Meet Your Advising Team

Academic Advisors

Student Success Advisors

Associate Deans of Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Program Advising at SMFA at Tufts

 

Advising Team

Academic Advisors

Advisors can help all students with:
  • Course planning
  • Registration
  • Academic guidance
  • Finding campus resources

New students are assigned a Pre-Major Advisor prior to matriculation. Pre-Major Advisors meet students during Orientation and provide ongoing support until students declare a major. When a major is declared, students also select a  Major Advisor, who must be full-time faculty from the declared department or program. Liberal Arts students must declare a major and secure a Major Advisor by April 1st of their sophomore year.  Engineering students must declare a major and secure a Major Advisor by March 1st of their first year. 

If you don't know your Advisor, log in to SIS and look under "Academics" on your homepage. You'll find their name and a link to email them directly.
 

Student Success Advisors

SSA's can help first- and second-year students with:
  • Resources for first- and second-year students
  • Course exploration
  • Campus life questions
  • Major exploration
  • University resource and co-curricular opportunities

 

Erik Tanner, Graduate Advising InternErik Tanner

School of Arts and Sciences
Last names A to G

 

Jared Smith, Student Success AdvisorJared Smith

School of Arts and Sciences
Last names H to O

 

Margot Cardamone, Student Success AdvisorMargot Cardamone

School of Arts and Sciences
Last names P to Z

 

Tara ZantowTara Zantow
School of Engineering
Last Names A to Z

 

Associate Deans of Undergraduate Advising

Advising Deans can help all students with:
  • Everything SSA's can help with
  • Academic difficulty
  • Extended absences/leaves
  • Policies related to curriculum and graduation requirements
  • Graduation progress

We are located in Dowling Hall, Suite 710.

Kendra BarberKendra Barber

School of Arts and Sciences
Last names A to G

Dean Barber administers the Resumed Education for Adult Learners (R.E.A.L.) Program. She also coordinates the advising and orientation program for transfer students.

Carol Baffi-DuganCarol Baffi-Dugan

School of Arts and Sciences
Last names H to O

Dean Baffi-Dugan is the director of health professions advising, the Health Careers Fellows Program, and the Postbaccalaureate Premed Program.

Robin OlinskyRobin Olinsky

School of Arts and Sciences
Last Names P to Z

Dean Olinsky serves as advisor for students in the combined-degree programs with the New England Conservatory and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Dean Olinsky also advises students participating in domestic exchange programs.

Jennifer StephanJennifer Stephan

School of Engineering
Last Names A to Z

Dean Stephan advises all undergraduate students in the School of Engineering. Please note, priority for appointments will be given to upper-class students. First-year and sophomore students can also make appointments with Eliza Yuen, Student Success Advisor.

Jean Herbert
Jean Herbert

Associate Dean Emerita

Jean Herbert retired from Tufts in June 2017 after 37 years of service. She formerly served as advising dean for Liberal Arts students A-G and Director of the REAL Program.

Make a Donation to the REAL Program in Dean Herbert's Honor

Undergraduate Program Advising at SMFA at Tufts

Students in the BFA Program and other undergraduate programs at SMFA at Tufts have access to their own advising team on site. The Academic Advising team at the SMFA at Tufts consists of Leah Gadd, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising for the SMFA and Lindsay Costa, Academic Resource Advisor. Students may meet with Leah or Lindsay interchangeably throughout their academic careers at the SMFA.

Leah GaddLeah Gadd

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising

Dean Gadd oversees the progress of all students in the BFA Program. 

 

Lindsay CostaLindsay Costa

Academic Resource Advisor

Lindsay Costa is the on-site liaison for any student with a disability enrolled in courses at SMFA at Tufts. Lindsay also serves as an academic advisor for BFA students, and coordinates academic resources for undergraduates at the SMFA campus.
 

 

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