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Office of Academic Advising

URBN CENTER Suite 103
215.895.2396

Welcome from the Assistant Dean

The Office of Academic Advising in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is here to assist you in achieving your academic goals.

Your success as a student is dependent upon your being responsible for your academic career and our office of experienced staff and advisors will aid your effort. Our team is eager to offer guidance and support as you navigate the policies, procedures and challenges that you will experience along your journey through the college and university. You must take the initiative to contact your Academic Advisor and keep abreast of every transaction that impacts your educational process.

Please consider this website as a first step by providing you with 24/7 access to common questions that students and families often want to know. In addition to this website as a core support, we look forward to establishing a strong relationship with our students through email, phone and personal visits in our office.

We look forward to partnering with you on your academic journey. 

Academic Advisor Availability

Day of the Week 9am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Monday By appointment By appointment
Tuesday By appointment By appointment
Wednesday By appointment
By appointment
Thursday By appointment
By appointment
Friday By appointment
By appointment

Academic Advising Staff

Name Office Phone Email
Justin Fithian Justin Fithian
Academic Advisor for Film and Television and Graduate Programs: Arts Administration & Museum Leadership, Digital Media, Interior Architecture & Design, Television & Media Management
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 jmf465@drexel.edu
Josh Ford Josh Ford
Academic Advisor for Art History, Graphic Design, Product Design, Urban Strategy
URBN Center 103 215-895-2396 jdf82@drexel.edu
Dawn Gibian Dawn Gibian
Assistant Dean, Director Office of Academic Advising
Academic Advisor for Design & Merchandising, Visiting Students, Westphal Studies
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 dag56@drexel.edu
Denise Gibson Denise Gibson
Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Advising
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 jacksode@drexel.edu
Grace Kim
Academic Advisor
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 gsk39@drexel.edu
Jacquelyn Mendoza Jacquelyn Mendoza
Academic Advisor for Animation & Visual Effects, Game Design & Production, Interactive Digital Media, Screenwriting & Playwriting, Virtual Reality & Immersive Media
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 jam665@drexel.edu
Denise Marie Snow Denise Marie Snow
Academic Advisor for Music Industry, Photography, Retail & Merchandising
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 dms546@drexel.edu
Max Vasapoli Max Vasapoli
Academic Advisor for Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design (Undergraduate & Graduate), Undeclared.
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 mv578@drexel.edu
Kate Walbert Kate Walbert
Academic Advisor for Architecture, Dance, Interior Design, Design Research
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396 kcw52@drexel.edu