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Mailing Address
Office: Cook Library, Room 524
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 410-704-2291
Fax: 410-704-3216
Email: achieve@towson.edu
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
Email: 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 B.A. in chemistry from the University of San Diego, followed by her M.S. in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently she completed her M.Ed. in early childhood education 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.

   

Kimberly Graham
Placement Testing Coordinator

Office: Cook Library, Room 525B
Phone: 410-704-2292
Email: 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.

   
Frank Mullen
Learning Specialist

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

Mr. Mullen has been at Towson University for over 30 years in a number of administrative positions. He earned his B.A. 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 Eastern European studies. Mr. Mullen teaches for the political science department each fall and spring, loves to travel, watch soccer and roots for his home town team — the Steelers. Frank has two grown boys but lives with his “baby,” a chocolate lab named Chaco. 

   

Angela Simms
Program Specialist

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

Ms. Angela Simms enjoys the vivacious college atmosphere of students seeking a valuable goal. Born and raised in Baltimore, her path turned toward Towson University. She attended TU as a student, worked on campus as a student assistant, earned a B.A. 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 Boettinger

Learning Specialist, 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. He 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.

   

Kassandra Doy
Administrative Assistant

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

Kassandra joined the Academic Achievement Center in 2014 and brings three 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.

   
Allison Hutchison
Learning 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.

 

Allison Hutchison

   

Monica Padgett

Graduate Science Specialist

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

Monica recently graduated from Towson University 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
Email: 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 with both of whom she loves to spend her time. She loves to read, write, bake and spend 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!

Mariss Insinna
   

Kristy Gustavson

Kristy is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Psychology and Ethnic Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with hopes of achieving licensure. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach, exercising, and hanging out with friends and family. Not to mention, binge watching her favorite TV shows- Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Scandal.

 
   

Dr. Natalie Mannix
Music Coordinator

Office: Center for the Arts, Room 2105
Phone: 410-704-3272
Email: 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
Email: 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 Internet for chemistry help.

   
Mr. Richard Webster
Computer Science Coordinator

Office: YR 7800, Room 422
Phone: 410-704-2424
Email: 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 following: the learning process, Web design, individualized instruction, online 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 Break

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



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