Meet Our Staff

liz scarbrough



Liz 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. Liz is NCLCA Learning Center Leadership Certified - Level 3. 

kassandra doy


Administrative Assistant 

Kassandra joined The Tutoring & Learning Center in 2014 and brings three years of USM experience in academics, advising as well as a passion for helping others succeed. She earned her 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.

christopher dillon


Music Coordinator


Science Coordinator

Liina, a Towson University alumna, completed her M.S. in physical organic chemistry at UMBC. In addition to coordinating the science tutoring for The Tutoring & Learning Center, she is also an instructor for the Department of Chemistry. 


Computer Science Coordinator

Kyle is an Information Technology major pursuing his B.A. in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He also works as the Lab Systems Administrator for the department. In his spare time he enjoys photography, technology, and playing various musical instruments.

angela simms


Program Specialist 

Angela 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.

Cindy Smidt


Learning Specialist, Business and Liberal Arts

Cindy has a passion for helping those around her succeed. Over the last 22 years, Cindy has taught every age group from preschoolers to senior citizens, and she is excited to be working with the Tutoring and Learning Center. Ms. Smidt earned dual B.A.s in Art Education and Art History from the University of Maryland at College Park and her M.A. in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In her free time, Cindy enjoys creating art, playing with her cat, taking long walks in nature preserves, and spending time with friends.

sandrine tchatie-leudeu


Learning Specialist:, Math Coordinator and Technology Specialist

Sandrine earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from The City University of New-York and a master of science degree in applied mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science from Boston University. Sandrine has been teaching in higher education for over 7 years, focusing on improving the learning experience for students. She joined Towson University in 2013 as an adjunct faculty for the department of Mathematics. On her spare time, she loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys volunteering in assisting high school students with their mathematical research at the Greater New-York Math Fair. Her learning journey is continuous and she is always seeking academic innovation. Mrs Sandrine also completed the 'Online Edge Certificate Program’ offered at TU.

Graduate Employees

Chris Balbo

Academic Renewal Program, Teaching Assistant

Chris is currently working towards his Masters in Clinical Psychology. He earned his B.S. in Psychology and Kinesiology at William & Mary where he was a former student-athlete. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching tv, swimming, and spending time with friends.

Diarra Everett

Graduate Assistant 

Diarra is working towards her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and looks forward to working with individuals across the lifespan to help improve their health and well-being. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. While there, she also worked with the University Center as a Peer Mentor on the Student Success team. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, watching Netflix, and playing volleyball. She is excited to engage with Towson students through the Tutoring and Learning Center to promote academic success!