All students at King’s College are assigned an Academic Advisor. Academic advisors assist students with selecting the courses, which meet the requirements of the core curriculum and the major program with regard to sequencing and timing.  Students are expected to meet with their advisors at least twice a semester to ensure they are progressing smoothly and to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Academic Advisors:

  • Discuss academic programs consistent with each student’s abilities and interests
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding academic options and available resources
  • Explore various career paths and educational goals by encouraging advisees to select appropriate courses within the core curriculum
  • Monitor the student’s progress toward achieving academic and career goals as well as a meaningful college experience
  • Provide an early alert system to address academic and/or personal concerns within the first four weeks of the semester
  • Offer valuable information regarding the addition of complementary second major(s) and/or a minor(s)
  • Help students select electives with care and purpose to enhance their resumes or to enrich their lives
  • Assist undecided students in selecting a major by thoroughly examining various programs and by suggesting further exploration with a career counselor in the Office of Career Planning and Placement

Students work closely with an academic advisor throughout their time at King’s. At the end of their freshman year, students who have designated a major are assigned an academic advisor from their major department; students who have not selected a major remain with an advisor from the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.

Academic Advisors

FAQs – Academic Advisors

  • What is an Academic Advisor?
  • Who is my Academic Advisor?
  • How do I contact my Academic Advisor?

    Unless you are told differently, the best way to contact your Academic Advisor is by email or by phone. For a complete listing of faculty and staff, go to http://www.kings.edu/non_cms/phonesearch/index.asp

     

Freshman Academic Advisor

All new freshmen are assigned to a Freshman Academic Advisor for their first year at King’s College. At the end of the freshman year, the students who have a designated major are assigned to an academic advisor from their major department. Students who have not declared a major will remain with the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.

Dr. Beth Admiraal*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Political Science
Title: Professor of Political Science, Department Chairperson
E-mail: BethAdmiraal@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5754
Office: Hafey-Marian, Room 204B

Dr. J.C. Blewitt
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Business and Management
Title: Assistant Professor of Management
E-mail: JCBlewitt@kings.edu 
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5712
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 319
                                  
Dr. Kristi Concannon*
Freshman Advisor
Department: Chemistry & Physics
Title: Professor of Physics, Program Director
E-mail: KristiConcannon@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5390
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room 106

Mrs. Rita Cross*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Physician Assistant
Title: Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor
E-mail: RitaCross@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5395
Office: King’s On The Square, Room 147

Mrs. Jean Denion*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Physician Assistant
Title: Academic Coordinator, Clinical Professor
E-mail: JeanDenion@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext.5332
Office: King’s On The Square, Room 134

Rev. Charles Kociolek, C.S.C.*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Associate Director of Academic Advisement
E-mail: CharlesKociolek@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5912
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

Mr. John R. Kratz*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Director of Academic Advisement
E-mail: JohnKratz@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5893
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

Dr. Paul Lamore*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Business and Management
Title: Associate Professor of Business, Program Director of Engineering 
E-mail: PaulLamore@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5760
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 220

Dr. Michael Little*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  English Department
Title: Associate Professor of English
E-mail: MichaelLittle@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext 5917
Office: Hafey-Marian Hall, Room 416

Ms. Bridget McFadden*
Freshmen and International Academic Advisor
Department: Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor, International Student Coordinator
E-Mail: bridgetmcfadden@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5897
Office: Mulligan, Room 91C

Mrs. Lorraine Novinger*
Freshman Advisor
Title: Academic Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Department:  Physician Assistant
E-mail: LorraineNovinger@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5296
Office: King’s On The Square, Room 108

Dr. Denise Reboli*
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Education
Title: Professor of Education, Department Chairperson       
E-mail: DeniseReboli@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5498
Office: O’Hara Hall, Room 124

Mr. William Reynolds
Freshman Advisor
Title: Clinical Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Department:  Physician Assistant
E-mail: WilliamReynolds@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5297
Office: King’s On The Square, Room 110

Mrs. Joanne Santarelli*
Freshman and Transfer Advisor
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Transfer Academic Advisor
E-mail: JoanneSantarelli@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5969
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

Dr. Tara Shawver
Freshman Advisor
Department:  Accounting & Finance
Title: Professor of Accounting
E-mail: MarianBoscia@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5780
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 114

Mr. Jeremy Simington
Freshman Advisor
Department: Sports Medicine
Title: Clinical Professor & Department Chairperson of Sports Medicine,
Program Director of Athletic Training
E-mail: JeremySimington@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5636
Office: King’s On The Square, Room 228

Dr. Barry Williams*
Summer Orientation Advisor
Department:  McGowan School of Business
Title: Dean, McGowan School of Business, Professor of Accounting
E-Mail: BarryWilliams@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5932
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 211

Dr. Ann Yezerski
Freshman Advisor
Department: Biology
Title: Professor of Biology
E-mail: AnnYezerski@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5602
Office: Parente Life Science Center, Room 303

*Denotes Advisor during Summer Orientation

Transfer Academic Advisor

All new transfer students are assigned to a Transfer Advisor, for the first 3 weeks of their first semester. After the 3rd week, the students who have a designated major are assigned to an academic advisor from their major department. Transfers who have not selected a major remain with the Transfer Advisor until a major is chosen.

Mrs. Joanne Santarelli
Transfer Advisor
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Transfer Academic Advisor
E-mail: JoanneSantarelli@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5969
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

International Academic Advisor

All new international students are assigned to an International Academic Advisor for their first year at King’s College. At the end of the first year, the students who have a designated major are assigned to an academic advisor from their major department. International students who have not declared a major will remain with the International Academic Advisor until a major is chosen.
                             
Ms. Bridget McFadden
Freshmen and International Academic Advisor
Department: Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor, International Student Coordinator
E-Mail: bridgetmcfadden@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5897
Office: Mulligan, Room 91C

Upperclassman Academic Advisor

Major Academic Advisors
All sophomore, junior, and senior students who have officially declared a major(s) are assigned a Major Academic Advisor from their department.

Students who have not selected a major remain with an advisor from the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.