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Meet the Advisors

All Academic Advisors meet with students from all majors.
Each advisor has areas of specialty, listed below.

Mr. Joel Sabadasz, MA
Director of Academic Advising
724-838-8027
jds177@pitt.edu
ML-103


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
1998 as a United States History instructor, appointed Director of Academic Advising in July 2008.

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA Canisius College - History
MA State University of New York at Buffalo - History


Is there any other information you would like to share?
Before coming to work at Pitt-Greensburg, I worked as an historian for the National Park Service documenting historic steel mills and related industries in southwestern Pennsylvania from 1989-1994 and worked as an academic advisor at the University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and Sciences from 1984-1989.

Ms. Michele Shuey, MA
Senior Academic Advisor/
Study Abroad Coordinator
724-836-7463
micheleg@pitt.edu
ML-105


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
August 1999 - Starting in Oakland in Residence Life
October 2004 - Started at Pitt-Greensburg

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
Associates in Art - University Studies - Alleghany Community College, MD
BS in Elementary Education - California Univeristy of PA
MA in Geography and REgional Planning - California University of PA

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I am a Circle K International Advisor.
I love working with all of the wonderful and talented students at Pitt-Greensburg. In my "Spare" time I love spending time with my husband michael, son zach and dog "Butterball".


   Specialty areas:
  •    Degree Audits and Graduation Certification
  •    Academic Retention Programs
  •    Study Abroad Advising
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Karen Ricco, MEd
Academic Advisor
724-836-7491
kmr7@pitt.edu
ML-102


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
September 4, 2007

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Linguistics - April 2004 (Minor in Italian Studies)- University of Pittsburgh MED in HigherEducation Management - April 2006 - University of Pittsburgh

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I worked as the Area Coordinator in Residence Life at Seton Hill University for one year before returning to the Pitt System. Some of my favorite hobbies are singing playing volleyball, knitting, baking, traveling, and of course watching the Steelers! I am also the advisor of the Ice Hockey Club.


   Specialty areas:
  •    Management
  •    Management Accounting
  •    Management Information Systems
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Carin Winters, MEd
Academic Advisor
724-836-7191
cnw99@pitt.edu
ML-104


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
March 10, 2008

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BS in Psychology, Apr 2002 - Pitt-Greensburg MEd & K-12 School Counseling Certification, May 2006 - Duquesne University

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I worked as a Guidance Counselor at South Allegheny Middle School and Kiski Area Intermediate School before coming to Pitt-Greensburg. I was also a substitute teacher in several districts. Some of my hobbies are hanging out with my friends and watching the Steelers.


   Specialty areas:
  •    Pre-Med
  •    Pre-Pharmacy
  •    Pre-Rehabilitation Science
  •    Degree Audits
  •    Undecided Majors

Mr. Richard Romano, MA
Academic Advisor
724-836-9990
rmr37@pitt.edu
ML-106


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
September 4, 2007

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Philosophy 1998 - Saint Vincent College MA in Philosophy 2005 - Kent State University

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I teach Philosophy. My hobbies include running, art, and music. My work experience include being a First Year Advisor at Penn State Greater Allegheny, a Professional English Tutor at Penn State Greater Allegheny, and an adjunct instructor at Mount Aloysius College.


   Specialty areas:
  •    Engineering
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Elizabeth "Bea" Cox, MEd
Academic Advisor
724-836-9171
coxe@pitt.edu
ML-101A


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
December 1, 2008

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Economics - University of Pittsburgh - 1983 MEd University of Pittsburgh School of Education - 2001

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I began my career at Pitt in 1990 as a part-time admissions counselor in the college of general studies. In 1997 I began working full-time in administrative capacity. It was not until January 2000 that I found my true passion of acadmic advising. I am a cat lover and the owner of a Jack Russell Terrier. Finally, I am the proud parent of three sons all of whom are Pitt alumni.


   Specialty areas:
  •    Psychology
  •    Pre-Education
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Alicia Davin, MA
Academic Advisor
724-836-9173
akd23@pitt.edu
ML-101B


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
December 1, 2008

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
BA in Sociology - St. Vincent College - 2003 MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of PA - 2006

Is there any other information you would like to share?
Alicia is proud to be a part of the Pitt-Greensburg community. Before coming to Pitt-Greensburg she worked in the areas of admissions, disablitiy support services, and orientation. She is eager to help students progress through their acadmic careers here at Pitt-Greensburg. Alicia enjoys cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She resides locally in Greensburg with her cat, Baker.


   Specialty areas:
  •    Criminal Justice
  •    Communication
  •    Undecided Majors

Ms. Rebecca Sorice
Administrative Secretary
724-836-9940
rsw2593@pitt.edu
ML-110


When did you start working at Pitt-Greensburg?
November 2000

When/where did you receive your degrees? In what discipline(s)?
General Studies with Minors in Creative Writing and Public Relations - Seton Hill College - 2000

Is there any other information you would like to share?
I have my own library of Cookbooks(Approximately 1,000) volumes. I am a member of the Jane Austin Society - National and Regional. I have a four month old tabby, named My. Darcy. I have a 29 year old son, Zachary. He is a 2003 Pitt-Greensburg graduate, poltical Science, served in the navy for 5 years, and lives in Williamsburg, Virgina. I previously worked for Allegheny Power for nearly 20 years, assistant editor of the Utility's Magazine, and Editor of the Retiree Publication.

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