Dean, Academic Support Services
Mike joined Neumann University in August of 2004 as the Director of Student Success and Retention. After serving five year’s in Student Affairs, he moved to Academic Affairs and accepted the challenge to direct the new Academic Advising Center. Mike has a BS in Criminal Justice from West Chester University, a Certification in elementary education from Immaculata University, and a Master's degree in Strategic Leadership from Neumann University. Prior to coming to Neumann University, Mike spent ten years working for the Office of Youth and Young Adults in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as the Director of Athletic Ministry and the Director of Parish Youth Ministry. Mike is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children: Bailey, Matthew, and McKenna.
Joy came to the Academic Advising Center in August of 2010 after many years of experience within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She has worked in various capacities within the Office for Financial Services, the Office for Youth and Young Adults, the Catholic Leadership Institute, and the Malvern Retreat Center. Joy is a proud graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School, and she went on to earn an Associate’s Degree at Goldey Beacom College in Delaware.
Mary Frances Dorsey
Mary joined the Advising Center staff in August, 2012, continuing her long career in higher education. A native New Englander, Mary is an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism & Communication from the University of Bridgeport (CT), where she serves as President of her graduating class. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling, with a focus on College Student Development from Central Connecticut State University. Mary’s professional interests include student motivation and engagement, learning support systems, and leadership development. In addition to advising, Mary serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the University and is the Chaplain to Neumann’s Women’s Lacrosse Team.
(Dr. Bob) holds a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University with a minor in management of programs. He also holds a Masters of Human Services from Lincoln University. Dr. Bob has 28 years of mental health service. His background includes behavior modification, family, couples, individual, and sex therapy. Dr. Bob joined Neumann University in the spring of 2008 as an Adjunct Faculty. He became a part-time advisor in the spring of 2010 and full-time a few months later.
Anne joined the Neumann University staff in 2010 as a full-time Academic Advisor. She earned a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University and a M.S. in Counseling from Villanova University. Throughout her career Anne has worked with young people in her roles as a college admissions counselor and a high school guidance counselor. Currently, Anne serves in the Academic Advising Center where she works with students from all majors, with a focus on students from the Business Division. Anne also serves as the Peer Advising Program Coordinator. The goal of the program is to offer first year students the best opportunity to develop academic and social skills that will lead toward success in college and in the professional world. Anne is married to Dave Leibig and has two grown children. She enjoys reading and has been a dedicated runner for 25 years.
Denise’s academic instruction includes an M.S. in Economic Development, an M.A in Policy, and is presently working on a Doctorate in Education. Denise teaches developmental writing and reading courses. She was hired full-time in 2009 dividing her time between teaching English courses and serving as an advisor in the Academic Advising Center. Denise has more than 25 years of youth related services. Her background includes the development and implantation of programs to support adjudicated youth in the acquisition of life management skills.
Lawrence has been an academic advisor at Neumann University since 2009. He also teaches English at the University, and is a faculty advisor for the Student Government. Lawrence earned his B.A. in English from Neumann University, and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rosemont College.