Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(August 15 through June 15)
Phone: 484-664-3433
Fax: 484-664-3533


David Hallowell, Assistant Dean for Academic Life

Mary Beth Kallen, Associate Director

Melissa Howard, Office Manager

Monica Cocca, Tutorial Coordinator

Jenna Azar, Manager of Academic Transitions & Engagement

Katie Garson, ESL Coordinator

Jenevieve Goldman '16, Presidential Assistant

Mission Statement

The Academic Resource Center endeavors to assist students in their efforts to successfully navigate the rigors of competitive higher education and to become lifelong learners. This includes providing opportunities to:

  • Develop independent critical thinking
  • Learn to express ideas with clarity
  • Cultivate resilience
  • Develop self-awareness and independence
  • Strengthen commitment to academic pursuits
  • Learn better study habits

The developmental concerns of traditional students evolve during their four years and are ever-changing. Our services are based upon current research and practices in developmental education and cognitive science, and our programs are structured to accommodate students’ changing needs.

The office provides a variety of resources to accomplish this mission. The award-winning Peer Tutoring Program is the keystone of our services and is offered to all full-time day students; peer tutors are powerful agents of change. We utilize this valuable resource in several ways, including individual tutoring, content workshops, Learning Assistants in the classroom, tutor training, and Transition Workshops. In addition to the nationally recognized tutoring program, the Academic Resource Center includes three professional Learning Specialists who help students become better aware of themselves as learners.