Center for University Advising

Meet the Center for University Advising Team

Staff

Dean for Center for University Advising

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Oppenheim

Marc Oppenheim
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Dean Oppenheim advises students in the Video/Television & Film and Video/Television & Business majors.

The Dean of the Center for University Advising provides strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive general advising center serving undergraduate and preprofessional students. The dean is a member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team and is committed to supporting student success, enhancing academic preparation, and cultivating among students the self-reflection and competencies that lead to personally and academically satisfying experiences. The dean leads the department of 20 professional staff in three main areas: Student Outreach and Retention Initiatives, Undergraduate Academic Advising, and Student Athlete Advising. Partnering with faculty and academic departments to facilitate Hofstra's dual advising model, the dean serves as a champion, advocate, role model, and mentor for Hofstra students.

The dean also provides academic advising for students who are pursuing BS degrees in the Herbert School of Communication.

Strategic Outreach and Retention Initiatives

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Boscarino

Jennifer Boscarino-Green
Senior Associate Dean/Director
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Jenn advises students in Applied Physics, Geology, Health Informatics, Mathematical Finance, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Music Business, Music Education and Physics majors.

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Alexa Weber

Alexa Weber
Associate Director
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Alexa advises students in the Dance, Dance Education, Drama and Theatre Arts majors.

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Babinecz

Liz Babinecz
Assistant Director
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Liz advises students in the Athletic Training, Environmental Resources, Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Athletic Training, STEM, and Undecided majors.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Advising deans provide academic advising for undergraduate students around academic policies, course registration and academic planning, and major exploration. They serve as guides and facilitators for students during their academic experiences and connect them to faculty and their academic departments.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Health Team

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Miller

Ellen Miller
Associate Dean
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Ellen advises students in the Biology and Civil Engineering majors. Ellen also advises students in the Premedical Post Baccalaureate Certificate program.

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Schauss

Monica Schauss
Assistant Dean
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Monica advises students in the Community Health, Exercise Physiology, Health Science. Industrial Engineering, Speech-Language Hearing Sciences majors.

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Gray

Ashley Gray
Assistant Dean
(Pre-Health)
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Ashley advises students in the Biochemistry, Engineering Science, Natural Science (PA only), Physician Assistant Studies, Pre-Health, Pre-Medical Studies majors.

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Marissa Corrado

Marissa Corrado
Academic Advisor
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Marissa advises students in the Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Nursing majors.

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Jesika Lento

Jesika Lento
Academic Advisor
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Jesika advises students in the Neuroscience, Psychology, and Urban Ecology majors.

Zarb School of Business and Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) Team

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Binder

Bert Binder
Associate Dean
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Bert advises students in the Business Analytics, Computer Science & Cybersecurity, Economics, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Global Studies, Information Systems, Labor Studies, Mathematical Business Economics and Mathematical Economics majors.

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Nargentino

Marianne Nargentino
Assistant Dean
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Marianne advises students in the Accounting, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Marketing and Undecided-Business majors.

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Sandoval

Gina Sandoval
Assistant Dean
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Gina advises students in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science & Mathematics, Finance and Marketing majors.

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) and The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Team

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Bertsch

Christina Cacioppo Bertsch
Associate Dean
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Christina advises students in the Art History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Classics, Comparative Literature, Fine Arts, Foreign Language Education. French, German. Hebrew, History, Italian. Japanese, Latin, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, Rhetorical Studies, Russia, Social Studies Education. Spanish, and Writing Studies majors. Christina also advises students in the Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP).

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Sloan

Kimberly Sloan-Montalvo
Assistant Dean
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Kim advises students in the African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology, Early Childhood and Childhood Education, English, English Education, Health Education, Jewish Studies, Mass Media Studies, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Education & Health, Pre-Early Childhood Education, Religion, Religion & Contemporary Issues, Science Education, Sociology, Sustainability Studies, Undecided-Education, and Women’s Studies majors.

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Ashley Andree

Ashley Andree
Academic Advisor
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Ashley advises students in the Film Studies & Production, Filmmaking, Political Science, Public Policy & Public Service and Writing for the Screen majors.

Advisor/Advisee Responsibilities

Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advising dean a minimum of once per semester prior to registration, but may schedule meetings as often as needed to ensure progress toward their degree, troubleshoot, explore options, etc.

Advisee Responsibilities

  • Schedule appointments in advance and contact your advisor if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
  • Read the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin for the academic year that you entered the University. It provides information about your degree and major requirements, as well as course pre- and co-requisites.
  • Ask specific questions about general requirements, academic policies and procedures, academic standards, and resources (tutoring, career/major exploration, study skills workshops, etc.).
  • Prepare a tentative schedule of classes for your registration advising appointment.
  • Provide honest and accurate information to your advisor about your academic life.
  • Listen to your advisor and consider the advice and recommendations provided to you.
  • Check your Hofstra email often and thoroughly read any emails sent by your advisor. Respond in a timely fashion.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Keep appointments and contact advisee if it is necessary to reschedule.
  • Be prepared with appropriate resource materials.
  • Provide accurate and specific information regarding distribution requirements, academic policies and procedures, academic standards, and resources.
  • Listen to and assist advisee in making decisions and solving problems.
  • Suggest options concerning careers, majors, and selection of courses.