Meet your academic adviser

All Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) students have an academic adviser. To learn who your adviser is, go to "My Student Center" in My Akron. If you do not find your adviser's name below, please contact us at 330-972-7880. Our advisers are:


Lisa Aglioti

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: laa9@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Lisa Aglioti earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Kent State University and her Master of Arts degree in Music Education from The University of Akron. She is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association, Da Capo Leadership Academy, Women Band Directors International, and the American School Band Directors Association, serving as ASBDA State Chair from 2011-2013. She has served as a guest speaker and clinician for the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association at Kent State University, The University of Akron, and Malone University, as well as numerous workshops and clinics throughout Ohio and the surrounding states.

Prior to becoming an academic adviser, she was a public-school band director with her most recent role in the Green Local School District. During her tenure at Green, her bands were honored to perform for numerous events, including the Ohio Band Directors Conference, the ASBDA State Conference, the Kent State University NEOEA workshop, and the OMEA Professional Development Conference. Mrs. Aglioti is a proud recipient of the Green Local Schools PTSA Outstanding Educator Award.

Mrs. Aglioti has a passion for helping students meet their educational, personal, and professional goals. Her advice to her students: Find positive mentors in your chosen field and make meaningful connections with those people. Their influence will reach well beyond your time here at The University of Akron.


Kim Beyer

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: kabeyer@uakron.edu
Location: Zook Hall 024

Dr. Kim Beyer earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, a Master of Arts in Counseling-Student Personnel Services, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Akron. Her professional experiences include the positions of Director of Communications and Strategic Planning in the Division of Student Affairs, Interim Director and Associate Director of Career Services, Academic Adviser and Assistant Coordinator, Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, and Special Lecturer of Career Planning and Student Success courses and Higher Education Administration graduate classes, all at The University of Akron. She also worked as an Assistant Director of Career Services at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Most recently, Dr. Beyer served as a Consultant for the Chief Diversity Officer at Clemson University and as a Career Navigator at the OhioMeansJobs Center in Akron, providing career consultation to job seekers as well as a consulting with ConxusNEO and mapping out career and academic pathways for the Akron Public Schools College and Career Academies.

Dr. Beyer enjoys providing personalized academic advising and career development assistance to students so that they can form and attain their educational and career goals. Kim’s advice to all students is that “Determination + Hardwork + Discipline = the Ways to Success! Don’t let anyone or anything stand in the way of pursuing your dreams. Reach for the sky!” Explore and learn as much as you can about yourself, your major, and the career possibilities that fit your interests, passions, and work and life goals. Engage in experiential learning, study abroad, and community engagement experiences to develop new skills and talents. Ask questions and ask for help when you need it. Take responsibility for what you need to learn and grow, challenge yourself to be your very best, and use the tremendous resources on campus to help you be successful.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, traveling, listening to music, going to movies and the theatre, and providing career coaching and mentoring to individuals who are transitioning into new careers.


Natalie Demetro

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: naf10@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Natalie Demetro earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kent State University in 2012, as well as a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from the University of Akron in 2015. 

Her previous experiences as a Graduate Assistant in the University of Akron's Graduate School Admission Office, School Counselor at an intermediate school, and Administrative Assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Mount Union have allowed her many opportunities to work with students of different ages, backgrounds, and programs. Natalie's advice to BCAS students: follow your passion! This is your life; do what makes you happy and enjoy the journey.

When not at work, Natalie spends her time with her husband, Rocky, and their two pups, Chewie and Moony. They enjoy spending as much time as possible in nature, whether it is gardening, walking, hiking, or bike riding. 


Dontriette Eddy-Broadwater

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: eddybro@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Broadwater has been affiliated with The University of Akron for quite some time… first as an undergraduate student, then as an adjunct instructor, and now as an academic advisor. 

She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from our university, and she received her master’s degree in Philosophy from Kent State University.  Before concentrating solely on philosophy, she also studied Computer Science, Accounting, and Business Administration.  Her graduate thesis work was on utilizing philosophy in character development for secondary public schools.  Ms. Broadwater is genuinely an educator with a sincere zeal for student achievement.  From her work in Developmental Education, Professional Development, and Introduction to Ethics, Student Success has always been her focus.

To sum it up, she truly sees the role of education as foundational, fundamental, essential, and lasting.  She believes that educators and academic administrators have a unique opportunity (and moreover the moral responsibility) to supportively inspire our developing citizens.  Her basic philosophy of education entails empowering learners through engaging curricula and prudent advisement to achieve success on academic, personal, as well as professional levels.  She is looking forward to continuing her career advising and assisting Arts and Sciences students here at the university. (Psst… in her free time, outside of family and friends, Donny enjoys most things EXO!)


Candis Keener

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: ckeener@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Candis Keener began her educational journey earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History accompanied by a concentration in Studio Arts from Kent State University. She then moved on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Art History with a focus in the art and ideologies of ancient cultures. While at Kent State, Ms. Keener was a member of the KSU Honors College. She also served the KSU Athletic department as a tutor for student athletes struggling with their coursework. After graduation, Candis began her career as a post-secondary lecturer for several local colleges including Cuyahoga Community College, Walsh University, and the University of Akron.

Over the past 15 years, she has taught a wide array of coursework in the field of art history, as well as a variety of studio courses. During her tenure as an instructor, Ms. Keener has served her community as a curriculum developer and instructor for the local youth homeschool arts group and the adult art education program. Her favorite courses to teach are focused in ancient and nonwestern art history as well as studio drawing. In her free time, Candis loves to sketch and paint. She enjoys gardening and caring for her various pets. By far, her favorite activity is hanging with her kids and traveling!

Candis believes that the best aspect of teaching has always been interacting with her students. She enjoys watching her students achieve their life goals, which is why she chose to serve in the College of Arts and Sciences as a student adviser. Her advice to BCAS students is to never be afraid to try something new. Never fear mistakes or failure, it’s how we learn. Every day is a new day, every minute a new opportunity to learn and change things for the better! Reach for those positive opportunities and be proud of your achievements!


Kevin Lewis

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: kdl8@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Dr. Kevin Lewis is active throughout Northeast Ohio as a performing percussionist and educator. He is a section percussionist in the Akron Symphony Orchestra (since 2004) and has also performed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, Ohio Ballet, Groundworks Dance Theatre, Chamber Music Society of Ohio, Cleveland Opera, and numerous other professional organizations. Additionally, he has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States as a soloist and founding member of the progressive Akros Percussion Collective. Dr. Lewis is a leading musicologist in the field of percussion music with areas of research including creative notations, topics in minimalism, historical developments in percussion and its literature, and the life and music of the profoundly innovative American composer, Lucia Dlugoszewski. In addition to numerous other publications, he is co-editor of The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist (Routledge, 2014) and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Percussive Notes Online Research Edition. Dr. Lewis previously served on the music faculties of Malone University and Muskingum University but also worked for over six years in roles as an arts administrator, most recently for the internationally-acclaimed Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra. He holds a doctoral degree in Percussion Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, master’s degrees in both Percussion Performance and Music History from The University of Akron, and a bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance from Millikin University.

Dr. Lewis’s advice to students is to let curiosity overwhelm you. Take the subjects or concepts from your classes that most draw your attention, and let your interest guide you into independently learning more about them. Following your curiosity when it presents itself opens pathways to discover and learn about things that you may not otherwise encounter.


Anthony LoVullo

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: ajl46@uakron.edu
Location: Zook Hall 024

Anthony LoVullo earned both his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and his Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Level Education from the University of Akron. Mr. LoVullo has prior professional experience at the University of Akron which includes serving as a Project Manager/Academic Adviser in the College of Applied Science and Technology working with various populations of students, including  College Credit Plus and Non-Traditional students.

Mr. LoVullo enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing both ice hockey and video games. He can sometimes be found working as a statistician at home games for the Cleveland Monsters, the professional hockey team. Mr. LoVullo has served as a youth ice hockey coach, and also previously served on the executive board of the local chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity.

His advice to students is to become involved on campus, and potentially join a student organization. Joining a student organization allows you to create friendships, meet faculty and staff, and create networking opportunities that go beyond your time as a student.


Julia Oliver

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: julia10@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Oliver earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in College and Community Counseling from The University of Akron. Her previous work experience includes Learning Consultant, at The University of Akron, teaching lifespan development and career skills, Counseling Specialist at Cleveland State University, advising first generation and at risk students. Ms. Oliver has advised both traditional and nontraditional students in various academic majors and career areas at The University of Akron.

Ms. Oliver enjoys advising and helping students achieve their individual academic goals. Her advice to you as a BCAS student is SOAR! Take advantage of the wonderful exciting educational opportunities at UA inside and outside the classroom. Plan your study time wisely. Participate in student activities related to your major and/or interests. If you would like to travel and learn about different cultures, consider the UA Study Abroad Program. Don’t settle for the minimum- SOAR!


Lindsay Puz

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: lpuz@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Lindsay Puz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Education degree with a concentration in School Counseling from Kent State University. While at Kent State University, Lindsay also participated in KSU’s education abroad program and studied in Florence, Italy during her Junior year of college.

She was a school counselor for six years- four years at Tiffin City Schools and two years at Keystone Local Schools. Lindsay was also the assistant swim coach for Tiffin Columbian High School during her time as a school counselor.

Lindsay has a passion for working with students and helping them reach their academic and personal goals. Her advice to BCAS students is to get involved, try new things outside of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself. College is a time for exploring different interests, finding your passion and career path, and discovering yourself- enjoy the experience!

Lindsay enjoys traveling to warm and sunny destinations, learning new gluten free recipes, spending time with her husband and cat Nugget, and attending Cleveland sporting events.


Adam Sarata