About Our Team
Neal Conley, M.A., Director, Academic Resource Center
Outside of work I enjoy…cooking, painting, making music, watching films and TV, listening to NPR, brewing beer, and reading.
When I went to college I wish I would have known... to investigate the possibility of studying abroad. There is a real window of opportunity that may not present itself in the same way later in life!
Dolly Scott-Payne, Office Coordinator
Outside of work I enjoy…experimenting with the preparation of exotic dishes for my husband to try out. I also love reading, singing, sculpting and watching documentaries and mysteries.
When I went to college I wish I would have known... how to FULLY utilize the benefit of having access to academic advisement. By doing so, I would have taken courses that would have accelerated the attainment of my degree.
Continuing Studies Advisors
Brian Foley, M.Ed., Senior Advisor
Outside of work I enjoy…running, visiting the Jersey shore, vegetable gardening, and movies.
When I went to college I wish I would have known…the benefits of having a job on campus. Working on campus saves time commuting from class to work and you can make valuable connections with faculty and staff. I did work on campus starting in my junior and senior year and it inspired me to become a higher education professional.
Myriah Lipke, M.A.
Outside of work I enjoy…spending time with my family, eating a variety of delicious foods, and the local music scene.
When I went to college I wish I would have known… to put 10 hours a week into each course and attend my professors' office hours regularly to have the best shot at As.
Jun Qiao, M.A.
Outside of work I enjoy... reading and traveling with family and friends.
When I went to college I wish I would have known... the practical ways of learning.
University Studies Advisors
Tracy L. Malz, M.S.
Outside of work I enjoy…spending time with my friends and family, laughing at my toddler as she explores the world, catching up on celebrity gossip, and eating Mexican food.
When I went to college I wish I would have known…the importance of gaining experience before declaring my major. Although I thought being a lawyer was my best option, after working for attorneys before senior year, I realized I needed to pursue a different path.
Nathalie Mondesir, M.P.A., Senior Advisor
Outside of work I enjoy... Learning French (J’aime francais!) and reading about the Tudor Dynasty.
When I went to college I wish I would have known... how valuable an experience doing a study abroad semester would be. Not going abroad while in school is my biggest regret.
Irina Veramidis, M.Ed.
Outside of work I enjoy… trying the various restaurants Philadelphia has to offer, discovering new music, and traveling.
When I went to college I wish I would have known… reaching out for help from faculty and administration isn't a sign of weakness or failure; it just means a little extra-help is needed to achieve your personal and academic goals.
Peer advisors work at the Academic Resource Center's front desk and play an integral role advising students during orientation. Peer Advisors are the frontline of the office. They greet you with a friendly smile when you walk in the door, they answer your questions, refer you to campus resources, and guide you when picking classes during the sometimes overwhelming, yet always exciting orientation process.
For Peer Advisor profiles and more information about what they do please see our Peer Advisor page. We hope you appreciate them as much as we do!
Who We Serve
The Academic Resource Center serves three student populations:
University Studies students are degree students but have not yet declared their major.
Continuing Studies students are non-degree students, meaning they are not currently in a degree program at Temple.
Students in Transition are Temple students not quite sure of their academic path. This group includes students undeclared in other schools or colleges at Temple and students considering changing their major or school or college.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Continuing Studies will hold evening hours on Wednesday 1/16 and 1/23 until 6:30 pm
The Academic Resource Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19122
University Studies general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Studies general questions: email@example.com
Continuing Studies: appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday.
University Studies: appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Friday.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
We also see students on a walk-in basis during designated hours. Express Advising is for advising sessions that will take no longer than 15 minutes. If your situation requires more time we may ask you to schedule an appointment for a future date. Please note: new Continuing Studies students must schedule an appointment.
Express Advising hours:
9 am – 11 am
2 pm – 4 pm
9 am – 11 am
2 pm – 4 pm
2 pm – 4 pm