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:


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.


Gayle Bruno-Gannon

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

Ms. Gayle Bruno-Gannon earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work from the University of Toledo and a Master’s of Science in Education with a concentration in College Student Personnel and Counseling from the University of Dayton.

Her previous work experience includes Outreach Program Coordinator at Kent State University, Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Business Programs at John Carroll University, Student Services Specialist at Cleveland State University and Partnership Site Coordinator at Hiram College. She has taught Freshmen Orientation courses and Professional development classes at Kent State University. She has advised both traditional and non-traditional student in various academic programs.

Gayle is new to the University of Akron and looks forward to working with the students in BCAS. As well as learning about all the great things that the University of Akron has to offer. She feels her extensive experience and knowledge in admissions, financial aid counseling, registration, retention and career counseling will assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals. Her advice to BCAS students is get involved with as many of the great opportunities awarded to you at the University of Akron. Also get to know your professors and do not be afraid to ask questions. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.


Emily Campbell

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

Ms. Emily Campbell earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Affairs from Youngstown State University in 2017 and her Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in History and English Studies from Youngstown State University in 2015.

Her previous experience in Financial Aid at the University of Mount Union and graduate internships in the advising office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University and the Comprehensive Testing Center at Youngstown State University have offered her opportunities to work with students in a variety of different parts of student and academic affairs.

As a newbie to both the Akron area and the University of Akron, Ms. Campbell looks forward to exploring campus and the outlying community to learn the best places to eat and visit. An avid consumer of caffeine, Ms. Campbell can often be found in coffee shops behind the cover of a good book. She is a proud dog-mom to Poppy, a hyperactive Boston Terrier mix whom she loves to spend time spoiling and walking around town.

She loves seeing her students discover new things out about themselves. Her advice to BCAS students is to never be afraid to branch out and try something different, whether it is trying a new subject for an elective course or joining a new club, use college as a time to explore your interests and find out what you love.


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. 


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.


Justin McHenry

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: jwm45@uakron.edu
Location: Zook Hall 024

Justin joined the Lebron James Family Foundation School of Education at the University of Akron as an Academic Adviser in March 2021. His own degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education. He taught for four years in secondary school environments. For two of those years, he worked with high schoolers in an intensive reading classroom, helping alleviate reading deficiencies for underperforming students. For the other two years, he taught as a Language Arts instructor in a seventh-grade classroom. Prior to joining the University of Akron, Justin gained five years of experience as an Academic Adviser, assisting undergraduate students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals.


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!


Adam Sarata

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: ajs18@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Mr. Adam Sarata earned an AS degree in Music from Niagara County Community College, a BM degree in Music from State University of New York at Fredonia and a MM degree in Music Performance from The University of Akron. Mr. Sarata previously served on the music faculties at Muskingum University, Ashland University, University of Mount Union and Oberlin College. Sarata was a featured performer at Severance Hall, Ingenuity Festival, EJ Thomas, First Night Akron and numerous other regional locations. He has adjudicated the James Stroud Guitar Completion, The Burning River Electric Guitar Festival and The International Rantucci Guitar Festival. He has written several articles published by Soundboard Magazine and Basically Bohlen. Mr. Sarata has won several grants including the Multicultural Funding Grant and the Morgan Entrepreneurial Dollars Program Grant.

Mr. Sarata believes that every student has “hidden” talents waiting to be discovered. The University of Akron is the place to discover and nurture your talents. Be ready for change, think big and dream big. This, plus hard work, will lead to opportunities that will amaze you!

Mr. Sarata currently lives in Akron where he enjoys hiking in the metro parks and spending time with his wife and daughter.


Katie Timperio

Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: kat1@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Ms. Katie Timperio earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting and Drawing and a double minor in Printmaking and Art History from the Myers School of Art in 2004. Following her desire to serve the community, she completed a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling. She has held an active Professional Counselor (PC) license since 2008 and has worked in outpatient community mental health with both adults and children.

Katie Timperio provides thoughtful academic advising to all BCAS students in matters pertaining to: registration, retention, policies and procedures, graduation planning, career preparation and achieving overall academic and professional success. Her favorite aspect of working at UA is activating students' awareness of the rich array of cultural events on-campus and in our NEO community, promoting engagement in the immersive, experiential professional practice available at the student-level, and encouraging all scholars to explore the interdisciplinary research opportunities for all majors.

Katie "KT" is charming and enthusiastic, and is genuinely called to serve the UA population. As a proud UA alumna ('04, '08), Katie is happy to deliver her work with students in her colorful, sunny office within CAS 118. The only thing she is more passionate about than helping BCAS students are her two rescue Chihuahuas, Lily and Lola. She spends time drawing, watercolor painting, tailoring vintage clothing and perfecting her gluten-free cooking.



Amy Wolfe

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Phone: 330-972-7880
Email: amw7@uakron.edu
Location: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm 118

Amy Wolfe earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron. She began her academic advising career at UA in June 2016 in The College of Applied Science & Technology Advising Office before coming to The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office in April 2019.

Prior to becoming an academic adviser, Amy spent 9 years as a mental health therapist, working with a variety of clients in a variety of settings, including home based, outpatient, and group counseling. During that time, she also served as a Legal Guardian to indigent seniors living in nursing homes. She decided to move out of the mental health field in 2008 and into education, earning a license in School Guidance Counseling and substitute teaching in the Green and Perry Local School Districts for 6 years. She is thrilled to now be a part of the Arts & Sciences Advising team!

Amy has a passion for working with students and assisting them with achieving their dreams. Her advice to students is to choose a career path that you enjoy and have a passion for. Find a healthy balance of work and play, and always remember the main reason you are here at UA. When things get rough, don’t give up! Use that adversity to give you strength to continue on and succeed!

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband of many years and two children, one of whom is now a UA alumna herself. She usually spends her evenings relaxing and working on her favorite pastime, cross stitch. You’ll find one of her projects hanging in her office. She also enjoys reading a good book, going to musical theater, walking, traveling, and camping. She and her husband love driving to Las Vegas and exploring the country along the way!