Student Success and Advising Staff


Briana Chace

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Success and Advising; Assisting with note-taking for AccessAbility Services

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 Dean

Technology Access Coordinator

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.

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Amber Douglas

Professor of Psychology and Education; Dean of Studies; Director of Student Success Initiatives

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.

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Kathryn Eldred

Student Success Coordinator

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. 

Kat Eldred

Anna Fung-Morley

Business Analyst

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.

Alison Hopkins

Dean for the Sophomore and Junior Class

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.

Ryan Lewis

National Fellowships Advisor

Ryan Lewis connects Mount Holyoke students and alums to national fellowship opportunities that best support their academic and personal goals. He also facilitates the work of various fellowship committees, which provide initial reviews of candidates’ applications.

Kimberly Parent

Assistant Dean of Studies and Class Dean for New Students

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

Associate Professor of Film Media Theater; Dean for the Senior Class

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.

Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English

C. Ross

Accessibility Coordinator

Ross, they/them/theirs pronouns, is the Accessibility Coordinator for AccessAbility Services. They graduated from Hampshire College with a B.A. that focused on philosophies and design methods of education, work, and community. Ross aims to help all Mount Holyoke students equitably learn, engage, and thrive throughout their time at the College. Their work with student accessibility is rooted in transparency, student autonomy, valuing student experience and voice, and honoring small moments as genuine connections. 

C. Ross

Zemora Tevah

Accommodation Coordinator

Zemora Tevah is thrilled to be joining the Mount Holyoke community, bringing their experiences working in higher education as well as their background as a high school teacher, to the AccessAbility Services team. In every educational setting, Zemora is passionate about advocating for student needs, supporting students in their educational journeys, and making sure that everyone has access to a high quality education.