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Guiding your First-Year

Curry's talented and caring professors are deeply committed to our students, both inside the classroom and beyond.  You will find your professors who teach first year classes advising clubs, attending shows, cheering at games, and eating lunch with you in our Student Center.

Your academic advisor will also play an important guide to you in your first year. Your advisor is a faculty member at Curry who will know you as an individual. You will meet with him/her several times during the first year to help you plan your academic program, reflect on your goals and how to reach them, and engage in thoughtful conversation about your learning. Your advisor can help give you insights about your career goals, guidance on finding resources, and tools to achieve success. Use your advisor as a partner and mentor in the learning process, and you will find a true ally in helping you develop life-long skills.

Related: First-Year Transitions Curriculum


Faculty:

Si Pearman, Professor & First Year Coordinator

Ryan Theroux, Associate Professor of First Year Studies

John Barrett, Senior Lecturer, Communication

Paula Cocce, Senior Lecturer, Program for the Advancement of Learning

Mike Foster, Senior Lecturer, Academic Enrichment Center

Sarah Shane, Director of Academic Advising

Diane Webber, Professor, Program for the Advancement of Learning

Related: First-Year Inquiry Curriculum


Courses and Faculty

Diverse Perspectives on Childhood and Adolescence:  

Pebble Brooks, Associate Professor of Education

Kara Provost, Professor, Academic Enrichment Center

Melissa Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Education and Community Health & Wellness


Empowering Ourselves and Our World: Living Sustainably in the 21 st Century:

Efram Burk, Professor of Fine & Applied Arts

Aaron Daniels, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Mike Foster, Senior Lecturer, Academic Enrichment Center

Rob Smid, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy & Religion


Happiness

Jeannette DeJong, Senior Lecturer, Foreign Languages

John Hill, Professor Emeritus of Politics & History

Julia Sloan, Professor & Director of General Education


Honors Student First Year Inquiry - Influences of Culture
:

Melissa Anyiwo, Professor of Politics & History

Sarah Augusto, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology

Christine Bennett-Richard, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts & Applied Arts

Jayson Baker, Assistant Professor of Communication, & Director, First Year Honors Program

Rob Smid, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy & Religion


The Lives of the Great and Not So Famous:

Pat Bonarrigo, Senior Lecturer, Academic Enrichment

Chistopher McCusker, Assistant Professor, Fine & Applied Arts

Si Pearman, Professor & First Year Coordinator

Julia Sloan, Professor & Director of General Education

Ryan Theroux, Associate Professor of First Year Studies

Melissa Weinstein, Assistant Professor, Public Health & Wellness


The Monstrous Within & Without: 

Melissa Anyiwo, Professor of Politics & History

Julian Bryson, Assistant Professor of Fine & Applied Arts

Aaron Daniels, Lecturer, Psychology

Rob Smid, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy & Religious Studies

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