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General Information

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Hours:   Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone:   410-704-2291
Fax:   410-704-3216
E-mail:   achieve@towson.edu

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Academic Achievement Center
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

 

 

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Liz Scarbrough

Director

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-6005
E-mail:   escarbro@towson.edu

 

Mrs. Scarbrough has a passion for helping children, young adults and families. She joined Towson University over 15 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.

Liz Scarbrough
     

Kimberly Graham
Placement Testing Coordinator

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 525B
Phone:   410-704-2292
E-mail:   kgraham@towson.edu

 

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.

Kimberly Graham
     

Frank Mullen
Learning Specialist

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-3283
E-mail:   fmullen@towson.edu

 

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.

Frank Mullen
     

Angela Simms
Program Specialist

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 525
Phone:   410-704-2418
E-mail:   asimms@towson.edu

 

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.

Angela Simms
     

Jeremy Boettinger

Math Tutor Coordinator

 

Office   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone   410-704-5588
Email   jboettinger@towson.edu

 

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.

 
Jeremy Boettinger
     

Kassandra Doy
Administrative Assistant

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-4979
E-mail:   kdoy@towson.edu

 

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.

 
Kassandra Doy Photo
     

Allison Hutchison

Graduate Science Specialist

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-4027
E-mail:   ahutchison@towson.edu

 

Allison has a background of ten years of office administration and management combined with three years of higher education service. Most recently, she professionally tutored in a community college writing center. She has also taught developmental reading and English as well as composition courses at the college level. Although she has an MFA in Creative Writing, her love of learning and the classroom have prompted her to return to school for an MA in Rhetoric and Composition. A love of learning and self-motivation are what she hopes to instill in Towson’s students.

 

 
     

Monica Padgett

Graduate Science Specialist

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-2291
E-mail:   mpadge4@towson.edu

 

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.

 

 
     

Gina Sabo
Graduate Assistant

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-2291
E-mail:   gsabo1@students.towson.edu

 

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.

 

 
     

Marissa Insinna
Graduate Assistant

 

Office:   Cook Library, Room 524
Phone:   410-704-2291
E-mail:   minsin1@students.towson.edu

 

Marissa is a recent graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Spanish. She is currently earning her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Towson and hopes to one day work at a speech clinic at a University to combine her passions of Speech Pathology and Higher Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and cheering on her favorite team – the Nittany Lions!

 
     

Dr. Natalie Mannix
Music Coordinator

 

Office:   Center for the Arts, Room 2105
Phone:   410-704-3272
E-mail:   nmannix@towson.edu

 

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.

 

     

Ms. Liina Ladon
Science Coordinator

 

Office:   Smith Hall, Room 538
Phone:   410-704-3054
E-mail:   ladon@towson.edu

 

.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.

 

     

Mr. Richard Webster
Computer Science Coordinator

 

Office:   YR 7800, Room 422
Phone:   410-704-2424
E-mail:   rwebster@towson.edu

 

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.

Phone: 410-704-2291
E-mail: achieve@towson.edu



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