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Meet the Advising Assistance Center Staff

Dr. Robert Warburton

Assistant Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning

Education: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Ph.D. Biochemistry, Dusquesne University; Master of Science, Chemistry, Dusquesne University; Bachelor of Science Honors, Biological Chemistry, University of Essex

Hometown: Martinsburg, WV

Advising Tip: “Meet often with the AAC!”

Hobbies: Monty Python!

Favorite Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers/Pirates/Penguins, Manchester United

Favorite Place on Campus: Scarborough Library

Radka Ferancova

Career Advisor

Education: Master of Science, Counselor Education, Mississippi State University

Hometown: Lučenec, Slovakia

Advising Tip: “Start planning early! It will give you plenty of time to build a class schedule with courses that you will enjoy during your preferred times. Always consult your advisor before you register for courses.”

Hobbies: Tennis, audio books, watching sitcoms

Favorite Sports Teams: Mississippi State University Football

Favorite Place on Campus: The AAC and The Learning Commons

Melissa Hilleary


AAC Academic and Career Advising Assistant

Education:  Currently pursuing Master of Arts, College Student Development and Administration, Shepherd University; Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Mount St. Mary’s University

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Advising Tip: “Communicate with your academic advisor regularly.  You do not have to wait until advisement and registration to talk to them.”

Hobbies: Watching sports, shopping, horseback riding, playing tennis, and reading.

Favorite sports team: Baltimore Orioles. Let’s Go O’s!

Favorite place to go on campus: The dining hall. I love food

Ashley Boggess

AAC Academic Advising Assistant

Education: Currently pursuing Master of Arts, Teaching, Shepherd University; Bachelor of Arts, English and History, Washington Adventist University

Hometown: Hedgesville, WV

Advising Tip: “Remember to review your degree evaluation every semester.”

Hobbies: Travelling, Reading, Running

Favorite Sports Teams: Washington Redskins

Favorite Place on Campus: Scarborough Library