Advisers

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:

Tracy Anderson

Phone: 330-972-6686
Email: tanderson@uakron.edu
Location:  Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and English from Wittenberg University.  She also earned a Masters of Education degree from East Tennessee State University.  Her previous work experience is as an Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor at the University of Colorado where she advised undecided and first-year students.  In addition, she has worked as a Student Success Coordinator at Charleston Southern University, a Pre-Health Academic Advisor at the University of Toledo, and a TRiO Student Support Counselor at Midlands Technical College.  

Ms. Anderson's two favorite things about The University of Akron are the resources available for students to excel both academically as well as personally and Zippy - UA's super cool mascot!  Her best piece of advice to students is to go to class.  Missing classes can cause stress and uncertainty.  Regular attendance helps you learn the material better and keeps you on top of things.

Stephanie Flowers

Description: Stephanie Flowers
Phone: 330-972-7834
Fax: 330-972-7222
Email: stf8@uakron.edu
Location:  Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Flowers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Kent State University.  She is also a graduate of The University of Akron where she earned a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration.  Her previous work experience is as a graduate assistant with the McNair Scholars Program and a coordinator in the S.T.A.R.S. program at The University of Akron.  In addition, she has worked at Akron UMADAOP and Say Yes To Tennis, INC.

Ms. Flowers favorite part about working at The University of Akron is working with the students!  She enjoys walking and riding the Metro Park Trails and encourages students to get out and enjoy them as well.  Her advice to you as a BCAS student is to take ownership of your education and prepare to challenge yourself.  Seek to develop meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.  Ask questions, lots of questions; don’t be afraid to think outside of the box! Don’t be afraid to share your goals, dreams, and passions.  You never know what doors may open.  Believe in yourself because she believes in you!  Think positive and be willing to help others.  Learn to look at the long-term in respect to what it is you do in the short term.

Louise Kazmier      

Phone: 330-972-8624
Email:
lak@uakron.edu
Location:  Arts and Sciences building, Rm 118

Ms. Kazmier earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Miami University.  She is also a graduate of The University of Arizona where she earned a Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance.  Her previous work experience includes the Educational Talent Search Program at The University of Akron and Penn State University. In addition, she has worked as a high school and middle school guidance counselor, gifted coordinator, career education consultant and elementary art teacher in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arizona, and Ohio.

Ms. Kazmier’s favorite part about working at The University of Akron is the quality of the students and the beautiful campus.   She’s a Master Gardener and loves working in her yard. Her advice to you as a BCAS student is to go to class and make the most of your college years by becoming involved in activities that you are passionate about!

Joe Minocchi

Phone: 330-972-5865
Email: jminocchi@uakron.edu
Location:  Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Mr. Minocchi earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Kent State University, the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and is currently completing the Doctor of Musical Arts at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  His previous work experience includes Adjunct Professor at Malone University and Kent State University, Lecturer at Northwestern University, and Band Director at Canton Central Catholic High School.  In addition, he has worked as an Assistant Director and Admission Counselor at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Mr. Minocchi’s favorite part about working at The University of Akron is the multitude of cultural opportunities the University provides for its students.  His advice to you is to take advantage of this unique time in your life, a time which affords you the opportunity to attend concerts and recitals, visual arts exhibits, dance and theatre performances, and lectures, all within The University of Akron community.  

Ashley Rini

Description: Ashley L. Rini
Phone: 330-972-7496
Fax: 330-972-7222
Email: rini@uakron.edu
Location:  Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Rini earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University.  She is also a graduate of The University of South Alabama where she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology.  Her previous work experience is as a Career Adviser at The University of South Alabama, a Substance Abuse Counselor at The Bridge Inc. and an Academic Adviser. 

Ms. Rini’s favorite part about working at The University of Akron is the community atmosphere, it’s a city within a city.  She enjoys lunch at Diamond Deli – check it out over on S. Main Street.  Her advice to you as a BCAS student is to get involved!

Tasha Slay

Phone: 330-972-4833
Fax: 330-972-7222
Email: tslay@uakron.edu 
Location:  Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Slay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University.  Her previous work experience includes the Upward Bound Program at Kent State University, an adviser with the Educational Talent Search Program at Anne Arundel Community College, an adviser with the DC College Access Program, and most recently as an academic counselor at Northern Virginia Community College.  

Ms. Slay's favorite part about working at The University of Akron is the diverse environment and working with students.  She enjoys cycling, walking, and reading.  Her advise to you as a BCAS student is to remain persistent and do not become discouraged when obstacles come your way.  Also, keep an open mind and get involved with activities outside of the classroom.  

Katie Timperio

Phone: 330-972-5959
Email: kat1@uakron.edu
Location:  Folk Hall, Rm 103C


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