Meet the Academic Advising Staff

Did you know that one of our academic adviser’s sons was the drum major in the Penn State Blue Band for three years? Or that another of our advisers is a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribes of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota? Click on your adviser’s name to learn more about your adviser! You can always make an appointment with your adviser through Starfish. Navigate to the network tab and click on adviser to schedule your appointment.

If you don’t think you’ve been assigned an academic adviser, please contact the advising department so that we can get you connected. 

You can help us provide the best support possible. Please leave feedback about your recent advising appointment by using the Academic Advising contact form.

“Penn State World Campus academic advisers are committed to working with students and being their advocates.”

Laura A Pasquini, Ph.D. and George E Steele, Ph.D., NACADA consultants


Tip: Your adviser will share online resources with you, so it is helpful for you to be at a computer while you talk.

Academic Advisers

Richard Akers              

Phone: 814-863-4509  
Email: [email protected]

 

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Donna Anderson

Phone: 814-863-9873
Email: [email protected]

 

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Mandy Biddle

Phone: 814-867-3669
Email: [email protected]

 

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Ricky Bohn

Phone: 814-863-6765
Email: [email protected] 

 

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Andrea Buffone 

Phone: 814-863-3670
Email: [email protected]

 

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Shawnee Burns

Phone: 814-865-6423
Email: [email protected]

 

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Andrew Call

Phone: 814-865-0085
Email: [email protected]

 

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Lisa Campbell

Phone: 814-867-3665
Email: [email protected]

 

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Stephanie Cardona 

Phone: 814-863-6794
Email: [email protected]

 

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John Carter

Phone: [email protected]
Email: 814-867-4711

 

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Dawn Coder

Phone: 814-863-3667
Email: [email protected]

 

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Michael Cohenour

Phone: 814-863-4022
Email: [email protected]

 

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Melissa Coles

Phone: 814-865-9659
Email: [email protected]

 

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Ana Covarrubias

Phone: 814-863-2957
Email: [email protected]

 

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Shawna Culp

Phone: 814-867-5151 
Email: [email protected]

 

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Jennifer DeCecco

Phone: 814-865-8253
Email: [email protected]

 

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Deb Dworsky 

Phone: 814-867-4138
Email: [email protected]

 

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Kate Elias 

Phone: 814-867-3706
Email: [email protected]

 

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Carmen Frost

Phone: 814-867-3673
Email: [email protected]

 

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Julian Fung

Phone: 814-863-5164
Email: [email protected]

 

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Katie Gaines

Phone: 814-863-4027
Email: [email protected]

 

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Julia Glover

Phone: 814-867-3668
Email: [email protected]

 

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Alma Hernandez

Phone: 814-863-9743
Email: [email protected]

 

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Jeff Hill 

Phone: 814-863-6622
Email: [email protected]

 

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Amanda Holdren

Phone: 814-865-0918
Email: [email protected]

 

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Cliff Holmes

Phone: 814-865-3402
Email: [email protected]

 

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Ryan Kataoka

Phone: 814-863-6759
Email: [email protected]

 

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John Kryst

Phone: 814-863-6230
Email: [email protected]

 

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Todd Lawton

Phone: 814-867-2576
Email: [email protected]

 

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Dina Liberatore

Phone: 814-863-6542
Email: [email protected]

 

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Rebecca Marcum

Phone: 814-865-5403
Email: [email protected]

 

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Barbra McDill

Phone: 814-863-6713
Email: [email protected]

 

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Cheryl Miller

Phone: 814-865-1177
Email: [email protected]

 

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John Mills

Phone: 814-863-8301
Email: [email protected]

 

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Michael Mucci

Phone: 814-863-6706
Email: [email protected]

 

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Steve Navarra

Phone: 814-867-6713
Email: [email protected]

 

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Sarah Peacock

Phone: 814-863-6782
Email: [email protected]

 

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Rose Petrunyak

Phone: 814-865-0100
Email: [email protected]

 

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Terah Richardson

Phone: 814-867-4712
Email: [email protected]

 

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Malinda Sawyer 

Phone: 814-863-6880
Email: [email protected]

 

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Leslie Shively

Phone: 814-863-5736
Email: [email protected]

 

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Shannon Singer

Phone: 814-863-6458
Email: [email protected]

 

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Estelle Stroup 

Phone: 814-863-6481
Email: [email protected]

 

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Yana Thal Irwin

Phone: 814-867-0167
Email: [email protected]

 

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Jorge Trevino

Phone: 814-867-4714
Email: [email protected]

 

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Richard Villasenor

Phone: 814-865-5403
Email: [email protected]

 

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Stephanie Vlajic

Phone: 814-863-9752
Email: [email protected]

 

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Terry Watson

Phone: 814-863-3070
Email: [email protected]

 

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Sandy Weller

Phone: 814-865-6247
Email: [email protected]

 

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Dayna Wenger

Phone: 814-865-8246
Email: [email protected]

 

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Victoria White

Phone: 814-865-5179
Email: [email protected]

 

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Andrea Woerman

Phone: 814-863-6843
Email: [email protected]

 

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Advising Assistants

Wade Endress

Phone: 814-865-0891
Email: [email protected]

 

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Nicole Linko

Phone: 814-863-6392
Email: [email protected]

 

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Joanna Loebig

Phone: 814-863-6618
Email: [email protected]

 

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Patty Markle

Phone: 814-865-1729
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Karen Sankey

Phone: 814-865-8290
Email: [email protected]

 

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Leah Will

Phone: 814-863-6806
Email: [email protected]

 

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Special Advising Situations 

Not all academic programs are advised by the World Campus advising staff. The following programs are advised by the academic department that offers the programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy
    Email [email protected] or call 877-713-7778

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to B.S.)
    Email [email protected] or call 814-863-2229