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Our Staff

Professional Staff
Name/EmailTitleAdvising Philosophy
Dr. Ken Baron
Director of Academic & Pre-Professional AdvisingPursue a course of study that YOU are absolutely passionate about and enjoy (simple but often overlooked premise). Be absolutely sure to incorporate multiple opportunities for experiential learning, internships, research, independent study and study abroad throughout your undergraduate education (which means strategic planning for these in your freshman an sophomore years). These experiences (along with your academic performance) will help to define you as a “distinctive” future candidate for graduate study and/or immediate employment after graduation.
Ms. Nancy L. Miller
Associate DirectorI am here to help!
Ms. Paula Ashby
Assistant Director & Chief Allied Health AdvisorWith assistance from an academic advisor, every student can develop an educational plan to meet their life goals.
Ms. Ericka Thompson
Coordinator of Academic Advising & ProgramsProper advising can help to shape goals.
Ms. Kelly Simer
Senior Academic Advisor I like to challenge my students to take ownership of their education while offering them my complete support throughout the process.  I enjoy working with both exploratory and pre-health students, and find special fulfillment working with my Pre-Nursing students.
Ms. Rosline Sumpter Academic Advisor Your advisor is one of the most important people in your life during your college career.  Make sure you are developing a relationship with that person so that you can build a successful academic career and plan.  An academic advisor should not only challenge you but support you throughout that challenge.
Ms. Erin McManus
Administrative Assistant
Graduate Fellows
Mr. Samir El Omari
Graduate AdvisorEncouraging students to explore opportunities and to excel as they contrive and achieve significant academic and personal goals.
Peer Advisors
NameYearMajor(s)/MinorAdvising Areas of Interest
Rima Abouzeid Junior Biochemical Enginnering, Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry Ask me for help getting research experience, getting involved with honor socities, and with anything related to science.
Keren ChoJuniorBA in Biological SciencesAsk me for help about questions on registering for classes and how to plan for your future semesters.
Rakesh Chopde Senior BS in Biological Sciences Ask me for help being a transfer and Pre-Professional Programs!
Dylan Cook JuniorInterdisciplinary Studies, Political Science Ask me for help about graduation requirements, and the INDS Department!
Nathan Rehr JuniorPolitical Science/International Relations & Energency Health ServicesAsk me for help about Study Abroad, Campus involvement, Degree Audit, First Year Seminars.
Allison Ziolkowski SeniorPsychology, Certificate in Elementary Education, Minor in English Literature Ask me for help with ways to stay organized, getting involved on campus, and the UMBC Education Department.