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Office of Academic Advising


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
Zach Burden Zach Burden
Academic Advisor for Graphic Design, Product Design
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Josh Ford Josh Ford
Senior Academic Advisor for Art History, Music Industry, Graduate Program: Urban Strategy
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Denise Gibson Denise Gibson
Administrative Coordinator, Office of Academic Advising
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Rob Handerhan Rob Handerhan
Academic Advisor
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Jacquelyn Mendoza Jacquelyn Mendoza
Assistant Director, Advising Operations advising Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Media & Virtual Production, Game Design & Production, User Experience & Interaction Design
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Evelyn Ramos Evelyn Ramos
Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Advising - Advising for Interior Design, Graduate Program: Interior Architecture & Design
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Thanh Tran Thanh Tran
Academic Advisor for Design & Merchandising, Graduate Program: Digital Media, Television & Media Management
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Max Vasapoli Max Vasapoli
Academic Advisor for Entertainment & Arts Management, Film & Television, Undeclared
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Kate Walbert Kate Walbert
Senior Academic Advisor for Architecture, Dance, Screenwriting & Playwriting, Graduate Program: Design Research
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396
Joanna Zale
Academic Advisor for Fashion Design (Undergraduate & Graduate), Photography, Graduate Program: Arts Administration & Museum Leadership, Retail & Merchandising
URBN Center 103 215.895.2396