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 Name Contact
CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV Rhonda Schuval, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Organizational Leadership M.S., Herbert H. Lehman College City University of New York, Recreation
800-986-3223 x 28348
(954) 262-8348
schuval@nsu.nova.edu
AL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, WI Diane Bryant, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Education Research
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Education Research
800-986-3223 ext. 28606
(954) 262-8606
bryantd@nsu.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 Marcia Skopp, Ed. D. (A-Q)
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Early Childhood
M.Ed., American International College, Special Education
800-986-3223 x 52144
(561) 805-2144
skoppm@nsu.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 Sue Ohrablo, Ed.D. (R-Z)
Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University, Higher Education Leadership
M.S., State University of New York, College at Oneonta
(800) 986-3223 ext. 45630
(407) 264-5630
ohrablo@nova.edu
GA
Nursing Education Concentration
Maryann Vaca, Ed. D.
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Higher Education
M.Ed., Duquesne University
M.A., Nursing, New York University
(954) 465-4943
vacamary@nsu.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
Marcia Skopp, Ed. D.
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Early Childhood
M.Ed., American International College, Special Education
800-986-3223 x 52144
(561) 805-2144
skoppm@nsu.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
Sue Ohrablo, Ed.D.
Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University, Higher Education Leadership
M.S., State University of New York, College at Oneonta
(800) 986-3223 ext. 45630
(407) 264-5630
ohrablo@nova.edu
FLORIDA (Broward Area)
Broward, Collier, Lee Counties
Gilda Marin, Psy.D.
Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology
J.D., Suffolk University, Law
M.S., Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology
M.Ed., University of Miami, College Student Personnel Services
800-986-3223 ext. 28622
(954) 262-8622
maringil@nsu.nova.edu
FLORIDA Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties
International: Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica
Maria Grethel Mendez, Ed.D.
Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University, Educational Leadership
Master of Science, Barry University, Guidance and Counseling
800-986-3223 ext. 52616
(305) 275-2616
mendmari@nsu.nova.edu
International: Asia, Belize, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Mexico, All Other International Areas Georgina Arguello, Ed.D.
Ed. D., Nova Southeastern University, Organizational Leadership
Master of Science, Nova Southeastern University
800-986-3223 ext. 52620
(305) 275-2620
deheredi@nsu.nova.edu
All Regions
Speech Language Pathology Students
Elaine Bloom, M.S.
Master of Science, Emerson College, Speech-Language pathology
800-986-3223 ext. 27712
(954) 262-7712
bloome@nsu.nova.edu
All Regions
Student Academic Progress (SAP), Probation, CRC
Lina Parra, D.P.A.
D.P.A., Nova Southeastern University, Public Administration
M.P.A., Nova Southeastern University, Public Administration
800-986-3223 ext. 28557
(954) 262-8557
lparra@nsu.nova.edu
fseeddsap@nsu.nova.edu
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education Advisor
Region Advisor Contact
All Regions
PhD Program
Dr. Steven Hecht
1-800-986-3223, Ext. 28468
(954) 262-8468
shecht@nova.edu
 
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