Academic Achievement Center
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Cook Library, Room 524
Mrs. Scarbrough has a passion for helping children, young adults and families. She joined Towson University over 10 years ago, first as a technology trainer and then as a learning specialist. Mrs. Scarbrough received her BA in Chemistry from the University of San Diego, followed by her MS in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently she completed her MEd in Early Childhood at Towson University. In her free time her greatest joy is spending time with family. She also enjoys solving puzzles, playing games and working for College for Kids.
Mrs. Chappell is one of the newest additions to the Academic Achievement Center family. She moved to Maryland nearly 4 years ago from the Georgia area. Some of Mrs. Chappell’s special interests include cultural diversity and assisting young women achieve their highest academic and personal goals by increasing their self esteem. Currently, Mrs. Chappell is completing her undergraduate degree in Social Science/Sociology at UMUC. Her goal is to become an Academic Advisor. Though she enjoys the academia environment; Mrs. Chappell also cherishes spending time with family and friends; reading and seeing new movies.
Mrs. Graham has over 15 years of experience working in higher education settings in the areas of academic, personal and career coaching. She earned her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Mr. Mullen has been at Towson for over 30 years in a number of administrative positions. He earned his BA at Duquesne University in History and Political Science. His graduate work was done at the University of Pittsburgh in Political Science, specializing in Russian and East European Studies. Mr. Mullen teaches for the Political Science department each fall & spring, loves to travel, watch soccer and roots for his home town team - the Steelers. Frank has 2 grown boys but lives with his “baby” – a Chocolate Lab named Chaco.
Ms. Angela Simms enjoys the vivacious college atmosphere of students seeking a valuable goal. Born and raised in Baltimore, she had her footsteps geared toward Towson University. She attended TU as a student, worked on campus as a student assistant, earned a BA degree in Mass Communications, and devotes her career in higher education as a full-time staff member. In addition to her enjoyment of working with college students for over 21 years, Ms. Simms cherishes church fellowship, giving to the needy and missionaries, traveling, interior decorating and delicious meals with friends and family.
Math Tutor Coordinator
Cook Library, Room 524
Jeremy is a recent graduate of Towson University majoring in Actuarial Science with a minor in Business Administration. He has been working with the AAC as a math tutor since the fall of 2008, reaching certification Level 2 through the AAC’s certified training program, and is looking forward to applying his experience in his administrative role. He has a passion for helping others and loves using his math skills to help others gain a better understanding of the topic. In his spare time he likes to travel, golf, read, hike, and go crabbing on his family’s boat.
Michelle is in her second year of the school psychology program at Towson University where she received her Bachelor's degree in psychology. She has experience working in Harford County and Baltimore County school systems and conducting individual research studies. As a result, she is looking forward to continuing to work in the school system after graduation. In her spare time, she likes to work out and read.
In the Spring 2012 Semester, Chiso began her Health Sciences: Community Health Master’s program here at Towson University. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in December of 2009. Previously she worked in a molecular biology research laboratory at UMBC and has some experience tutoring children of kindergarten and elementary ages for National Math and Science Plus Academy (NMASPA). She treasures spending time with family, reading Christian fiction and watching basketball. But above all, her top priority is her Christian faith in Jesus Christ.
Kalin Kirilov is an Assistant Professor of Music at Towson University. He previously taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kalin received a B.A. from the Academy of Music in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Oregon. Kalin's research explores the boundaries between two often compartmentalized fields, music theory and ethnomusicology, and his new perspectives for analysis of Eastern European music have been well-received at national and international conferences. Kalin's dissertation traces the development of harmonic languages in Bulgarian music. A master of multiple instruments, Kalin has performed extensively in Bulgaria and Western Europe.
.Liina Ladon, a Towson University alumna, completed her M.S. in Physical Organic Chemistry at UMBC. In addition to coordinating the science tutoring for the Academic Achievement Center, she is also an instructor for the Department of Chemistry. Her interest in chemical education has led to the development of her website (URL: www.towson.edu/~ladon) with over 200 pages of study aids for chemistry. The site has become one of the top sites on the world wide web for chemistry help.
Richard Webster has been employed in Higher Education as an Instructional Designer, Facilities Coordinator and Adjunct Professor. Areas of interest include: The Learning Process, Web Design, Individualized Instruction, On-Line Education, Instructional Technology, and Public Health and Safety.
Academic Achievement Center
Cook Library, Room 524 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 2/11 - 5/14, except
during spring break