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. 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.
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.
Jen joined the Academic Achievement Center in 2013 and has experience working as a student consultant in higher education and as an instructor in the department of Education and Adventure Education. She earned her M.A.Ed. from Prescott College, specializing in experiential learning and her BS in Recreation from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her graduate research explored the impact of emotional safety on the learning process. In her spare time, Jen enjoys camping, the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Kassandra joined the Academic Achievement Center in 2014 and brings 3 years of USM experience in academics, advising, as well as a passion for helping others succeed. She is currently earning a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences with a minor in Women’s Studies. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, dancing, cheering for her favorite sports teams, and spending time with her family.
Monica recently graduated from Towson with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. During her time as an undergraduate student, she worked as a science tutor. She is currently earning a Master’s in Teaching and hopes to one day teach high school science. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, exercising, and reading.
Brittany is currently completing her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education here at Towson University. She recently moved to the area from Toronto, Ontario where she has spent the last three years teaching Kindergarten. Brittany developed her passion for helping and teaching others as a summer guide leading canoe trips in the Canadian Wilderness. She turned this passion into a career after earning a BA in Education in 2010. During her spare time, she enjoys canoeing, travelling the world and spending time with her family.
Gina has been a teacher for the last seven years, teaching English, Creative Writing, and Women’s History to grades 9-12. Beginning in spring of 2011, Gina decided to go back to school to get her Master’s Degree in School Library Media. Her love of reading and learning guided her decision and helped shape her background in writing, reading, tutoring, etc. Gina has a wonderful son and husband in her life who she loves to spend her time with. She loves to read, write, bake, and spending time with extended family and friends.
Natalie Mannix is currently assistant professor of trombone at Towson University. She is also principal trombonist in the Delaware Symphony and performs extensively in a variety of orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the region. Natalie frequently visits other universities and musical conferences as a guest artist and clinician. Her specialty is trombone and euphonium performance and brass pedagogy. She received degrees from the University of Michigan, the Juilliard School and Catholic University.
.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 and Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. during tutoring, except during Spring