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Academic Advisement

Our team will help you understand your degree program, requirements and policies, and provide you with the resources and tools you need to achieve academic success.

Undergraduate Academic Programs Staff


Diane Dittmar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Deidre Marriner
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advisement 
Loreta Vukadin 
Director of Student Success and Retention

Academic Advisors

You are assigned to an academic advisor in the School of Management based on the first letter of your last name. To schedule an appointment with your advisor, call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero. Appointments will not be scheduled by email.

Megan Bragdon
Academic Advisor

Caseload: D, P, W, Z

Jessica Farley
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: B, E, G, J, Y

Jason Gilbert
Academic Advisor

Caseload: H, S, V

Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor

Caseload: I, K, M, N, Q, X

Mary Ann McQuade
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: F, L, R, U

Samantha Pitler
Academic Advisor

Caseload: A, C, O, T

Admissions and Special Events

Samantha Calabrese
Admissions and Special Events Coordinator

Undergraduate Leadership and Community Center

Located in B20 Jacobs Management Center, the Undergaduate Learning and Community Center is an exclusive space for our majors to study, connect with their peers and receive academic tutoring.

Connie Hanel
Manager, Undergraduate Learning and Community Center
Margaret Herdzik
Learning Center Associate
Emily Gearhart
Learning Center Assistant

Office Operations and Student Support

Jennifer Schultz
Office Coordinator
Candida Davis
Administrative Assistant

Academic Advisement Appointments

Academic advisement is available in the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center.

  • Student service hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • If you are in the Finish in 4 program, you are required to meet with an advisor each semester.

Academic advisement is available in the following formats:

Individual Appointments
This format is most appropriate if you're experiencing academic difficulties or concerns, or simply prefer to meet one-on-one. However, you may experience longer wait times for an appointment. Call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero to schedule your appointment. Prepare for it by reviewing the Advisement Pre-Appointment Checklist [PDF]

Small Group Advisement Sessions
For questions like “What do I need to take next semester?” and “Is what I have planned appropriate?” choose small group advisement sessions. This format provides an overview of basic requirements, as well as a personalized semester recommendation prepared by an academic advisor. Online pre-registration is required for these sessions, and you should come prepared with your HUB Academic Advisement Report and questions for your advisor.

Senior Grad Reviews
If you are scheduled to graduate within two semesters (the current semester plus one remaining semester), call the office to request a final year review. An academic advisor will review your record and send the final review by email.

Course Planning Tip

Always refer to the prerequisite chart to ensure that you are not making a mistake with current or long-range planning for management courses. It's your responsibility to follow the enrollment prerequisites for all courses.