Meet the Advising Team
Academic Advisors at UMA’s Augusta and Bangor Campuses specialize in a myriad of services, support resources, and academic programs. Whether you are changing your major, setting goals, or seeking resources, we are available to assist you.
Eric D. Allain
Title: Staff Associate for Academic and Career Advising
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Prior Learning Assessment - Testing (CLEP, DSST, Departmental Challenge Exams, NLN).
Program Liaison for: Architecture, Justice Studies, Music.
Title: Coordinator of Transfer Experience & Professional Guide
Expertise: Transfer process, Academic Advising, Change of Program.
Program Liaison for: Applied Science, Education.
Title: Coordinator of First Year Experience & Professional Guide
Expertise: Academic Advising, Class Steward Program, Tech Hire Advising.
Program Liaison for: Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Farmington Forward.
Haley A. Brown
Title: Coordinator of Career Connections
Expertise: Academic Advising, Career Exploration (self-assessments, selecting a major), Job Search Strategies (resume/cover letter development, interviewing, job and internship search, employer networking, graduate school), Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment Process.
Program Liaison for: Liberal Studies, Social Science
Tricia S. Dyer
Title: Director of Enrollment Services & Advising
Expertise: Academic Forgiveness Academic & Career Advising, and Degree Progress Reports.
Program Liaison for: Aviation, Biology, & Medical Laboratory Technology.
Title: Assistant Director of Advising & Prior Learning Assessment
Expertise: Change of Programs, Prior Learning Assessment, and Academic & Career Advising.
Program Liaison for: Nursing, Information & Library Science.
Ian E. Magill
Title: Student Success Coordinator
Expertise: Class Steward Program, Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) Career Association, Education Advisory Board (EAB) projects at UMA.
Program Liaison for: Business, Public Administration.
Title: Coordinator of Online Orientation Programming & Professional Guide
Expertise: Academic Advising, Online Orientation Programming, Moose Answers Q&A.
Program Liaison for: Mental Health and Human Services.
Title: Director of Enrollment & Advising Services
Expertise: Academic Advising, Change of Program forms, Bangor One-Stop, UM/UMA Foundations.
Program Liaison for: Veterinary Technology, UM Foundations.
Jaime L. Spadea
Title: Administrative Specialist CL1
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Assigning Faculty and Professional Advisors, Wish List & Registration Event Planning.
Program Liaison for: English.
Title: Staff Associate for Academic Advising
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer and outside testing in Bangor, Class Steward Program.
Program Liaison for: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Interdisciplinary Studies.
Student Service Coordinators at UMA Centers
Student Services Coordinators (SSC) at the UMA Centers are happy to answer questions about financial aid, admission to a degree program, course schedules, and more. An SSC can help you select courses, locate resources and ensure you’re on track to graduate. You can direct most university-related questions to your local SSC; if they do not have the answer, they will point you to the available resource that does.