Student Success and Advising Staff
Briana Chace '17 works with the Office of Student Success and Advising and supports the Dean of Studies and Academic Deans as well as the Fellowships Advisor. She is the point of contact for documents concerning the Academic Advising Board and the Academic Honor Board.
Emily brings nearly 15 years of experience working in the disability services field. In her current role as the Technology Access Coordinator, she assesses and supports student’s assistive technology needs on campus, coordinates alternative format accommodations, supports faculty in creating accessible course materials, and manages the Assistive Technology lab. She sits on a number of campus committees including the Software Cross-functional Task Force, the Computer Image Group, and the Technology Access Committee. Emily chairs the Accessible Documents and Media subcommittee, and represents Mount Holyoke on the Five College Technology Access Committee.
Amber Douglas is a licensed clinical psychologist. She teaches courses related to psychological distress, mental health, trauma, resilience and research methods. Her work lies at the intersection of social psychology and clinical psychology, specifically the interactions between social contexts and individual differences. She examines the impact of traumatic stress on cognitive processes, interpersonal health, and mental health in her work. In addition, Douglas investigates how race and other aspects of identity intersect with one’s appraisal and experience of stress, trauma and psychological well-being. Most recently, her work examines the role of psychological distress and resilience in academic contexts.
Kat Eldred works with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Studies and is the coordinator of domestic study away programs, including the Twelve College Exchange Program. Kat also works with students throughout the readmission process and assists students who have been on leave and are returning to complete their Mount Holyoke College degree.
Aaron brings over 18 years of experience in accessibility services, academic advising, and academic success coaching to Mount Holyoke. Aaron's research has focused on Universal Design, integral student development, and trauma informed practices. Aaron focuses on the intersection of student, faculty and institutional needs to foster an accessible campus, curriculum, and community. He loves to be outside enjoying nature and is passionate about helping others increase their capacity to be their best selves!
As a Business Analyst, Anna Fung-Morley (she/her/hers) oversees the ongoing implementation of the College’s integrated advising software, Pathways. This includes providing technical support and training to student, faculty, and staff users, and assisting with data analytics that inform policies and practices related to student success.
In her role as Class Dean, Alison Hopkins provides academic support to sophomores and juniors, including transfer students and Francis Perkins Scholars. This work includes helping students explore their interests within the liberal arts curriculum; identifying individualized strategies for academic success; and connecting students with faculty and staff across the College. Alison also assists students who are considering taking a leave of absence and those who need guidance in developing graduation plans.
In the role of National Fellowships Advisor, Ryan Lewis recruits Mount Holyoke students and alumnae to apply for national fellowship competitions such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Churchill, and many others. He advises candidates on determining how these opportunities may help them achieve their academic and personal goals, and supports them as they prepare their applications. Lewis also facilitates the internal endorsement process of several fellowship committees made up of members of the faculty and chaired by the Dean of Studies.
As a Senior Accommodation Coordinator, Kaitlin (she/her/hers) conducts intake and accommodation appointments and oversees AccessAbility Services’ Fellows program. Kaitlin serves on the college’s Concussion Care Team and represented Mount Holyoke College at the 2017 and 2018 annual AHEAD Conferences.
Kim Parent provides academic and transitional guidance to new students in their first-year at the College. In this role, Kim oversees the pre-major advisor assignment for first-year students and serves as a member of the Academic Administrative Board. She also acts as the Assistant Dean of Studies and has been working with MHC students since 2006 through various positions on campus.
Amy Rodgers' research focuses on early modern literature and culture, audience and popular culture studies, theories of adaptation, and dance studies. Her publications include essays on the Renaissance court masque, Hindi-language cinema director Vishal Bhardwaj, Shakespeare's history plays' influence on HBO's Game of Thrones, and performance genealogies that cross different communicative forms, particularly theater and dance. In her role as Dean for the Senior Class, Rodgers focuses on offering additional academic guidance to seniors as they progress toward graduation and shape their goals for the future; she also supports faculty advisors and department chairs in their work with seniors.