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

  • Jim Donathan
    Associate Director of Academic Advising and Director of Academic Support
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    donathan@elon.edu
  • Janelle Ellis-Holloway
    Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Coordinator of KLC Peer Mentoring Initiatives
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231F
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6695
    jrouse3@elon.edu
  • Lorie Gaines
    Program Assistant for Disabilities 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.

  • Zoe Nulty
    Accommodation Specialist
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 226A
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6568
    znulty@elon.edu
  • Becky Olive-Taylor
    Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center and Director of Academic Advising and Assistant Professor of English
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231G
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    oliveb@elon.edu

    Dr. Becky Olive-Taylor is Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center at Elon University where she directs programs in academic advising, learning assistance and disabilities resources.

    Olive-Taylor joined Elon’s English department faculty in 1978 and served as assistant director of academic advising from 1990 to 2002. She has coordinated the Elon 101 first-year advising seminar course, which introduces new students to college life and provides academic and social support during the early transition from high school to college. She has expanded and refined Elon’s tutoring program and collaboratively designed instruments to measure the success of academic advising efforts in the advising center and the Elon 101 program. Olive-Taylor has also worked closely with new faculty orientation to train new academic advisors.

    She is a member of the National Academic Advising Association and the American College Personnel Association and frequently presents at regional and national conferences on academic advising.

    Olive-Taylor graduated from Meredith College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and certifications in early childhood teaching and social work. She earned a master’s degree in reading and language arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a doctoral degree in higher education administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

  • Lea Phelps
    Program Assistant, Office of Academic Advising
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    lphelps6@elon.edu
  • Brandy Propst
    Director of Elon 101 and Assistant Director of Academic Advising
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231
    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
  • Taylor Swan
    Graduate Apprentice for Academic Advising
    Carol Grotnes Belk Library 212-2
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    tswan@elon.edu
  • 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
    Koenigsberger Learning Center 231E
    2251 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6500
    kziga@elon.edu