Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

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

Staff

David Hallowell, Assistant Dean for Academic Life
dhallowell@muhlenberg.edu


Mary Beth Kallen, Associate Director
mbkallen@muhlenberg.edu


Melissa Howard, Office Manager
mhoward@muhlenberg.edu


Monica Cocca, Tutorial Coordinator
cocca@muhlenberg.edu


Jenna Azar, Manager of Academic Transitions & Engagement
jazar@muhlenberg.edu


Katie Garson, ESL Coordinator


Jenevieve Goldman '16, Presidential Assistant
jg247381@muhlenberg.edu

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.