Who We Are

The Office of Academic Support (in the Fox Center for Academic Opportunity) provides students with the tools and strategies to become more successful at St. Lawrence. The coordinators work one-on-one with students on academic planning, time management, study skills, reading and note-taking strategies, test preparation, and long-term course and project planning. Whether a student is on academic probation, needs help with using their time effectively, or is looking to refine their study techniques, the coordinators are here to work with you. The Associate Dean is also happy to work with you on long-term planning and general academic strategizing.

Dr. Elun Gabriel (Fox Hall 101, egabriel@stlawu.edu, 315-229-5149, schedule a meeting here: calendly.com/egabriel) works with students on: 

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  • Academic planning, strategizing, and problem-solving
  • Choosing or changing an academic advisor
  • Major declaration
  • Multifield major planning
  • Academic Petition guidance
  • External fellowship applications
  • Anything else related to academic advising

 

 

 

Colleen Coakley (Fox Hall 103, ccoakley@stlawu.edu, 315-229-5604, schedule a meeting here: calendly.com/ccoakley-6; meetings available in person, outside (weather permitting), and virtual (Zoom)) works with students on: 

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  • Time management and organization
  • Syllabus mapping
  • Study strategies
  • Reading and note-taking skills
  • Balancing school work and life
  • Goal setting
  • Short and long-term project planning
  • Plans for academic recovery

Colleen is a Canton native and former SLU student-athlete; she enjoys talking with students about some of the unique aspects of being a North Country student and student-athlete. 

Matt McCluskey (Fox Hall 107, mmccluskey@stlawu.edu, 315-229-5678, schedule an appointment here: calendly.com/mmccluskey22) works with students on: 

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  • Pursuing engaged learning opportunities
  • Active reading and note-taking 
  • Discerning academic and personal paths
  • Assisting with academic planning and major declaration
  • Balancing athletics and academics
  • Building momentum through the sophomore year 
  • Fostering student connections around campus
  • Planning for academic recovery and development
  • Developing peer tutoring and mentoring skills
  • Exploring ways students can use their time well

Tina Tao (Fox Hall 104, ktao@stlawu.edu, 315-229-5134, schedule a meeting here: calendly.com/tinaltao) works with students on: 

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  • Academic/semester course planning
  • Time management, prioritization, and organization
  • Syllabus mapping
  • Metacognition (thinking about your own thinking)
  • Developing learning and study strategies
  • Active reading and note-taking skills
  • Balancing school work and life
  • Goal setting
  • Short and long-term project planning