Meet the Staff

A&S Academic Advising Staff Biographies and contact information.

Need to make an advising appointment? Call 502-852-5502 or stop by Gardiner Hall to schedule your appointment. You can also with other questions.

Advisors

Danielle Dolan

Danielle Dolan

Assistant Dean and Director

Email:danielle.dolan@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-4115

Education:

  • University of Louisville, M. Ed. in Education Counseling Psychology with a focus on College Student Personnel
  • University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication

My advice for A&S students:
It is up to you to participate in your own education and we are here to serve as a guide and as a resource. You are now part of a community that has larger implications on a greater number of people. Open yourself up to the experience, in and outside of the classroom and to the diversity this campus affords. Most importantly, participate in positive dialogue with people that might have a different worldview. You will find yourself connected to a vast network of engaged people that will be invaluable to your experience here at UofL.

Melissa Benningfield

Melissa Benningfield

Academic Counselor, Sr.

Email:melissa.benningfield@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-3203

Education:

  • Indiana State University, Master of Science, Criminology with Corrections specialization
  • Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Criminology
  • Vincennes University, Associate of Science, Conservation Law Enforcement

My advice for A&S students:
This is your life!  Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.  It is ok if you do not have a clear path for your future because most of us have changed directions more than once in our lives.  What is important is that you do not lose yourself in the process and that you make good choices on your journey.  Have confidence; be strong; and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Pamela Bryant

Pamala Bryant

Academic Counselor

Email: pamala.bryant@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2714

Education:

  • New York University, Master of Arts, Applied Psychology
  • University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts, English

My advice for A&S stduents:
College is a great time to explore and have new experiences. It was during college that I realized I really love to volunteer and that is something that I've done ever since! So definitely step out of your comfort zone and make new friends and try new things. And of course, make sure you go to class!

Matt Church

Matt Church

Academic Coordinato

Email:mschur01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-1326

Education:

  • BA History, Bellarmine University
  • MA History, University of Louisville
  • MA Higher Education Administration, University of Louisville

My advice for A&S students:
Enjoy your time in college and don't rush into anything. If you have an idea what you want to major in and pursue as career, by all means follow your ambitions. If you do not know what you want to do, don't rush into a major or program of study for the sake of finishing in four year. Better to take an extra semester and be happy later on in life than realize you are unhappy with what you are doing fifteen years after school. Also, do not be afraid try new subjects and remember just because you didn't like a subject in high school, doesn't mean you wont like it in college.

Megan Clifton

Megan Clifton

Academic Coordinator

Email:Melark01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-5182

Education:

  • University of South Carolina, Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Bellarmine University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication

My advice for A&S students:
Get to know your advisor and your professors!

Joey Decker

Joey Decker

Academic Counselor

Email:

Phone: (502) 852-6489

Education:

  • Indian Wesleyan University, Master of Education with a focus on Curriculum and Assessment
  • Bellarmine University, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education & Learning and Behavior Disorders

My advice for A&S students:
College is a great time to make connections and build relationships, especially with your advisors, instructors, and fellow classmates. You never know when you will be conversing with your future physician, a future educator of your children, or a future best-selling author. Building a network of "human resources" will be valuable here at the University of Louisville and beyond for years to come. I look forward to being part of your network and advising you during your journey as a Cardinal!

Sofia Draper

Sofia Draper

Academic Counselor

Email:

Phone: (502) 852-9042

Education:

  • Grand Valley State University, Master of Education in Higher Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs Leadership
  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

My advice for A&S students:
My Advice to A&S Students: Try to step outside of your comfort zone, whether that be talking to the person next to you in class, taking a course in a subject you don’t know much about, or getting involved on campus or in the community. Every time you push yourself, you are given an opportunity to grow so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Also make sure to utilize the resources UofL offers you, especially your advisor! We are here to help in any way we can so do not hesitate to reach out!

Kourtney Hall

Kourtney Hall

Academic Counselor Sr.

Email:kmdavi09@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2717

Education:

  • University of Louisville, Master of Arts, Higher Education Administration
  • University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts, Communication

My advice for A&S students:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions!!!  As an advisor, I’m here to help you find the answers!  Your college experience is yours to make.  Make sure that your decisions are your own!

Michelle Henderson

Michelle Henderson

Academic Counselor Sr.

Email:mehend05@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2716

Education:

  • University of South Carolina, Master of Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, Marketing

My advice for A&S students:
Look for opportunities to build your skill set, whether that is through campus organizations and leadership, research opportunities, part-time jobs, or internships/co-ops.  This will make finding a job after college much less stressful!

Becky Ledford

Rebecca Suter Ledford

Academic Coordinator

Email:rlsute01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2715

Education:

  • University of Louisville, Masters in Higher Education Administration
  • University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

My advice for A&S students:
Take advantage of the resources that are offered to you. There are many people who want to help make your college career the best it possibly can be.

Josh Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Academic Counselor

Email: joshua.nelson.1@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2719

Education:

  • Western Kentucky University, Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Emphasis in Education

My advice for A&S students:
College is a time where you have the option to explore what you truly love and follow your dreams. Never ever stop dreaming, and always continue to fight for those dreams. "They say anything is possible, you got to dream like you never seen obstacles". I encourage all students to believe in themselves, believe in their dreams and enjoy the ride, because it's over before you know it. Everything you want is right in front of you, keep moving forward. Much Love #110.

Christie Raymer Noe

Christy Raymer Noe

Academic Counselor Sr.

Email:cmraym01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-3207

Education:

  • Angelo State University, Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education
  • University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts, English

My advice for A&S students:
Persistence is key and get to know your professors! Their knowledge base and experiences can provide a wealth of useful information.

Anna O'Connell

Anna O'Connell

Academic Counselor

Email: anna.oconnell@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-2577

Education:

  • University of Louisville, Master of Arts in Higher Education
  • Indiana University Southeast, Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

My advice for A&S students:
Every student's path and progression is different. The process of self-discovery is limitless and consistently evolving so keep an open mind while working toward your end goal. When in doubt, talk it out and ask questions.

Jamie Shepherd

Jamie Shepherd

Academic Counselor Sr.

Email:jbshep03@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-3397

Twitter:@jbshep03

Education:

  • Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Science in Education
  • Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies & Sociology

My advice for A&S students:
Your learning in college is not limited to the classroom. Get involved on campus, work on campus or join a student group. You will learn invaluable lessons both inside the classroom and through your engagement on campus. College is your opportunity to discover new things, challenge your notions of the world around you, and figure out how you want to *be* in this world as an individual and as part of a larger community. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Support Staff

Cynthia Jeffery

Administrative Assistant

Email:

Phone: (502) 852-5502

Karla Morton 2016

Karla Morton

Administrative Associate

Email:kjmort02@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-5502

Mattie Perez 2016

Mattie Perez

Program Assistant Sr.

Email:mpmedd01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-5502

Kate Russell 2016

Kate Russell

Program Assistant Senior

Email:kmlawn01@louisville.edu

Phone: (502) 852-5502