Dr. James V. Arthur
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning
Jim began his work in the Career Center in July 2006. Prior to coming to Luther College, Jim served as the director of the career development office at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. Jim brings to Luther an abundance of experience in career counseling, internship advising, and employer development. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from Carthage College, a master's degree from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a doctorate from Iowa State University.
Program Assistant, Career Center
Lynn joined the Career Center in July 2004. As a native to the Decorah community, she and her family enjoy the many blessings that Northeast Iowa has to offer (canoeing, tubing, biking, and camping). As the center's full-time Program Assistant, Lynn is the primary point of contact for individuals who call and visit the Career Center. Lynn also manages the Career Center's web site and oversees the Credential File program.
Assistant Director of Career Development
Carol joined the Career Center staff in 1998 after working for 12 years in Student Support Services here at Luther. In her position, Carol oversees the career exploration programming coordinated in the Career Center. Furthermore, she works one-on-one with students who are undecided about their career direction, or are uncertain as to what career possibilities exist given their interests, skills, values, and priorities. She is a certified administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). Carol holds a bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master's degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Employer Relations Coordinator
Joni joined the Career Center in 1984 and serves as the primary point of contact for all organizations wishing to recruit Luther students. In addition to working one-on-one with both large and small corporations, non-profits, summer camps, and universities, Joni oversees the Mock Interview Program and the Sophomore Shadow Program. In her spare time, Joni can be found "on the go" with her family.
Keley Smith Keller
Director of the Career Center
Keley Smith-Keller joined the Luther College Career Center on June 1, 2011, as Director. Keley comes to Luther with more than 15 years experience in career Center management. Past locations included Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Northern Kentucky University (NKU), and University of South Dakota. Keley holds a bachelor of arts degree from Iowa State University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of South Dakota. She is a licensed professional counselor and is certified as a master career counselor by the national Career Development Association. She is also recognized as a career coach by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Smith-Keller is affiliated with numerous professional organizations and associations, including the association for the Study of Higher Education and the Cooperative Education and Internship Association.