Undergraduate Advisors

CCI Academic Advisors are dedicated to empowering students towards success and are committed to advocating on behalf of each student in support of their holistic development.

Your undergraduate Advisor is available to you for questions about registration, program planning and progression, and any other academic or administrative concerns. If your advisor cannot help you, they will direct you to someone that can. Please allow two business days for a response from your advisor, although during high traffic times such as the first few weeks of the term and registration, the response time may be longer.

For answers to frequently asked questions along with additional resources (including information on registration, course planning, academic standing, withdrawal, add/drop, and more), please make sure to check the advising portal in BBLearn, called "Advising for CCI."

Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy

The University is committed to an environment of equal opportunity in education and employment and to proactively undertake initiatives and take actions to create such an environment. In the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other University administered programs and activities; the University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic prohibited by law (i.e., creed, marital status, citizenship status). Moreover, Drexel does not tolerate unlawful harassment of any kind.

You will find your assigned academic advisor below:

Will Ahern

William Ahern

Program Manager, Advising
Advises BSMS & undergraduate Lanzhou students, and undergraduate students with last names C, Mf-Mz, O, P, R-T
Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Welcome to the College of Computing & Informatics! My name is Will, and I am a Program Manager in CCI.

I have been with CCI and Drexel since June of 2016. Prior to that, I worked as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Cortland in upstate New York. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. I’m a bit of a comic book nerd (LOVE the MCU), love everything Gritty, and enjoy exploring the different neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

My advice for new students at Drexel:

  1. Explore the city! This is the birthplace of our country, and it is filled with fascinating history. My first year in Philly, I lived in Old City and loved seeing and learning about the liberty bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross house, etc. I’m still enamored by the cobblestone streets and original architecture found there. Learn how to use SEPTA and don’t be afraid to explore!
  2. There is so much opportunity at Drexel. If you want to do something but aren’t sure how, ask! We’re here because we want to help.
  3. Reflect on your current time management practices. The quarter system moves fast, and it’s important to stay on top of everything.

Karen DeVose

Karen DeVose, Ed.D

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

I rejoined Drexel University in January 2021. I am the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success in the College of Computing & Informatics. My previous role was at Syracuse University as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

I received a BS degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Business Administration) and a Master of Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Education Administration and Supervision), a Post Graduate Certificate from Drexel University (Student Development and Affairs) and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University.

My research includes identifying factors and barriers that impact retention and persistence of underrepresented minority students at predominately white institutions. I am committed to helping all students and specifically underrepresented minority students socially and academically integrate themselves in higher education to improve retention, persistence, and graduation rates through 1) creating policies, procedures, and initiatives to improve retention and student’s success, 2) identifying resources and support programming; and 3) developing academic advisors.

To be successful student, students should pursue their academic interests, be unafraid to challenge themselves, change their mind, and then change it again, get involved in campus organizations, dream big, and stay positive!

I am native of Philadelphia, PA and one of seven children. I am foodie who loves to travel, read, and Line and African dance. I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

Kristy Eells

Kristy Eells

Academic Advisor
Advises undergraduate students with last names De-Du, H, J-Me, Na-Ng

Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

I have been at Drexel University since 2011 and started my career at Drexel in Freshmen and International admissions. I later transitioned to the College of Computing & Informatics in 2018 and I am currently an undergraduate advisor. In addition to advising, I also teach UNIV 101.

I received a B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University. I also have an M.S. in Higher Education from Drexel University. During my master’s program, I focused on Advising, Retention, and Curriculum.

My advice to all students is to take advantage of all the opportunities offered at Drexel. Experiences such as studying abroad, co-op, and research are great ways to enhance your college career. I also encourage joining clubs and student organizations since this is a great way to network and have fun at the same time.

I have lived in Philadelphia my whole life. I encourage all students to explore all Philadelphia has to offer. Philadelphia is a city composed of multiple neighborhoods, each with its own uniqueness. It is a great city to explore!

Briana Green

Briana Green

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Advising
Advises undergraduate students with last names A, E-F, Q, V-Z

Tiffany Miller

Tiffany Miller

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate transfer & CST/online students, and students with last names B, D-Da, I, G, Ni-Nw