Academic Advisors

Our team of enrollment counselors at the Office of Student Services (OSS) maintains current knowledge of program requirements; curriculum policies; and local, state, and national rules on certification for teachers and administrators. Based on that knowledge, the OSS is responsible for advising prospective and current students on curriculum decisions, including the appropriate selection and scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, and waiver of requirements and deadlines. We encourage you to build supportive relationships with our academic advisors who are there to help you be successful in your studies and chosen professional field.

 
Undergraduate Student Advising

Your assigned academic advisor will provide the individual support, attention, information, insight, and knowledge necessary for your student success. Our academic advisors serve to ensure all your requirements have been met for continuation and completion of your individual program of study. Not only should you consistently maintain regular contact with your advisor throughout your academic career, but they should also be your first point of contact. Therefore, in addition to aiding with the registration process (adding, dropping, or withdrawing from classes), your advisor can help with any issues, difficulties, or question that arise, as they are equipped to:

  • Obtain assistance from other university or school departments, as needed.
  • Explain procedures and policies.
  • Identify and help obtain other available resources.
  • Assist in declaring a major or minor.
  • Assist with the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) and Praxis I & II registration.
  • Assist with degree completion and graduation requirements.

To contact an undergraduate academic advisor,

  • call the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC) at (800) 986-3223, extension 27990 and a representative in the program office will connect you with an advisor.
  • Visit the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program: http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/undergraduate
 
Master and Education Specialist Academic Advisors
Region Advisor Contact
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH,
NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WV
Manuel Peguero
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28198
(954) 262-8198
mpeguero@nova.edu
AL, IN, KY, MI, MS, OH, TN Joyce Davis
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 27957
(954) 262-7957
joycdavi@nova.edu
AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IA, IL, LA, KS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Discounts/Scholarships
Hollis Horton
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28655
(954) 262-8655
hhollis@nova.edu
GA Jeanne Brunson (R-Z)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28914
(904) 245-8914
jbrunson@nova.edu
Rochelle Klein (A-Q)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28407
(954) 262-8407
kleinr@nova.edu
FLORIDA (West Palm Beach Area)
Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie
Ken Beneby
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52114
(561) 805-2114
kb268@nova.edu
FLORIDA (Orlando Area)
Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia
Melanie Figueroa
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 45605
(407) 264-5605
melafigu@nova.edu
FLORIDA (Tampa Area)
Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota
Genoa Occhipinti
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 45268
(813) 574-5268
gocchipinti@nova.edu
FLORIDA (Jacksonville Area)
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Jeanne Brunson
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28914
(904) 245-8914
jbrunson@nova.edu
FLORIDA
Broward County
Robert Stevens
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28506
(954) 262-8506
robestev@nova.edu
FLORIDA Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties
Puerto Rico
ITEP Program
Lucia Hegel
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52612
(305) 275-2612
lhegel@nova.edu
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Virgin Islands Lucia Hegel
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52612
(305) 275-2612
lhegel@nova.edu
All Regions
Speech Language Pathology Students
Tiffani Redley-Oviasoge (M-Z)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28796
(954) 226-8796
redley@nova.edu
Diane Gaston (A-L) & Caribbean (all)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28521
(954) 226-8521
dgaston@nova.edu
All Regions
Student Academic Progress (SAP), Probation, CRC
Syretta Simon
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28532
(954) 262-8532
ss1881@nova.edu
fsesap@nova.edu
All Regions
Certification/Website/SOS/CAPP/Degree Conferral/Verification Forms
Gissel Arregui
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28618
(954) 262-8618
lozano@nova.edu
 
EdD Doctoral Enrollment Counselors
Region Advisor Contact
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV Dr. Eugene Costa
609-392-2434
ecosta@nova.edu
AL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, WI Robert Stevens
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28506 or
954-262-8506
robestev@nova.edu
AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IA, KS, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY Dr. Rhonda Schuval
(A-Q)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52144 or
561-805-2144
schuval@nova.edu
Dr. Sue Ohrablo
(R-Z)
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 45630 or
407-264-5630
ohrablo@nova.edu
GA
Nursing Education Concentration
Dr. Cedric Thompson
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 45609 or
407-264-5609
cedrice@nova.edu
EAST FLORIDA
Baker, Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota Counties
Dr. Rhonda Schuval
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52144 or
561-805-2144
schuval@nova.edu
WEST FLORIDA
Alachua, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington
Dr. Sue Ohrablo
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 45630 or
407-264-5630
ohrablo@nova.edu
FLORIDA (Broward Area)
Broward, Collier, Lee Counties
Dr. Gilda Marin
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28622 or
954-262-8622
maringil@nova.edu
FLORIDA Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties
International: Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica
Dr. Maria Grethel Mendez
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52616 or
305 275-2616
mendmari@nova.edu
International, American Samoa, Guam, Northern
Marianas Islands, Virgin Islands, Jamaica
Dr. Georgina Arguello
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 52620 or
305-275-2620
deheredi@nova.edu
All Regions
Speech Language Pathology Students
Ms. Elaine Bloom
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 27712 or
954-262-7712
bloome@nova.edu
All Regions
Program Student Academic Progress (SAP),
(1) Academic Warning, Academic Suspension, TAWs, holds (advising, academic, time), CRC
(2) EdD and MS ITDE, general program questions
Dr. Lina Parra
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 43483 or
239-274-34831
fseeddsap@nova.edu
mailto:lparra@nova.edu
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education Advisor
Region Advisor Contact
All Regions
PhD Program
Dr. Dana Mills
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 27818
954-262-7818
dmills@nova.edu
 
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