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Adviser Profiles

Profiles of Smeal undergraduate advisers

Below is a listing of advisers located in Smeal's Undergraduate Programs Office in 202 Business Building.

If you are a first-year student or a sophomore student at a campus other that University Park, you should refer to LionPATH to find out who your assigned adviser is on your campus.

Smeal Advisers

Jamie Campbell

Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement
Email: juc27@psu.edu

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and policies affecting the recruitment and retention of diversity students.
  • Adviser to the Council Of Multicultural Organizations (Black Male Leadership Symposium, Multicultural Business Society, National Association of Black Accountants, National Hispanic Business Association, Women In Business).
  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course schedules, study abroad, Academic Review, and inquiries into Smeal's major and minor requirements.
  • B.A. Sociology, Morehouse College.
  • M. A. Education, Central Michigan University.

Julia Cutler

Academic Adviser
Email:

  •  Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO) and Spend a Summer Day (SASD)
  • College Liaison to the Student Disability Resources Office
  • College representative to Admissions
  • B.A. Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, Towson University

Maureen Desorcie

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergrauate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, extra-curricular activities and internships.
  • Assists students in fitting study abroad into their academic plans, and identifying sources of funding assistance.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • M.B.A. Masters in Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B. Phil. in Historic Preservation of Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University

Lisa Edwards

Academic Adviser
Email: lal112@psu.edu

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Participates in the Spend A Summer Day (SASD) program and New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • Campus College Outreach Ambassador
  • B.S. Secondary Education Social Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. Advanced Studies of Teaching and Learning, George Mason University
  • School Library Media Education Certificate, George Mason University

Robert Elliott

Director, Undergraduate Enrollment Operations
Email: rhe2@psu.edu

  • Directs and oversees advising and advising related programs in Smeal undergraduate Education.
  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Manages administrative enrollment procedures for Smeal undergraduate students.
  • Directs the programming and implementation of the Smeal Commencement Ceremony, Smeal Senior Awards, and Accepted Students Program (ASP).
  • Advising liaison to the Marketing and Supply Chain & Information Systems departments.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Meets with and presents information sessions for students and advisers at Mont Alto campus.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • College representative to University Advising Council
  • Liaison to the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).
  • MBA, Marymount University.
  • B.S. Biology, The Citadel.

Dina GuthoffDina Guthoff

Director, Student Enhancement Programs
Email: dag8@psu.edu

  • Direct and oversee advising and the Sapphire Leadership Program in Smeal Undergraduate Education.
  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Participates in the Spend A Summer Day program, Accepted Student Program and NSO.
  • M.S. Counselor Education, St. John’s University.
  • B.S. Pre-Law, St. John’s University.

Tom Hall

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO) and Spend a Summer Day (SASD)
  • MBA, St. Mary’s College of California
  • B. A., Journalism, San Francisco State University

Alla Hatfield

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extracurricular activities, and internships.
  • Coordinates and advises The Smeal Student Mentors.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families in addition to assisting with other recruitment activities.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • B.S. Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University

Olivia Lewis

Student Advocacy Specialist, Diversity Enhancement
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  • Advises Diversity Scholars and the undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities, and internships
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities in conjunction with Undergraduate Education and the Multicultural Outreach Office in Admissions
  • Works closely with student support offices such as the Multicultural Resource Center, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Student Disability Resources, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the Office of Scholars Programs to connect students with the appropriate resources
  • Collaborates with the members of the Administrative Council on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA) and the Council of College Multicultural Leadership (CCML) to develop and implement programs and curricula for the recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented students
  • Member of the Safer People, Safer Places Network for the LGBTQ+ community at Penn State completing the Foundations, Advanced and, Transgender and Gender Inclusion 101 workshops
  • B.S. Organizational Leadership, minors in Labor and Employment Relations and Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. Higher Education Administration, University of Nebraska -- Lincoln

Dawn Maguire

Academic Adviser
Email: dxv110@psu.edu

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities and internships.
  • Coordinates the Campus College Outreach Programs.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • M. Ed. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • B. A. Cultural Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Melissa PaloskeyMelissa Paloskey

Senior Academic Adviser
Email: map245@psu.edu

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • M. Ed. Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • B. S. Psychology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Karen SeragoKaren Serago

Senior Academic Adviser
Email: kfs11@psu.edu

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Coordinates Smeal Commencement Ceremony and Smeal Senior Awards.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Smeal Green Team.
  • M.F.A. Photography, Ohio University.
  • B.A. Art, The Pennsylvania State University.

Evan Smith

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, entrance to major requirements, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities, and internships
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • Sapphire Advising Team
  • Coordinates Fall College Meeting
  • Coordinates Parents and Family Weekend
  • Maintains Smeal student and advising listservs
  • UGE Visionary Team (to create office Vision and Mission statement)
  • Creates the junior scheduling information videos
  • Advising 101 and the Advising Syllabus
  • Co-created BA 197, an exploratory 1 credit Smeal course for students at commonwealth campuses
  • Updates website and organize review process, helping revamp website for increased functionality
  • B.S Marketing, B.A. Economics, Theatre Minor, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MELBA (Masters of Educational Leadership and Business Administration), Lehigh University

Susie Solo

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, entrance to major requirements, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities, and internships
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • B.S. Elementary and Kindergarten Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Administration, University of Southampton

Janet M. SpearlyJanet M. Spearly

Director of Academic Advising
Email: jms23@psu.edu

  • Directs and oversees advising and advising related programs in Smeal Undergraduate Education
  • Directs the programming and implementation of the Campus College Outreach activities, including the Ambassador Program, Link UP and Change of College Meeting
  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extracurricular activities and internships
  • Advises Schreyer Honors Scholars and coordinates academic programming
  • Liaison to Accounting and Finance departments
  • Liaison to the Smeal community across all campus locations
  • College Eligibility Contact for the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student Athletes
  • Presents informational sessions for first-year students, prospective students and families
  • Meets with and presents information sessions for students and advisers across all campus locations
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • M. Ed. Adult Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B. S. Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University

Kelly Swigert

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • Coordinates New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • B.A. Psychology, Elizabethtown College
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, Towson University

Jill Teel

Academic Adviser
Email: jlt13@psu.edu

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities.
  • B.S. Physical Education Teaching K-12, Ithaca College.
  • M.S. Ed. Special Education, State University of New York (SUNY), College at Cortland.
  • M.S. Ed. Counselor Education, Alfred University

Juan A. VerueteJuan A. Veruete

Director of Academic Advising
Email: jxv13@psu.edu

  • Direct and oversee advising and advising related programs in Smeal undergradate education.
  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra curricular activities, and internships.
  • PSU 006 First-Year Business Seminar instructor.
  • Conducts various presentations across campus for First-Year Smeal Students, Upper division Smeal Students, and Prospective Students.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • M. Ed. Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • B. A. Psychology, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Kate Woodman

Academic Adviser
Email:

  • Advises undergraduate students regarding course scheduling, curriculum, major selection, study abroad, extra-curricular activities and internships.
  • Meets with prospective students and their families and assists with other recruitment activities
  • Coordinates Spend a Summer Day (SASD)
  • Assists with New Student Orientation (NSO)
  • B.A. Business Administration, University of the West of England
  • M.Ed. Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University