Meet the Advisors

Advising Center Staff

In addition to the director and assistant directors, the Advising Center has a dedicated staff of 26 full-time professional advisors from a broad range of academic backgrounds. We are also fortunate to have two administrative staff members, as well as our team of Peer Advisors, all of whom help ensure that everything runs smoothly so that we can best serve our students.

As an incoming student in the Dietrich School, you are assigned an academic advisor within the Advising Center. Once you have officially declared your Dietrich School major, or once you have been accepted into a different undergraduate school within the University, you will transition to a different advisor in your chosen program.

View all Dietrich School departmental advisors »

Advising Leadership

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Derek Fischer
Director, Advising Center
412-624-9153
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Ed Giles
Assistant Director
412-383-7039
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Maggie Schneider
Assistant Director
412-624-6227
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Advising Staff

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Shawn Alfonso Wells
Advisor
412-624-6444
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Gregory Allen
Advisor
412-624-6375
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Katie Bruce
Advisor
412-624-4995
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Sal Caito
Advisor
412-624-9271
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Stacey Chervon
Advisor
412-624-7758
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Tom Converso
Advisor
412-383-5033
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lucy Delaney
Advisor
412-624-9275
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Theresa Fabrizio
Advisor
412-624-9151
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Lauren Franczak
Advisor
412-624-6377
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Adrian Gonzales
Advisor
412-624-0006
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Stephanie Hanville
Advisor
412-624-4994
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Lenore Hiller
Advisor
412-383-3442
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Babs Mowery
Advisor
412-624-6369
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Kathleen Ward Murphy
Advisor
412-624-6484
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Amanda Nelson-Geruntho
Advisor
412-624-6489
Spring Term Hours
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Jason Russell
Advisor
412-624-9284
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Matt Schultz
Advisor
412-624-6236
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Carolyn Smith
Advisor
412-624-0358
Spring Term Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Lauren Smith
Advisor
412-624-7566
Spring Term Hours
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Emily Snyder
Advisor
412-624-6444
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Rachel Sterling
Advisor
412-624-6506
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Philip Tarasi
Advisor
412-624-6233
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Heidi Thomas
Advisor
412-624-6376
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Stephanie Whatule
Advisor
412-624-6237
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Lou Yurasits
Advisor
412-624-6447
Spring Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Administrative Staff

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Katie Byers
Administrative Assistant
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
412-624-6367
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Natalie Gordon
Departmental Administrator
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
412-624-6371