our students have the benefit of her wisdom and experience, while striving to understand Australian Indigenous culture. 

Tiffany Laws, Accounts Manager

B.A.(Hons), American Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
B.A. American Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Diploma in Ministry (Worship and Creative Arts), Hillsong International Leadership College, Sydney

Tiffany is originally from New Zealand where she completed a B.A. and graduate honours degree in American Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In 2007, she came to Sydney, to study worship and creative arts at Hillsong College, and stayed after marrying an Australian. She has experience as a researcher in political, legal and educational issues for the Maxim Institute, New Zealand and formerly worked for Baptist Community Services, Sydney.