Academic Support

Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Atkinson Hall

Dennis G. Stevens,
Provost and Dean of the Faculty — 1st Floor

Walter C. (Mike) McDermott III,
Associate Dean of the Faculty — 3rd Floor

Cameron Cary,
Administrative Secretary — 1st Floor

  • Academic concerns which cannot be resolved by a faculty member or advisor.
  • Matters to go before the Faculty or the Executive Committee of the Faculty.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6112, contact Ms. Cary at, or visit the Dean’s office in Atkinson Hall.

Academic Secretaries

Jane F. Holland,
Senior Academic Secretary ­— Morton Hall 122

Patricia A. Brandt,
Academic Secretary, Rhetoric Program — Morton Hall 122

Jessica Otey,
Academic Secretary, Bagby Hall and Global Education — Bagby Hall 313

C. Beckie Smith,
Academic Secretary — Gilmer Hall 134

Academic Success
Bagby Hall — 2nd Floor

Christa D. Fye,
Associate Dean for Academic Success

Lisa A. Burns,
Associate Director for Academic Success and Disability Services Coordinator

Lisa Franklin-Prioleau,
Academic Counselor — Bagby 117

Gerri C. Williams,
Senior Secretary to the Associate Dean for Academic Success

  • Academic support services for all students.
  • Matters pertaining to academic and social adjustment of freshmen and sophomores.
  • Learning disabilities: information, documentation, and support services.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6286 or contact Ms. Williams at or visit Bagby 202.

Career Education and Vocational Reflection
Bagby Hall — 209

Ellen Masters,

Becca Snyder,
Associate Director

Jennifer S. Allen,
Senior Secretary and Recruiting Coordinator

  • Career counseling in individual and group sessions beginning in the freshman year.
  • Four-year Academic and Career Plans.
  • Career exploration through computerized self-assessment and career interest assessment.
  • Seminars on resumes, personal branding, job search, interview skills, networking, and internships.
  • On-campus interviews with prospective employers.
  • Online career information through TigerConnections. View all internships, seasonal employment, and full time job listings.
  • Career library with information on occupations and an extensive collection of graduate and professional schools.
  • Industry-specific workshops, information sessions, and field trips.
  • Application forms and study guides for tests such as GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT and the PRAXIS.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6106.

Global Education and Study Abroad
Bagby Hall — 313


Jessica Otey,

  • Information on study abroad programs for full year or semester, summer, and faculty-led May Term Programs.
  • Assistance in program selection, preparation of applications, personal statements, faculty recommendations, and other materials.
  • Sessions on study abroad issues such as passports and visas, money matters, health and safety, overseas housing/ meals, and personal travel options.
  • Assistance with host-university course selections, and with obtaining proper transfer credit upon return to H-SC.
  • Primary Designated School Official for international students on campus; issues and signs I-20 forms; organizes orientation and advising for foreign students on campus, in association with the Office of Student Affairs.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6205 or visit Bagby 313.

Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest

LTC L. Rucker Snead ’81,

Dr. David E. Marion,
Director of the Public Service Program

Dr. James Y. Simms,
Director of the Military Leadership & National Security Studies Program

May S. Reed,
Assistant to the Director

  • Programs for students interested in public service careers.
  • Freshmen Leadership Program.
  • James Madison Public Service Certificate Program.
  • Washington Semester Program.
  • Military Leadership/National Security Studies Minor.
  • Summer Internships in US or abroad (financial assistance available).
  • Information & networking sessions with alumni.
  • Practical experience option with legislators in Richmond.
  • Trips to state capital and Washington, DC.
  • Workshops, lectures, debates, and symposia with public officials and scholars.
  • Application required during sophomore year.