Elon University Academic SupportAcademic Support

Contact Us

Office locations and phone numbers
Duke 108 (Academic Support & Advising Center, Disabilities Services) - (336) 278-6500
Belk Library (Tutoring Services) - (336) 278-6515

Mailing address
2251 Campus Box
Elon University
Elon, NC 27244

Fax
(336) 278-6514

Email: academicadvising@elon.edu

 

Staff

  • Janet Cooke
    Program Assistant, Academic Advising
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 224
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    jcooke9@elon.edu
  • Jim Donathan
    Associate Director of Academic Advising and Director of Academic Support
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 222
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    donathan@elon.edu
  • Lorie Gaines
    Program Assistant for Disability Resources
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 226
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6568
    lgaines2@elon.edu
  • James Holsinger
    Director of Learning Assistance
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 212.1
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6915
    jholsinger@elon.edu
  • Tina Kissell
    Assistant Director of Disabilities Resources
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 226B
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6568
    tkissell2@elon.edu

    Prior to transitioning to working in higher education, I worked as a district administrator in the K-12 venue for over 15 years.  Specifically, I functioned as Director of Student Services in Moore County Schools, a district of 14,000 students.  I am trained as a psychologist and have worked as a practitioner in schools providing psychological and counseling services for over 17 years.  I earned an Ed D in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations from UNC-Greensboro , an Ms Ed with certification in School Psychology from Bucknell University, and a BS in Social Psychology and Counseling from Juniata College.  My research interests include disabilities studies, effective interventions, and the impact of generalized policies/legislation on systems and ultimately individual students.

    When not at work, I enjoy staying active on our farm in rural central North Carolina where we breed English Golden Rerievers and provide a home to several rescue pups.  I am a proud parent of two grown daughters, Aspen and Jenny Kissell (Gooch)  and a grandson, Maddox.  My husband, Larry, is semi-retired and enjoys volunteer work and long-distance bike riding.

  • Becky Olive-Taylor
    Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center and Director of Academic Advising and Assistant Professor of English
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 221
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    oliveb@elon.edu
  • Brandy Propst
    Director of Elon 101 and Assistant Director of Academic Advising
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 219
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    bpropst@elon.edu
    Specialty: First-Year Seminar/Experience; Peer Education Programs; Academic Advising; Orientation, Transition & Retention Programs
  • Susan Wise
    Director of Disabilities Resources and Assistant Professor
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 226C
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6568
    swise2@elon.edu
  • Kathy Ziga
    Assistant Director of Academic Advising
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 223
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    kziga@elon.edu