Academic Programs

Undergraduate Studies Degree Programs Staff

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Beth Taylor, Program Manager

Beth Taylor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After leaving the city in 1995, Beth moved to Ocala, Florida, graduated from high school one year later and attended the local community college there. She transferred to USF in the Fall of 1999 where she earned her Bachelor and Master degrees. Specializing in Adult Education and Student Affairs, Beth currently serves as the Program Manager for two degree completion programs housed in the Department of Undergraduate Studies, the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS). Beth also serves as the Institutional Contact for Complete Florida, a Degree Completion Initiative founded by the State of Florida as well as the Osher Re-entry Scholarship Coordinator.

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Cathy Jewel, Instructor and BSAS Advisor

Cathy Jewel has joined the Degree Programs team as the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Academic Advisor. Ms. Jewel has an extensive background working with both community college and university students. Her 25 year career at USF includes assisting BSAS students as well as major re-selection advising, and most recently as the Exploratory Curriculum Major (ECM) advisor for undecided freshmen. Ms. Jewel also certifies the USF AA, BSAS and BGS degrees. She completed her BA in English at the University of South Carolina and her MA in Counseling and Guidance at the University of South Florida.

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Courtney Campbell, Instructor and BGS Advisor

Courtney Campbell graduated from Florida State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She later went on to complete a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. In 2014, she completed a second Master's degree in Academic Advising through the Distance Learning program at Kansas State University, where the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) is based.

Before coming to the University of South Florida, Ms. Campbell worked in a number of roles in social services fields including mental health case management, school counseling, and career counseling and development. More recently, she worked for a private university in Columbus, Ohio for three and a half years as an academic advisor. Of all of her previous roles, academic advising is the one that she feels most passionate about and enjoys the most.

Ms. Campbell grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida, but lived in Tallahassee and Tampa before moving to Ohio. Courtney enjoys home improvement by way of interior decorating; HGTV is one network that she could watch all day long.

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