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Our Staff

Professional Staff
Name/EmailTitleAdvising Philosophy
Dr. Ken Baron
Director of Academic & Pre-Professional AdvisingPursue a course of study that YOU are absolutely passionate about and enjoy (simple but often overlooked premise). Be absolutely sure to incorporate multiple opportunities for experiential learning, internships, research, independent study and study abroad throughout your undergraduate education (which means strategic planning for these in your freshman an sophomore years). These experiences (along with your academic performance) will help to define you as a “distinctive” future candidate for graduate study and/or immediate employment after graduation.
Ms. Nancy L. Miller
Associate DirectorI am here to help!
Ms. Paula Ashby
Assistant Director & Chief Allied Health AdvisorWith assistance from an academic advisor, every student can develop an educational plan to meet their life goals.
Ms. Ericka Thompson
Coordinator of Academic Advising & ProgramsProper advising can help to shape goals.
Ms. Kelly Simer
Senior Academic Advisor I like to challenge my students to take ownership of their education while offering them my complete support throughout the process.  I enjoy working with both exploratory and pre-health students, and find special fulfillment working with my Pre-Nursing students.
Position Currently Open Academic Advisor  
Ms. Janice Nelson      
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Fellows
Mr. Samir El Omari
Graduate AdvisorEncouraging students to explore opportunities and to excel as they contrive and achieve significant academic and personal goals.
Peer Advisors
NameYearMajor(s)/MinorAdvising Areas of Interest
Cynthia Alms   Biology Major, Math Minor, Pre-Med Track                  
Christina Augins   Psychology Major, Theatre Minor 
Meranda Bobbitt   Biology Major, Theatre Minor, Pre-Physican's Assistant Track  
Parker James   Health Administration & Policy Major  
Mehnaz Ali Khan   Biology Major 
Grace Victor   Biology Major, Pre-Pharmacy Track