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Student Services


Welcome from the Assistant Dean

The Office of Student Services in the Wesphal 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.

Your success at the Westphal College and Drexel University is our highest priority and it is our great pleasure to be of service.

Academic Advisor Availability

Day of the Week 9am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Monday By appointment Walk in
Tuesday By appointment Walk in
Wednesday Walk in By appointment
Thursday Walk in By appointment
Friday Walk in By appointment
Additional ARCH appointments available Tuesday and Thursday, 5 PM-6 PM.

Student Services Staff

Name Office Phone Email
Ellana Black Ellana Black
Academic Advisor for Art History, Dance, Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design (Undergraduate & Graduate)
URBN Center, Suite 103 215.895.2396
Justin Fithian Justin Fithian
Academic Advisor for Film and Television and Graduate Programs: Arts Administration & Museum Leadership, Design Research, Digital Media, Interior Architecture & Design, Television & Media Management, Urban Strategy
URBN Center, 103 215.895.2396
Dawn Gibian Dawn Gibian
Assistant Dean, Director Office of Student Services
Academic Advisor for Undeclared, Visiting Students, Westphal Studies
URBN Center, 103A 215.895.2396
Denise Gibson Denise Gibson
Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Services
URBN Center, 103J 215.895.2396
Rachael McBride Rachael McBride
Academic Advisor for Design & Merchandising, Product Design, Retail & Merchandising (Graduate)
URBN Center, 103 215.895.2396
Jacquelyn Mendoza Jacquelyn Mendoza
Academic Advisor for Animation & Visual Effects, Game Design & Production, Interactive Digital Media, Screenwriting & Playwriting, Virtual Reality & Immersive Media
URBN Center 103B 215.895.2396
Denise Marie Snow Denise Marie Snow
Academic Advisor for Graphic Design, Music Industry
URBN Center, Suite 103 215.895.2396
Kate Walbert Kate Walbert
Academic Advisor for Architecture, Interior Design, Photography
URBN Center, Suite 103 215.895.2396