Academic Advising

Student Academic Services Staff

Office Location: USF Tampa campus, EDU 106
Phone: 813.974.2979

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Department Staff

Jeany McCarthy

Jeany McCarthy, Ed.D.
Director, Student Academic Services 

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Retention and Coordinator of the eduCARE Living Learning Community 

Debbie Rook

Debbie Rook, BA
Academic Program Specialist
Graduation, Degree Verification for Out-of-State Certification 

Sydney Navarro

Sydney Patela
Undergraduate Recruiter 

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Erica Herrera 
Administrative Specialist for Student Academic Services and Office of Clinical Education

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Alicia Donley 
Undergraduate Recruiter

Academic Advisors

Our advising team is available to assist all current and prospective USF students who have an interest in an undergraduate or Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the USF College of Education. Learn more about how to schedule an advising appointment.

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Bobby Brown, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor  

  • Exercise Science

  • Physical Education

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Alyssa Chism, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor

  • Elementary Education

Lindsay Williams

Lindsey Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Director

  • Early Childhood Education

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Deanna Schwope, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor  

  • English Education
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Programs
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education

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Arylena Loss, M.A.
Academic Advisor – USF St. Pete

  • Educational Studies


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Cristyne Ramirez
Academic Advisor – USF Sarasota-Manatee

  • Elementary Education


student academic services vision

Student Academics Services aspires to develop ethical and inquiry-minded educators who create positive change in their communities.


Student Academic Services empowers students to reach their educational and career goals by using a proactive, holistic, strengths-based advising approach. We are committed to facilitating the learning and development of our students in an inclusive and supportive environment.


The mission of Student Academic Services  is guided by a set of core values set forth by the College of  Education, defined as: Collaboration, Academic Excellence, Research, Ethical Practice and Diversity.

Our work is anchored by NACADA’s core values, defined as; caring, commitment, empowerment, inclusivity, integrity, professionalism, and respect.

Read more about how Student Academic Services encourages students to think about their learning! 

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