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Advising

Undergraduate programs

At Online and Continuing Education, we know that a supported student is a successful student. We are here to help and support you from admission to graduation. Your professional advisor is available year round to assist with course selection, planning your future terms, changing majors, understanding academic requirement/policies and navigating campus resources with you.

Advisors typically work with you over the phone, but you can do advising in person if you live nearby, or via email if that is most convenient for you.

Nursing students are contacted directly by the Nursing Department for advising appointments and Nursing Orientation.

Schedule advising appointments

You can schedule your telephone advising appointment using our link below.

Online: Book Appointment
Call: 508.999.9202 
Email: online@umassd.edu 

Advising hours: 9am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday. Additional hours on request.

Graduate programs

Contact your departmental advisor, who will help you select your initial courses and explain more about the curriculum requirements. For additional support, consult with your advisor, or contact our main office: online@umassd.edu or 508.999.9202.

Review your checklist

Your checklist will guide you through your next steps.

Advising & support team

Undergraduate

Michele Bourgeois
Michele Bourgeois

Student Support Coordinator

College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Modular Unit #3 007

508-910-6533

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  • RN-BS advising & support
  • Second Degree Accelerated BS in Nursing
Lindsey Cabral
Lindsey Cabral

Student Support Advisor

Online & Continuing Education
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508-910-9064

lindsey.cabral@umassd.edu

  • Finance
  • Management - General Management
  • Management Information Systems - E-Commerce/Digital Business
  • Management Information Systems - Technology Management
  • Marketing
Olivia Farinha
Olivia Farinha

Student Support Advisor

Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration 001

508-910-9576

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  • Crime & Justice Studies
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese Language and Cultures Certificate
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Women's & Gender Studies Certificate
Kimberly Ouellette
Kimberly Ouellette

Assistant Teaching Professor

Medical Laboratory Science
Dion 102B

508-999-8213

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  • MLT-MLS program
Lisa Tavares
Lisa Tavares '20 she/her

Student Support Advisor

Online & Continuing Education
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508-999-8030

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  • English Literature & Criticism
  • General Business Administration
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Operations Management
Shannon Scott
Shannon Scott

Assistant Director of Advising, Support & Retention

Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration 001D

508-910-6426

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  • Accounting
  • Accounting Certificate
  • Economics
  • Economics/Healthcare Services Administration
  • Public Administration (BA & BS)

Graduate

Traci Almeida
Traci Almeida, PhD

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Licensure

College of Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts 372

508-999-8098

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  • Special Education - Moderate Disabilities certificate
Nikolay Anguelov
Nikolay Anguelov, PhD

Associate Professor

Public Policy
Liberal Arts 326

508-910-6979

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  • MPP - Public Management
Shannon Avery
Shannon Avery-Desmarais, PhD she/her

Assistant Professor / Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult
Dion 318B

508-910-6598

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  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner CAGS
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner CAGS
David Bell
David Bell

Assistant Teaching Professor

Management & Marketing
Charlton College of Business 206

508-999-8347

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  • Graduate MBA
Melissa Duprey
Melissa Duprey

Clinical Associate Professor / Master's of Science Program Director

College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Dion 201

508-999-8159

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  • Online MS in Nursing
Adnan El-Nasan
Adnan El-Nasan, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 302F

508-999-8767

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  • Computer Science (MS & Certificate)
Dawn Gupta

Associate Teaching Professor

Accounting & Finance
Charlton College of Business 228

508-999-8748

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  • Accounting MS
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Rebecca Hutchinson

Professor

Art & Design
Art & Design Studio

508-910-6683

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  • Artisanry-Ceramics certificate
Julia Yuzhu Li
Yuzhu Li, PhD

Professor

Decision & Information Sciences
Charlton College of Business 203

508-910-9502

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  • Healthcare Management MS
Chad McGuire
Chad McGuire '97

Professor

Public Policy
Liberal Arts 325

508-999-8520

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  • MPP - Environmental concentration & certificate
Melissa Pacheco
Melissa Pacheco, PhD

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Charlton College of Business
Charlton College of Business 102

508-999-8543

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  • Business certificates
Mark Paige
Mark Paige, PhD

Professor / Chairperson

Public Policy
Liberal Arts 325

508-910-9037

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  • MPP - Education concentration & certificate
Soheil Sibdari
Soheil Sibdari, PhD

Professor

Decision & Information Sciences
Charlton College of Business 230

508-999-8019

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  • Technology Management MS
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Cathy Smilan

Professor / MAE Graduate Program Director

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A

508-910-6594

csmilan@umassd.edu

  • Master of Art Education
Kathryn Wassel
Kathryn Wassel, PhD she/her

Assistant Teaching Professor

Public Policy
Liberal Arts 323

508-910-9035

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  • Public Management Certificate
Jiawei Yuan
Jiawei Yuan

Associate Professor

Computer & Information Science
Dion 308A

508-999-8299

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  • Computer Science (MS & Certificate)
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