Gary Pavela, Co-founder
garypavela@integrityseminar.org

Gary Pavela is a nationally recognized writer and consultant on law and policy issues in higher education. He clerked for Chief Judge Alfred P. Murrah of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. (the training arm of the United States Courts). In 2012 he received the “William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship” from the Center for Excellence in Law and Higher Education Policy.

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DeForest McDuff

DeForest McDuff, Co-founder
deforest@integrityseminar.org

DeForest McDuff, Ph.D. has been involved in the design and implementation of Integrity Seminars since its founding in 2006. He has worked with thousands of students and has coordinated the Academic Integrity Seminar at dozens of high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide.

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Justin Coon, Leadership Team and Senior Tutor
justincoon@integrityseminar.org

Justin Coon is a member of Integrity Seminars’ leadership team and has been a tutor since 2013. Justin has a J.D. from Duke University and undergraduate degrees in accounting and English from the University of Maryland.  While he was a student at Maryland, Justin served as the Chair of the Student Honor Council and presided over academic integrity hearings.  He also helped the University to implement an honor pledge.

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Greg Pavela, Leadership Team and Senior Tutor
gregpavela@integrityseminar.org

Greg Pavela is a member of Integrity Seminars’ leadership team and is a Senior Tutor. He has worked with thousands of students as a tutor since joining IS in 2010. Greg has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. While at Florida, Greg tutored for multiple sociology classes and served as a staff member with the UF Honor Code administration. Greg also served as a student representative on the College Faculty Council and was co-President of the Florida Society of Social Sciences.

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Anastasia Pavela, Program Coordinator and Senior Tutor

Anastasia Pavela works as a Program Coordinator and Senior Tutor for Integrity Seminars. She has worked with thousands of students taking the Seminar since 2013. Anastasia holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from Moldova State University. While in Moldova, Anastasia worked several years for a Swedish company operating in five countries, reaching the rank of Operations Manager.  Mrs. Pavela speaks six languages and currently lives in Houston, Texas.


Lee Elkins, Operations and Tutor

Lee Elkins works in Operations and as a Tutor for Integrity Seminars since joining the team in 2018.  Lee holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.  She has fifteen years of experience in operations, finance and strategic planning roles, primarily with technology start-ups and high-growth businesses.  Most recently, she was a Corporate Development executive for an online video technology company.  In addition to working with Integrity Seminars, Lee works in Operations and as an Analyst at Insight Economics, an economic consulting firm.


Yang Yang, Tutor

Yang Yang works as a tutor for Integrity Seminars and has helped numerous Chinese students with IS’s Academic Integrity Seminar since 2016.  Her skills allow her to provide personalized support with educational intervention, allowing students to think deeply on issues of how one’s actions impact social trust.

She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Wu Han University.  Yang is a full-time senior academic consultant at WholeRen Education (https://www.wholerengroup.com/).  WholeRen Education is a leading U.S.-based educational service provider of academic support/resources for Chinese students. In her role with WholeRen Education, she offers comprehensive assistance in reducing the negative impact of academic or other misconduct issues, providing resources to assist students in ‘getting back on track’.  Since joining WholeRen Education in 2014, she has helped more than 1,000 students find academic success.


Wen (Mary) Xu, Tutor

Wen (Mary) Xu works as a tutor for Integrity Seminars. She holds a master’s degree in Foreign Language Education and a Certificate of Writing for the Professions from the University of Pittsburgh. Having worked with international students for the past four years, she is equipped with the ability to understand their specific needs to encourage academic success.  She focuses her teaching on guiding students to think independently.

Wen is a full time Senior Academic Consultant at WholeRen Education (https://www.wholerengroup.com/).  WholeRen Education is a leading U.S.-based educational service provider of academic support/resources for Chinese students. Since joining WholeRen Education in 2014, she has successfully advised hundreds of students in emergency situations, including academic disqualification, academic misconduct, and disciplinary misconduct.


In Memoriam


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Don McCabe, Co-founder

Don McCabe (1944-2016) was an invaluable partner in the design and development of Integrity Seminars, starting with an instrumental meeting in Princeton, New Jersey in 2007.

For over two decades, Don conducted extensive research on college cheating, surveying over 165,000 students at more than 160 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

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