Meet the Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising Center Staff

In addition to the Director and Assistant Director, the Academic Advising Center has a dedicated staff of full-time professional academic advisors from a broad range of backgrounds. We are also fortunate to have two administrative staff members, a graduate student intern, and 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 Academic 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 academic advisor in your chosen program.

View all Dietrich School department academic advisors »

Advising Leadership

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Derek Fischer
Director
412-624-9153
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Ed Giles
Assistant Director
412-383-7039
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Remote: Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advising Staff

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Gregory Allen
Academic Advisor
412-624-6375
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday & Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Remote: Tuesday & Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Office: Friday 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
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Katie Bruce
Academic Advisor
412-624-4995
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday & Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Remote: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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Stacey Chervon
Academic Advisor
412-624-7758
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Remote: Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Theresa Fabrizio
Academic Advisor
412-624-9151
Fall Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Lauren Franczak
Academic Advisor
412-624-6377
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Remote: Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Adrian Gonzales
Academic Advisor
412-383-3433
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Damian Hall
Academic Advisor
412-383-0225
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Lenore Hiller
Academic Advisor
412-383-3442
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday & Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Remote: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Alexandra Magee
Academic Advisor
412-383-0226
Fall Term Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Melanie McColey
Academic Advisor
412-383-3599
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Remote: Thurdsay
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
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Mike Menzietti
Academic Advisor
412-383-0259
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Sarah Moore
Academic Advisor
412-383-3562
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday & Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
In Office: Wednesday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Remote: Wednesday - Friday
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Kathleen Ward Murphy
Academic Advisor
412-624-6484
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Remote: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Susan Ngbabare
Academic Advisor
(412) 383-4289
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Angela Petsis
Academic Advisor
412-624-0663
Fall Term Hours
In Office Monday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Remote: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Ramkumar Ramanathan
Academic Advisor
412-624-0662
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.; 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Remote: Tuesday
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.; 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Remote: Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In Office: Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Jason Russell
Academic Advisor
412-624-9284
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Matt Schultz
Academic Advisor
412-624-6236
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Lauren Smith-Lemesh
Academic Advisor
412-624-7566
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Emily Snyder
Academic Advisor
412-624-6378
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Julia Stein
Academic Advisor
412-624-7608
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Remote: Monday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Philip Tarasi
Academic Advisor
412-624-6233
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Remote: Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Heidi Thomas
Academic Advisor
412-624-6376
Fall Term Hours
In Office Monday & Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Remote Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Victoria Walker
Academic Advisor
412-383-3764
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Stephanie Whatule
Academic Advisor
412-624-6237
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In Office: Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Administrative Staff

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Pam Bryant
Administrative Assistant
412-383-3937
Fall Term Hours
Remote: Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Office: Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Laura McClain
Adminstrative Assistant
412-383-3527
Fall Term Hours
In Office: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.