Staff Directory


William Zwikelmaier, Ed.D.

Director of COER

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Will Zwikelmaier obtained his Bachelor in Music Education from Central Methodist University in May of 2006 and his Masters of Education degree from Central Methodist University - St. Louis in December of 2016.  He completed his Educational Doctorate in STEM Leadership at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Previous to joining the COER team in August of 2018, Will worked in public education as a music educator, at Apple as a Creative teaching music recording software, and in higher education leading in the fields of Adult Education, Student Diversity and Women’s Programs, Human Resources, Global Learning and Educational Technology.  Will’s priority as the Director of the COER is to make sure each and every student gets the best opportunity to start their career path off on the correct foot and to share with employers all over the globe the exponential benefits to hiring S&T Miners to help their businesses grow and thrive.

Jessica Boles

Business Support Specialist

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Jessica Boles obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College in May 2019, a Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership from Missouri S&T in May 2020, and is currently obtaining her Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology from Missouri S&T. Jessica joined COER in July 2017 primarily working with the financial, operations, and data analysis aspects of the department.  Jessica is involved in Student Council on the Executive Board as the Community Liaison and enjoys her interactions with the students, faculty, and staff of Missouri S&T.   

Recruiting Assistants

Sara Earl

Recruiting Assistant

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After completing her B.S. in Animal Sciences from Missouri State, and working in diverse industries – from insurance to agriculture – Sara found COER as her home base in 2006. Sara loves working with students and staff, but her favorite part of her job is forming friendships with employers over the years. Her primary roles are acting as administrator for HireMiners, scheduling on-site interviews, responding to the diverse needs of employers, coordinating the Career Fair, and reporting employer recruit annually and end-of-semester. Sara is a 19th century history buff who loves to be outside doing yard work and landscaping. She is also an avid fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Student Service Coordinators

Meagan Jackson-Smith

Student Service Coordinator

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Meagan Jackson obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University in December of 2014, and her Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Missouri S&T in May of 2018. In August of 2018 Meagan joined the COER team as one of the Student Service Coordinators. A few of her primary responsibilities are advising students/alumni in regards to any aspect of the job search, conducting practice interviews when requested, and facilitating professional development workshops

Amy Graen

Student Service Coordinator

Programming and Event Assistance

Sammatha Wilcox

Experiential Learning Specialist