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Undergraduate Advising

Committed to Supporting Our Students

Tara Liss-Marino, PhD, Director of Advising and Student Success, 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 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” – offering individualized attention and steadfast support as undergraduate students navigate their academic journey. Whatever your educational path may be, your adviser serves as a liaison across Drexel University, clarifying policies and procedures and advocating for students as they adjust to college-level academics. In addition, our advisers will guide you through your coursework and ensure that you are connected to the correct offices across the university from your first year until graduation.

Tara Liss-Mariño, PhD
Director of Advising and Student Success
Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
215.571.4469
tjl328@drexel.edu

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.



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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; Visiting Scholars
  • Minors – Actuarial Science; Biochemistry; Chemistry; English; Mathematics; Writing
  • Certificate Programs – Writing & Publishing

 

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

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Jenna Gregory Jenna Gregory,
Academic Adviser; First Forward Program Co-Lead


  • Majors – Chemistry (last names N-Z); Political Science(Last names A-J); Psychology (last names N-Z)
  • Minors – Politics; Science, Technology, & Society
  • Study Abroad (visiting students)
Phone: 215.895.2590
Email: jeg362@drexel.edu
Location: 3018 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 of Programming and Partnerships


  • Majors - Global Studies; History; Philosophy; 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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Tara Liss-Marino, Director of Undergraduate Student Advising and Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Tara Liss-Mariño,
Director of Advising and Student Success


  • Majors – Biology (Last Name A); CoAS Exploring
Phone: 215.571.4469
Email: tjl328@drexel.edu
Location: MacAlister Hall, Room 3020

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Florette Press, Senior Academic Adviser, College of Arts and Sciences Florette Press,
Senior Academic Adviser


  • Majors – Communication (including DUO students); Political Science (last names K-Z); Sociology
  • Minors – Communication; Linguistics, Medical Sociology; Nonprofit Communication; Sociology
Phone: 215.895.1716
Email: flp24@drexel.edu
Location: Disque Hall 109B

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Preston Roach Preston Roach,
Academic Adviser; Director, BRIDGE Program


  • Major — Biology (last names O through Z)
Phone: 215.895.1705
Email: psr35@drexel.edu
Location: Disque Hall 109C

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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 Training and Professional Development


  • Majors – Biology (last names L-N); Physics
  • Minors – Astrophysics; Biophysics; Physics
Phone: 215.895.1774
Email: jlr45@drexel.edu
Location: 3018 MacAlister Hall

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Mica Storer, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Mica Storer,
Senior Academic Adviser


  • Majors – Criminology & Justice Studies (including DUO students); Psychology major (last names I-M and all DUO students)
  • 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: 215.895.0271
Email: megan.strouss-rooney@drexel.edu
Location: Disque Hall 109A

Leanne Sweppenheiser, Senior Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Leanne Sweppenheiser,
Senior Academic Adviser


  • Major – Biology (last names B-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,
Associate Director of Strategic Operations


  • Major — Psychology (Last names A-H)
  • 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; First Forward Program Co-Lead


  • Majors – Biology (BS-MD students); Environmental Studies & Sustainability; Environmental Science; Geoscience
  • Minors – Climate Change; Ecology; Environmental Studies; Geoscience
Phone: 215.895.6460
Email: lgz23@drexel.edu
Location: 3018 MacAlister Hall

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