Thompson Learning Community
University of Nebraska – Omaha
Kayser Hall, Room 314
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0315
Phone: (402) 554-4080
Fax: (402) 554-2345
Ms. Sarah Murphy, Interim Director
Sarah Murphy joined the TLC staff in August 2010. Her professional background includes positions in student leadership and academic advising. Sarah received her B.A. degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sarah ensures that TLC students have all of the information and support needed to navigate a successful UNO experience. In her down time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and going to concerts.
Dr. Jerry Cederblom, Faculty Coordinator
Jerry Cederblom serves as faculty coordinator for the UNO Thompson Learning Community. He is also Chair of the Goodrich Scholarship Program and Professor of Philosophy. He received his B.A. from Whitman College in 1967 and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in 1972, both in philosophy. He received UNO's Excellence in Teaching award in 1991 and the Chancellor’s Medal in 2000. As Chair of the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching, he helped initiate a program of teaching circles at UNO. He is co-editor (with William Blizek) of Justice and Punishment and author (with Charles Dougherty) of Ethics and Work and (with David Paulsen) of Critical Reasoning, now in its 6th edition.
Ms. Susan Wyler, Office Assistant
Susan joined the TLC staff in September of 2009. She comes with a varied background from being a florist, realtor, a 911 operator (trainee), and a secretary for engineers, attorneys, and a middle school. Susan and her family relocated to Nebraska from Virginia in 2006, and are very happy here. She and her husband, Craig, have three children, Lauren, Eric, daughter-in-law, Lindsy, and Collin; and three dogs. Susan enjoys reading, walking, her girlfriends, and chocolate.
Ms. Andrea Tucker, Graduate Assistant
Andrea joined the TLC staff in August 2010. She received her B.A. in Political Science and History from UNO, and M.A. in History from Iowa State University in 2008, writing her thesis on the history of Latinos in Valley Junction, Iowa. Andrea started graduate school at UNO in 2010 and is working on her M.A. in Language Teaching with the TESOL Concentration. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, running, and reading.
Ms. Katrina Brooks, Advisor
My name is Katrina Brooks and I am from Omaha, NE. I attended Northwest High School and graduated in 2003. I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I majored in Psychology and graduated in December 2007. I am starting classes to complete my Master's in Jan 2012. In my spare time, I enjoy sleeping, traveling, eating, spending time with family and friends, and overall having fun!
Katrina Brooks joined the TLC staff in August 2011.
Mr. D'Antae Potter, Graduate Assistant
D'Antae joined the TLC staff in August 2012. He received his B.S. in Business Administration
with a concentration in Accounting from UNO and is pursuing a M.S. in Counseling with
concentration in Student Affairs. He is from Omaha and attended Omaha Central High School.
He is extremely extroverted and loves meeting and being around new people. He aspires to visit every small town in Nebraska.
Ms. Katie Larson, Graduate Student
Katie Larson is a UNO graduate student in counseling, pursuing a master's degree with an
emphasis in student affairs. Katie earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of
Missouri-Columbia and spent her first career as a newspaper designer and copy editor. She found
her love of student affairs work while teaching journalism part-time at Creighton University in