All students at King's College are assigned an Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors assist students with selecting the courses, which meet the requirements of the core curriculum and the major program with regard to sequencing and timing.  Students are expected to meet with their advisors at least twice a semester to ensure they are progressing smoothly and to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Academic Advisors:

  • Discuss academic programs consistent with each student's abilities and interests
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding academic options and available resources
  • Explore various career paths and educational goals by encouraging advisees to select appropriate courses within the core curriculum
  • Monitor the student's progress toward achieving academic and career goals, as well as, a meaningful college experience
  • Address  Academic Alerts submitted by faculty regarding excessive absences and academic difficulties throughout the semester
  • Offer valuable information regarding the addition of complementary second major(s) and/or a minor(s)
  • Help students select electives with care and purpose to enhance their resumes and enrich their lives
  • Assist undecided students in selecting a major by thoroughly examining various programs and by suggesting further exploration with a career counselor in the Office of Career Planning and Placement

Students work closely with an Academic Advisor throughout their time at King's. At the end of their first year, students who have designated a major are assigned an Academic Advisor from their major department; students who have not selected a major remain with an advisor from the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.

Academic Advisors

FAQs – Academic Advisors

  • What is an Academic Advisor?

    Academic Advisors teach students how to navigate college processes, make informed course selections, adapt or embrace skills necessary to achieve academic endeavors, seek out opportunities for personal growth and career discovery and make effective decisions about their future.

  • Who is my Academic Advisor?

    Students will find their academic advisor listed in Webadvisor. The registrar or academic advisement can look up your advisor and their contact information.

  • How do I contact my Academic Advisor?

    In Webadvisor, in the main menu, select "Email my advisor". All faculty have office hours, students can drop by the Academic Advisement office to obtain faculty office information.

First-Year Academic Advisors

All first-year students are assigned to a Freshman Academic Advisor for their first year at King's College. At the end of their first-year, the students who have a designated major are assigned to an Academic Advisor from their major department. Students who have not declared a major will remain with the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.

Dr. Beth Admiraal
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Political Science
Title: Professor of Political Science, Department Chairperson
E-mail: BethAdmiraal@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5754
Office: Hafey-Marian, Room 204B

Dr. J.C. Blewitt
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Business and Management
Title: Associate Professor of Management
E-mail: JCBlewitt@kings.edu 
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5712
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 319

Mrs. Meissa Ciocco
First-Year Advisor*

Department: Sports Medicine
Title: Chair, Department of Sports Medicine
E-mail: MelissaCiocco@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5459
Office: King's On The Square, Room 228
                                  
Dr. Kristi Concannon
First-Year Advisor*
Department: Chemistry & Physics
Title: Professor of Physics, Program Director
E-mail: KristiConcannon@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5390
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room 106

Ms. Megan Corcoran
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Physician Assistant
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
E-mail: MeganCorcoran@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5428
Office: King's On The Square, Room 138

Mrs. Jean Denion
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Physician Assistant
Title: Academic Coordinator, Clinical Professor
E-mail: JeanDenion@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext.5332
Office: King's On The Square, Room 134

Mrs. Diana Easton
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Physician Assistant
Title: Director, Physician Assistant Program
E-mail: DianaEaston@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5728
Office: King's On The Square, Room 104

Mr. John R. Kratz
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Director of Academic Advisement
E-mail: JohnKratz@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5893
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

Dr. Paul Lamore
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Engineering
Title: Professor of Engineering and Business & Management, Program Director of Engineering 
E-mail: PaulLamore@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5760
Office: Mulligan Center for Engineering, Room 106

Dr. Michael Little
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  English Department
Title: Associate Professor of English, Department Chairperson
E-mail: MichaelLittle@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext 5917
Office: Hafey-Marian Hall, Room 416

Mrs. Kelly Mulhern
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor
E-mail: KellyMulhern@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext 8152
Office:  107 N. Franklin, First Floor

Mrs. Lorraine Novinger
First-Year Advisor*
Title: Academic Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Department:  Physician Assistant
E-mail: LorraineNovinger@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5296
Office: King's On The Square, Room 108

Rev. Thomas O'Hara, C.S.C.
First-Year Advisor
Department:  Political Science
Title: Academic Advisor for Student Athletes
E-mail: ThomasOHara@kings.edu 
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 8606
Office: Scandlon Gynasium, Room 101 (2nd Floor)

Dr. Denise Reboli
First-Year Advisor
Department:  Education
Title: Professor of Education      
E-mail: DeniseReboli@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5498
Office: O'Hara Hall, Room 124

Mr. William Reynolds
First-Year Advisor*
Title: Clinical Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Department:  Physician Assistant
E-mail: WilliamReynolds@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5297
Office: King's On The Square, Room 110

Dr. Tara Shawver
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Accounting & Finance
Title: Professor of Accounting, Department Chairperson
E-mail: TaraShawver@kings.edu 
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5780
Office: McGowan School of Business, Room 114

Mr. Jeremy Simington
First-Year Advisor*
Department: Sports Medicine
Title: Director, Master of Science in Athletic Training
E-mail: JeremySimington@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5636
Office: King's On The Square, Room 228

Mrs. Jen Washicosky
First-Year Advisor*
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor
E-mail: JenniferWashicosky@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5969
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

Dr. Ann Yezerski
First-Year Advisor
Department: Biology
Title: Professor of Biology
E-mail: AnnYezerski@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5602
Office: Parente Life Science Center, Room 303

*Denotes Advisor during Summer Orientation

Transfer Academic Advisor

All new transfer students are assigned to a Transfer Advisor for the first 3 weeks of their first semester. After the 3rd week, students who have a designated major are assigned to an Academic Advisor from their major department. Transfers who have not selected a major remain with the Transfer Advisor until a major is chosen.

Mrs. Jen Washicosky
Transfer Advisor*
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor
E-mail: JenniferWashicosky@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5969
Office: Mulligan Physical Science Center, Room M 95

International Academic Advisor

All new international students are assigned to an International Academic Advisor for their first year at King's College. At the end of the first year, students who have a designated major are assigned to an Academic Advisor from their major department. International students who have not declared a major will remain with the International Academic Advisor until a major is chosen.                              

Mrs. Kelly Lettieri
International Academic Advisor*

Department: International Student Services
Title: Director, International Student Services
E-Mail: KellyLettieri@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5897
Office: International Student Services, 107 N. Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Room B

Mrs. Gina Oatridge
International Academic Advisor*

Department: International Student Services
Title: Coordinator, International Student Services
E-Mail: GinaOatridge@kings.edu
Phone: 570-208-5864
Office: International Student Services, 107 N. Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Room D

Part-Time Student Academic Advisor

All part-time undergraduate students are assigned to one of the following Academic Advisors:

Mr. Lou Palmeri
Part-Time Student Advisor
Department:  Academic Advisement
Title: Academic Advisor
E-mail: LouisPalmeri@kings.eud
Phone: 570-208-5900 ext. 5499
Office: Hafey-Marian, Room 104

Upperclassman Academic Advisor

Major Academic Advisors
All sophomore, junior, and senior students who have officially declared a major(s) are assigned a Major Academic Advisor from their department.

Students who have not selected a major remain with an advisor from the Academic Advisement Office until a major is chosen.