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Undergraduate Advising

Committed to supporting our students

Brad Petitfils, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

In the late 19th century, the unprecedented pace of technological change in America called desperately for new models of higher education.

The university’s benefactor, A.J. Drexel, answered that call and created an institution where women and men of all backgrounds could learn what he called the “practical arts and sciences,” preparing people for enriching careers and leading them to more rewarding and impactful lives.

Some of his ideals — preparing students for careers in new industries, making no restrictions on religion, race, gender, or socioeconomic status — have transcended time and are more important now than ever.

Today, 130 years later, the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) is Drexel’s center for interdisciplinary thinking and innovation with a focus on knowledge-creation and applied research across the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences.

In CoAS, our academic advisers are dedicated to the “Drexel difference” – individualized attention and unfaltering support as you navigate your academic journey. Whatever your academic path, we will guide you through your coursework and the many co-curricular opportunities that we offer to ensure that you are connected to the right offices across the university from your first year until graduation.

Brad Petitfils, PhD
Director of Advising and Student Success
Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Phone number pending
bmp87@drexel.edu

Winter Term 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences community knows that the winter term may pose significant challenges for our students. Please know that our academic advising team is prepared to assist and to help students stay on track with their academic journey. We are committed to connecting you with the resources you will need for a productive and successful winter term.

Drexel Response to Coronavirus

Schedule An Appointment

We encourage students to schedule an appointment with their adviser by using the links below, or by calling 215.895.2689. When you call, please provide your University ID number and let us know how we can help.

Student Resources

Meet Your Advisers

Advisers Key Programs Contact Information
Paige Chmielewski, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Paige Chmielewski,
Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Chemistry (last names A-M); English; Mathematics
  • Minors – Chemistry; English; Mathematics; Writing
  • Certificate Programs – Writing & Publishing

 

Phone: 215.895.0271
Email: pr37@drexel.edu
Location: Korman Center 297

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Susan Cole, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Susan Cole,
Assistant Director and Academic Adviser

Graduating seniors in the following majors:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Geoscience
Phone: 215.895.2905
Email: coless@drexel.edu
Location: 2024 MacAlister

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Jenna Gregory
Jenna Gregory,
Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Chemistry (last names N-Z); Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology (last names R-Z)
  • Minors – Philosophy; Politics; Science, Technology, & Society
  • Study Abroad (visiting students)
Phone: 215.895.2689
Email: jeg362@drexel.edu
Location: 3031 MacAlister Hall

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Kate Hughes, Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Kate Hughes,
Associate Director and Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Global Studies; History; Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
  • Minors – Africana Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies, French; Global Studies; History; History of Capitalism; Italian Studies; Japanese; Jewish Studies; Middle East & North African Studies; Religious Studies; Spanish; War & Society; Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Certificate Programs – Ethical Theory & Practice; Interfaith & Religious Studies; Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Spanish; International Area Studies; Health & Medical Humanities; Philosophy, Arts, & Humanities; Philosophy, Science, & Technology
Phone: 215.895.1208
Email: kfh28@drexel.edu
Location: Academic Building, 311

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Brad Petitfils, PhD Director of Advising and Student Success Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Brad Petitfils,
Director of Advising and Student Success
  • First-Year Students: General Humanities & Social Sciences
  • First-Year Students: Undeclared Science
Phone: Phone number pending
Email: bmp87@drexel.edu
Location: Office location pending

Florette Press, Senior Academic Adviser, College of Arts and Sciences
Florette Press,
Senior Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Anthropology; Communication (including DUO students); Sociology
  • Minors – Communication; Sociology
Phone: 215.895.1716
Email: flp24@drexel.edu
Location: 3201 Arch Street, 147

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Preston Roach, undergraduate academic adviser, biology students last names O-Z, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Preston Roach,
Academic Adviser
  • Major — Biology (last names O through Z)
Phone: Phone number pending
Email: psr35@drexel.edu
Location: Office location pending

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Jennifer Rubin Weyant, Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Rubin Weyant,
Associate Director and Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Biology (last names L-N); Physics
  • Minors – Astrophysics; Biophysics; Physics
Phone: 215.895.2689
Email: jlr45@drexel.edu
Location: 3031 MacAlister Hall

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Mica Storer, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Mica Storer,
Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Criminology & Justice Studies (including DUO students); Psychology major (DUO students only)
  • Minors – Computer Crime; Criminal Justice
Phone: 215.571.4628
Email: mls46@drexel.edu
Location: 3401 Market Street, 110-H

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Megan Strouss-Rooney, Student Records Analyst, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Advising Team
Megan Strouss-Rooney,
Student Records Analyst
  • Transfer credits
  • AP / IB credits
  • Course articulations
  • Degree clearing for graduation
Phone: 215.895.6927
Email: megan.strouss-rooney@drexel.edu
Location: 103C Stratton

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Leanne Sweppenheiser, Senior Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Leanne Sweppenheiser,
Senior Academic Adviser
  • Major – Biology (last names A-K)
  • Minors – Bioinformatics; Biological Sciences; Bioscience & Society; Neuroscience
Phone: 215.895.2623
Email: lmt38@drexel.edu
Location: 218 Papadakis Integrated Sciences Center

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Devon M. Thomas
Devon M. Thomas,
Senior Academic Adviser
  • Major – Psychology (last names A-Q)
  • Minor – Psychology
Phone: 215.895.0487
Email: dmt356@drexel.edu
Location: Stratton Hall, 103A

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Laurie Zinberg, Academic Adviser, Drexel College of Arts and Sciences
Laurie Zinberg,
Senior Academic Adviser
  • Majors – Biology (BS-MD students); Environmental Studies & Sustainability; Environmental Science; Geoscience
  • Minors – Ecology; Environmental Studies; Geoscience
Phone: 215.895.2689
Email: lgz23@drexel.edu
Location: 3031 MacAlister

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