If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

Center for University Advising
Prepare for Registration

Academic Advising Organization

Dean for Center for University Advising

Oppenheim

Marc Oppenheim

The Dean of the Center for University Advising provides strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive general advising center serving undergraduate and pre-professional 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 Communications.

Strategic Outreach and Retention Initiatives

Boscarino

Jennifer Boscarino-Green,
Senior Associate Dean/Director

Placeholder

Mary Etienne,
Associate Director

Babinecz

Liz Babinecz,
Assistant Director

This team leads the development and implementation of retention initiatives for undergraduate students. They work closely with the other CUA teams and campus colleagues to develop and maintain communications campaigns, registration processes, grade review, scholarship review, orientation registration processes, and other CUA practices.

This team also provides academic advising for students majoring in the Performing Arts, and undecided students in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS).

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

This team provides academic advising for students majoring in programs within the School of Health Professions and Human Services, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Natural Sciences within the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  They also advise students interested in pursuing medical school or graduate work in the allied health professions.

Miller

Ellen Miller,
Associate Dean

Hickling

Matthew Hickling,
Senior Assistant Dean

Grannum

Varinia Grannum,
Assistant Dean

Warner

Alison Warner,
Assistant Dean

Monica Shauss

Monica Shauss,
Assistant Dean

Gray

Ashley Gray,
Assistant Dean
(Pre-Health)


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

This team provides academic advising for students majoring in programs within the Zarb School of Business, and some majors the Kalikow School for Government, Public Policy and International Studies (Economics, Global Studies, and Geography).

Binder

Bert Binder,
Associate Dean

Nargentino

Marianne Nargentino,
Assistant Dean

Placeholder

Gina Sandoval,
Assistant Dean

Placeholder

Vacant

 
 

Communications and Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) Team

This team provides academic advising for students pursuing

  • BA degrees within Herbert School of Communication
  • Majors within the School of Education
  • Majors in the Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs (Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology)
  • Majors the School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts (Comparative Literature and Languages, English, Fine Arts, Design, Art History, Rhetoric, Romance Languages and Literatures, Writing Studies)
Bertsch

Christina Cacioppo Bertsch,
Associate Dean

Lopez

Edili Lopez,
Assistant Dean

Porcelli

Tony Porcelli,
Assistant Dean

Sloan-Montalvo

Kimberly Sloan-Montalvo,
Assistant Dean

 
 

The Student-Athlete Advising Team

This team advises student-athletes in all majors.

McAndrew

Rachel Peel-McAndrew,
Associate Dean

Spaterella

Michelle Spaterella,
Assistant Dean

 
 
 
 

Prepare for Registration